New Products - Feb. 2002 Page 3

Electrograph Electrograph's 17-inch DTS17V flat-panel LCD multimedia monitor makes desktop video modern, colorful, and sleek. The tiltable screen can display images at SXGA resolution (1,280 x 1,024 pixels) and has a rated contrast ratio of 200:1. The picture is said to be bright at angles up to 80° off-center. You can select programs from its built-in 181-channel tuner or sources connected to its component-, composite-, S-video and two VGA inputs. The 13 1/2-pound monitor comes with a VGA cable and remote control, and it's available in a black, white, or silver finish. Price: $1,795. www.electrograph.com, 800-776-5768

Linn The Komri speaker from Linn uses six drivers - more than you'll find on some Scottish backroads - to divide the audio spectrum into five frequency bands. A 3/4-inch supertweeter, 1-inch tweeter, and 3-inch midrange - all soft-dome designs - are mounted on a bridge in front of a 6-inch upper-bass driver that sits above two 10-inch woofers. The speaker's four-way crossover network is passive, and its rolloff characteristics are adjustable through rear-panel controls. Frequency response is rated as 20 Hz to 28 kHz ±3 dB. Available in black, cherry, or maple finish, each Komri measures 16 5/8 x 45 7/8 x 20 1/2 inches and weighs 185 pounds. Price: $40,000 a pair. www.linn.co.uk, 888-671-5466

Canon At only 6 pounds, Canon's LV-X1 portable LCD video projector lets you travel light. It can project images at its native XGA resolution (1,024 x 768 pixels) and can also accept SXGA signals. You can connect the projector to either a Windows or Macintosh computer via the supplied VGA cable, but it also has a wideband component-video input for display of progressive-scan DVD or high-definition TV signals. Composite- and S-video inputs offer more hookup options. The LV-X1 can handle both NTSC and PAL input signals, its contrast ratio is rated as 300:1, and it has 16x digital zoom. A carrying case is included. Price: $3,499. www.usa.canon.com, 800-652-2666

Toshiba Want a DVD-Audio player but turned off by high prices? Toshiba's $400 Cinema Series SD5700 not only handles DVD-Video and DVD-Audio discs with ease, but also plays CDs with MP3 files and has a progressive-scan video output with 2:3 pulldown. The player decodes Dolby Digital soundtracks and has a six-channel analog output as well as both coaxial and optical digital audio outputs for CDs and DVD-Video. The silver faceplate will make you feel like you paid a lot more. www.toshiba.com/tacp, 800-631-3811


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