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RESI Awards Finalists Selected

24 products compete for industrial design excellence recognition.

24 Products Compete for Industrial Design Excellence Recognition

New York, NY–Residential Systems magazine ( has selected the finalists for its premiere RESI Awards, honoring the most innovative product designs in the custom installation industry. An esteemed panel of custom installers and industrial designers judged this year’s entries on their aesthetic appeal, problem-solving innovation and ergonomic design.

“This year’s RESI finalists clearly demonstrate the ever-increasing trend toward sophisticated designs in today’s residential products,” said Jeremy Glowacki, editor of Residential Systems. “All 24 finalists combine innovative engineering with elegant design, offering custom installers with products that surpass the aesthetic and performance needs of their demanding clients.”

The judges have recognized 24 nominees representing 12 product categories as 2004 RESI Awards finalists. Twelve winners will be announced at the RESI Awards reception, during CEDIA EXPO 2004 in Indianapolis, IN, September 9, 2004.

This year’s RESI Awards finalists are:

Best A/V Controller/Receiver:
ADA’s HTR-2400
Meridian’s G68

Best Combined Product Family:
Matrix Audio’s Series 4, Series 6 and Series 8
Jamo’s 2F Concept

Best Custom Install Accessory:
Belden’s Banana Peel Cables
Sanus Systems’ VisionMount

Best Home Networking Product:
Crestron’s e-Control 2
Kaleidescape’s Kaleidescape System

Best In-Wall, On-Wall or Outdoor Speaker:
Artison’s LCR Plasma Speakers
coNEXTion Systems’ ZC Series

Best Power Conditioning Product:
Panamax’s MAX In-Wall
Richard Gray’s Power Company’s 1200S

Best Remote Control:
Crestron’s WPR-48
Logitech’s Harmony Remote Control H688

Best Source Component or Power Amp:
Antex’s TriplePlay
Class’s CAP-2100 Integrated Amp

Best Touchscreen Control System:
AMX’s MVP-8400
Niles’ IntelliPad Ci TS-1

Best Tower or Bookshelf Speaker:
Bohlender-Graebener’s Radia 520i
Krell’s Resolution Line

Best Video Product:
InFocus’ ScreenPlay 777
Sharp’s AQUOS LCD Model LC-45GD6U

Best Wall Keypad:
Russound’s UNO Keypad
Vantage’s BriteTouch

Residential Systems is the custom installers most highly regarded publication. A CMP Information magazine, it was the first trade title to provide the burgeoning custom installation marketplace with vital business and new product information with industry-leading editorial and production standards.

For more information about Residential Systems or the RESI Awards, contact Jeremy Glowacki at 212.328.0426. For advertising information, contact publisher Phil Holtberg at 212.378.0413.