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

Sound+Image-Awards

LOUDSPEAKERS

HOME THEATRE SPEAKER SYSTEM OF THE YEAR UNDER $2000: Klipsch Quintet III with Sub-10 subwoofer
HIGHLY COMMENDED: dB Dynamics OrionJBL Balboa

HOME THEATRE SPEAKER SYSTEM OF THE YEAR $2000-$4000: Richter Dragon/Legend/Thor
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Energy RC-Mini 5.1

HOME THEATRE SPEAKER SYSTEM OF THE YEAR OVER $4000: Dali Ikon
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Mirage Omnisat V2 with S10 sub Whatmough Performance AV-2

SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR UNDER $1000: Krix Seismix 1 Mk I
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Energy S10.3B

SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR OVER $1000: Klipsch RW-12d
HIGHLY COMMENDED: B&W ASW700 • MartinLogan Abyss

CENTRE-CHANNEL SPEAKER OF THE YEAR: Krix Epicentrix
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Aaron HCC-600

SINGLE-BOX SOLUTION OF THE YEAR: Polk Audio SurroundBar
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Philips SoundBar DVD Home Theatre • Yamaha YSP-1100

STEREO SPEAKERS OF THE YEAR UP TO $2500: B&W 705
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Focal Chorus 807 V • Krix Apex 4

STEREO SPEAKERS OF THE YEAR OVER $2500: Legend Acoustics Kumbar Wirri (Big Red)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Dali Concept 10 • MartinLogan Vantage • Whatmough P33

iPod dock OF THE YEAR: JBL Radial
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Bose SoundDock Tivoli Audio iYiYi VAF Octavio 1i

AMPS/RECEIVERS

STEREO AMPLIFIER OF THE YEAR UNDER $2000: Marantz PM7001 KI
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Atoll Electronique IN50 • Denon PMA-700AE

STEREO AMPLIFIER OF THE YEAR OVER $2000: Parasound P 3 / A 21
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Einstein ‘The Light in The Dark’ • JungSon JA-88D

AV RECEIVER OF THE YEAR UNDER $2000: Integra DTR-5.8
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cambridge Audio Azur 640R Marantz SR6001 Yamaha RX-V1800

AV RECEIVER OF THE YEAR $2000-$4000: Yamaha RX-V3800
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Onkyo TX-SR805 • Pioneer VSX-LX70

AV RECEIVER OF THE YEAR OVER $4000: Integra DTR-8.8
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Lexicon RV-5 • Marantz SR9600

PROJECTORs

HOME THEATRE PROJECTOR OF THE YEAR UNDER $6000: Epson EMP-TW1000
HIGHLY COMMENDED: InFocus IN78 • Panasonic PT-AX200E • Sanyo PLVZ5

HOME THEATRE PROJECTOR OF THE YEAR $6000-$12,000: JVC DLA-HD1
HIGHLY COMMENDED: BenQ W10000 • InFocus IN82 • Mitsubishi HC5000

HOME THEATRE PROJECTOR OF THE YEAR OVER $12,000: Sim2 Domino 80
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Marantz VP-11s1 • Optoma HD81LV • Runco VX-2000d

SOURCES

CD PLAYER OF THE YEAR: T+A CD 1230 R
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Metronome Technologie CD 4 Signature • Rotel RCD-06

TURNTABLE OF THE YEAR: Pro-Ject RPM 5

DVD PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Oppo DV-981HD
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Denon DVD-1740

DVD RECORDER OF THE YEAR: Panasonic DMR-EX77
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Pioneer DVR-LX60D

HIGH-DEFINITION VIDEO SOURCE OF THE YEAR: Sony Blu-ray BDP-S1E Sony PlayStation 3
HIGHLY COMMENDED:LG BH100 Super Multi Blue Toshiba HD-E1

DIGITAL SET-TOP BOX OF THE YEAR: Beyonwiz DP-H1
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Strong SRT 5020

PERSONAL VIDEO RECORDER OF THE YEAR: Beyonwiz DP-P1
HIGHLY COMMENDED: NextWave PVR-6990 Philips DVR5100

ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION OF THE YEAR: Meridian G95
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Arcam Solo Movie 5.1

TVs/DISPLAYS

LCD OF THE YEAR: Samsung LA46M81BDX
HIGHLY COMMENDED:Baumann Meyer DT 4060D NEC Multeos M40

PLASMA OF THE YEAR: Pioneer Kuro PDP-LX508
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Panasonic Viera TH-50PX70A Samsung PS50Q91HDX

INSTALLATION

INTEGRATED HOME INSTALLATION OF THE YEAR: Audio Connection

HOME THEATRE OF THE YEAR: Len Wallis Audio

CUSTOM INSTALLATION PRODUCT OF THE YEAR: Vantage TouchPoint 1210

IN-WALL LOUDSPEAKER SERIES OF THE YEAR: BG Radia R Series
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Newport Audio GOLD 300 Series SpeakerCraft AIM

GENERAL

SYSTEM CONTROLLER OF THE YEAR: Philips Pronto TSU9600
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Logitech Harmony 1000i

MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR: Slim Devices Transporter
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Meridian F80

JUDGES’ CHOICE: Velodyne Digital Drive 1812 Signature Edition