Son-Vidé celebrates its 22nd anniversary


Founded in 2000 by Philippe Carré, a professional sound and event specialist, and Eric James, a speaker and audio electronics designer, Son-Vidé is celebrating its 22nd anniversary this year. For this occasion, we organized birthday parties in our hi-fi and home theater stores across France, from Lyon to Lille, Toulouse and Nantes… Hi-fi and home theater loving customers and professionals had the opportunity enjoy a cocktail together. On the program: tombola, workshops, presentations and demonstrations of audio and video equipment!

Created in 2000 by Philippe Carré and Eric James, Son-Vidé celebrates its 22nd anniversary this year!

22 years of Son-Vidé workshops

To celebrate these 22 years of passion for sound and image, our 16 stores welcomed various partners for the creation of multiple workshops. Presentations of hi-fi equipment, demonstrations of home theater systems or even headphone tests, as was the case at the Nantes store where the entire range of Focal hi-fi headphones was presented.

To begin this Son-Vidé tour de France, the Antibes store had the honor of receiving the designer of the Elipson brand, Mr. Philippe Penna, who presented the entire Elipson Legacy and Elipson Infinite ranges. They were also presented at the Montpellier store along with the P1 and A2700 ranges. In addition to the cocktails and appetizers, attendees enjoyed a musical Blind Test!

In addition to listening to Elipson speakers, the latest Audi RS4 was at the rendez-vous in the south of France thanks to a partnership with Audi Cariviera.

In Avignon, Devialet and Cabasse were in the spotlight. The Cabasse The Pearl Akoya and Devialet Phantom I 103 dB connected speakers revealed their full potential to listeners. The first soundbar of the brand, called Devialet Dione and that we tested (read the review of the Devialet Dione), also showed its power during the party. Visitors could also listen to it at the Paris East store and compare it with different home theater systems.

In Avignon, the anniversary party was an opportunity to showcase Devialet and Cabasse audio systems.

The world of hi-fi was also highlighted in the Lille store, which presented the GoldenEar speakers in the presence of the brand’s sales representatives. The stores in Paris 8 and Thonon-Les-Bains chose to showcase multi-room equipment with different models of connected speakers.

Moviegoers were able to enjoy the demonstration of the Sonos 5.1 system in dedicated rooms in the Grenoble and Paris 7 stores. It was also an opportunity to discover the Sonos One, Sonos Five and Sonos Move speakers. As the icing on the cake, customers at the Grenoble store were able to enjoy a chocolate tasting workshop with a local chocolatier.

Between two listening sessions, the participants of the Son-Vidé party in Grenoble could enjoy a chocolate tasting.

The Son-Vidé stores in Strasbourg and Lyon took the opportunity to present different turntables. A cartridge assembly workshop was carried out in Lyon and an independent record store owner in Strasbourg came to talk about the quality of vinyls and pressings. A workshop to discover Audio-Technica cartridges was also held in Bordeaux as well as a presentation of Audioquest cables.

The Lyon and Strasbourg stores offered a cartridge assembly workshop.

The St Germain store had a John Williams themed event, playing one of his concerts on hi-fi systems. Star Wars movies were shown in Dolby Atmos in the store’s home theater. The Toulouse store focused on the English brand Fyne Audio with different listening sessions. Further south, the Son-Vidé team from Marseille demonstrated the new Sony Bravia XR-65A95K OLED TV and the new Elipson XLS 11 floorstanding speakers.

Finally, in Nantes, Focal and the Son-Vidéo team welcomed you for a demonstration of the brand’s different headphones and headphone amps. The whole range of Focal hi-fi headphones was present, including the latest model, the Focal Utopia 2022 (read: Focal Utopia 2022 review). Focal was also honored during all these birthday parties with the raffle organized by the Son-Vidé teams.

22 years of Son-Vidé contest and raffle

During these Son-Vidé parties, a pair of Focal Elegia headphones worth €489 was up for grabs! Couldn’t make it to the anniversary party at your nearest store? You still have until September 30th to participate in our birthday contest! Try to win a LG OLED65C2 TV and LG SP11RA wireless home theater kit worth €3,100.

Through these birthday parties organized to celebrate the 22 years of Son-Vidé, our shared passion for sound and video was present. We would like to thank everyone for coming to celebrate this birthday and we look forward to welcoming you back to one of our stores!

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En pleine découverte du monde de la hi-fi et du home-cinéma, Son-Vidé est sans conteste devenu ma caverne d’Ali Baba. Jazz, Rock, Pop, Soul, Rap… Mes goûts musicaux, comme cinématographiques, sont très variés. Pour donner vie à mes playlists préférées, j’ai choisi l’amplificateur Marantz PM-6006, accompagné de la paire d'enceintes colonne Elipson Prestige Facet 14F.

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