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Fortress CE Pro Bullet Brand

The annual CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis results identify the most-used brands in 66 categories of equipment, along with the fastest -growing “bullet brands” among integrators.

Taking a big step from its previous year’s numbers, Fortress jumped into the number two brand position for the “Furniture” category with a 28% market share (proceeded by Salamander 56% and followed by BDI 23%, CinemaTech 23%, Sanus 22%, and Cineak 12%).

“Bullet brands [are] those we’ve [identified]
within the leaders for their year-over-year gains”

CE Pro Magazine June 2020

In the “Seating” category Fortress tied CinemaTech, both at 32% market share (followed by Salamander 30%, Cineak 15%, and Acoustic Innovations 12%).

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SurgeX CE Pro Leading Brand

The annual CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis results identify the most-used brands in 66 categories of equipment, along with the fastest -growing “bullet brands” among integrators.

SurgeX is the leading brand in a new category, “Energy Storage,” with a 27% market share (followed by sonnen 9%, RoseWater 7%, and Racepoint 5%).

“Energy storage is an emerging market that offers CE Pro 100 integrators a lot of potentials as homeowners seek cleaner power solutions and reliability to withstand outages or other disruptions from the grid. The category features a mix of purpose-built standalone and whole-house solutions.”

CE Pro June 2020 Magazine

SurgeX, a 2019 CE Pro bullet brand, continued its climb moving from third to second place with 36% of the market share in the “Power Conditioners” category (proceeded by SnapAV/ Wattbox 82% and followed by Panamax 29%, Furman 26%, and APC 19%).

Surge protection products, along with power conditioning products, are the unsung heroes of the electronics industry.

Robert Archer, Everything AV Pros Really Need to Know About Power Conditioning, Commercial Integrator

To learn more about the SurgeX suite of complete power protection and conditioning solutions, visit their website.


sonnen Celebrates 10 Years

sonnen started its humble beginnings with the sonnenBatterie, an innovation with low customer demand. The company is now one of the world’s largest manufacturers of energy storage systems and has strategically transitioned to become a new kind of energy supplier that gives households access to a cleaner energy future.

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The Perfect Processor for Small Home Cinemas

Lyngdorf Audio is proud to announce the official release of the new MP-40 surround sound processor. Featuring all the sonic qualities and performance of our flagship model, MP-60, the easy-to-install, and user-friendly MP-40 processor is the perfect choice for the demanding home cinema enthusiast.

  • All the sonic qualities and processing powers of the MP-60
  • Full Lyngdorf qualities in ease of installation and use
  • Supports HDMI 2.0b with the HDMI 2.1 features eARC and Dynamic Lip-Sync
  • New HDR format for broadcast: HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
  • No forced cooling = dead silent
State-of-the-art audio processing

The MP-40 features decoding and balanced outputs for 12 audio channels. With three HDMI inputs and one output, this new masterpiece from Lyngdorf Audio supports HDMI 2.0b with the HDMI 2.1 feature eARC
and Dynamic Lip-Sync. The MP-40 offers full support of the immersive surround formats DOLBY ATMOS®, DTS:X®, and AURO-3D®,
and with RoomPerfectTM calibration on all channels, it delivers a surround sound experience that outmatches anything in and above its class. Allowing a video throughput of up to 18 Gbps, the MP-40
supports full 4K 60Hz video stream including Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG. eARC enables a full Dolby Atmos audio bitstream to be “returned” to the processor from the television, allowing for full audio quality from the TV’s built-in media players. The MP-40 also supports pass-through of
the new HDR format for broadcast, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma).

Built-in media player

The MP-40 features a built-in media player, which connects to services like Spotify, Airplay, and Roon as well as internet radio. Through a cabled network or USB connector, you can access your FAT32 based
library of music and enjoy it in stereo or up-mixed on a surround sound format.

RoomPerfect room correction

The MP-40 is equipped with RoomPerfectTM, the world’s most sophisticated technology for adapting the sound system to the environment. The RoomPerfectTM calibration ensures a perfect surround sound experience, no matter which speakers you use and in which room you position the setup. This eliminates the need for bulky bass traps and other expensive acoustic treatment. With RoomPerfectTM and bass management, enabled through true integration of main speakers and subwoofers, it is now possible to obtain seamless level alignment where you experience a lifelike sound scenery instead of individual loudspeakers. This gives more freedom when choosing speakers and their placement and guarantees consistent performance.

Dead silent

The MP-40 has no forced cooling, so you will never hear any noisy fans. If used with the Lyngdorf SDA-2400 power stages, which don’t have fans either, you will have a dead silent system, where you can enjoy everything from the faintest details to the loudest bangs with full dynamics and realism.

Custom voicings

The built-in voicing tool will allow you to customize 32 voicings, thus changing the overall tonality of the system to your preferences and dedicating voicings to each input of the MP-40. You can even create a
voicing to compensate for a bad sounding recording. Each voicing can consist of up to eight filters with adjustable gain and Q, all controlled through the browser interface showing the effect of each filter as well
as the overall effect to the tonality.

Fielder Marketing News

News Release: Fielder Marketing Representing Lyngdorf Audio

Lyngdorf Audio, the maker of high-performance audio products, announced today that it signed Fielder Marketing to represent their line in Northern California and Nevada.

Fielder Marketing was founded in 2012 and represents an elite group of audio and video manufacturers, delivering a unique combination of technical expertise, territory knowledge, and industry experience. The firm strives to provide the best customer support and product training to dealers and integrators and offers an extensive dealer development program to manufacturers.

“We are thrilled to add this prestigious brand to our line card,” says Mark Fielder, principal of Fielder Marketing.   “Lyngdorf Audio manufactures a differentiated product line that’s ideal for high-end 2 channel and home theater dealers. More than that, end-users can and will hear the difference and be thrilled with the performance”.

Fielder Marketing represents several other high-performance brands in the consumer-electronic space, including Bowers & Wilkins, Barco Residential, Meridian Audio, Fortress Seating, and others.  

“Fielder Marketing is one of the most well-respected rep firms serving the custom installation channel, and we are pleased to have their wealth of knowledge on our side,” says Claus Glaesner, CEO at HTP & Consultant for SL Audio A/S. “We believe that Fielder Marketing is poised to take our sales to the next level.”

Lyngdorf is a control partner for Crestron, Savant, and Control 4, enabling seamless integration across platforms. To learn more about Lyngdorf Audio, visit, or follow @Lyngdorf on Twitter. To learn more about Fielder Marketing, and the manufacturers they represent, visit

About Lyngdorf – Lyngdorf Audio is branded under SL Audio A/S. Lyngdorf Audio develops, designs, and creates products for high-performance audio enthusiasts seeking the highest quality and most exciting components on the market. Lyngdorf Audio products do not re-produce music; they re-play music with all original passion and musicality intact. The brand is known throughout the world as the leader in high-performance digital audio.

All products, product names, trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.


Contact: Michelle Mattingly
Mattingly Consulting
(916) 335-7171

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SurgeX Squid Power Management Systems Wins Award at ISE 2020

Designed to fulfill the unique needs of today’s small meeting/huddle space environments and digital signage/video applications, the SurgeX Squid packs an array of power quality tentacles in a compact design. It ushers in a new category for power quality that packs tremendous options in a compact design to offer a completely contained, boxed network control, AC/DC and USB protection in a single application.

SurgeX Squid won the “Power Conditioning, Surge Suppression, and Energy Solutions” category for the Top New Technology (TNT) Awards at ISE 2020!