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J. Gordon Holt taps away at the titanium "Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal waveguides" of the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?31">JBL Performance surround-sound speaker system</A> to help uncover clues to its sonic signature. But in the end, Holt finds that only extensive listening with both music and movies reveals the true measure of the JBL's unusual design.

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Michael Fremer positions the complete $21,000 <A HREF="/speakersystems/1103ap">Audio Physic Virgo III surround speaker system</A> into place and then wonders whether "using speakers capable of exceptionally stunning imaging would make sense in a home theater."

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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="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?39">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: Oct 27, 2002 0 comments

Michael Fremer sets up the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?56">B&W CM Series surround speaker system</A> in his audio/video room and gives them a complete workout. MF comments, "What B&W chose to do with the CM Series is blend good looks, high build-quality, and typically rich 'British sound' into an affordable package."

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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="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?27">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: Jul 20, 2003 0 comments

Plasma screens have not taken over the market yet, as Michael Fremer notes in his review of the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?135">Hitachi Ultravision 65XWX20B rear-projection CRT HDTV</A>. "If space is a constraint," says MF, "be prepared to spend at least twice as much for a smaller screen" with plasma. If you've got the room, then according to MF, the Hitachi may be the way to go.

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Posted: Jan 05, 2003 0 comments

Thomas J. Norton gets his hands on the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?76">Krell Home Theater Standard 7.1 surround processor</A> and explains all the pluses and minuses of what you get for your $8000.

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Posted: Jan 26, 2003 0 comments

Thomas J. Norton surveyed the field, talked with the reviewers, and carefully selected the best home theater equipment released over the last year in order to come up with the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?82">2003 Editors Choice Awards</A>. As Norton notes, "The Platinum Award is for price-no-object performance. The Gold Award weighs both performance and cost."

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Posted: Dec 22, 2002 0 comments

The best rear-projection set reviewed to date? Thomas Norton lavishes high praise on the <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?72">Hitachi 51SWX20B HD-ready CRT rear-projection television</A> and is especially fond of its handles.

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Posted: Jun 29, 2003 0 comments

From the June issue, Steven Stone reviews the competitively-priced HD2-chipped <A HREF="http://www.guidetohometheater.com/showarchives.cgi?129">InFocus Screenplay 7200 DLP projector</A>. Stone observes that the InFocus "lowers the price of an HD2 projector below $10,000." But does it deliver? "That's the $2000 question," says Stone.

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