San Clemente, CA—September 24, 2008—Sonance, the company that introduced the first in-wall loudspeaker to the consumer electronics industry has announced that the Sonance Visual Performance Series in-wall loudspeakers has received the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) 2008 Manufacturers’ Excellence Award for Best New Product.
The Sonance Visual Performance Series of custom-installed loudspeakers provides a flexible range of aesthetically pleasing speakers designed for in-ceiling, in-wall, indoor/outdoor, home theater, and single stereo applications. Visual Performance speakers are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and performance levels that provide a wide array of audio solutions for the custom installation and design community. Ari Supran, Chief Operating Officer said, “Our dealers are having great success selling the Visual Performance Series blend of minimalist design, reference acoustics, and ease of installation. We are thrilled to be recognized with this award by CEDIA and the dealer community.”
The CEDIA Manufacturers’ Excellence Award for Best New Product of the Year recognizes outstanding strides in product development and technology that enhance CEDIA residential electronic systems contractor businesses and simplifies the life of the end user. The ten Best New Product winners were selected onsite at the CEDIA EXPO from a list of 30 finalists.
Headquartered in San Clemente, California, Sonance was founded by Scott Struthers and Geoff Spencer who introduced the world’s first in-wall loudspeaker system to the consumer-electronics market in 1982. With distribution in 45 countries, Sonance remains at the forefront of technology by offering innovative design solutions that harmoniously blend sound with designs favored by leading custom integrators, architects, interior-design professionals, and design-conscious clients throughout the world.
CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA Members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association’s website at www.cedia.org