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From: New + Notable

The Essentia E6G is the world’s first Energy Star–rated whole-home audio system, according to the maker. Standby mode accounts for more than half the energy that electronics consume, the company says, and models must use less than 1 watt of power in standby to qualify for Energy Star. The E6G uses 0.82 watts in standby by shutting down its amplifier and up to 14 control pads when not in use. The system also is cool-running, has a slim profile, and features organic LED displays for easy readability and low energy consumption. 866.796.4904. www.nuvotechnologies.com.