|AVRev.com's Top 100 of 2003|
|Home Theater Feature Articles Best Of & Top 100 Lists|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Monday, 01 December 2003|
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90. ASC Tube Traps
Less expensive than RG treatments, ASC acoustical treatments are a bit more in your face, but one or two pairs can quickly solve evil acoustic problems in your room. Think we’re kidding – try removing them from your room and then do some critical listening.
89. RPG (room acoustics)
There comes a point in all high-end audio systems when your room is more a factor in the success of your sound than your gear. RPG’s room treatment products (absorption, diffusion, etc.) allow you to make the most of the room and gear you have.
88. Etymotic Research ER4 (in-earmonitors)
Jam these little suckers in your ears (you might need custom ear molds) and enter your own world of audio. Perfect for a travel audio system using an iPod and a Headroom Airhead amp.
87. Sony PlayStation 2 (video games)
The machine that allowed video gaming industry to compete with Hollywood Movie studio in terms of revenue. The PS2 is still a force to be reckoned with, even with Xbox on the scene.
86. Microsoft Xbox (video games)
Bill Gates’ video game system adds even more technical sophistication to the world of video gaming. Online gaming and a growing list of strong titles makes Xbox hard to resist for the home theater enthusiast.
85. Digital Video Essentials (DVD setup disc)
Use this $25 DVD to find the last level of performance from your TV, projector or plasma. All with the latest grids, graphs and tuning techniques from video guru Joe Kane.
84. SIM2 HT200 (DLP projector)
SIM2 takes the DLP concept and adds in important performance enhancements to elements like the color wheel and then wraps it in a very sexy package. Hard to go wrong for movie playback on a big screen.
83. Meyer Sound EQs (pro audio EQ)
The tool of the serious room tuner, this EQ gives audio gurus like Bob Hodas the chance to polish the little details of your system to a fine glow. Don’t believe the anti-EQ hype. A professional tuning of your room with a good EQ gets you the most from your system in your room.
82. Marantz SR19ex (receiver)
Another receiver that does it all for a fair price that specifically caught editor Bryan Southard’s attention.
81. Shanling T100 With Level 1 Mods (CD player)
One look at this CD player makes you want to own it. With the appeal of an old Oracle turntable, this CD player, with its performance mods, has the sound to back up its beauty.