Amps, receivers, tuners and more. 22 of the best audio and video products of 2006.
Harman Kardon - AVR 745 7.2-Channel Audio/Video Receiver
Anchor Bay Technologies - DVDO iScan VP30 Video Processor
Audio Design Associates - iHome MultiCenter
B&K Components - HD6 High Definition Video Switcher
Cary Audio Design - Cinema Series DVD 7
American Power Conversion - APC S20 Power Conditioner with Battery Backup
Crestron Electronics - Adagio Entertainment System
Denon Electronics - AVR-5805MkII THX Ultra2 Receiver
DirecTV - HR20 Digital Video Recorder
Halcro Audio - MC50 Five-Channel Amplifier
Harman Specialty Group - Mark Levinson No. 433 Triple-Mono Power Amplifier
Home Automation Inc. (HAI) - Hi-Fi
Integra - DTR-4.6 A/V Receiver
Lexicon - MC-12 HD Music and Cinema Controller
Marantz - SR8500 THX Select A/V Receiver
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Lexicon - MC-12 HD Music and Cinema Controller

Lexicon’s flagship audio/video preamplifier/processor is designed to be the last home theater processor that most enthusiasts will ever buy. It boasts HDMI digital video switching to analog audio, video upconversion to component video levels, and state-of-the-art surround-sound audio. The MC12 provides serious home theater enthusiasts with a statement piece that is capable of serving as the central component of any home theater system.

cool because
This is a no-compromise preamplifier/processor by a maker that knows its stuff.

the nitty gritty
- Has HDMI digital-video switching.
- Offers video upconversion.
- Boasts Ferrari-like performance.

price
$9,999 to $13,999, depending on configuration.

for more info
www.lexicon.com

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