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Tuesday, 01 December 1998
The Audio Revolution is dedicated to bringing you the absolute best in high performance music and film playback equipment along with the most emotionally charged home video and music software. Our Best Of 1998 awards are reserved for the absolute best performers and consider both performance, value and asthetic. Congratulations to the winners.

Here are the categories:
Audio Product of The Year

Z-Systems RDP-1 Digital Preamp


Runners Up:
Hales Revelation III loudspeakers
Krell FPB 600 amplifier

Loudspeaker of The Year

Revelation IIIHales Revelation III

Runners Up:
Wilson CUBs
Genesis APM-1s

Amplifier of the Year (2 Channel)

Krell FPB 600

FPB 600

Runner Up:
Sonic Frontiers Power II

Preamp of the Year

BAT VK5I Runner Up:
Z-Systems RDP-1

Digital Product of the Year (2 Channel)

Z-Systems RDP-1 Runner Up:
Wadia 830

Home Theater Product of the Year

Sherwood Newcastle R-945 Runners up:
Theta Casablanca
Pioneer Elite DVL 91
EAD Theater Master
Runco DTV 991 and SC 4200

AV Preamp of the Year

EAD Theater Master
Runners up:
Theta Casabalnca
Lexicon DC-1

Receiver of the Year

Sherwood Newcastle R-945

5 Channel Amp of the Year

Cinepro 3k6se

Home Theater Loudspeaker of The Year

Energy Take 5
Runners up:
Magnepan Home Cinema
Rock Solid
Miller and Kreisel 5.1

Subwoofer of the Year

Sunfire Signature Subwoofer

Video Source of the Year

Pioneer Elite DVL 91
Runners up:
Pioneer Elite CLD 79
Sony DVP S-3000

Projector - TV of the Year

Runco DTV 991-SC4200

DTV 991

Runners up:
Runco 852
Pioneer 50 inch Plasma

Accessory of The Year

Lexicon 700T Runners up:
Camelot Technology Crystal Vision
SAS Checkpoint

Video, Film and Music

Jerry Del Colliano's Video Demo discs of 1998

1. Super Speedway DVD, Image Entertianment
2. The Mask DTS Laserdisc
3. Austin Powers DTS Laserdisc
4. Tomorrow Never Dies, DVD Universal
5. The Rock

Jerry Del Colliano's Top 5 CDs of 1998

1. Janet Jackson, The Velvet Rope, Virgin
2. Sunday at The Village Vanguard, Bill Evans Trio, JVC Music XRCD
3. Boyz II Men, II, DTS Entertianment (5.1)
4. Dmitri From Paris, Sacre Bleu, Atlantic
5. The Brian Setzer Orchestra, The Dirty Boogie, Interscope

Greg Petan's Video Demo discs of 1998

1. Crimson Tide, DVD, Hollywood Pictures
2. The Fugitive, DVD, Warner Brothers
3. Dumb and Dumber, DVD, New Line
4. Terminator II, DVD, Live Entertianment
5. The Nutty Professor, LD, MCA Universal (DTS)

Greg Petan's Top 5 CDs of 1998

1. Pepe Romero, Mauro Giuliani Guitar Concerto Number 1, Philips
2. John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, Impulse
3. Joe Satriani, Crystal Planet, Epic
4. Nirvana, Nevermind, Mobile Fidelity
5. Tommy Flanagan, Sea Changes, Evidence

Bill Warren's Top 5 Films of 1998

1. The Truman Show - Paramount
2. Love and Death on Long Island - Cinepix
3. Shakespeare In Love - Miramax/Universal
4. Pleasantville - New Line
5. Saving Private Ryan - DreamWorks/Paramount

Bill Warren's Top 5 Laserdiscs of 1998

1. Sunrise - Fox
2. Psycho (Signature Edition) - MCA/Universal
3. The Thing (Signature Edition) - MCA/Universal
4. Rosemary's Baby - Paramount/Pioneer
5. Seconds - Paramount/Pioneer

Kim Wilson's Top 5 CDs of 1998

1. Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope (Virgin)
2. Strunz and Farah - The Heat of the Sun (Selva)
3. Count Basie - 88 Basie Street (XRCD Reissue)
4. Paula Cole - This Fire (HDCD, Warner Brothers)
5. Acoustic Alchemy - Arcanum (GRP)

Kim Wilson's Top 5 DVDs, LDs of 1998

1. The Fifth Element (DVD, Columbia Pictures)
2. Titanic (LD, Paramount)
3. Tomorrow Never Dies (DVD, MGM)
4. LA Confidential (DVD, Warner Brothers)
5. Fleetwood Mac: TheDance (DVD, Reprise)

Abbie Bernstein's Top 5 films of 1998

1. Saving Private Ryan
2. Out of Sight
3. The General
4. Shakespeare in Love
5. What Dreams May Come

Abbie Bernstein's Top 5 DVDs of 1998

1. L.A. Confidential
2. Boogie Nights
3. Trainspotting
4. The English Patient
5. Pulp Fiction

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