New Products - Feb. 2002 Page 5

Wright Audio Pay attention to the speaker system behind the curtain - Wright Audio's Grand Master, which includes a decorative façade complete with drapes, hides some serious hardware back there. Two bass towers, each with dual 12-inch subwoofers, are powered by a 150-watt-per-channel stereo amplifier, and two other transmission-line cabinets each have dual 6 1/2-inch Kevlar-composite midranges and a 1-inch titanium tweeter. Overall frequency response is rated as 20 Hz to 18 kHz ±2 dB. A separate active-crossover controller includes a graphic equalizer. The decorative front is made of solid red oak with beveled glass and black chiffon curtains, and the overall size of each side is 50 x 84 x 21 inches. Price: $14,500. www.wrightaudio.com, 541-343-1413

Sherbourn It's five in one - Sherbourn's 5/1500A power amplifier is really five mono-block amps, each with its own power supply, heat sink, and transformer and rated to deliver up to 200 watts continuous power into 8 ohms. The black faceplate is marked only by the power button, its blue LED, and the Sherbourn logo, but the back panel is filled with balanced XLR and gold-plated RCA inputs for every channel and gold-plated multiway output connectors. There's also a 12-volt trigger input. The 5/1500A measures 19 x 7 x 17 3/4 inches big and weighs 80 pounds. Price: $2,000. www.sherbourn.com, 978-663-7385

irock! The irock! 520 from Motorola spinoff First International Digital nixes your last excuse (high player prices) for not getting with the MP3 revolution. For just 100 smackers, you get a player that measures only 2 1/2 x 7 x 2 7/8 inches, weighs only 2 ounces, and has 64 megabytes of flash memory built in, plus a SmartMedia card slot if you need even more. Earphones, a USB cable, and a carrying strap are supplied, and more than 1,000 songs are ready for download at the company's Web site. www.myirock.com, 847-202-1900

Onkyo Pick up Onkyo's HTS-L5 system, and you'll only need to add a TV to have a fully functional home theater. It comprises the TX-L5 A/V receiver, DV-L5 DVD player, and SKS-105 speaker system. The receiver has Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic II decoding and sports one coaxial and two optical digital inputs and three S-video inputs. The DV-L5 can play discs with MP3 files and has component-, composite-, and S-video and optical and coaxial digital audio outputs. The speakers have 3 1/2-inch midrange drivers (two in each front speaker) and 1-inch tweeters. The 60-watt subwoofer is rated down to 30 Hz. System price: $1,300 (components also sold separately). www.onkyousa.com, 800-229-1687


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