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The Sound+Image Awards
The Sound+Image 2020 Awards were announced in Sydney at a gala dinner held on November 20th - our thanks to all who attended and our congratulations again to all the winners in this celebration of all that is good in audio and AV.
The annual Sound+Image Awards dinner has been an essential event in the calendar of the audio-visual industry for three decades, and this year we are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Awards.
Held every year since 1989, the prestigious Sound+Image Awards recognise excellence in the design, manufacture and installation of consumer audio and home entertainment equipment.
This year's winners were announced on November 20th at a special event held at the Novotel Central Sydney, with the winners appearing on this Awards microsite and across AVHub, followed by full details of all winners in the upcoming special Awards edition of Sound+Image magazine.
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 noise-cancelling headphones, wireless streaming systems, and multiroom audio.
Special Awards are presented for Lifetime Achievement recognition.
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 formal submission process for the Sound+Image Awards; all products reviewed in our titles during the preceding 12 months are eligible, with winners 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.. There is currently no charge for companies to use our Awards logo to announce and promote their successful products. All this helps keep our awards fully independent, and a true recommendation to our readers.