HD Beat fights the good fight in helping the audio-ignorant get on their way to building better stereo and HT systems. They mention SonicFlare as a site for proof that, yes, there is a whole world of equipment not from the electronic giants:
But a good rule of thumb of home theater, and I know this sounds crazy but, “if you have not heard of the brand and it costs more then a Sony or Kenwood, then it is more then likely better.”
Amen, brother. If I may get my Nostradamus on for a moment, the power of the internet levels all playing fields, allowing sites like HD Beat, SonicFlare and others to say "back away from the Bose" and shine a light on killer underground equipment. And by "shine a light" I mean "make them filthy rich." Isn't it about time the audio manufacturers get the coin they deserve???