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JANUARY 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): JAN. 8; JAN. 15; JAN. 22; JAN. 29 = Sony Music SACDs To be Hybrid; Naxos Announces Record Sales in 2002; Hollywood's "Digital Armor;" Long Wait for Films on Net
Hi-Res Reviews (All SACDs this month) Classical/ Jazz/Rock: Part 1,  Part 2,   Part 3 (27 total)
 Equipment Reviews: Silicon Devices Iscan Ultra Line Doubler; HeadRoom Maxed Out Home Headphone Amp
  Classical CD Reviews: Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 (25 total)
  Audiophile LP Reviews (16 total)
  Jazz Reviews, Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 (24 total)
 Reissue Classical CDs: Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 (14 total)
 DVD-Video Reviews, Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 (20 total)
  Index to All 127 Disc Reviews in This Issue
tiny CD bullet  Survey of the Audio and Home Theater Print Press - Updated 1/20 ~ Also check out our updated Audio Links
  Best Classical, Jazz & Rock Discs of 2002 List - New!


Welcome to our 50th 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.

We start the new year by featuring two hi-res review sections; one of them may surprise you - it's Audiophile LPs! You'll find 16 reviews of a variety of vinyl including monos! 27 SACDs are reviewed this time - both multichannel and stereo. Components covered are the HeadRoom Maxed Out headphone amp and the Silicon Devices Iscan Line Doubler. Our in-depth coverage of all types of optical discs comes to a new record of 127 reviews for this issue- more than any other web audio publication! The Survey of the Print Audio and HT Press continues. And you have the opportunity to share your thoughts and questions with other audiophiles via our association with the SoundReproduction.com High End Audio Resource:

AUDIOPHILE AUDITION has joined together with SOUNDREPRODUCTION.COM to provide a high-end interactive Net resource for audio information. The new site offers discussion forums on any audio topic but also specifically on SACD, Home Theater, Home Recording, Speakers, Tubes vs. Solid State, Vibration Isolation and more. Also Technical Resources, Equipment Reviews, Featured Audiophiles and Audio Links. We invite our readers to participate in the free discussion forums.
STAFF WRITERS: Dalia Geffen, Tom Gibbs, Calvin Harding Jr., Clay Swartz, Brian Bloom, Gary Lemco, Alex Morin, John Henry, Laurence Vittes, Peter Bates, John Sunier.              
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