Nothing pleases us more than to hear that the manufacturer of a solid product has introduced a complement to said product. Such is the case with PSB's new SubSonic 9 subwoofer ($1,599), which the company designed to be the perfect complement to their Platinum Series speakers. The sub has dual 10-inch woofers in an opposing-woofer design. According to PSB, this design cancels the opposite directional force exerted by a single woofer so that less energy is lost as the two forces interact with the cabinet. The Class H amp delivers a rated 400 watts of continuous output. Look for the SubSonic 9 early in the fourth quarter.
NAD offers you the performance of their separates in a compact, single package with their new L 73 DVD/receiver. This unit can play back DVD, DVD-Audio, CD, CD-R/-RW, and MP3. The DVD player provides progressive scanning through the component video output; a component video input is on-hand in case you want to incorporate a high-def set-top box. The L 73 detects and decodes DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 signals, along with Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Virtual Speaker, and Dolby Headphone. The L 73 uses only discrete output stages, and a line-level output for connecting your subwoofer is also included. All this will cost you only $999.