Sharp showed prototypes of their newest 1-bit
electronics. These include the DX-AV100 DVD-Video, SACD and CD player (top); and SX-AV100
dual-channel power amplifiers (middle and bottom).
CES features many prototype products. Above is
the Sharp DV-RW200 re-writeable DVD player. It features "simple" editing
features. The product is available in Japan, but is not yet in the US market.
Sherwood has expanded its Newcastle lineup. Above is the
R-963 A/V receiver, which includes 140W output through seven channels and HDTV switching
Spectron showed their new Premiere six-channel digital
switching amplifier. The amplifier includes balanced and single-ended inputs, and is
capable of delivering 450W into 4 ohms. The price? $6995.
Mike Moffat's new Theatris company featured
the convergencethree (yes, all one word) DVD-Video, DVD-Audio and CD player. Other
features include the ability to play "Internet media," as well as the ability to
browse the Internet.
Paradigm showed the new Monitor Series
speakers, which includes, from right to left, the Minimonitor ($349 per pair), Monitor 3
($399), 5 ($519), 7 ($699), 9 ($799) and 11 ($1199).
Paradigm also showed some serious subwoofing power with
their new Servo-25 subwoofer. The sub uses a 15" driver (seen above the Servo-25)
with high power and excursion capabilities, and a 1350W internal amplifier. The price for
this yet-to-be-released product will be between $2300 and $2700.
Andrew Welker shows Mirage's more affordable
$1300 OM-9 Omnipolar loudspeaker. The OM-9s were on musical display at T.H.E. Show in
gloss-black finish, which adds $100 to the price.
Phase Technology showed the new PC9.1 floorstanding speaker
that uses flat RPF woofers. The speaker will be available in the spring of 2001 and is
priced at $2000 per pair.