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2005 Multi-Room Audio/Video Award Winners Announced

Multi-Room Audio/Video Innovations Recognized at EHX (November 18, 2005)

The 2005 Multi-Room Audio/Video Award (formerly the Distributed Audio Award) winners were announced last week in a ceremony at Electronic House Expo in Anaheim, California. The program, which is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association, had a record number of over 70 entries for the 2005 contest. Winners were recognized in 21 categories for their innovation, functionality and practicality. 

2005 Multi-Room Audio/Video Award Winners 

All-Inclusive Multi-Room Audio System: $1,000 or more per zone

Crestron, Adagio(TM) AES 

All-Inclusive Multi-Room Audio System: Less than $1,000 per zone

NuVo Technologies, Inc., New Simplese, Generation D 


Boston Acoustics, LCAi220 Local Control Amplifier 

Audio/Video Racks Mounts & Enclosures

Middle Atlantic Products, Designer Inspired Ultra Quiet Fan Panel 

Audio/Video Wireless/No New Wires Transmission Media Technology

Bose, Bose(R) link AL8 Homewide Audio Link 

Controllers/Distribution Apparatus

Imerge America, V-3000 DVD Changer Controller 

Digital Multi-Room System

Superna, ControlBox 

Graphical User Interface

Xantech, SPLCD64V SmartPad LCD(TM) 

In-Ceiling Speakers: $1,000 or more per pair

Sonance, Symphony S625TR 

In-Ceiling Speakers: Less than $1,000 per pair

TruAudio, Revolve LCR.1 

Installation Aids & Accessories

D-Tools, System Integrator 4.5 

In-Wall Speakers: $1,000 or more per pair

Polk Audio, LC265i-IP 

In-Wall Speakers: Less than $1,000 per pair

Klipsch Audio Technologies, R-5650-S In-Wall Surround Speaker 

In-Wall/In-Ceiling Subwoofers

Polk Audio, CSW100 with SWA500 

Multi-Room Audio Source Components

NuVo Technologies, Inc., NV-T2DF Dual AM/FM /Weatherband Tuner,  NV-T2FX Dual AM/FM/Weatherband and XM Tuner combined, NV-T2DX Dual  XM Tuner 

Multi-Room Media Servers

iMuse Electronics, Inc., iMuse Media Server Series(TM) 

Multi-Room Remote Control

Bose, Personal Music Center II 

Multi-Room Video Displays

Syntax Corporation, Olevia 42" LCD TV (LT42HVi) 

On-Wall Speakers

Boston Acoustics, Bravo II Loudspeaker 

Outdoor Speakers

Sonance, Mariner 82 

Remote/Local Source Input

iPort, IW-2 

Best Overall Multi-Room Audio/Video Product

iMuse Electronics, Inc., iMuse Media Server Series(TM) 

"This year's MRAV competition was the fiercest with a number of quality products in each of the categories. As judges, we were able to experience a variety of great products that will push the boundaries of multi-room A/V for the foreseeable future," says Robert Archer, senior editor of CE Pro, and one of the five panelists who served on the MRAV judging committee. "The benefactors of this competition are professional installers and their clients who will get to sell, install and ultimately experience the best products the industry has to offer."

A panel of five industry experts judged the products to determine the best in category, as well as one overall best product. For a complete listing of products in competition for the awards, please visit, or contact Tasha Scholze for additional information on the program,

Electronic House Expo, a Tradeshow Week magazine Fastest 50 event, is the trade show and conference of the $16 billion electronic home industry. Held twice annually and sponsored by CEA's TechHome Division, the EHX trade show floor and conference program provide an invaluable forum for information exchange, education and new product demonstrations from leading manufacturers and service providers across the entire electronic home spectrum of home networking, automation, entertainment, and security. EHX, produced by EH Events & Education, is the only event to unite such a broad, quality audience of electronic home professionals under one roof. Visit for complete event information. 

About EH Events & Education 

EH Events & Education develops and produces world-class trade shows, conferences and events for the electronic home industry. The EH Events & Education flagship event, Electronic House Expo (EHX), is the trade event of the electronic home industry, joining thousands of industry professionals together with leading manufacturers and service providers. An integral business unit of EH, EH Events & Education provides the electronic home industry with essential educational forums that promote awareness and commerce for this $16 billion market. 

About CEA: 

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA represents more than 2,000 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. Combined, CEA's members account for more than $122 billion in annual sales. CEA's resources are available online at, the definitive source for information about the consumer electronics industry.

CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES - Defining Tomorrow's Technology. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy. 

UPCOMING EVENTS  --  2006 International CESJanuary 5-8, 2006, Las Vegas, NV--  2006 CEA Winter SummitMarch 2-4, 2006, Vail, CO--  EHX Spring 2006March 28-April 1, 2006, Orlando, FL--  CONNECTIONS (TM) - The Digital Home Conference & ShowcaseMay 2-4, 2006, Santa Clara, CA--  2006 PARA ConferenceMay 3-7, 2006, Hilton Head, SC--  EHX Fall 2006November 13 -17, 2006, Long Beach, CA

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