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50 High-Tech Treats for the Holiday Season

McIntosh’s Compact Home-Theater Audio System

(pictured with no grills)

Credits: Shot on location at the Source AV Design Group in Torrance, CA. (310.534.9900, www.thesourceav.com)

Lovan USA Matrix Series Audio/Video rack (www.lovanusa.com)

Photography by Cordero Studios (www.corderostudios.com)

The last year has seen a variety of fun and innovative releases from a number of electronic product manufacturers, including McIntosh—the legendary brand from which we have sourced the definitive compact home-theater audio system (click to view all of our picks from McIntosh’s new product lineup.) While certainly an industry leader, McIntosh is not alone in its recent introductions. This year has also seen new and noteworthy products from McIntosh’s 100-year-old sister brand Denon (click to view Denon’s 100th Anniversary Collection), as well as fine examples from headphone expert Beyerdynamic, legendary speaker maker Klipsch, and handcrafted cell-phone producer Vertu. What follows are the 50 hottest tech products from 2010 that belong on the wish list of any discerning audiophile, videophile, or design-minded gearhead. —Bailey S. Barnard

   
Amplifiers    Bluetooth Headsets    Cameras 
   
Headphones    Media Servers    Phones 
   
Players    Preamplifiers    Processors 
   
Projectors    Receivers    Speakers 
   
Subwoofers    Turntables    TVs