A<B><I>ustin Powers: International Man of Mystery</B></I><BR><I>Laserdisc. Mike Meyers, Elizabeth Hurley, Robert Wagner, Michael York, Mimi Rogers. Directed by Jay Roach. Aspect ratio: 2:1. Dolby Digital. Two sides. 90 minutes. 1997. New Line Home Video/Image Entertainment 3965LI. PG -13. $39.95.</I>
<I>Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Season Hubley, Harry Dean Stanton, Adrienne Barbeau. Directed by John Carpenter. Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 5.1 (English), Dolby Digital 2.0 (French). Two discs. 99 minutes. 1981. MGM Home Entertainment 1005690. R. $29.98. </I>
<I>Paul Brady, Liam Genockey, Steve Fletcher, Jennifer Maidman, Mary Black, Paddy Glackin, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Liam O'Flynn. Directed by Julian Vignoles. Aspect ratio: 2.35 (anamorphic). Dolby Digital 2.0 (English). 108 minutes. 2003. Koch Entertainment/Compass Records 743599. NR. $24.98.</I>
Atlantic Technology unveiled a new in-wall speaker that features an adjustable crossover that alters the speaker's lobbing effects to better control the speakers imaging and harmonic balance. Even when situated relatively high on the wall behind a Screen Research acoustically transparent screen the sound seemed to come from several feel below the speaker's actual physical position. Magic? No just solid engineering.
Audioquest's latest Horizon termination hardware consists of a solid alloy that is guaranteed not to bend regardless of how many times you strike another human over the head with it. If unsuccessful in the audio market it will be a surefire hit among law enforcement professionals looking for a billy club with flare.
Most power amplifiers are primarily differentiated by their size and color. Eventually, even an amplifier fetishist grows weary of digging for the minute variations that make each amplifier special. Perhaps that's why it's so refreshing to discover an amp that embraces some truly unique new technology. Bel Canto, a small company located in darkest Minnesota, has managed to find a way to manufacture a digital amplifier, dubbed the eVo2, whose performance rivals that of more conventional analog designs.