The HT staff prepares to hand out the first-annual RAVE Awards. From left to right, Jackie Augustine, Chris Lewis, Mike Wood, Maureen Jenson, Adrienne Maxwell, and Claire Lloyd.
On behalf of Pioneer, Andrew Jones accepts the award for Product of the Year: the Elite DV-47Ai universal disc player.
Morris Kessler accepts ATI's award for Best Midlevel Amplifier, the AT2007.
Bob Stuart of Meridian accepts the Best High-End Pre/Pro award for the 568.2. Meridian's 598 also won Best High-End DVD Player.
Samsung's Steve Panosian receives the trophy for Best Budget DVD Player for the DVD-P421.
Polk's DS7200 A/V system earned a Hot Gear award, accepted by Paul DiComo.
Jack Hidley picks up NHT's award for the Evolution speaker system, voted Best Midlevel Speaker System.
Sony earned two RAVEs this year. Michael Smith collected trophies for Best Entry-Level Receiver (the STR-DA3ES) and Best Direct-View Display (the KV-34XBR800).
Dan D'Agostino accepts the Best Midlevel Pre/Pro award for Krell's Showcase.
Athena earned our Hot Ticket Value Speaker System award for the Point 5. Tom Gandulla accepts the award on Athena's behalf.