MARCH 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): MAR. 5; MAR. 12; MAR. 19; MAR. 26 = Record Label News: Naxos, DGG, Concord, Silverline
Hi-Res Reviews: Part 1 (Rock/Pop),  Part 2 (Classical), Part 3 (Jazz Etc.) (28 total)
***Win one of these new TELARC Hybrid Multichannel SACDs! Six lucky winners!
The winners for February were Fredrik Viken of Trondheim, Norway (Brown) and Lorne Warrington of Saskatoon, Saskatchawan (Vaughan Williams)! Your choice of either Vaughan Williams’ stirring “Sea Symphony” - with the Atlanta Symphony and Chorus conducted by Robert Spano [Just won three Grammy Awards! - see Feb. 26 Audio News]; 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 thru April 30. [Sorry but limited to North America only]
  Equipment Reviews: Marantz DV8300 Universal Disc Player; Adcom GFA7700 5-Channel Amplifier; Philips DVDQ35AT Progressive Scan DVD Player
  Classical CD Reviews: Pt. 1, Pt. 2, Pt. 3 (32 total)
 Reissue Classical CDs: Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 (13 total)
 DVD-Video Reviews, Pt. 1, Pt. 2 (16 total)
  Jazz Reviews: Part 1 & Part 2 (16 total)
  Index to All 105 Disc Reviews in This Issue
tiny CD bullet  Survey of the Audio and Home Theater Print Press
Also check out our updated Audio Links
  Best Classical, Jazz & Rock Discs of 2002 List - New!
For detailed photographic coverage of CES 2003 in Las Vegas visit ENJOY THE MUSIC

Welcome to our 52nd 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 28 Hi-Res discs - both multichannel and stereo and both DVD-A and SACD, plus 32 classical CDs. Components covered are the new Marantz Universal SACD/DVD-A player, a bargain Philips DVD-video player with progressive scan, and Adcom's massive 5-channel basic amp. Our in-depth coverage of all types of optical discs comes to 105 reviews for this issue. 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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