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FEBRUARY 2003 Features:
(Use our Search Engine to find past reviews - such as the hundreds of SACD, DVD-A, and xrcd releases we have reviewed during the past year!; also see our Archives section!)
Weekly Audio News (See Index for previous weeks): FEB. 5 = New Device Re-Invents the Piano; Another Hi-Fi Show in June; Keith Jarrett Wins Polar Music Prize; Chinese Electronics Giant Enters U.S. Market
Hi-Res Reviews: Part 1 (Jazz),  Part 2 (Classical), Part 3 (Pop) (34 total)
Win one of these new TELARC Hybrid Multichannel SACDs! Six lucky winners!
Your choice of either Vaughan Williams’ stirring “Sea Symphony” - with the Atlanta Symphony and Chorus conducted by Robert Spano; or bassist Ray Brown’s last recording for Telarc: “Ray Brown/Monty Alexander/Russell Malone.” To enter simply email us Here your full name, street address, email address and whether you prefer the classical or jazz SACD. We’ll have two drawings each month until April 30.
  Equipment Reviews: Sony DVP-NS755V DVD/SACD/CD Player; PS Audio Ultimate Outlet; Grado PH-1 Phono Preamp
  Classical CD Reviews: Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 (25 total)
   Soundtrack CDs: Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 (16 total)
   Special Feature - The Integrated Option
 Reissue Classical CDs: Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 (15 total)
 DVD-Video Reviews, Pt. 1, Pt. 2 & Pt. 3 (22 total)
  Jazz Reviews (12 total)
  Index to All 123 Disc Reviews in This Issue
tiny CD bullet  Survey of the Audio and Home Theater Print Press - Updated 2/7
Also check out our updated Audio Links
  Best Classical, Jazz & Rock Discs of 2002 List - New!
For detailed photographic coverage of last month's CES 2003 in Las Vegas visit ENJOY THE MUSIC

Welcome to our 51st issue of the web magazine for audio, music and home theater - transitioned from the former national radio program AUDIOPHILE AUDITION, which was heard for over 13 years on stations coast to coast. We are dedicated to your auditional wellbeing. Look for a design face-lift of the site soon.

This month we feature two special sections - Reviews of Soundtrack CDs, and an article contributed by one of our readers about his integrated audio experience. A new record of 34 Hi-Res discs are reviewed this time - both multichannel and stereo and both DVD-A and SACD. Components covered are a new Sony entry-level progressive-scan DVD-V/CD/SACD player, Grado's new phono preamp and a new AC-treatment accessory from PS Audio. Our in-depth coverage of all types of optical discs comes to 123 reviews for this issue- still more than any other web or print audio publication! The Survey of the Print Audio and HT Press continues and it is now updated as current issues come in. You also have the opportunity to share your thoughts and questions with other audiophiles via our association with the SoundReproduction.com High End Audio Resource:

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