|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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20. Classé SSP30 (AV preamp)
Priced to kill and more reliable than much of the competition, the Classe’ SP30 won over the heart of Ed Masterson as well as custom installers who love both the sound and the reliability of this preamp.
19. Axiom Audio Epic Grand (loudspeakers)
Another company ready to bend over backward to sell you a pair of value-oriented, high-performance speakers is Axiom Audio. For those who love the sound of the best Canadian speakers but want big-sounding speakers on a small budget – these demand a click to check out.
18. Linn CD12 (CD player)
Back up the Brinks truck for this $20,000 CD player, but if you have the coin to be able to make the CD12 an owned reality, you are in for a treat. The CD12 is to the compact disc than the LP12 is to vinyl – the state of the art.
17. Aperion Audio Intimus (loudspeakers)
Of the new breed of direct-to-the-consumer speakers, Aperion Audio makes one of the absolute best. Their website is ultra-slick yet personable. Readers rave about how Aperion bends over backward in the buying process.
16. Definitive Technology BP3000TL (loudspeakers)
Surprisingly smooth for music yet suitably powerful for movie soundtrack playback, the Definitive BP3000TLs are nothing short of impressive and, compared to the more pricey big speakers on the market, a great value.
15. Mirage Omni Sat (loudspeakers)
This new application for loudspeakers allows custom installers and creative end users the ability to fit high-performance 5.1 speakers into rooms that normally wouldn’t accommodate top-notch speakers.
14. Sunfire True Subwoofer Signature (subwoofer)
Smaller than the Revel B15 and a lot less money. AR reviewers still marvel at how Bob Carver is able to get so much bass from such a small box. This woofer can fit in spots that other woofers simply cannot.
13. Revel B15 (subwoofer)
The B15 was the first subwoofer to give the average Joe a chance to actually setup his sub with the correct levels, EQ and phase, thanks to its slick set-up software. At $3,000, it is far from cheap, but it integrates seamlessly with the best speakers the AV industry has to offer.
12. Faroudja NRS (video proccessor)
Literally every AR reviewer with a plasma or a projector in his/her system also has a Faroudja NRS in as the video processor. The NRS can be configured in many ways to improve the picture of Plasmas, digital projectors, CRT projectors and beyond.
11. Wilson WATT Puppy Version 7 (loudspeakers)
Dave Wilson and his design team keep refining an already historic speaker design. New WATT Puppies boast smoother mids and even better bass. A speaker to sell a kidney for.
Review coming soon...