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Alpine's DVD Audio and Video products show that Home Theater may no longer be just for the Home. We will be testing this category of products in our new Auto Sound pages soon.
Sonus Faber Amati Homage - Possibly the world's greatest speaker finishes, and people say they sound good too.
ButtKicker now provides over 1 kilowatt of power in this new monoblock power amplifier. 
  • 1100 watts for one buttkicker or 2100 watts for two
  • Class D Switching allows a small chassis
  • $499.95 (MSRP)
Top: Denon shows off their AVR-2803 with Dolby Pro Logic II and EX for $799

Below: Denon's new universal player accommodates Progressive DVD-V, DVD-Audio, and SACD. $999 MSRP. Denon says it won't have the chroma bug.


Faroudja now offers a single chip DLP projector to complement their extensive scaling products. The unit, shown here by Faroudja's Peter Halenbeck, is $14,000 MSRP.
Faroudja combo DVD player/scaler.  Offers DVI in and out.
A history of Marantz remotes was on display. We all need one of these.
Meridian shows off their latest colors.
Panasonic had their PT-D7600U three-chip DLP projector.
  • 6000 ANSI Lumens (2 lamp)
  • 3000 ANSI Lumens (1 lamp)
  • 1000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 4:3 1280x1024 native resolution
  • $34,999
Sanyo displays some smaller and inexpensive single chip DLP projectors.
These XA series are a step up from Snell's THX Ultra-2 speaker system and are bigger too.
Albert Von Schweikert new planar drivers. They are used along with cone drivers.
Yamaha's 802.11b wireless client for their MusicCAST system.  May access up to a 1000 songs off the Yamaha MC-1000 MusicCAST server.  For easy integration into your home it has a 40 watt digital amp built in.
The show was full of DLP projectors.  Yamaha had several on display.  The DPX-1000 shown here is their flagship model with a six-color wheel running 5 times faster than standard DLP speeds. This will reduce the rainbow effect.
Zenith's new 52" LCD display will be brighter and does not suffer from burn-in like plasma displays.
Krell's Home Theater Standard DVD Player, Surround Processor, and big amplifier were in typical Krell form.

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