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Day 2 - Sunday, January 7, 2001

 

Below you will find a large table with photos and their descriptions (legends) underneath. The photos will be updated throughout each day, so check back often. At the bottom are links to photos from each of the days at the show. Day 0 is the day when the exhibits are being installed, and the equipment photos are previews. The actual show starts on Saturday, January 6 ("Day 1").

Running out of space in your rack?  Dish network is displaying an integrated DVD/Satellite receiver.  Also on display was their model 6000 HDTV receiver with the Over the Air module for local HDTV broadcasts. Parasound is revamping their product line.  Shown above are prototypes of the new cosmetics. Both the DVD player and the Preamp/Processor have LCD displays.

Sharp continues their quest to deliver one-bit components.  This is a prototype "one-bit" home theater, which may or may not make it to the US market.  Multi-channel SACD, preamp/processor with stereo amps, plus two additional stereo amps to round out the HT setup. Mike Mullen (Secrets' Sales Manager, on left) and the editor, John Johnson (right) are the two newest members of FBI's Most Wanted.

Our annual dinner at La Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant in the Palace Station Hotel. Sonance was showing a concept piece which was a barbeque grill with speakers mounted in the base.

Here is the new Dwin TranVision DLP projector that is coming soon. The suggested retail is $12,950. Faroudja showed their new native rate digital video processor, retailing for about $4,000. You specify the scan rate you want to run at and they set it for that rate before shipping.

HSU Research small but powerful VTF-2 subwoofer. Meridian introduced the 588 CD player. It uses a CD-ROM drive and is based on the 800 series technology. The 588 is the replacement for the 508 CD player.

Meridian also announced DPL II. They are the first company to receive Dolby approval on their new DPL II upgrade that will be made available; free on the Internet (very soon).

Here you can see the Meridian DSP8000s in Ferrari yellow (they actually got the paint from Ferrari!) Meridian announced the upcoming 800/861 upgrade plan which will happen sometime later this year. This will include a secure digital interface between the two for DVD-A and new DSPs for the 861. This same upgrade will allow the 800 to play DTS DVDs. The price of the hardware products will be going up when these are released. The good news is that if you already own or purchase before the upgrade happens, you will save money. One of the Swan speaker lines.

Brent Butterworth of Dolby Labs met with us to discuss DVD-Audio, Pro-Logic II and Dolby Headphone. Nordost showed us their latest reference cables: The Valhalla interconnect and speaker cable, pictured here with their Z-Plug termination. 

Bryston's highly anticipated SP-1 surround sound preamps has been refined based on dealer feedback before general release this year. AC power cleanup products are very popular now. Secrets has shown that some of them really do make a big difference. This one is the PS Audio Ultimate Outlet.

M&K's new "K-series" includes sub, LCRs, and optional tripole surround speakers, with extremely solid build and good looks. Colin Miller (Secrets' Digital Audio Editor) standing by Bryston power amplifier.

Click on links below to go to the photo pages for each day.

DAY-0    DAY-1    DAY-2    DAY-3    DAY-4    Wrap-Up

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