Panasonic DMP-BD30 Blu-ray Disc player
$500, May 2008
Looking for a standalone Blu-ray Disc player? You'll be hard-pressed to find a $500 model that's as pretty to look at or as well equipped, or that works as smoothly, as this one. Noted reviewer Rob Sabin: "I was satisfied with the crisp, vivid look of the animation in Meet the Robinsons and the well-mixed surround effects from that disc's uncompressed PCM soundtrack." Clean, dynamic, and sleek-looking to boot - bingo!
Bryston B100 SST integrated stereo amplifier
$3,895, May 2008
This amp is tonally neutral, dynamically superb, and functionally flawless.
Revel Ultima Salon2 stereo speakers
$22,000 a pair, May 2008
Yes, the cost is a budget-buster, but if you want to hear exactly what your favorite music and movies are supposed to sound like, few speakers can equal or exceed these.
Boston Acoustics Horizon home theater speaker system
$1,850 as tested, February/March 2008
Unfatiguing in lengthy listening sessions, the BA Horizons also break the mold of the rectangular box speaker. Gens X and Y, take note.
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