Capitol Brings Sherwood and Newcastle AVR Lines To Dealers and Integrators

Highlighted By New HDMI 3D-Ready A/V Receivers and Internet Streaming, Sherwood Represents Advanced Quality And Value At Every Price Point

EAGAN, MN, July 28, 2010 - Capitol, the leading consumer electronics distribution source for residential systems and light commercial contractors, as well as retailers and premium incentive resellers, now offers Sherwood America, Inc.'s line of advanced, high performance/high value Sherwood and Newcastle brand audio/video receivers (AVRs) to select dealers and installers.


Under the terms of the agreement, Capitol now offers Sherwood's complete line of AVRs to dealers and integrators throughout the U.S., while the company's prestigious Newcastle selection is available to all customers with the exception of those on the east coast.

"It's almost impossible to summarize the value of the Newcastle and Sherwood names in a short statement," says Jeff Kussard, Capitol's Strategic Development Director. "The company consistently develops and markets AVRs that pack leading edge technologies and reliability into affordable components that offer solid margins for the dealer. As both a distributor and as an audio enthusiast, I think Sherwood is one of the top vendors servicing this category."

Sherwood's Newcastle A/V receivers are designed for home theater fans who demand high performance and unshakable reliability from electronics that live up to the mission of the line: use the best parts; get the basics right; make it easy to use. Newcastle is a favorite among custom specialists who laude the installation -friendly features and sonic output that is well beyond competing products in their price range.

Representing the epitome of advanced consumer technology available at everyday prices, Sherwood brand receivers offer the full spectrum of home theater formats and capabilities in a myriad of models, making it easy for the consumer to select the right receiver for the right price.

"Capitol's team not only has an unshakable knowledge of the AVR category, but they're pros at communicating the benefits of Sherwood products to any number of constituencies," said Gary Graning, Vice President of Sales, Sherwood America, Inc. "We're thrilled to be working with a distributor that is expert at servicing the custom, retail and premium/incentive channels."

About Capitol
Capitol is the leading distribution source for residential systems contractors, retailers, light commercial contractors, and premium incentive resellers who are looking for home theater, telephone, integrated home systems, and commercial A/V products. The company is famous for taking a 360 -degree approach to its business, offering retailers high -quality products at competitive prices, plus hands -on application training, expert technical help and unmatched customer service. Capitol offers hundreds of application -based education courses throughout the year, including filled -to -capacity classes at CEDIA, EH Expo, and other industry events, in addition to "on campus" programs at the company's headquarters as well as the company's web site. For further information, visit the company's web site at www.capitolsales.com, or call 1 -800 -INSTALL (467 -8255). Media inquiries should be directed to Adam Sohmer; Sohmer Associates, LLC; 347 -497 -4965; adam@sohmerassoc.com.

About Sherwood
Since 1953, Sherwood (http://www.sherwoodamerica.com/) has designed and manufactured high -performance, cost effective audio gear including the world's first all -silicon solid -state receiver and equipment for the first commercial FM stereo broadcasts. Earning high acclaim from discerning critics and millions of satisfied customers worldwide, the Sherwood brand has become synonymous with high performance audio and the development of new technologies like home theater. With many awards from the likes of Stereo Review, Stereophile Guide to Home Theater, Innovations Design Award from CES, Audio Video Revolution, Son Video Magazine (France) among others, Sherwood is one of the few companies to manufacture all the products bearing its name.
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