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THE WINNERS

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 (2013 edition on sale at the end of November), and were announced at our annual black-tie Awards night dinner, held this year at the Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, on the Saturday night during the Australian Audio & AV Show at the Marriott. 

awards sheratonAnd the 2013 winners are...  (the current 2014 winners are here)

Stereo Categories

IN-EAR HEADPHONES OF THE YEAR
Sennheiser IE 80
Highly Commended
- B&W C5
- thinksound ts02+mic

ON/OVER-EAR HEADPHONES OF THE YEAR
PSB M4U 2

Highly Commended
- Koss Tony Bennett Signature Edition Stereophones
- Panasonic RP-HTX7

altSPEAKER DOCK OF THE YEAR UNDER $200
Yamaha PDX-11
(NO Highly Commended)

SPEAKER DOCK OF THE YEAR OVER $200
NAD VISO 1

Highly Commended
- AktiMate Mini+
- Samsung DA-E750

WIRELESS SPEAKER OF THE YEAR
Loewe AirSpeaker

Highly Commended
- Dynaudio Xeo 3
- Geneva Sound System Model XS
- Pioneer XW-SMA3

altDIGITAL RADIO OF THE YEAR
Bush TR82DAB
Highly Commended
- NAD C 446 digital media tuner
- Pure Sensia 200D Connect

STYLE SYSTEM OF THE YEAR
Focal Bird 2.1

Highly Commended
- Linn Kiko

STEREO SPEAKERS OF THE YEAR UNDER $1500
Jamo C 605

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- NHT Super Stereo 2.1
- Usher Audio S-520

STEREO SPEAKERS OF THE YEAR $1500-$5000
KEF LS 50

Highly Commended
- Equinox Eclipse

STEREO SPEAKERS OF THE YEAR OVER $5000
B&W 802 Diamond

Highly Commended
- JBL 4429 Studio Monitor
- Vivid Audio B1

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STEREO AMPLIFIER OF THE YEAR UNDER $5000
Marantz PM-KI-Pearl-Lite
Highly Commended
- Aaron XX
- Rotel RA-1520

STEREO AMPLIFIER OF THE YEAR OVER $5000
Dan D’Agostino Master Systems Momentum Monoblock

Highly Commended
- B.M.C. Amplifier C1
- Gryphon Mephisto

DAC OF THE YEAR
MSB Technology Platinum DAC IV

Highly Commended
- Arcam rPAC
- AudioQuest DragonFly

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Sources

BLU-RAY PLAYER OF THE YEAR 
Oppo BDP-95AU
Highly Commended
- Sony BDP-S790

PERSONAL VIDEO RECORDER OF THE YEAR 
Panasonic DMR-HW220

Highly Commended
Strong SRT 7000

NETWORK MUSIC PLAYER OF THE YEAR 
Cambridge Audio Stream Magic 6

Highly Commended
- Musical Fidelity M1 CliC 

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CD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
PS Audio Perfect Wave 

Highly Commended
- B.M.C. BMCD1.1 / DAC1
- Moon 750D DAC/Transport

CAMCORDER OF THE YEAR 
Panasonic HC-X900M


TVs/Displays

AV PROJECTOR OF THE YEAR 
Sharp XV-30000 

Highly Commended
- Epson EH-TW9000W 
- Sony VPL-VW1000ES

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PLASMA TELEVISION OF THE YEAR 
Samsung Series 8 (E8000)

Highly Commended
- Panasonic VIErA VT50
- Panasonic VIErA ST50

LCD TELEVISION OF THE YEAR 
LG 55LM9600

Highly Commended
- Samsung Series 8 (ES8000)

Custom Installation

CUSTOM INSTALLATION OF THE YEAR
Electronic Living / Wavetrain Cinemas

Highly Commended
- Len Wallis Audio

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Multichannel

SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR UNDER $2000 
MK Sound SB-1250

Highly Commended
- Atlantic Technology 444 SB
- REL Serie T T-9 

SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR OVER $2000 
Velodyne Digital Drive plus 15

Highly Commended
- KEF R400b
- Sunfire Atmos 

MULTICHANNEL SPEAKER PACKAGE OF THE YEAR 
Krix Rhythmix package

Highly Commended
- Polk Audio F/X Wireless Surround

AV RECEIVER OF THE YEAR UNDER $1000 
Denon AVR-1713

Highly Commended
- Pioneer VSX-527

AV RECEIVER OF THE YEAR $1000-$1500 
Marantz NR1603

Highly Commended
- NAD T757
- Onkyo TX-NR515AE 

AV RECEIVER OF THE YEAR $1500-$2500
Denon AVR-3313

(NO Highly Commended)

AV RECEIVER OF THE YEAR OVER $2500
Yamaha Aventage RX-A3020

Highly Commended
- Pioneer SC-LX86
- Rotel RSX-1562


Innovation

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
Foxtel Olympics iPad App 


STAR OF THE SHOW 
recognising exceptional room presentation 
at the Australian audio & AV show 2012
Kyron Audio

 

Incar Head Units

HEAD UNIT OF THE YEAR under $500
Alpine CDE-136BT 

Highly Commended
- Clarion CZ702A
- Pioneer DEH-8450BT

HEAD UNIT OF THE YEAR over $500
Pioneer DEH-80PRS 

Highly Commended
- Alpine IDA-X305S 

MULTIMEDIA HEAD UNIT OF THE YEAR under $1000
Blaupunkt New York 800

Highly Commended
- Clarion VX402A
- Pioneer AVH-P4450BT 

MULTIMEDIA HEAD UNIT OF THE YEAR over $1000
Clarion NX702A 

Highly Commended
- Alpine INE-Z928E 
- Pioneer AVH-8450BT

Incar Loudspeakers 

SPEAKERS OF THE YEAR under $1000
ARC Audio Black 6.2 

Highly Commended
- Morel Virtus 602 
- Option Audio OA69PRO11
- Pioneer TS-C172PRS 

SPEAKERS OF THE YEAR over $1000
Hybrid Audio Technologies Legatia SE

Highly Commended
- Focal 165W-RC 
- Hertz MLK 3 PA 

SUBWOOFEROF THE YEAR - SQ
Audison Voce AV 10 

- Alpine SWS-15D4
- ARC Audio Black 12 

SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR - SPL
RE Audio XXX18 

Highly Commended
- Hertz SPL Monster M12 Unlimited
- Vibe Audio Space 12

Incar Amplifiers

AMPLIFIER OF THE YEAR under $1000
Pioneer PRS-D800

Highly Commended
- Alpine PDX-V9
- Hertz HDP4

AMPLIFIER OF THE YEAR over $1000
Audison Voce AV 5.1K

Highly Commended
ARC Audio KS2500.1
Focal FPS3000

Incar Innovation

INNOVATION & PERIPHERAL PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
App Radio (joint winner)

MirrorLink Technology (joint winner)
Highly Commended
- Focal IBus 2.1
- Pioneer TS-WX610A subwoofer
 

Full details and reviews of all the winners will be available in the Awards issue of Sound+Image, publishing at the end of November.

Winners from previous years can be seen here: 

2012 AWARDS WINNERS 
2011 AWARDS WINNERS 
2010 AWARDS WINNERS 

2009 AWARDS WINNERS 
2008 AWARDS WINNERS 

2007 AWARDS WINNERS