Resi's Top 50 Stories of 2012: 50 - 41

December 24, 2012
As the year winds down, Residential Systems is taking a break from its daily enews to provide its first-ever Top 50 Countdown for the most-read web stories from 2012. Each day will feature 10 story links from the most popular stories of 2012, starting with #50 and ending with #1 on New Year's Eve.

Today's countdown, featuring the most-read posts from 2012, #50 to #41, showcases a story about an intriguing new home control product from former CEDIA CEO Utz Baldwin, a revealing blog from professional integrator Todd Puma about what control systems he considered for his new home, and a piece from John Sciacca where he has the audacity to complain about his integration company being too busy.


50. What Control System Goes in an AV Pro’s Home? by Todd Anthony Puma

49. Stop Telling Me It's a Good Problem! by John Sciacca

48. NuVo Ships Wireless Home Audio Solution

47. Former CEDIA CEO Launches ‘Disruptive’ Automation Brand

46. AudioControl Launches in UK with Invision UK

45. Nest Enhances its Learning Thermostat

44. Harman JBL Synthesis Debuts S4700 Loudspeakers

43. Dana to Sell Sonance Products at Magnolia Design Centers

42. iPad3: 19 Wishes, Wants and Predictions by John Sciacca

41. CEDIA Reveals 2012 Manufacturers’ Excellence Award Winners

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