Masterful Sound Artison has announced the release of its Masterpiece LCR speakers that attach to virtually any flat-screen television. The speakers were designed with the company's DualMono Center Channel Technology, which integrates the center channel speakers into the upper portion of the left and right speakers. The speakers offer a full home-theater sound and eliminate the need for a cumbersome center channel box. The speakers list for $2,500 per pair. Visit www.artisonusa.com.
Money Back Home automation company AMX announced a new national residential home builder program at the CEDIA show last month that's targeting companies that build up to 100 homes a year. AMX will offer builders rebates on the gear it sells, plus, depending on how many homes are in the community, builders will be eligible for deeper discounts on the tech products for a demo home. AMX piloted the program earlier this year in the Chicago and Dallas markets. An entry-level package that includes distributed audio for six zones, lighting, home-theater control, and HVAC would cost home buyers $13,000 to $17,000. Visit www.amx.com for more information.