New Products / May 2001 Page 2


Got the shakes? You will after hooking TDK's Tremor multimedia speakers to your computer. Each of the three Tremor systems comes with a different bass module and a pair of 2 3/4 x 9 5/8 x 1-inch flat-panel speakers. The main speakers use NXT's SurfaceSound technology, which is said to create a wider "sweet spot," and are rated for a frequency response of 200 Hz to 20 kHz ±3 dB. The bass modules take over below 200 Hz, with the Tremor S-150's (shown) going down to 50 Hz and the S-80 and S-60 modules to 60 Hz. Each magnetically shielded bass module has a sleek, sloping enclosure that tucks nicely behind a flat-screen monitor. Prices: S-150, $150; S-80, $110; S-60, $70. 800-835-8273,


The curved world of TV screens is becoming flatter and flatter under the weight of the ever-growing number of flat-screen sets like JVC's I'Art AV-27F802. The flat face reduces glare on the 27-inch cathode-ray tube (CRT), which features dynamic-focus lenses, said to improve focusing on the edges and corners, and an Invar shadow mask to help ensure color accuracy. There are two component-, four composite-, and two S-video inputs. The set features dual-tuner picture-in-picture (PIP), and the backlit learning remote lets you put the PIP window in any corner of the screen. Price: $900. 800-526-5308,


NAD's latest digital surround receiver, the T761, needs no introduction to your speakers - its Impedance Sensing Circuitry is said to automatically adjust the power supply to cope best with the load they present. The T761 can decode 5.1-channel Dolby Digital and DTS signals and is rated to deliver 80 watts continuous to each of five channels. There's one optical and two coaxial digital audio inputs, a 5.1-channel analog input, five video inputs, preamp outputs for five channels, and two video outputs, both with composite- and S-video connectors. Dimensions: 17 1/8 x 5 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches. A learning remote control is supplied. Price: $999. 800-263-4641,