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Posted: Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

"The next best thing to being there?" Thomas J. Norton tries to find words to describe the <A HREF="">Reference Imaging CinePro 9x Elite & Teranex HDX Cinema MX CRT video projector and video processor</A>. Why such an expensive product for <I>SGHT</I>? Because, as TJN notes, "these are the products against which all others can be measured."

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Posted: May 04, 2003 0 comments

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: 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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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: Mar 29, 2004 0 comments

Michael Fremer looks for sound value as he reviews the <A HREF="/speakersystems/104alon">Al&#243;n by Acarian Napoleon surround speaker system</A>. Can an audiophile speaker designer put it all together in a single six-piece package for under $3k? MF sets them up and files his report.

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Posted: Jul 28, 2002 0 comments

In his review of the <A HREF="">Wharfedale Pacific Surround Speaker System</A>, John J. Gannon writes that, although Wharfedale is not a well-known company in the US, "By introducing cutting-edge designs at affordable prices, they're now obviously aiming to change that." Gannon listens carefully to determine how well they've succeeded.

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Posted: Jul 06, 2003 0 comments

From the June issue, Joel Brinkley fires up the <A HREF="">Toshiba 34HDX82 direct-view HDTV</A>. "At $2699, the Toshiba is among the more expensive 16x9, 34-inch direct-view TVs in the current crop," notes JB. And with a little tweaking, Brinkley says this expensive frog soon turns into a prince.

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Posted: Sep 22, 2002 0 comments

At this point, there is only one way to record HDTV and that is with a digital D-VHS VCR. Joel Brinkley casts a discerning eye towards the <A HREF="">Mitsubishi HS-HD2000U and JVC HM-DH30000U D-VHS VCRs</A> to see which one is best suited for the job.

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Posted: Jul 21, 2002 0 comments

Fred Manteghian journeys to the BAT cave for his review of the <A HREF="">Balanced Audio Technology VK-6200 multichannel power amplifier</A>. Manteghian notes that "this museum-quality piece of modern art was forced to sit on the floor during its stay here&mdash;but if you end up buying one, it deserves a seat of honor somewhere in your room."


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