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Parasound Inks Distribution Deal with AVAD

Parasound's Richard Schram (left) and AVAD's Bob Gartland (right). Click any photo for 300 dpi JPEG image file.

SAN FRANCISCO (6/2/08) – Parasound, one of the world's best regarded manufacturers of high performance audio/video components, has announced a nationwide distribution deal with A/V distribution giant AVAD. Under the new partnership, all AVAD branches in the US will carry Parasound's custom installation focused New Classic and Z Series components. Parasound had previously supplied components to eight of AVAD's US branches.

"We are pleased to announce our new partnership with AVAD," comments Parasound president and founder Richard Schram. "The current environment for electronics sales is challenging, but Parasound and AVAD have both continued to perform well due to our mutual obsession with superior customer service, high quality products and innovative technology that provides the custom installer the tools needed to remain profitable and to grow his business. AVAD's strict prohibition, monitoring and enforcement of unauthorized internet sales mirrors our own, and provides much needed protection from unscrupulous sellers for both dealers and consumers."

"Parasound is an idea fit for our program," adds AVAD President Bob Gartland. "They have been a supplier to eight of our branches for a number of years, and we have been extremely impressed with their outstanding products and commitment to customer service. The rugged high-end performance of the New Classic line and the innovative  solutions oriented Z Series will provide great value to our customers."

"AVAD's strength in the marketplace," continues Schram, "will help us continue to promote the Parasound brand, and will help us reach the dealers and installers who will most benefit from the sort of value-oriented high end solutions we offer."

About Parasound:
Founded in 1981, Parasound Products, Inc., is a privately owned U.S. company that specializes in providing affordable audio and home theater components to the critical listener. Parasound's products are available from quality audio/video retailers, and select custom installation specialists. For more information, visit www.parasound.com or call 415-397-7100.

About AVAD, LLC:
AVAD, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro, Inc., is the most complete home integration solutions provider in the United States. Its in-depth technology offering of the most trusted brands and progressive continuing education programs provide all the support necessary to design and implement complete home electronic systems solutions. AVAD stocks products for home theater, lighting controls, distributed audio/video, central vacuum, and more. AVAD also provides just-in-time delivery from each of its 37 locations nationwide.

In July 2005, AVAD was acquired by Ingram Micro, Inc., making its parent company the leading distributor for solution providers and custom integrators serving the fast-growing consumer electronics and home automation markets in the United States.

For more information about AVAD, visit www.avad.com.

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