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Posted: Mar 02, 2003 0 comments

From the February issue, Peter Putman lights up the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?94">JVC DLA-G150CL D-ILA front projector</A>. DLP may be hot, but as Putman finds, "what hooks people on D-ILA projectors is their amazing rendering of colors."

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Posted: Mar 23, 2003 0 comments

Can you have it all? Thomas J. Norton takes a look at the new <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?100">Marantz DV-8300 SACD and DVD-Video/Audio player</A> to determine if universal is also better. As Norton notes, this player is almost there.

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Posted: Mar 08, 2004 0 comments

Thomas J. Norton listens to the <A HREF="/amplifiers/104theta">Theta Dreadnaught II multichannel amplifier</A>, the latest in a growing family from a company known for its digital converters, transports and surround processors. TJN determines if the amp, which is configurable from two to five channels, lives up to Theta's admirable audiophile reputation.

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Posted: Jul 13, 2003 0 comments

Michael Fremer provides us with a primer on ribbon drivers in his review of the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?133">Piega P5 LTD surround speaker system</A>. Noting that the Piega is the latest in long line of neo-ribbon designs, Fremer says, "whether or not these are true purist ribbons, pseudo-ribbons, or a hybrid isn't important. What's important is the sound."

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Posted: Mar 30, 2003 0 comments

Scott Wilkinson unpacks the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?103">Yamaha RX-Z1 A/V receiver</A> and wires it into his system, stating, "It was with eager anticipation that I agreed to review the company's current flagship receiver."

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Posted: Dec 15, 2003 0 comments

From the November 2003 issue, Thomas J. Norton scrutinizes the <A HREF="/speakersystems/1103sonus">Sonus Faber Cremona surround speaker system</A>, noting that although SF speakers are generally known as very expensive, the compnay "has followed a different strategy with the Cremona, making sure from the get-go that the speaker is home-theater friendly."

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Posted: Jul 27, 2003 0 comments

Flat screens are the hot item in video displays, and Thomas J. Norton reviews one of the hottest screens available, the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?137">Fujitsu Plasmavision SlimScreen P50XHA10U high-definition plasma</A>. TJN notes, "The new Fujitsu goes for just under $11,000 and may well represent the state of the art in 50" plasma displays."

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Posted: Dec 29, 2003 0 comments

End of the year sales show that flat screens are the hottest new video display technology this season, but pricing and performance still hold them back. Michael Fremer explains why the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?74">Hitachi 42HDT20 16:9 plasma television</A> is a step in the right direction, and how it changed his opinion about plasma's future.

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Posted: Apr 27, 2003 0 comments

Thomas J. Norton listens to the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?111">NHT Evolution T6 Tower surround speaker system</A>, which mates the M6 4-driver unit with the B6 subwoofer. TJN also reviews the company's A1 monoblock amplifer and X1 active crossover to determine how well NHT's unique approach to home theater surround works.

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Posted: Sep 01, 2002 0 comments

Meridian's chief designer and chairman, Bob Stuart, is passionate about musical truth and obtaining it with an audio system. In <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?33">For the Love of Music</A>, Lawrence B. Johnson profiles both the man and his quest for audio's Holy Grail.

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