SAN FRANCISCO (PTA) — It was AXPONA 2019 where I first encountered NorStone A/V racks and speaker stands. Then it was a budding relationship between NorStone and Parasound as show-partners. As I entered the room the first product I laid eyes on was a NorStone all-steel component rack with red shelves that appeared to glow under the spotlights. Mind you, I was there with much prepared excitement to see the new Parasound NewClassic 200 INT integrated amplifier that was debuting. And would you believe it ended up being the rack that was the the first thing I inquired about? It’s true. I’m that clumsy.
Our good friend Gordon Sell (of GSPR) comes to us today with a welcome development as Parasound has just announced they are the new exclusive US distributor for NorStone A/V racks and speaker stands.
Press release enclosed below.
SAN FRANCISCO — Parasound announced today that it is now the exclusive U.S. distributor for NorStone, a French manufacturer of high quality and reasonably priced audio/video equipment racks and speaker stands. NorStone’s products will be displayed and demonstrated with Parasound high-end electronics and Tekton Design speakers at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, in Denver, September 6 to 8, in Room 11-116.
NorStone designs and engineers a broad line of products at their facility just outside Paris. Their design goals focus on systems that are beautiful, practical, and affordable. Norstone incorporates quality manufacturing to provide consumers with products that are reliable, easy to assemble, and pleasing in appearance. Parasound will initially distribute NorStone’s Esse, Spider, and Square lines of equipment racks and Stylum speaker stands in black finishes.
In making the announcement, Parasound’s president and founder, Richard Schram, said, “Like Parasound, Norstone goes for a value-engineered approach. It is a high-quality, affordably priced line of racks and speaker stands. It is very Parasound-like in that it is not the least expensive approach, nor the costliest, but it does offer the best value.”
About Parasound — Founded in 1981, Parasound Products, Inc., is a privately-owned U.S. company that specializes in providing affordable audio components to the critical listener. The company’s products have earned it a solid reputation for combining high performance, incomparable value, reliability and extraordinary customer support. The highest quality standards are achieved by Parasound’s relationships with Taiwan specialty audio manufacturers that date back to 1982.