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HT Staff  |  Jan 28, 2002  |  0 comments
Any home theater or audio sales consultant will tell you that large speakers are among the biggest obstacles to closing a sale. There's a certain category of customer who wants big sound without the big boxes.
HT Staff  |  Jan 24, 2002  |  0 comments
Home Theater's Joe Hageman loved RBH Sound, Inc.'s Signature Series loudspeakers. He may want to revisit the company's offerings now that they've launched the T1, a new flagship product.

The T1, which debuted at the 2002 Consumer Electronics Show, is intended "to provide the ultimate in performance in large-scale home theater systems." Capable of handling 500 watts of power, but boasting a sensitivity of 90dB, the T1 features four 6.5" aluminum cone midwoofers and three 1" tweeters, and is capable of putting out clean sound at an astounding 120dB sound pressure level---similar to a jet engine at takeoff. Low-end cutoff frequency is said to be 45Hz.

HT Staff  |  Jan 23, 2002  |  0 comments
The top of the home theater market is a very attractive niche. Scottsdale, AZ-based Accurate Imaging Technologies hopes to establish itself as a major player in the upper end of the market with a series of easy-to-use but no-compromise products. Among them are several new CRT projectors, and an HDTV upconverter. The company plans to introduce high-rez plasma displays and DVD players with SACD compatibility later this year.
HT Staff  |  Jan 19, 2002  |  0 comments
Plasma screens are still one of the hottest commodities in the video marketplace. Sharp Electronics Corporation has added two new models to its new line of High Definition Plasma Televisions: the 43" PZ-43HV2U and the 50" PZ-50HV2U. The larger model was recently honored by an International CES Innovations 2002 Design and Engineering Showcase Award.
HT Staff  |  Jan 14, 2002  |  0 comments
Following the successful launch of its DVD-R/RW computer drives, Pioneer has released its first DVD recorder for the US market, the Elite DVR-7000. Camcorder inputs, progressive video output, and instant one-touch recording are among the recorder's attractive features.
HT Staff  |  Jan 11, 2002  |  0 comments
Let's suppose you have a nicely installed home theater system and a TV upstairs in your bedroom. Let's further suppose that sometimes you'd like to watch a movie playing on your home theater system's DVD player in your bedroom. Without taking the player upstairs, or snaking a dedicated cable between the two, you can't do it.
HT Staff  |  Jan 07, 2002  |  0 comments
Want to do seven channels the right way? Denon has debuted a new A/V surround sound receiver claimed to bring "new levels of sonic realism to the home theater experience." The AVR-5803 features advanced dual Analog Devices Hammerhead SHARC 32-bit processors and Burr-Brown 24-bit/192kHz audio DACs, as well as THX Ultra2 7.1-channel processing, Dolby Pro Logic II decoding, Dolby Headphone output, built-in video conversion and many other attractive functions.
HT Staff  |  Jan 06, 2002  |  0 comments
Digital Light Processing is one of the hottest buzzwords in home theater. Sim2 Seleco USA, Inc., has incorporated the Texas Instruments technology into a sleek attractive projector claimed to be optimized for both high-definition and legacy video displays.
HT Staff  |  Dec 26, 2001  |  0 comments
Rarely do integrated components perform as well as separates for an equivalent amount of money. The AVR307, from Buffalo, NY-based B&K, is an exception. Its operating flexibility, multi-format surround capability and audiophile amplifier technology make it an attractive choice for those who want maximum performance with minimum clutter. The AVR307 is intended for music and movie fans who agree with B&K's philosophy of "sensible simplicity."
HT Staff  |  Dec 26, 2001  |  0 comments
Durham, NH-based Outlaw Audio has slashed the price of its popular model 1050 home theater receiver by $100. Introduced last year, the 6 x 65-watt, multi-format unit originally sold for $599, and won plenty of critical praise as it gained market share. The 1050 is compatible with Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic, and DTS surround sound formats, and features an adjustable subwoofer crossover with settings at 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, and 200Hz.