New Hi-Res Disc Giveway coming!
MAY 2003 Features:
(Use our Search Engine to find past reviews - such as the hundreds of SACD, DVD-A, and xrcd releases we have reviewed during the past year!; also see our Archives section!)
Weekly Audio News (See Index for previous weeks): MAY 7; MAY 14; MAY 21; MAY 28 = Apple Becomes World's Biggest Online Music Firm; Major Record Labels Ax Famous Artists
Hi-Res Reviews: Part 1 (Rock/Pop), Part 2 (Classical), Part 3 (Jazz) (30 total!)
Special Features: Why Classical Sound is Better These Days; Classical Recording Industry Hall of Fame List, 2003
Equipment Reviews: Onkyo DV-SP800 Universal Disc Player; Grace Design Model 901 Headphone Amplifier; Terk Technologies Wavemaster Wireless AV System 
Classical CD Reviews: Pt. 1, Pt. 2, Pt. 3 (25 total)
Reissue Classical CDs: Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 (16 total)
DVD-Video Reviews, Pt. 1, Pt. 2 (17 total)
Jazz CD Reviews (12 total)
Index to All 100 Disc Reviews in This Issue
Survey of the Audio and Home Theater Print Press
Best Classical, Jazz & Rock Discs of 2002 List

Welcome to our 54th issue of the web magazine for audio, music and home theater - transitioned from the former national radio program AUDIOPHILE AUDITION, which was heard for over 13 years on stations coast to coast. We are dedicated to your auditional wellbeing. Look for a design face-lift of the site soon.

We're pleased to announce the April winners of the Telarc SACD Promotion: Judith Baldwin of Astoria, NY will receive the Ray Brown jazz SACD and William Muckley of Douglasville, GA will receive the Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony SACD. Congrats to both! Look for a new Hi-Res Promotion soon.

This month we feature another 30 Hi-Res discs - both multichannel and stereo and both DVD-A and SACD (many of them rock and pop), plus 25 classical CDs. Components covered are a new universal disc player from Onkyo, the DV-SP800, Grace Designs' Model 901 dedicated headphone amp, and Terk Technologies' Wavemaster Wireless AV System. Our in-depth coverage of all types of optical discs comes to an even 100 reviews for this issue! The Survey of the Print Audio and HT Press continues and it is now updated as current issues come in. You also have the opportunity to share your thoughts and questions with other audiophiles via our association with the SoundReproduction.com High End Audio Resource:

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