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Sound Bytes: November 1998

Universal Home Theater Remote Control

Universal Remote Control’s Home Theater master SL-9000 is capable of learning up to 376 commands, operating up to eight different audio and video devices and executing up to 250 macro commands. The unit is pre-programmned to operate over 1,000 different models of audio and video components by simply punching in a three digit code for quick and easy set-up. Designed specifically for home theater applications, the SL 9000 has 8 audio/video receiver inputs with full function controls that operate at the press of a button.

Panasonic Off-Road CD Player

Part of Panasonic’s new G-Tech line, the CQ-DPG590 portable CD player uses a 10-second anti-shock memory to help prevent skipping during off-road excursions. The stereo unit boasts a high tech chassis with simple, user-friendly controls, and a full-open face design that provides added CD protection against dust and the elements.

Niles Center Channel Speaker

Niles has introduced the HD-CTRbx free-standing center channel speaker, employing the same 5-1/4″ mica-filled polypropylene woofers and ElastoDynamic tweeter found in other popular Niles speakers. Designed to dramatically enhance the performance of any surround sound system, the speaker produces acoustic interaction between the offset tweeter and the two woofers, enabling the center channel speaker to be placed above or below a television or screen without compromising frequency response.

NAD Stereo Preamplifier

The S100 Stereo Preamplifier, part of NAD’s new Silver Series of components, delivers seven line inputs, including two complete tape loops with flexible dubbing controls. An optional, very high performance MM/MC phono card even allows serious vinyl buffs to convert one of these to a phonograph input. The S100 employs a very efficient, low-noise toroidal transformer and other state of the art features to deliver supplied voltages of “unexcelled purity.”

M&K’s MX-700 Subwoofer

Miller and Kreisel’s new MX-700 powered subwoofer is designed to deliver superb musical articulation and very wide dynamic range in an exceptionally small cabinet. With its small foot print, measuring only 1-1/2 square feet, the MX-700 is also designed to be located against a wall or corner, a site which results in the greatest output and most often produces the flattest frequency response. Its dual 8″ drivers are mounted so they fire down and out the back of the cabinet, enabling maximum loading to the room’s wall and floor surfaces when the subwoofer is placed against a wall.

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