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Robert Deutsch listens to Danish home theater when he sets up the <A HREF="/surroundsoundpreampprocessors/104primare">Primare SP31.7 preamp-processor & A30.5 Mk.II five-channel amplifier</A> combo in his system. Although its dark and alluring looks caught his eye, RD comments, "as we shall see, that beauty is not just skin deep."

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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="">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 16, 2003 0 comments

Joel Brinkley continues his never-ending quest for the latest in digital reception with his review of the <A HREF="">Samsung SIR-TS160 DTV/DirecTV receiver & SIR-T151 DTV receiver</A>. JB notes that, while the SIR-T151 is the least expensive digital receiver currently available, it still has plenty to offer.

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Posted: Apr 26, 2004 0 comments

Scott Wilkinson takes a look at the <A HREF="/dvdplayers/204pioneer">Pioneer Elite DVR-57H DVR/DVD recorder</A> and taps into the new religion he calls TiVoism. As SW notes, "If you watch TV at all, a DVR can dramatically change your life, as it did mine."

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Posted: Mar 02, 2003 0 comments

From the February issue, Peter Putman lights up the <A HREF="">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: Jan 05, 2004 0 comments

Joel Brinkley checks out the <A HREF="/accessories/1103panasonic">Panasonic TU-DST52 digital receiver</A>, noting that this is the latest generation DTV unit from the company that created the very first model released in the US. "These products have been among the best. This latest incarnation is no exception."

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Posted: Aug 11, 2002 0 comments

For the January 2002 issue, Fred Manteghian points his eyes and ears toward the <A HREF="">Krell Home Theater Standard 2 preamplifier-processor & Theater Amplifier Standard five-channel amplifier</A>. After a few spins around the audio and video block, FM rolls his tongue back into his mouth and files his report.

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Posted: Oct 27, 2003 0 comments

In theory, says Peter Putnam, the <A HREF="/accessories/1003zenith">Zenith HD230 HDTV receiver-DVR</A> should be one step ahead of the competition. PP explains why, and more when he reviews the latest tapeless tuner/hard-disk recorder that offers some unique features, but omits others.

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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="">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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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="">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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