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Bob Archer’s Product Hall of Fame

The recent Major League Baseball (MLB) Hall of Fame induction ceremonies got me thinking: what products would I have in my hall of fame?

Such a place will never exist, but I've come up with a short list of products that have had a sustained impact on our industry.

Here are the products I came up with.

Bryston 9B-ST — Maybe the finest home theater amp on the market. Its design is highlighted by its unique modular amplification approach.

Stewart Filmscreen Studiotek 130 — This remains the go-to projection screen product for many videophiles.

Aerial Acoustics SW12 Subwoofer — One of the first subs to include parametric EQ, this sub remains one of the best performers on the market.

McIntosh MC275 — Audiophiles have been buying this amplifier for nearly 50 years, and today it enjoys renewed popularity.

Runco CinemaScope — While this may not have the history of the other products mentioned, I think the format will help installers fend off the continuing erosion of margins affecting the video category.

Meridian 808.2 — The latest version of Meridian's flagship CD player reflects the company's 25 years of collective engineering experience. Many enthusiasts point to Meridian as the company that first delivered quality digital audio performance.

There are a lot of product categories I didn't mention. So share your suggestions for the control, home automation and home networking.

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Robert Archer, Senior Editor, CE Pro
Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass.


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