Almighty AV Union
Forming a partnership of formidable AV power, Meridian Audio and Barco Residential have buddied up in order to provide professional installers in the UK with access to two high-quality brands and give them the capability to create the very best home cinema and media room experience for their customers.
“We are keen to help our dealers provide authentic, premium-quality and profitable home theatre experiences for their clients,” says Rayner Sheridan, Meridian’s Director of Marketing. “Our partnership with Barco Residential now allows professional installers to access excellent quality projection technology, alongside our own high-performance audio, all supported by Meridian’s complimentary Design and Specification Service. Together, Meridian and Barco Residential can now provide the three key ingredients for a successful home cinema or media room installation.”
Building on the company’s 80-year legacy, Barco Residential products and technologies are custom-designed and built in Barco’s European Design Centres in Belgium and Norway, to create the highest quality home cinema and media room experience. The range includes Media Series, Theatre Series and top of the range Cinema-at-home Series projectors, offering installers significant performance advantages across a defined set of viewing applications, specifications and price-points. As part of this agreement, installers will be able to access and specify Barco Residential’s highly acclaimed Loki 4K DLP laser home cinema projector which will be available later this year. The new brand partnership will complement Barco Residential’s existing distribution channels into the UK market which remain unchanged.
“We are delighted to partner with Meridian,” says Tim Sinnaeve, who heads up Barco Residential. “As a leading British innovator of home audio solutions, Meridian shares our passion for creating the ultimate experience for our customers and offering technology of the highest quality. With Meridian on board as a distributor, we look forward to growing our presence in the UK market, and working together to provide the complete home theatre solution.”
To help create a superior home cinema and media room environment, Meridian’s complimentary Design and Specification Service can assist dealers in planning their project schemes as efficiently and accurately as possible. Solutions from Barco Residential are now fully integrated into this service to provide installers with a complete audio-visual scheme.
Meridian’s own home theatre in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, offers a fantastic showcase for dealers and their clients to experience the power, depth and subtlety that a Meridian surround system and Barco Residential projection solution can deliver. This impressive facility incorporates a winning combination of Meridian and Barco Residential product to create an engaging and immersive experience that will help clients fall in love all over again with their favourite movies and music.