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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|70. Sunfire True Subwoofer Jr. (subwoofer)
baby woofer is far more affordable than his signature woofer, but it
still rocks unbelievably hard for its size and price.
69. Yamaha RXV1 (AV receiver)
This receiver has the power to hang with separates and the flexibility to handle all of the latest AV formats for a fair price.
68. Madrigal Imaging MPD-1 D-ILA (digital projector)
Madrigal Imaging might have been a failed marketing experiment for
Harman, this projector is anything but a failure. Madrigal Imaging now
has a new owner and this projector represents an even better value.
67. Meridian 568.2 (AV preamp)
The new G series Meridian gear is on its way, but the 562.2, with a
direct digital connection for DVD-Audio, might be the best-sounding
real-world high-end audio combo you can buy.
66. Linn Klimax Twin (amp)
With its diminutive physical size yet big sound, this $9,000 amp powered Bryan Southard’s Revel Salons like a champ.
65. Conrad Johnson Premier 17LS (preamp)
less expensive than the Linn or Levinson, the CJ 17LS caught our
attention for its notably more tubular and American sound at a fair
64. Linn Kontrol (preamp)
Just like the CD12, the Linn Kontrol takes the audio preamp to the limits of analog technology.
63. Kenwood Sovereign VR5700 (receiver)
For those who want it all from their home theater controller without all of the cost.
62. Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature (amplifiers)
Powered by Bob Carver’s tracking downconverter amp technology, this amp packs 400 watts times five for a price that makes the
ultra-high end guys jealous. Some AR reviewers use this amp along with
a high-end stereo amp in $100k-plus systems because its smooth sound
and reserve of power can easily keep up.
61. DynAudio Audience 52 (loudspeaker)
Everyone needs small speakers somewhere in their lives and these are as good as you will hear for a home theater.