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Features for JANUARY 2002 Issue:
(Use our Search Engine to find past reviews - such as the over 125 SACD and DVD-A releases we have covered during the past year!; also see our Archives section!)  
tiny CD bullet  Weekly Audio News (See Index for previous weeks): JAN. 2;  JAN. 16;  JAN. 23; JAN.30 = CES 2002 Report 3 - Satellite Radio Launches with Major Fanfare
Multichannel DVD-A & Stereo SACD Reviews (16 total) - John Henry, John Sunier

XRCD Reviews
(8) - John Sunier
tiny CD  Equipment Reviews = Parasound HCA-2205AT 5-Channel Power Amp - John Sunier; Speakercraft EAZY6 Multiroom/ Source Preamplifier - Brian Bloom; YBA CD3a CD Player - Jeff Jordan
  Best Classical and Jazz CDs of 2001 List (88 total) - NEW!
  Classical CD Reviews. Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 -
(23 total) - Peter Bates, John Sunier
 DVD-Video Reviews Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 -
(15 total) Brian Bloom, Dalia Geffen, Peter Bates, John Sunier
  Jazz Reviews
(8) - Stuart Kremsky
 Reissue Classical CDs, Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 
(18 total) -
Gary Lemco, Alex Morin
tiny CD bullet  Survey of the Audio and Home Theater Print Press
- January
  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  [more interviews soon...]

Welcome to the 39th 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. Being the start of a brand new (and we sincerely hope better for everyone) year, it's time for our annual BEST OF THE YEAR LIST - also 88 selections. We continue our extensive hi-res format reviews with both multichannel DVD-Audio stereo SACDs - 16 total. Also 8 new xrcd releases. Components covered are a best-buy five-channel basic amp perfect for the new hi-res sources, a French CD player and a multiroom preamp controlling up to six different sources in up to six separate locations. Our in-depth coverage of all types of optical discs this month is at the 88 mark in total. The Survey of the Print Audio and HT Press and our Audio Interviews in MP3 continue. We also now offer our readers an opportunity to share their thoughts and questions with other audiophiles via our association with the SoundReproduction.Com 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: Dalia Geffen, Alex Morin, Stuart Kremseky, Brian Bloom, Gary Lemco, Jeff Jordan, John Henry, Peter Bates, John Sunier
John Sunier, Editor/Publisher 503-977-2189  © John Sunier 2002
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