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Since their inception in 1989, the annual Sound+Image Awards have recognised excellence in the design, manufacture and installation of home entertainment equipment.

The Award-winners are celebrated in a special edition of Sound+Image magazine (2012 edition on sale at the end of November), and were announced at our annual black-tie Awards night dinner, held this year at the Hotel Windsor in Melbourne, on the Saturday night during the Australian Audio & AV Show at the Marriott. 

Below are the 2012 Awards, with links to our online reviews where available. 
Winners from previous years can be seen here: 
2011 AWARDS WINNERS - 2010 AWARDS WINNERS - 
2009 AWARDS WINNERS - 2008 AWARDS WINNERS - 
2007 AWARDS WINNERS

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2012 STEREO WINNERS

 
STEREO SPEAKERS UNDER $2500
Product of the Year: Epos Epic 5
Highly Commended: B&W CM5
Highly Commended: Orpheus Apollo VI 

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STEREO SPEAKERS $2500-$5000
Product of the Year: Whatmough P28-SE
 
STEREO SPEAKERS OVER $5000
Highly Commended: 
Whatmough P33i Signature

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HEADPHONES
Product of the Year: Sennheiser HD 800 
Highly Commended: Yamaha HPH-200
 
STYLE SYSTEM
Product of the Year: Elipson Music Center/Planet L 
 
STEREO AMPLIFIER UNDER $5000
Product of the Year: Krell S-300i
Highly Commended: Bel Canto C5i DAC
Highly Commended: Musical Fidelity M3i
 
STEREO AMPLIFIER OVER $5000
Product of the Year: Onkyo P-3000R/M-5000R
Highly Commended: Moon 700i
Highly Commended: PrimaLuna ProLogue Premium Preamplifier/ProLogue Premium Stereo Power Amplifier 
 
DESKTOP AUDIO 
Product of the Year: AktiMate Micro 
 
DIGITAL RADIO 
 
SPEAKER DOCK UNDER $300
Product of the Year: Yamaha PDX-31
 
SPEAKER DOCK OVER $300
Product of the Year: B&W Zeppelin Air
 
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2012 Multichannel Winners
 
AV RECEIVER UNDER $1500
Highly Commended: Onkyo TX-NR579
 
AV RECEIVER $1500-$2500
Product of the Year: Denon AVR-3312
Highly Commended: Pioneer VSX-2021
Highly Commended: Marantz SR6006
 
AV RECEIVER OVER $2500
Product of the Year: Yamaha RX-A3010
Highly Commended: Marantz AV7005/MM7055/MM7025
 
SUBWOOFER UNDER $2000
Product of the Year: Krix Tektonix
Highly Commended: Atlantic Technology 334 SB
Highly Commended: Paradigm MilleniaSub
 
SUBWOOFER OVER $2000
Product of the Year: Velodyne DD-15+
 
MULTICHANNEL SPEAKERS UNDER $2000
Product of the Year: Boston Acoustics A Series
Highly Commended: Aaron MiniMax
Highly Commended: Pioneer FS51
 
MULTICHANNEL SPEAKERS OVER $2000
 
JUDGES’ CHOICE AWARD: 
Cabasse La Sphère
 
 
2012 Winning Sources
 
DIGITAL VIDEO CAMCORDER
 
BLU-RAY PLAYER
Product of the Year: Yamaha BD-S671
Highly Commended: Panasonic DMP-BDT310
 
PERSONAL VIDEO RECORDER
Product of the Year: Humax HDR-7500T
Highly Commended: Topfield TRF-7160
Highly Commended: Wintal PVR10HD
 
TURNTABLE
Product of the Year: Thorens TD 309 Tri-Balance
 
CD PLAYER
Highly Commended: Meridian Signature Reference CD player 808.3 
 
DIGITAL MUSIC PLAYER 
Product of the Year: Yamaha NP-S2000
Highly Commended: Bryston BDP-1
Highly Commended:  Linn Majik DS-I
 
 
2012 TVs/DISPLAY Winners
 
AV PROJECTOR
Highly Commended: BenQ W1100 
 
TELEVISION
Product of the Year: Panasonic VIErA TH-P65VT30A
Highly Commended: Panasonic TH-P55GT30A
 
 
2012 CUSTOM INSTALLATION Winners
 
CUSTOM INSTALLATION OF THE YEAR:
Len Wallis Audio
 
CUSTOM INSTALLATION PRODUCT OF THE YEAR: Sonance Landscape Series
 
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2012 INCAR ENTERTAINMENT WINNERS
 
Head Unit under $500
Product of the Year: Alpine CDE-123EBTi
Highly Commended: JVC KD-R926BT
Highly Commended: Pioneer DEH-7350BT
 
Head Unit over $500
Product of the Year: Pioneer DEX-P99RS
Highly Commended: Alpine CDA-117E
Highly Commended: Blaupunkt Bremen MP78
 
Multimedia Head Unit under $1000
Product of the Year: Clarion VX401A
Highly Commended: Axis AX1107BT
Highly Commended: Pioneer AVH-P3350BT
 
Multimedia Head Unit over $1000
Product of the Year: Kenwood DNX7380BTNAV
Highly Commended: Clarion NX501A
Highly Commended: Orion AVR6.1
 
Incar AV Product
Product of the Year: Soundstream VCM-123D
Highly Commended: Kenwood LZH-D120GHP
Highly Commended: Mongoose Q360
 
Incar Amplifier under $1000
Product of the Year: Hertz HDP5
Highly Commended: Alpine PDX-M12
Highly Commended: Phoenix Gold S400.4
 
Incar Amplifier over $1000
Product of the Year: Tru Technology Super Billet B6-S
Highly Commended: Audison Thesis Quattro
Highly Commended: Option Audio OAX3500
 
Incar Speakers under $1000
Product of the Year: Pioneer TS-C172PRS
Highly Commended: Focal PS165
Highly Commended: Hertz Mille MLK 2 TW
Highly Commended: Fusion CP-CM60
 
Incar Speakers over $1000  
Product of the Year: Audison Thesis TH-K2 Coro
Highly Commended: Crescendo Opus 9.9
Highly Commended: GermanMAESTRO MS654010
 
Incar Subwoofer – SQ
Product of the Year: Pioneer TS-W252PRS
Highly Commended: Alpine SWR-T12
Highly Commended: Orion XTRPRO122
 
Incar Subwoofer – SPL
Product of the Year: Option Audio OA12PRO11BOX
Highly Commended: JVC Arsenal CS-AW8540
Highly Commended: 
Soundstream Tarantula T6-12
 
Incar Innovation & Peripheral product 
Product of the Year: Audison bit Ten 
Highly Commended: Alpine PXA-H800