Spears and John Kotches are attending
CEDIA 2001 and reporting
on their adventures photographically
and textually on these pages.
In an effort to get the maximum number
of photos in, captions
will be short.
CEDIA began on Wednesday September 5th, with
the day devoted to education of CEDIA
Time didn't permit us to attend courses
year. Thursday is a bunch of press
which we are covering in this report.
Friday the 7th through Sunday the 9th are the dates the show
are open, and this is where the "big
coverage" will come from.
Here's what Stacey and John saw on Day 0
A spectacular multi-channel demonstration
came from the combined efforts of Halcro
(amplifiers), Nearfield Acoustics (speakers),
Philips (multi-channel SACD), and a video
subsystem that was top notch, featuring a
modified Vidikron Vision One and a Terranex
Xantus video processor.
Sony had their usual Thursday evening
conference introducing a slew of new
including a 60" LCD projection
an entry level LCD projector and some
Zenith held a press conference announcing
their 61" Plasma screen, but a
was not on display for photography.
This is a Halcro DM-58 amplifier.
several of these monoblocks, and several
of the DM-68 stereo amplifiers as well. These
amplifiers boast exceptionally low distortion
(1 part in a million). Other efforts for
amplifiers from Halcro are under way.
Nearfield Acoustics Pipedreams speakers,
in burled walnut finish sounded magnificent.
These are the Soundstage 924s with an array
of 9 midrange drivers and 24 tweeters in
a line array.
Terranex displayed their Xantus video processing
unit, utilizing technology originally used
in military applications. Not for the light
of pocket, but the capabilities of this processor
are nothing short of stunning.
Sony's entry level LCD projector, the VPL-HS1.
It offers 800x600 resolution, and a low price
(for Front Projectors) of $2999. Sony also
formally announced the VPL-VW11HT LCD projector
with 16:9 panels (replaces the VW10HT) for
Sony's Style Cube (also available in black)
is a modern-looking DVD player for tight spaces. It's
intended mainly for use in 2nd systems or
Sony's Dream System. This all in
one piece is a DVD player, Multi-Channel SACD
and all the other accoutrements to round
out a $1000 "Home Theater in a Box".
It features 450 watts of Digital Amplification
for each of the 5 channels and the subwoofer.
Shown here is a stack of Sovereign Componets from
Kenwood. On top is the Sovereign
player, which is a 400 disc DVD-A
DVD-V player featuring the Faroudja
solution and analog bass management
In the center is the Entre` convergence
Included in this piece are CD
and a 20GB
hard disk. This can rip MP3s
to the hard
disk, and use either a dialup
or Home Power Network (HPN) to
CDDB or DVD database to get title information for an attached 400
disc changer. Many more capabilities exist for this player.
Completing the rack is the Sovereign
Together the Entre acts as the control center
for all 3 components.
Pictured above is Sony's LCD Rear Projection
Television, the KF-60DX100. This
LCD TV utilizes the same 16:9 LCD
panels as the
Click on links below to go to the
photo pages for each day.