NOTE: THE 2016 Awards will be announced in Sydney on 25 November 2015. Full details on our Awards microsite: www.avhub,com,au/awards 

The pages for all previous awards can also be accessed here

SOUND+IMAGE AWARDS 2015

The Sound+Image Awards for 2015 were announced at our annual grand gala dinner at the Melbourne InterContinental The Rialto on 15 October 2014 – our thanks to all who attended, and our congratulations to all the winners of awards, whether for Product of the Year in its category or the Highly Commended products which stood out so far above the pack this year.

The complete list of winners is below, all of which will be celebrated in our Special Awards Issue of Sound+Image. 

Loudspeakers

LOUDSPEAKERS OF THE YEAR UNDER $1000

B&W 685 S2
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Focal Chorus 706
Q Acoustics Concept 20

LOUDSPEAKERS OF THE YEAR $1000-$4000
Krix Acoustix Mk2
(no Highly Commended)

LOUDSPEAKERS OF THE YEAR $4000-$20,000
Yamaha Soavo NS-F901
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Audio Physic Virgo 25 Plus+
Jamo C 109

LOUDSPEAKERS OF THE YEAR OVER $20,000

Kyron Audio Kronos
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Whatmough Signature Progeny
Wilson Audio Sasha Series-2

SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR

REL Serie S5
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Definitive Technology SC4000
Sunfire HRS-10

WIRELESS SPEAKERS OF THE YEAR UNDER $800

Focal XS Book Wireless
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Philips M1X-DJ DS8900

WIRELESS SPEAKERS OF THE YEAR OVER $800

JBL Authentics L16
(no Highly Commended)

USB SPEAKERS OF THE YEAR

AktiMate Micro
(no Highly Commended)

SOUNDBAR OF THE YEAR UNDER $800

Yamaha SRT-1000
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Denon DHT-T100

SOUNDBAR OF THE YEAR OVER $800

Denon DHT-S514
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Yamaha YSP-2500

Headphones

NOISE-CANCELLING HEADPHONES OF THE YEAR
Bose QuietComfort 25
HIGHLY COMMENDED
PSB M4U 2

HEADPHONES OF THE YEAR

Sennheiser HD8 DJ
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Yamaha HPH-M82

SPECIAL HEADPHONE AWARD

Oppo PM-1 & HA-1
(no Highly Commended)

Custom Installation

CUSTOM INSTALLATION PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Krix Epix in-wall speakers
(no Highly Commended)

INSTALLATION OF THE YEAR

Surround Sounds
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Len Wallis Audio

HOME CINEMA INSTALLATION OF THE YEAR

Cableman
HIGHLY COMMENDED
The Digital Picture

TVs/Displays

TELEVISION OF THE YEAR

Panasonic VIERA TH-65AX800A
HIGHLY COMMENDED
LG 55UB850T
Sony Bravia KD-55X8500B
TCL U55E5691FDS

AV PROJECTOR OF THE YEAR

Sony VPL-VW500ES
HIGHLY COMMENDED
BenQ W7500
Epson EH-TW9200W

Sources & Systems

STREAMER/SERVER OF THE YEAR

Accustic Arts Streamer ES
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Sony HAP-Z1ES
Western Digital WDTV Live

MEDIA STORAGE OF THE YEAR

QNAP HS-251-2G
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Synology DS713+

TURNTABLE OF THE YEAR UNDER $3000

Avid Ingenium
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Pro-Ject 1Xpression Carbon Classic
Pro-Ject RPM 1.3 Genie

TURNTABLE OF THE YEAR OVER $3000

Clearaudio Performance DC
(no Highly Commended)

CD PLAYER OF THE YEAR UNDER $1000

Marantz CD5005
(no Highly Commended)

CD PLAYER OF THE YEAR OVER $1000

Ypsilon Electronics CDT-100
(no Highly Commended)

BLU-RAY PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Panasonic DMP-BDT460
(no Highly Commended)

PERSONAL VIDEO RECORDER OF THE YEAR

Humax 4tune
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Beyonwiz T3

PORTABLE DAC OF THE YEAR

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS
HIGHLY COMMENDED
AudioQuest DragonFly 1.2

DAC OF THE YEAR UNDER $2000

Musical Fidelity M1SDAC
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Denon DA-300USB

DAC OF THE YEAR OVER $2000

Trinity DAC
(no Highly Commended)

SYSTEM SOLUTION OF THE YEAR

Cambridge Audio Minx Xi
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Panasonic SC-NE5DB wireless speaker system

WIRELESS MULTIROOM PLAYER OF THE YEAR

HEOS 5 & HEOS Amp
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Bose SoundTouch Portable
Pure Jongo T6

Amplification

STEREO AMPLIFIER OF THE YEAR UNDER $5000

Marantz PM5005
HIGHLY COMMENDED
NAD D 3020

STEREO AMPLIFIER OF THE YEAR OVER $5000

Devialet 200
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Marantz PM-11S3
VTL MB-125 monoblocs

AV RECEIVER OF THE YEAR UNDER $1000

Denon AVR-X1100W
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Yamaha RX-V577

AV RECEIVER OF THE YEAR $1000-$2000

Marantz NR1605
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Onkyo TX-NR636
Yamaha RX-A1040

AV RECEIVER OF THE YEAR OVER $2000

Yamaha RX-A3040
HIGHLY COMMENDED
Denon AVR-X4100W

Special Awards

BLU-RAY RELEASE OF THE YEAR

Gravity

MOST DOWNLOADED (REVIEW FROM AVHUB)

JBL Studio 590 loudspeakers

READERS’ CHOICE

Yamaha Music Australia

JUDGES’ CHOICE

DEQX PreMATE Processor

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

John Cornell