HE 2006 RAVE Awards
1) Onkyo: Best Receiver, Under $1,000: Onkyo TX-SR503 A/V Receiver Home Theater editor Maureen Jenson with Onkyo's Keith Haas left and Paul Wasek.
2) Optoma: Best Entry Level Projector: Optoma H27 DLP Projector. MJ with Optoma's Joe Perella.
3) RAVE Award party was packed.
4) Peter Tribeman accepting for Best Entry-Level Speaker System: Atlantic Technology System 920 Speaker System.
5) Product of the Year went to Sony's KDS-R60XBR1 SXRD HDTV.
6) Best High-End Speaker System went to Vandersteen Audio Speaker System. MJ with Richard Vandersteen.
7) Tom Hannaher accepts for the Best Convergence Product: ZVOX 315 Sound Console Amplified Audio System.
8) Best Amplifier Under $3,000: Parasound Model 5250 Amplifier. Parasound's Richard Schramm with MJ.
9) Lionel Goodfield with HT Publisher John Hurley accepting for Best Source Component, Over $500 Simaudio MOON Orbiter Universal Disc Player.
10) Rob Sample accepting for Best Pre/Pro, Under $3,000 Anthem AVM 30 Pre/Pro
11) Best Custom Product: Polk Audio's Paul DiComo for the LC265i In-Wall Speaker System.
12) Alan Hook receiving for Monitor Audios' Best Midpriced Speaker System: Monitor Audio Silver RS 6 Speaker System.
13) Best Receiver, Over $1,000: Denon AVR-5805 A/V Receiver was accepted by Len Provost.
14) Joseph Sayhoun, President of Earthquake received for Best Amplifier, Over $3,000: Earthquake Cinénova Grande Seven-Channel Amplifier. We are waiting for that picture in addition to John-Paul Lizars receiving for Best Pre/Pro, Over $3,000: Primare SPA21 Surround Processor/Amplifier.
15) Other products that received awards:
• Best Overall Projector: InFocus 777 DLP Projector
• Best Flat-Panel Display: Panasonic TH-42PX500U Plasma HDTV
• Best Source Component, Under $500: Sony DVP-NS975V DVD/SACD Player
• Best Home-Theater-in-a-Box System: Harman/Kardon CP 35 Home Theater System.
• DVD of the Year: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Special Extended DVD Edition (New Line)