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Scott Wilkinson  |  Apr 03, 2009  |  1 comments

After 60 years of making some of the finest audio components available, <A href="">McIntosh Laboratory</A> is celebrating its quadquindecennial with the reissue of two classic models—the C22 preamp and MC75 monoblock power amp that were first introduced in the early 1960s. Both units have been updated with the latest features and manufacturing techniques and will be sold as a limited-edition "Classic System" including one C22 and two MC75s.

Scott Wilkinson  |  Mar 31, 2009  |  23 comments

<A href="">Denon</A> is certainly pushing the envelope&#151;in terms of both performance and price&#151;with its new flagship line that includes a surround pre/pro, 10-channel power amp, and universal disc player. <I>UAV</I> reviewed the pre/pro and power amp <A href=", but we haven't yet taken a critical look at the DVD-A1UDCI player.

Scott Wilkinson  |  Mar 26, 2009  |  9 comments

<A href="">B&W</A>'s Nautilus speakers are not new&#151;they were introduced in 1993&#151;but they remain unequaled in the sheer beauty of their design. And that design isn't merely for the sake of visual impact&#151;it's a classic case of form following function.

Scott Wilkinson  |  Mar 24, 2009  |  4 comments

Italian projector maker <A href="">SIM2</A> specializes in combining high style and high performance, especially when it comes to the high end. The company's C3X Lumis HOST 1080p projector is a perfect case in point&#151;curvaceous cabinet on the outside and 3-chip DLP imaging engine on the inside.

Scott Wilkinson  |  Mar 17, 2009  |  First Published: Mar 18, 2009  |  10 comments

If CES 2009 was any indication, it looked like Philips was getting out of the consumer-electronics business, seeing as how the company had no booth or press conference this year. We know for sure it won't be selling TVs in North America, having reached a deal whereby Japanese electronics manufacturer Funai will market Philips and Magnavox TVs in the US and Canada while Philips concentrates on Europe and key emerging countries.

Scott Wilkinson  |  Mar 13, 2009  |  11 comments

Unless you're a serious audiophile, you might not know the name <A href="">Goldmund</A>. After 30 years making ultra-high-end audio components, this Swiss company is expanding into the realm of home theater. But if you think it's simply offering projectors and surround-sound systems, think again. When you contact Goldmund to discuss home theater, you'll be talking about a <I>complete</I> media room that the company will design, build, equip, and calibrate from beginning to end.

Scott Wilkinson  |  Mar 13, 2009  |  12 comments

<A href="">Wilson Audio</A> is well known for ultra-high-end speakers, but most of its products are designed for 2-channel listening. To create a full surround system, all you need do is mate any of Wilson's superlative L/R models with a center, surrounds, subwoofer, and controller from the WATCH (Wilson Audio Theater Comes Home) lineup.

Darryl Wilkinson  |  Aug 05, 2002  |  First Published: Aug 06, 2002  |  0 comments
After billions of years of evolution, Mother Nature still needs a proper soundtrack.

As a Home Theater reader, you probably fit into the fine category of people for whom music and movies are a big part of life. I'm willing to bet that, when it comes to electronic entertainment, you think inside the box. Well, I guess it's more like two boxes: your home and your car. Sure, no self-respecting Home Theaters reader feels complete without a DVD player and full-blown home theater in his or her living room, and most of you probably couldn't live without a CD player in your car. But how many of you have come to realize that Mother Nature's soundtrack could use a little assistance (especially if you happen to be, like me, an environmentally challenged city dweller)?