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Sound Bytes: December 1998

Proton Stereo Monitor/Receiver

The new Proton NT 3860 36 inch stereo monitor/receiver is designed to produce the finest picture possible from DVD players equipped with component-video output. Features include a proprietary Custom Installation Programmable Microprocessor, which allows programming of the unit’s operating functions. A special digital, dual-line comb filter and Color Transient Improvement circuit helps assure deep hues and prevents blooming or fading.

Dynaudio Subwoofer

Dynaudio Acoustics’ BX30 subwoofer was produced with the multi-channel surround sound market in mind. Its active compact design uses a new 12″ bass unit and a 140 watt amplifier. The sophisticated electronics system increases acoustic power output while bringing the low frequency response down to a remarkable level. For large scale systems, the use of the utility in-output allows multiple subwoofers to be used.

Standesign Fat Boy Series

Standesign’s Fat Boy Series includes three, four, and six shelf models, all engineered to accommodate typical audio component dimensions. Available in Black Pearl or Stainless Steel finishes, the units are constructed of tubular stainless steel frames and glass shelving.

Shure Cartridges

Vinyl is in and Shure is out with a new series of hi-fi/stereo audio phono cartridges. The new models, M97xE, M94E and M78S, have all-metal Phillips head mounting screws, color coded connector pins and the Dynamic Stabilizer die cast aluminum mounting block, Each was designed to meet the demands of highly accurate sound production.

Cerwin Vega Loudspeakers

Minimizing dedicated floor space without sacrificing bass performance, the Cerwin-Vega CVT-12 three-way, full range loudspeakers feature slim, handsome towers with side-mounted 12-inch subwoofers. Dual, stacked seven-inch subwoofers with rubber surrounds and a one-inch silk dome tweeter are housed in their own internal sub-enclosure, isolating them from potential interference and improving overall sonic presentation.

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