The Industry Change
The Audio/Video, Stereo business, has certainly voyaged a long way from two-channel stereo, vinyl records, tube amplifiers and 12-inch twelve-way jumbo speakers from the 70’s and 80’s. It isn’t just the electronics industry anymore.
Installation professionals, integrators and retailers have had to sharpen their skill sets to offer everything from lighting control, security, whole-home systems and, yes, even furniture.
When we read luxury lifestyle magazines about the range of theater rooms, it’s clear that the core attractions (beyond the winky-blinky marquees, faux ticket booths, velvet ropes and motorized curtains) are those rows of stunning designer recliners.
Indeed, entertainment furniture is a multi-billion-dollar industry. Most custom theater dealers, however, allow Their customer’s furniture budget to be spent at the local furniture store or some cheap imported chairs on web sites and/or ignores the category altogether!