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Syzygy Acoustics’ Advanced Technology Wireless Subwoofers Give Capitol’s Customers A Stand-out Option When Designing Home Theater Systems

Syzygy Acoustics Brings Pinpoint Room Calibration and EQ with Proprietary App

EAGAN, MN, November 7, 2016 – Capitol, the leading consumer electronics distribution source for residential systems and light commercial contractors, consumer electronics dealers, and premium incentive resellers, is now helping customers bring a bigger bottom end to their clients’ home entertainment systems with the addition of Syzygy Acoustics’ advanced wireless subwoofers, featuring smartphone/tablet control and fully automatic.

“The subwoofer market is well-populated, so it takes a special product line to stand out from the crowd,” said Curt Hayes, President and CFO, Capitol. “Syzygy does just that that by giving consumers a high-performance wireless sub with an intuitive app for tailoring the sound to suit their preferences and listening room.”

Designed to be “amazing simple, amazingly powerful,” Syzygy Acoustics’ wireless subwoofers make it easy to tailor low frequency output with the Syzygy App. The app covers all the bases for subwoofer optimization, including advanced room correction using a smartphone’s built-in microphone, and the company’s SoundSculpt Technology that detects a room’s acoustic landscape and adjusts the subwoofer’s equalization and phase accordingly.

Capitol offers the complete line of four Syzygy Acoustics’ wireless subwoofers, including:

  • SLF800 8" 200W Subwoofer
  • SLF820 8" 400W Wireless Subwoofer
  • SLF850 10" 1000W Wireless Subwoofer
  • SLF870 12" 1200W Wireless Subwoofer

“Custom specialists are in the business of selling and installing systems that are several notches above off-the-shelf options, in every possibly way, from performance to usability and aesthetics. Syzygy is designed for this market,” said Hayes.

Syzygy Acoustics’ Advanced Technology Wireless Subwoofers Give Capitol’s Customers A Stand-out Option When Designing Home Theater Systems


Capitol Now Offers SwagTron Hoverboards to CE Dealers and Premium Incentive Resellers

Two-Channel Program An Example of Growing Popularity of Burgeoning Hoverboard Category

EAGAN, MN, October 3, 2016 – Capitol, the leading consumer electronics distribution source for premium incentive resellers, as well as residential systems and light commercial contractors, and consumer electronics dealers, announced today that it is offering two of SwagTron’s advanced technology Swagway hoverboards to its customers in both the CE and incentive channels.

“SwagTron Hoverboards are some of the most innovative products in any category, let alone recreation and CE,” said Curt Hayes, President and CFO, Capitol. “Our dealers and premium resellers tell us they offer excitement and excellent build quality that appeal to a wide demographic, and is a proven winner when inspiring sales professionals to meet and exceed their goals.”

The two models – T1 and T3 – represent the high-end of the rapidly growing hoverboard market. The T1 self-balancing scooter and hoverboard, uses UL 2271-recognized components, stabilizing gear and motor system, non-slip footpads, and a learning mode that makes it easier for first-time users to get up to speed. The top-of-the-line T3 features the same rugged construction and components as the T1, with the added benefit of built-in Bluetooth speakers for enjoying streaming audio when rolling around town.

Added Hayes: “SwagTron’s hoverboards are the perfect example of how one company is leading the charge in a relatively young category. In the short time that hoverboards have been on the market, SwagTron quickly established itself as a leader in terms of both design and reliability.”

Capitol Now Offers SwagTron Hoverboards


Seura Outdoor TVs Give Capitol Customers Cinema-like Performance In Resi and Commercial Installations

Seura Storm and Ultra Bright™ Stand Out in Any Weather

EAGAN, MN, June 16, 2016 – Coming off an active week at InfoComm 2016, Capitol, the leading consumer electronics distribution source for residential systems and light commercial contractors, today announced it now offers two series of Seura’s most popular outdoor TVs for both the custom and commercial channels.

The Seura Storm and Seura Storm Ultra Bright™ TVs are designed to elevate outdoor viewing to cinematic levels, with crisp, detailed video that stands out in any environment, from a backyard family BBQ to presentations in performance venues and outdoor public atriums.

“Every year, the Outdoor TV category continues to gain momentum,” noted Curt Hayes, President and CFO, Capitol. “In particular, Seura is one of the companies that hit the sweet spot in both the residential and light commercial channels. Its products are considered among the most reliable in any outdoor setting.”

The Seura 42” Storm Ultra Bright features LuminOptics technology that combines 700-screen brightness with dual anti-reflective coatings with 700-nit screen brightness for HDTV imaging that remains dynamic and sharp, year after year, in any outdoor setting. A weatherproof triple-lock seal protects against dust, moisture, ice, and insects. The Storm Ultra Bright series handles temperature fluctuations from 30F to 140F. A 3.7” profile allows for easy mounting in nearly any location.

Featuring an ultra-thin 2.7” profile, Seura’s 55” Storm boasts 450-nit screen brightness for detailed images in shaded outdoor environments. Similar to Storm Ultra Bright, the Storm series includes a weatherproof triple-lock seal. Seura Storm is designed to withstand temperatures ranging from -24F to 122F.

Seura Outdoor TVs Give Capitol Customers Cinema-like Performance


Capitol Adds Ring to its Growing Roster of Security Options

Ring Video Doorbells, Cams, Chimes, and Cloud Storage

EAGAN, MN, May 3, 2016 – As a sign of its commitment to the market potential of the security category, Capitol, the leading consumer electronics distribution source for residential systems and light commercial contractors, added Ring video doorbells, chimes, stickup cams, and cloud video recording to its continually growing selection of security-related products.

“The move from security being a primarily reactive idea to one that focuses on crime prevention has led to a slew of products and apps that simplify the process,” said Curt Hayes, President and CFO, Capitol. “Ring is one of the most exciting companies in this space, having been born into the IP age, and their selection is a prime example of how the growth in networking is having a positive effect on any number of niche categories, security included.”

Ring security products are designed for straightforward installation, whether handled by a do-it-yourselfer or a custom installation professional. Each doorbell is equipped with an HD camera with night vision and smart motion detection, and can be monitored with a convenient app that is available for both iOS and Android. Similarly, Ring’s Stickup Cam is designed for year-round use, with a wire-free, weather-resistant design that can be mounted anywhere.

Capitol Adds Ring to its Growing Roster of Security Options


D&M Professional Brings Advanced Performance and Reliability To Capitol Integrators in the Light Commercial Space

Denon Pro and Marantz Pro Live Up to the Standard Set By the Two Venerated Brands

EAGAN, MN, April 7, 2016 –Capitol, the leading source for light commercial contractors, consumer electronics dealers, integrators, and premium incentive resellers, today announced that D&M Professional products are now available to the distributor’s customers who handle light commercial installations.

The new agreement gives Capitol dealers and integrators the power of two well-known, highly respected names – Denon and Marantz -- to offer to their clients who demand the best sounding systems for their light commercial installations.

Similar to their counterparts in the consumer market, Denon and Marantz professional products represent the pinnacle in both performance and reliability, bringing clarity and detail to installations of every size, from a doctor’s waiting room to houses of worship, restaurants, and lodging facilities.

Commented Curt Hayes, President and CFO of Capitol: “D&M is as revered in the commercial market as it is among audiophiles, and with good reason. Denon and Marantz pro products live up to the exemplary performance of their consumer lines, and they are constantly looking for ways to innovate and create products that provide years of trouble-free performance.”

Added Hayes: “For integrators, there’s no better solution for keeping commercial customers happy and open to upgrades as they are introduced.”

D&M Professional draws on its 25-year history in playback technology to enable contractors and consultants to replace antiquated equipment with the latest playback products for consistently high performance in all types of installations. Both Denon and Marantz feature a deep selection of commercial products that solve every imaginable challenge.

Denon Pro’s Envoi portable AC/battery-powered PA system allows facility managers to bring professional grade sound reinforcement to outdoor events and large interior spaces, with easy connection of two or more Envoi speakers via its TRX output. The internal Class D amplifier drives a high-output 10” two-way speaker system that operates up to 12 hours on a single charge. The Envoi even comes with an advanced 16-channel UHF wireless microphone with automatic tracking/tuning that guarantees a dropout-free connection, and it streams audio wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device.

Also from the Denon Pro brand is a Blu-ray DVD player that brings true cinematic video quality to large screen displays, a benefit that is critical when displaying video for meetings, building lobbies, and video simulcasts of live performances. The DN-500BD Blue-ray player handles every video and audio CD with equal aplomb, all from the convenience and versatility of a 1RU chassis, with wide-ranging connection and control capabilities.

D&M Professional Brings Advanced Performance and Reliability To Capitol Integrators


Hisense and Sharp TVs Now Appearing at Capitol

High Performance, High Value Models Make UHD Irresistible to Consumers Ready for an Upgrade

EAGAN, MN, March 29, 2016 – At a time when consumer demand for name brand, high performance TVs continues to grow, Capitol, the leading consumer electronics distribution source for residential systems and light commercial contractors as well as premium incentive resellers, is giving its customers a new path to profitability by offering Hisense televisions, including many of the company’s new Sharp-branded models.

Specifically, Capitol now offers the Hisense 65” 65H10B 4K curved ULED 3D TV (pictured left), in addition to 14 Sharp LED models, ranging in size from the 50” LC50N7000U to the 75” LC75N8000U.

Curt Hayes, Capitol’s president and CFO, commented on the need to increase product offerings in order to entice more consumers to invest in an Ultra HD TV.

“CE and CI dealers alike are anxious to increase their TV offerings with a wide range of 4K models that give consumers every reason to upgrade from HD,” said Hayes. “Understanding this need on the part of the trade, Hisense wisely invested in the Sharp brand, which continues to be a highly recognizable and respected name in the marketplace.”

Added Hayes: “It’s the perfect blend of performance, price, and brand recognition that make them one of the biggest success stories in consumer TV.”

Hisense USA Corporation, a Georgia-based subsidiary of the Hisense Company Ltd., headquartered in Qingdao, China, offers an extensive selection of electronics and appliances in the North American market. The company’s approach to product design is to blend advanced engineering with intuitive operation that is easily understood and enjoyed. In 2015, Hisense announced that it acquired Sharp America’s TV business, including Sharp’s TV manufacturing facility in Mexico.

This year, the company announced multiple models from both the Hisense and Sharp brands, with features and pricing designed to appeal to consumers who are considering an upgrade to the best of modern TV technology, at prices that appeal to the mass market. (Pictured left: Sharp 75” LC75N8000U 4K TV.)

Hisense and Sharp TVs Now Appearing at Capitol


TEAC Turntables, Digital Players, and More Now Available to Capitol’s Customers

Revered Audio Innovator Covers the Gamut from Digital to Analog, CE/CI to Commercial

EAGAN, MN, March 10, 2016 – Capitol, the leading consumer electronics distribution source for residential systems, light commercial contractors as well as premium incentive resellers, is bolstering its audio selection with a one-two punch that brings TEAC’s consumer and TASCAM pro audio lines to the distributor’s customers in both the CE/CI and commercial markets.

As of this month, Capitol’s customer base has access to TEAC’s deep selection of high-performance yet highly affordable audio models. From sources including turntables with and without USB output, and audiophile-grade CD players to a high-res. audio player, TEAC’s consumer models represent the best of the current market, with prices that appeal to casual listeners as well as the most demanding audio fans.

“There aren’t many brands with the longevity and history of innovation that TEAC brings to the table,” said Curt Hayes, Capitol’s president and CFO. “Their product selection continues to be one of the best around, with a clear representation of the most popular high performance audio desings that tap into the way listeners enjoy music. TEAC’s extensive mix of digital and analog audio electronics continues to make it the brand to beat.”

TEAC’s consumer audio selection is highlighted by new models that were introduced at CES 2016, including two belt-driven flagship turntables – TN-550 and TN-570 – that feature Cultured Marble Stone base, layered on MDF, for a solid playback surface. The stylish gloss black marble surface reduces for unequalled sonics.

Also introduced at CES was the PD-301 slot-loading CD player, uniquely designed in a desktop format with a USB input for playing MP3 or full-resolution WAV files.

In addition to TEAC’s consumer audio line, Capitol offers TEAC’s revered TASCAM collection of quality pro audio gear to its customers who are on the front line for audio installations in offices, commercial buildings, and retail environments. The TASCAM line includes advanced technology mixers, recorders, peripherals, headphones, and more.

Added Hayes: “With vinyl and high-res. audio contributing to continued growth in audio, TEAC is one of the brands with the vision and resources to be a one-stop for the gamut of audio electronics in both in CE/CI and commercial channels.”

TEAC Turntables, Digital Players, and More Now Available to Capitol’s Customers


Capitol’s Customers Are Helping Their Clients Bring the Show Outdoors

Apollo Enclosures Offer Practical Alternative to Higher Priced Outdoor Displays

EAGAN, MN, February 23, 2016 – As the trend in outdoor theater continues to grow, Capitol, the leading consumer electronics distribution source for residential systems and light commercial contractors as well as premium incentive resellers, is making it easier for CI and commercial specialists to offer a cost-effective solution for bringing video into an open-air environment.

Beginning this month, Capitol now offers Apollo Enclosures, a collection of affordable and attractive outdoor LCD TV enclosures that provide superior protection against rain, insects, dust, and extreme temperatures. Apollo Enclosures feature a sleek, modern powder-coated aluminum cabinet with anti-reflective glass and weatherproof mounting choices, creating an all-in-one solution for installations that call for an economical alternative to higher priced weather resistant outdoor displays.

“Though typical LCD displays are designed exclusively for indoor use, our customers know that many consumers move their TV’s outdoors, sometimes for extended periods,” said Curt Hayes, Capitol’s president and CFO. “Apollo removes the risk by giving these end-users a solution that protects their investment while providing our dealers with an additional, proven tool for building their bottom line.”

Apollo Enclosures recently introduced a new larger size enclosure, AE6560 that fits 60”-65” slim LED TVs or displays. Typical for the brand, the AE6560 65” enclosure is distinguished by clean lines, thin bezels, and a slimmer case at only 4.7”D. It offers the interior space for the new slim line of TVs in the market today – and more – with space to store cables, baluns, extenders, and digital components, all safe from the elements year round. Capitol’s news coincides with Apollo Enclosures’ introduction of the 55” AE5550, which rounds out the line to four distinct sizes ranging from 39”– 65”.

Added Hayes: “Apollo is, to my mind, one of the best examples of how creativity and practicality can produce a product that makes perfect sense. Not only will our customers grow their business from sales of the enclosures, but it will also allow them to add LCD TV displays and outdoor audio to more installations than ever before.”

Capitol’s Customers Are Helping Their Clients Bring the Show Outdoors


Capitol Further Simplifies A/V Operations With Addition Of Simple Control

Simple Control And Simple System Apps Give Capitol Customers A New Home Control Option

EAGAN, MN, February 4, 2016 – Capitol, the leading consumer electronics distribution source for residential systems and light commercial contractors as well as premium incentive resellers, now offers Simple Control and Simple System app to its network of CI dealers throughout the U.S.

Commented Curt Hayes, Capitol’s president and CFO: “As the phenomenal rise of ‘smart devices’ shows no sign of letting up, end-users are anxious to tie their A/V and home control devices together into convenient, easy-to-control packages that negate the need for a collection of remote controls. Simple Control’s app offers an appealing solution for consumers who prefer to control their equipment from their smartphones and tablets.”

The Simple Control and Simple System app operates thousands of devices like TVs, cable and satellite boxes, receivers, Blu-ray players, lights, switches, thermostats and more. The system integrates interactive second-screen media guides and allows control of everything in the home from a smartphone or tablet. Simple Control also offers a Simple Blaster for control of IR-based devices and a Simple Hub for the system’s many features. Simple Control communicates with A/V devices over a Wi-Fi network.

Added Hayes: “One lesson we took away from CES is that the Connected Home is poised for its biggest year yet, making solutions such as Simple Control critical for even the most technophobic end-users. Its intuitive interface is as fool-proof as you can get.”

Capitol Further Simplifies A/V Operations With Addition Of Simple Control