|AVRev.com's Top 100 of 2004|
|Home Theater Feature Articles Best Of & Top 100 Lists|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Wednesday, 01 December 2004|
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We are back again with our list of guaranteed winners from the world of high value and high performance audio video. Many changes have been made to the list from 2003 to 2004 including the addition of many new and exciting plasmas, LCDs, projectors and other video products.
The AVR staff considered overall performance, value, design, uniqueness and stability as a basis for our rankings. It is important to note that any winner on our list should be considered a fantastic AV product. Ranking matter but to make the list in its own right is the ultimate compliment considering how competitive the multi-billion dollar consumer electronics business has become.
100. Marantz SR19ex receiver
Another receiver that does it all for a fair price that specifically caught editor Bryan Southard’s attention.
99. Slappa CD and DVD storage
A unique way to ditch those jewel cases. These cases contain SLAPPA's special d2 pockets, which allow you to store your discs with the original covers without taking up extra space. SLAPPA's are available in a wide-variety of sizes, ranging from the petite 40-disc case to the 360 Pro.
98. Etymotic Research ER4 earphones
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.
97. Canton Ergo 5.0 speaker system
Brian Kahn compares this speaker system to ones from MartinLogan and Revel at a lower price.
96. Pioneer Elite DV-47Ai DVD player
For the money, this player covers all of the high-resolution formats in a way that sets the bar for value.
95. Outlaw Audio ICBM
The ugly problem of bass management - solved.
94. Dynaudio Audience 5.1 speaker system
It might not get all of the hype of B&W, Paradigm or PSB, but Dyn's Audience line can definitely hang with the big boys.
93. Krell KAV400xi integrated amp
Del Colliano’s Dad uses this integrated amp's older brother (the 300iL) on an older pair of Wilson WATT Puppies for a more reasonable solution for someone looking for a serious high-end audio system on a budget.
92. Anthem Statement P5 amp
Dr. Zell compares this amp favorably to ones costing many times the retail price.
91. Linn Classik Movie DI system
The Linn Classik Movie DI gives you a nice taste of a reference Linn home theater system at a far lower price all-in-one chassis. Many improvements were made from the DI version from the original.