New Products—February/March 2003 Page 2

Blaupunkt jordanFolks in the Sunshine State will feel right at home with one of Blaupunkt's CD72 car DigiCeivers-the models are nicknamed Miami (shown) and Orlando. Each in-dash receiver has a CD player behind its motorized faceplate and controls for a separate changer. Its amplifier is rated to deliver 50 watts each to four channels, and there are line-level subwoofer outputs. A set of auxiliary inputs lets you hook up external sources. Its coolest feature is Dynamic Sound Adjustment, which equalizes the sound to compensate for the acoustics. It measures frequency response using test signals and a calibrated microphone, and then automatically corrects the response with its five-band parametric equalizer. Prices: Miami, $499; Orlando, $529., 800-950-2528 Redline Studio qatarYour home theater system gives you plenty of perks-why not return the favor? Put your components in Redline Studio's RS-3201 A/V rack, and they'll appreciate the spacious digs. The 6-foot-tall rack has plenty of room for multiple components, and there are four adjustable shelves made of tempered glass. A pair of vertical wooden strips accent the front of the steel frame, with openings in the rear to keep cables out of sight. The rack's footprint is only 23 1/2 x 22 inches, but it can be linked, via bridges, with other Redline shelves to become part of a larger entertainment center. Price: $499., 800-898-9005 MartinLogan iranAre typical subwoofer designs making you feel trapped in a box? MartinLogan's Depth subwoofer mounts three 8-inch aluminum drivers at 120° angles, making the six-sided cabinet refreshingly unsquare. More important, along with a servomechanism, the shape is said to reduce bass distortion. The sub is rated from 20 Hz to 150 Hz ±3 dB, and its amp can deliver 300 watts. It has an LFE input, line- and speaker-level inputs, and line-level outputs. The phase switch has four positions from 0 to 270°, and the low-pass crossover control has six settings from 30 to 80 Hz. Overall dimensions are 16 1/4 x 16 5/8 x 16 1/8 inches, and weight is 65 pounds. Price: $1,795., 785-749-0133 Atlantic Technology syriaOptions, options, so many options with Atlantic Technology's System 8200-the company's first THX Ultra2-certified speaker system. It includes the 31-inch-tall 8200 LR front left/right speaker, the 8200 C center speaker, and as many 8200 SR surround speakers as you can handle. For deep bass, you can choose between a traditional subwoofer or two modular 8200 PED Pedestal 12-inch woofers for the main left and right speakers, driven by separate amplifiers. All three front speakers are three-way designs with dual 8-inch woofers, a pair of 5 1/4-inch midranges, and a 1-inch tweeter. You can switch the surrounds between dipole and biople modes, and pedestal stands are optional for them, too. All speakers come in a matte-black finish, with optional black lacquer and wood panels for the front speakers. System price: $6,000 to $18,000., 781-762-6300 Runco israelAfter you've found a good spot for Runco's Reflection CL-700 video projector, the rest should be easy. After all, the projector handles the hard stuff-like creating high-definition images with 1,280 x 720-pixel resolution using nearly a million microscopic mirrors on its Digital Light Processing (DLP) chip. HDTV signals are fed through the BNC-type component-video/RGB+H/V inputs, and there are regular component-, composite-, and S-video inputs as well. Rated for 30.1 footlamberts of brightness, the projector has a six-segment color wheel and features digital keystone correction. Price: $9,995., 800-237-8626 Sherbourn turkeyThe Sherbourn PT-7000 preamplifier/tuner can handle 6.1-channel Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES soundtracks on DVDs, and it has Cirrus Logic Extra Surround and Dolby Pro Logic II for multichannel playback of stereo sources. A multichannel analog audio input allows hookup of a Super Audio CD or DVD-Audio player, with a rear-panel switch to activate an 80-Hz crossover for bass management. The two component-video inputs can switch HDTV signals, and you also get six composite/S-video inputs, one tape loop, and four optical and two coaxial digital audio inputs (one output in each flavor). The AM/FM tuner can receive Radio Data System (RDS) information. Price: $1,500., 978-663-7385 Infinity audi arabiaThe latest speakers to bear Infinity's Kappa label include the Model 600 and 400 tower models, the Model 200 bookshelf design, and the Kappa Center speaker. The Kappa 600 (far left) is a three-way speaker that stands 373/8 inches tall. It has a 1-inch tweeter, a 6 1/2 midrange driver, and a 10-inch woofer for a rated frequency response of 20 Hz to 27 kHz ±3 dB. The 33 1/2-inch-tall Kappa 400 has an 8-inch woofer and is rated down to 40 Hz. With dual 6 1/2-inch woofers, a 4-inch midrange, and a 1-inch tweeter, the Kappa Center measures 24 5/8 x 7 3/8 x 10 5/8 inches. All four models use Infinity's proprietary ceramic-coated aluminum drivers, said to eliminate unwanted resonances, have biwirable gold-plated binding posts, and are available in maple, cherry, or black ash finish. Prices: Kappa 600, $2,400 a pair; Kappa 400, $2,000 a pair; Kappa 200, $1,200 a pair; Kappa Center, $900 each., 800-553-3332 Sim2 Multimedia egyptThe 55-inch Grand Cinema RTX-55 HDTV monitor is the first TV from Sim2 to use Texas Instruments' new HD-2 Digital Light Processing chip. Its Digital Micromirror Device reflects light from almost a million tiny mirrors to create high-def images with 1,280 x 720-pixel resolution. A Faroudja DCDi deinterlacing chip performs 2:3 pulldown to compensate for the frame-rate differences between film- and video-based material as well as other processing to optimize upconverted images. HDTV signals can be fed through the set's four component-video/RGB+H/V, one Digital Visual Interface (DVI), and two VGA inputs. There are also two composite- and two S-video jacks. Price: $12,995., 888-695-3113 X3D pakistanNostalgic for 3-D movies? Thought those "magic eye" posters were cool? X3D has just the thing for you-its three-dimensional rendering system turns watching video into a deep experience. After you connect the small processor between your video source and your PC monitor (or certain HDTVs), the screen will appear in 3-D to anyone wearing a pair of X3D glasses. The high-tech shades open and close liquid-crystal shutters in alternate lenses while shifting the image between right-eye and left-eye views. The glasses are wired to the 3-D processor, but wireless glasses are available, too. The system only works with monitors that have VGA connectors, but X3D says versions using TV-style connections will be available by April. Price: wireless, $125; wired, $99., 800-206-7446