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Features for APRIL 2002 Issue:

(Use our Search Engine to find past reviews - such as the over 160  SACD and DVD-A releases we have covered during the past year!; also see our Archives section!)
Weekly Audio News (See Index for previous weeks): APR. 3 ; APR. 10; APR. 17; APR 24 = NPR Reducing Cultural Programming
Multichannel & Stereo DVD-A & SACD Hi-Res Reviews, Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 (15 total) -
Brian Bloom, John Henry, John Sunier
 Equipment Reviews: Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 5-Channel Power Amp -
Brian Bloom; GW Labs DSP Signal Processor/Upsampler - John Sunier; Clayton Audio M-100 Mono Power Amp - Martin DeWulf

 Amazing New Lirpa HTiB System!        

Dr. Lirpa has done it again. The acronym stands not for Home-Theater-In-A-Box but for Highly Technical Invisible Bull...t. Through NASA-perfected techniques of ultra-miniaturization, Lirpa Labs has been able to compress a typical home theater speaker system consisting of five large two-way enclosures plus a large ported subwoofer into a single wireless  titanium cabinet measuring only four inches tall and weighing only six lbs.! Advanced cross-cancellation and directional processing achieve enveloping 5.1- speaker surround effects from a single small point. Plus the sub doubles as a pencil sharper. Complete review here.

 Sunfire 5-Ch. Amp










  Classical CD Reviews. Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 (22 total) - Peter Bates, Alex Morin, John Sunier
 XRCD Classical Reviews (6) - John Sunier
  Jazz Reviews, Pt. 1 & Pt. 2
(20 total) - John Henry
 Reissue Classical CDs, Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 (13 total) - Gary Lemco
 DVD-Video Reviews, Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 (16 total) - Brian Bloom, John Henry, John Sunier
tiny CD bullet  Survey of the Audio and Home Theater Print Press

  Best Classical and Jazz CDs of 2001 List (88 total) - staff
  Audio Interviews (in MP3) with leaders in audio, music and home theater:  David Kawakami (Sony SACD); Kevin Halverson (Muse Electronics); Siegfried Linkwitz (Audio Artistry); Michael Bishop (Telarc); Robert von Bahr (BIS Records) - c. 7 min. each          

Welcome to the 42nd month of the web zine for audio, music and home theater - transitioned from the former national radio program AUDIOPHILE AUDITION, heard for over 13 years on stations coast to coast. We continue our extensive hi-res format reviews with 15 reviews of multichannel DVD-Audio, multichannel and stereo SACD plus 6 new JVC xrcd reissues. Components covered are Bob Carver's Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 5-channel amp, Clayton's M-100 mono amp and GW Labs' digital signal prodcessor and upsampler. Our in-depth coverage of all types of optical discs this month comes to 92  total - more than any other web audio publication! The Survey of the Print Audio and HT Press and our Audio Interviews in MP3 continue. And you now have the opportunity to share your thoughts and questions with other audiophiles via our association with the High End Audio Resource.

If music and movies are the reasons we're nuts about this stuff, why does our software get minimum space in most print and online publications? Our purpose is to communicate the passion and excitement of high quality music and films - the real reason you purchased or will purchase your high end audio and home theater components, right?

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Reviewers This Month: Alex Morin, Brian Bloom, Gary Lemco, Martin DeWulf, John Henry, Peter Bates, John Sunier
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