Canton's Movie CD-1 5.1-channel speaker system is a shining beauty of a package. It consists of a center channel, four matching satellites for the left, right, and surround channels, and a 100-watt subwoofer that's rated down to 38 hertz. The CD-1 satellite measures just 5 inches tall and 4 inches wide and deep and has a frequency response of 80 Hz to 25 kilohertz. The center channel features drivers in a D'Appolito array and a tapered cabinet that allows you to tilt the speaker toward the listening position. All of the speakers have a gleaming aluminum finish, and the sub is finished in a complementary matte silver. The system costs $1,099 and comes with mounting brackets for all four satellites. The optional LS-90 speaker stands are available for $125 per pair.
The bad boys of audio are at it again. Outlaw Audio introduces their Model 7100 seven-channel amplifier, which is rated at 100 watts per channel into 8 ohms with all channels driven. The Model 7100 has a modular configuration, and each channel has four discrete output devices. To ensure enough current for demanding effects, a 1.2 kVA toroidal transformer with two separate windings for each channel drives the unit's power supply. As a nice bonus, Outlaw has equipped the Model 7100 with individual heatsinks for each amplifier module, which eliminates the need for noisy cooling fans. The amp has a rated frequency response of 20 hertz to 20 kilohertz, measures 5 inches high by 17.2 wide by 16.2 deep, weighs 51 pounds, and costs a reasonable $899.