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Residential Systems Magazine Honors 2008 Resi Awards Finalists

Forty-eight finalists compete as top industrial designs in the custom installation industry.

New York, NY — NewBay Media’s Residential Systems magazine has selected 48 finalists for its fifth-annual Resi Awards. An esteemed panel of independent judges chose this year’s noteworthy finalists from a record number of entries.

“The Resi Award is the only prize recognizing the most innovative product industrial designs in the custom installation channel,” says Jeremy Glowacki, editorial director of Residential Systems. “This year’s finalists combined a keen sense of aesthetics with intuitive and ergonomic performance efficiency.”

Resi Awards judges recognized three finalists in each of the contest’s 16 product categories. This year’s Resi Awards finalists are (click the subhead for a slide show of each category):

AV Mounts
Chief Manufacturing’s Thinstall Series
OmniMount’s Power 40
Sanus Systems’ VF5023

AV Processor/Receiver
Classe Audio’s SSP-800
Denon’s AVP-A1HDCI
Niles Audio’s ZR-6

CD/DVD Player
Denon’s DVD-3800BDCI
Marantz’s BD8002
Samsung’s BD-P1500

Combined Product System or Family
Meridian’s AD88
Samsung’s HT-X715
Sooloos’ Sooloos system

Custom Install Accessory
iPort’s FS Series
OmniMount’s Prism 50
Sanus Systems’ VF2022

Media Server
Escient’s VS-200
Kaleidescape’s 1080p Mini Player
Niveus’ Pro Series n9

Power Amp
Denon’s POA-3012CI
Marantz’s MM8003
Sunfire’s Theater Grand Amp

Power Management
Furman’s Elite i-Series
Panamax’s MAX PM Family
Richard Gray’s Power Company’s Extender

Projection Screen
Beamax’s X-series
Screen Excellence acoustically transparent screen
Screen Research’s LeWing

Remote Control – Handheld
RTI’s T3
Universal Electronics Inc.’s NevoS70
Universal Remote Control’s KP-900

Speakers – Bookshelf
Boston Acoustics’ SoundWare
Boston Acoustics’ TVee Model Two
Sunfire’s HRS

Speakers – On-Wall or In-Wall
Samsung’s HT-X810
Snell Acoustics’ OH-LCR7
Wisdom’s Sage L75i

Speakers – Tower
B&W’s CT8.4 LCRs
BG’s Radia Z-92
Niles Audio’s PB6Si

Touchscreen Control Panel
AMX’s MVP-5200i
Control4’s 7-inch Panel
ELAN Home Systems’ VIA!Valet10.0-EM

Video Display Device
Samsung’s Series 7
SunBriteTV’s Model 4610HD

Video Projector
Cineversum’s CVBW3
Panasonic’s AE2000
SIM2’s Grand Cinema C3X

Each category winner will be announced at the 2008 Resi Awards reception, held at 5 p.m., during CEDIA EXPO in Denver, Colorado, Wednesday, September 3, 2008, in Room 206 of the Colorado Convention Center.