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Ralph Potts

Ralph is happily married with two children. He has been an audio enthusiast for over twenty years and has been writing about home audio/video gear for nearly ten years. It is a passion that he has been drawn to since he was a teenager. In 1999 he bought his first widescreen CRT HDTV and became a video enthusiast which prompted him to join the online community seeking the best ways get the most from high definition. In 2001 Ralph joined Hometheaterspot.com, a forum-based enthusiast website. Shortly after joining Ralph was asked by the site's administrator to assist as a moderator where he oversaw select forums and assisted fellow enthusiasts and "newbies" with various topics related to home theater. He soon became a Senior Editor and oversaw all of the forums in addition to assisting with other site related tasks. While doing so he made several industry contacts which lead to the opportunity to review A/V hardware. Ralph was later elevated to Executive Editor where he oversaw the site's hardware reviews and reviewed gear from B&K, Marantz, Outlaw Audio, Gemstone Audio, Epson, APC, Canton, Parasound, SV Sounds, Carada, Furman and more. In late 2006 Ralph branched out to writing software reviews which began with DVD and later Blu-ray Disc. In 2008 Ralph left the Home Theater Spot and began writing Blu-ray Disc reviews for AVSForum.com (AV Science) one of the busiest Audio/Video enthusiast sites on the web. To date, Ralph has written over 500 Blu-ray Disc reviews since taking the post and has attained a large and dedicated readership. He has had hands on experience with a multitude of A/V gear. Ralph Potts' Reference System (dedicated theater room): Anthem AVM50v Audio/Video Processor Sherbourn 7/200 Seven Channel Amplifier B&K Reference 200.7 Series 2 Seven Channel Amplifier Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray/Universal Disc Player Sony Playstation 3 Marantz DV7001 Universal DVD Player (SACD/DVD Audio) Scientific Atlanta 8300HD High definition DVR/Cable Box APC S15BLK Surge/Power Conditioner/Voltage Regulator w/batter backup Furman SPR-20i Stable Power Regulator Philips TSU9400 Pro Series Touch Panel Remote Control JVC DLA-RS20 1080p High Definition Front Projector Stewart Filmscreen - Studiotek 130 G3 100" 16x9 Screen Canton "Ergo" Series Speakers SV Sounds PB13 Ultra Series Subwoofer Axiom Audio QS8 Quadpolar Surround Speakers Wireworld, Vizionware, Audioquest, Best Deal Cables - Audio/Video Cabling Cool Components - CP102 Cooling Package