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Steven Stone sets up the <A HREF="">Vienna Acoustics Strauss surround speaker system</A> and puts them to the test. Stone emerges with a smile on his face, declaring, "I'll miss them when they're gone."

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Posted: Dec 15, 2002 0 comments

Joel Brinkley notes that, although not quite as thin as a plasma screen, the <A HREF="">Zenith D60WLCD HD-ready rear-projection LCD television</A> is only 17" deep and costs a fraction of its flat cousin's price. JB uncovers its strengths and weaknesses.

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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: Jan 12, 2004 0 comments

Fred Manteghian takes his turn with the <A HREF="/surroundsoundpreampprocessors/1103classe">Class&#233; SSP-60 preamplifier-processor</A> noting that, although built by a Canadian manufacturer, it can hold its own feature for feature with the latest Japanese imports.

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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="">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: Nov 24, 2002 0 comments

Fred Manteghian does some heavy lifting to install the 120-pound <A HREF="">Ayre V-6 multichannel power amplifier</A> in his home theater system. But the sound is what counts, and FM reports that the V-6 is a breath of fresh Ayre.

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Posted: Sep 29, 2002 0 comments

In his review of the <A HREF="">Sony Grand Wega KF-60DX100 rear-projection TV</A>, Tom Norton points out that "while the plasma and DLP technologies have been generating much of the latest buzz, the less glamorous LCD remains a serious contender." TJN reveals just how serious in his report.

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Posted: Apr 27, 2003 0 comments

Thomas J. Norton listens to the <A HREF="">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: Mar 09, 2003 0 comments

From the February issue, Steven Stone installs the $3300 <A HREF="">Plus Piano Avanti HE-3200 DLP projector</A> into his HT system, prompting him to comment that "for such a tiny projector, the new HE-3200 has an absurdly long name . . . and maybe even a better picture than the HE-3100."


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