Administrator's NOTE: As people return from the NYC Home Entertainment Expo 2000 show there are lots of pertinent things to discuss. In order to keep things in order I have taken two threads, one started by Larry B and another one by Ricky T (our NJ connections) and merged them into a single "Official Thread." The original messages appear in chronological order of posting. Please try to keep all Expo related discussions here to avoid multiple threads. Thank you. We now return you to Larry B's original posting.... (Note: Ricky T's original message appears in position #10 here) --------------------------------------------------------- [I also posted this at HTT] I spend most of yesterday at the Home Entertainment Expo at the Hilton Hotel in NYC. In addition to an almost unimaginable amount of fantastic gear, I also met a number of "dignitaries" in the audio world, inluding (among others) Chip Stern and Kalman Rubinson of Stereophile (BTW, Kal and I taught a class together many, many moons ago); David Chesky (who has just released a set of speakers. When asked why he decided to go into the speaker business, he explained that it was because everyone was stealing his recordings, via Napster and CD-R); Richard van Dersteen; and Victor Khomenko of Balanced Audio Technology. But I digress. While wandering from room to room, I finally reached the end of the 6th floor and there it was: The Outlaw room. As many of you know, I am primarily a 2-channel guy but after all that has transpired on this and other forums, it was not possible for me to resist. So, with all the excitement and trepidation of a pimply-faced teenager on his first date, I entered. I had a chance to look at all their wares, and I took a seat for a very nice HT demonstration. (About 10 minutes of "Vertical Limits," using Atlantic technology speakers. I'll let you guess as to the electronics.) More importantly, when the demo ended I introduced myself to Peter, the Outlaw running the demonstration. He was courteous, level-headed, and (like this writer) somewhat flabergasted by the passions his products have evoked. If (as has been suggested countless times) he is part of a major conspiracy, it was not apparent, even to my jaded, mistrusting, New Yawker eyes. So there you have it. The Outlaws are human, nice, and apparently just a bunch of hard-working guys who, like the rest of us, are trying to make a living. All-in-all pretty normal, if you ask me. Larry P.S. The demo sounded pretty good but keep in mind that I don't know squat about HT.