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CES 2002: More, Better

Jazz lovers, I did it for you: I sacrificed every ounce of my stamina during nearly a week of sorting through boom boxes, piles of power drills and a plethora of Pentium products on display at the 2002 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, all to uncover what the future holds for you and your enjoyment of music.

It wasn’t easy. I had to listen to Miles Davis on $38,000 speakers, Patricia Barber powered by $22,000 amplifiers and Bennie Wallace on another $60K system. I guess I let you down by not making the trek to audition the Million Dollar System, assembled by Wisdom Audio and designed to fill an auditorium-I apologize for my oversight, but if a pair of 14-foot-tall speakers powered by 10 Jeff Rowland 150-watt amps and two of his 250-watters interests you, then run, don’t walk, to your local dealer because I heard they only have one left at that price.

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