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Russound Highlighted on ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’

Russound products were featured on a recent episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."

Makeover: Home Edition.” The popular ABC television show used Russound multiroom audio equipment to provide an easy-to-use, high-fidelity sound system for the home in Wells, Maine featured on the Nov. 13, 2005 episode. The Russound system will allow Doug Goodale and his family to listen to everything from radio, to CDs and playlists from portable digital music players via intuitive, interactive keypads and touchscreens throughout their new $500,000 home.

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” builds homes for families in need of new accommodations, often after life-changing events. Goodale lost part of an arm while trying to save his life during an accident on his lobster boat in 1997. He still works on the lobster boat, and until last month, lived in a trailer with his family.

Russound donated an audiophile’s dream multiroom sound system. It covers 10 zones in and around the house, and allows family members to listen to different audio sources in the kitchen, living room, bedrooms and other areas. The Russound system includes:
CAV6.6 Controller Amplifier
ST2 Smart Dual Tuner
SMS3-250 Media Server (for digital audio)
UNO-TS2 Smart Color Touchscreens
UNO-S2 Keypads and A-BUS volume control keypads
Advantage Music Series and OutBack speakers

Rob Herzig, an authorized Russound dealer and owner of the Wire Pro Company, along with Russound employees Michael Allbee, Tim Golden and Matt Peterson coordinated the system layout, pulled the wires and seamlessly installed the system so that it blends with the cabin’s decor.

“With nearly 16 million viewers watching every episode, ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ brings the essence of human spirit and giving to our living rooms,” said Jeff Kussard, Russound’s vice president of strategic development. “We’re proud to have participated in helping a family substantially improve their living situation.”

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