The annual Sound+Image Awards dinner has been an essential event in the calendar of the audio-visual industry for more than 25 years.
Held every year since 1989, the prestigious Sound+Image Awards recognise excellence in the design, manufacture and installation of audio, home entertainment and incar equipment.
This year's winners, the 2017 Sound+Image Awards, were announced on October 19th at a gala Presentation Dinner held at the Hotel Intercontinental The Rialto in Melbourne. The full list of winners is now live on this website, and all the winners will be celebrated in a special edition of Sound+Image magazine published in November.
Our Platinum Partners for the awards evening were The Chester Group, organisers of the Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show.
The Sound+Image Awards cover the key areas of home entertainment:
- TVs and displays;
- sources (CD and Blu-ray players, PVRs and digital sources);
- amplifiers and receivers;
- loudspeakers, wireless speakers and multiroom systems; and
- custom installation projects and products.
New awards are regularly introduced to reflect the changing world of home entertainment. Recent additions include additional awards for soundbars and headphones, wireless streaming systems, and multiroom audio.
Special Awards are presented for Lifetime Achievement recognition.
The custom installation industry is also recognised with special awards recognising custom installation products as well as Australia's Best Home Theatres delivered during the previous year, selected from the installers whose home theatre installations have appeared as pictorials in the preceding year's issues of Sound+Image.
Products are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
- sound and/or image quality;
- value for money;
- build quality;
- ease of use and ergonomics.
Unlike many awards, there is no entry fee or submission process for the Sound+Image Awards, nor is there a charge for companies to use the Awards logo to announce and promote their successful products. Winners are chosen entirely on merit from the products reviewed in the previous year in Sound+Image, Australian Hi-Fi, Australian Incar, Audio Esoterica, and Best Buys Audio & AV.