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Optoma HD8600 Video Projector Optoma HD8600 Video Projector
Published on July 02, 2010

Optoma HD8600 Video Projector SRP: $6500 (no lens), $500 standard lens, $1500 long throw lens, $2000 short throw lens Optoma USA 715 Sycamore Drive Milpitas, CA 95035 408-383-3700 (voice) 408-383-3702 (fax) http://www.optomausa.com Basic Description Native 1080p HD projector using .65” DC3 DLP technology; 1600 ANSI Lumens; 50,000:1 Contrast Ratio with Dynamic Black; 3000 Hour Standard […]


CEntrance DACport USB 96/24 Headphone Amp CEntrance DACport USB 96/24 Headphone Amp
Published on June 26, 2010

The DACport sounded far better than any of the portable headphone amps, and if I had an iPod I’m sure it would be paired up with it constantly.


Furman IT-Reference 20i Symmetrical Power Conditioner Furman IT-Reference 20i Symmetrical Power Conditioner
Published on May 26, 2010

The reason to buy something much more expensive than a standard power strip is to prevent current limiting and negative effects in comparison to the direct connection to the wall.


Benz Micro Gullwing SLR Moving Coil Phono Cartridge Benz Micro Gullwing SLR Moving Coil Phono Cartridge
Published on May 22, 2010

If you are wondering whether there is any reason or benefit to going above the $1500 range for a cartridge the answer is: “absolutely.”


TBI Magellan MGD-200 Subwoofer Amplifier  
SRP: $700 TBI Magellan MGD-200 Subwoofer Amplifier SRP: $700
Published on May 09, 2010

The thought of putting electronics in the most highly resonant area of your system seems counterproductive.


Myine Ira Wi-Fi Internet Radio Tuner Myine Ira Wi-Fi Internet Radio Tuner
Published on February 12, 2010

A good choice for those wanting to add Internet station reception to their home audio or AV system, without spending much and with only a minimum of space taken up.


Aperion Home Audio Link (HAL) System Aperion Home Audio Link (HAL) System
Published on February 10, 2010

Excellent for powering a small audio system with decent speakers across your office from your computer at your desk, free from intervening wires.


Sherwood Newcastle R-972 Surround AV Receiver Sherwood Newcastle R-972 Surround AV Receiver
Published on February 09, 2010

A receiver that can fix speaker-matching problems, poor room layout and improper listening positions, but may have reliability issues.


Bryston 9BSST2 Five-Channel Power Amplifier Bryston 9BSST2 Five-Channel Power Amplifier
Published on January 21, 2010

Tested more rolled-off and mellow than a similarly-priced Krell 5-channel amp.


VPI 30th Anniversary Classic Turntable 
with JMW-10.5i Special Edition Tonearm VPI 30th Anniversary Classic Turntable with JMW-10.5i Special Edition Tonearm
Published on January 03, 2010

I still think that perhaps performance could have been improved with an even more expensive cartridge; however its characteristic lack of drive seemed to carry over regardless of cartridge and/or equipment changes.




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