SnapAV is partnering with Yamaha to distribute more than 100 Yamaha 70-volt commercial audio products to SnapAV integrators nationwide. According to Scott Normand, senior director at SnapAV, providing ready access to Yamaha’s lineup of commercial-grade speakers, amplifiers, mixers, DSPs, network switches and keypad control systems creates new opportunities for dealer growth.
“Even among integrators that consider themselves CEDIA-focused, industry research shows that 42 percent of revenues are derived from commercial installations,” Normand explained. “We want integrators to be able to take on any job, and our developing product catalog reflects our commitment to be the number one place where pros buy audio. With Yamaha’s class-leading 70-volt speakers and amps, SnapAV integrators can meet and exceed the expectations of projects in bars, restaurants, retail stores, and houses of worship, often with local product availability.”
Yamaha speakers and amplifiers are respected in the industry for their quality, build characteristics, performance, and capabilities, including advanced remote control functions and integrated Dante support for uncompressed digital audio distribution. The company’s amplifiers include features such as alarm system interrupts that override audio in case of emergencies, while Dante greatly simplifies the addition of microphones, network equipment, and Digital Signal Processors (DSPs).
“SnapAV is quickly becoming a more attractive product source for commercial-focused integrators who can benefit from our broad product catalog and rapidly expanding network of Local Pro Stores,” Normand added.
According to Yamaha, the new partnership expands opportunities for SnapAV dealers and ensures they have access to the tools they need to complete any job.
“At Yamaha, like SnapAV, we believe providing integrators with solutions and great service is at the core of any successful partnership. Based on these same shared values, the addition of Yamaha Commercial Audio products to the Snap AV lineup, allows their integrator partners to expand their businesses with the confidence that they are providing their customers with commercial audio solutions that offer rock-solid performance and enduring reliability,” stated Randy Riebe, sales manager, key accounts, Yamaha Corporation of America.
To ensure that integrators have immediate access to the products they need, most of SnapAV’s 23 Local Pro Stores carry Yamaha 70-volt products. The number of SnapAV Pro Stores in the U.S. will grow to 26 by the end of 2020, with even more locations scheduled to launch in 2021.
“SnapAV brings together the best custom integration products available to give integrators a one-stop shop, whether through in-house brands or globally-recognized partners,” Normand added. “Yamaha’s 70-volt speakers and amplifiers fit perfectly into our ever-growing lineup of commercial-focused products, and we will continue to listen to our integrators and address their needs through product development and distribution partnerships that benefit all parties.”
In total, SnapAV’s Yamaha stock includes more than 40 speakers, including in-wall, in-ceiling, surface-mount, and slim-line models; more than 30 amplifiers; 10 DSPs and mixer consoles; three Gigabit network switches; and several control panel options.
The Yamaha ecosystem includes a simplified control system that requires no training and can be installed on mobile devices for take-it-anywhere accessibility. In the future, SnapAV plans to provide deeper Yamaha DSP integration with other brands including Control4.