With all of the new fall programming, having a DVD recorder has become something of a necessity rather than a luxury. The need for extensive recording time is imperative so that you don't miss a minute of your favorite college football games. With Toshiba's new RD-XS52, you can record up to 275 hours of programming, thanks to the unit's 160-gigabyte hard drive. What's more, you can put together your own personal DVD library with your family's favorite movies. The RD-XS52 has an HDMI interface, and it can upconvert to 720p or 1080i. Is $600 worth the opportunity to never miss your favorite Nick at Nite reruns?
Dynaudio warns us not to judge a book by its cover: Their new Audience 72 SE loudspeaker may have the exact same dimensions as the standard Audience 72, but the similarities end there. The 72 SE features a new ESOTEC variant tweeter that was developed for the company's Contour S Series. Likewise, the 72 SE's midbass drivers are derived from the ones in the Contour 1.8 MkII. They've also developed a new crossover design to integrate the brand-new tweeter and woofers. High quality abounds, including low-loss inductors, capacitors with low-loss dielectric, and gold-plated, insulated binding posts. For $2,500 per pair, you can take advantage of this amalgamation that features all the best from Dynaudio.