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

PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR

TVS/DISPLAYS

BIG PLASMA TV OF THE YEAR: Pioneer Kuro PDP-LX609A Plasma TV

BIG LCD OF THE YEAR: Samsung Series 9 LN55A950 Lcd TV

SMALL PLASMA OF THE YEAR: Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ800A Plasma TV

SMALL LCD OF THE YEAR: Baumann Meyer DT3220DBP QIA3 Lcd TV

PROJECTORS

PROJECTOR UNDER $8000 OF THE YEAR: Infocus X10 AV Projector
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Epson EMP-TW2000 AV Projector
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Mitsubishi HC6500 AV Projector

PROJECTORS OVER $8000 OF THE YEAR: Sim2 Domino D80e AV Projector 41
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Dream Vision Dream Bee AV Projector

AV SOURCES

BLU-RAY PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Sony BDP-S350 Blu-Ray Player
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Sony Playstation 3

DVD PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Denon DVD-1740 DVD Player
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Onkyo DV-SP406 DVD Player

DVD/BLU-RAY RECORDER OF THE YEAR: Panasonic DMR-XW300 DVD Recorder
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Pioneer DVR-LX61D DVD Recorder
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Panasonic DMR-BW500 Bd Recorder

HDTV SET-TOP BOX OF THE YEAR: Strong Technologies SRT 5410 HDTV Set-Top Box
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Beyonwiz DP-H1 HDTV Set-Top Box

PERSONAL VIDEO RECORDER OF THE YEAR: Topfield TF7100HDPVRT Personal Video Recorder
HIGHLY COMMENDED:
Homecast HT8000 PVR Personal Video Recorder
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Beyonwiz DP-P2 Personal Video Recorder

STEREO

CD PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Gryphon Mikado Signature CD Player
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Synthesis Magnus CD Player
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Moon Supernova RS CD Player
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Marantz CD5003 CD Player

TURNTABLE OF THE YEAR: Thorens TD 160 HD Turntable
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Once Analog MkII Turntable

STREAMING AUDIO PRODUCT OF THE YEAR: Sonos Multi-Room Music System
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Lehmannaudio Black Cube Linear USB Headphone Amplifier
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Styleaudio Carat-HD1V Dac

IPOD SPEAKER DOCK OF THE YEAR: Aktimate Mini iPod Speaker Dock
HIGHLY COMMENDED: VAF Octavio 1i iPod Speaker Dock
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Tannoy I30 iPod Speaker Dock

STEREO LOUDSPEAKER UP TO$2500 OF THE YEAR: Mordaunt-Short Aant MS916i Stereo Speakers
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Orpheus Aurora Generation 3 Stereo Speakers
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Quad 9l2 Stereo Speakers

STEREO LOUDSPEAKER OVER $2500 OF THE YEAR: Elac FS 249 Stereo Speakers
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Focal Electra 1027 S Stereo Speakers

STEREO AMPLIFIER UP TO $2000 OF THE YEAR: Marantz PM7003 Stereo Amplifier
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Synthesis Magnum Stereo Amplifier

STEREO AMPLIFIER OVER $2000 OF THE YEAR: Yamaha A-S2000 Stereo Amplifier
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Jungson DA-88TI Stereo Amplifier
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Quad II-Eighty Stereo Amplifier
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Classé CA-M400 Stereo Amplifier

MULTICHANNEL

AV RECEIVER UNDER $2000 OF THE YEAR: Onkyo TX-SR706 AV Receiver
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cambridge Audio Azur 640R AV Receiver

AV RECEIVER BETWEEN $2000-$4000 OF THE YEAR: Yamaha RX-V3900 AV Receiver
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Onkyo TX-SR876 AV Receiver
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Denon AVR-3808 AV Receiver

AV RECEIVER OVER $4000 OF THE YEAR: Yamaha RX-Z11 AV Receiver 80
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Pioneer SC-LX90 ‘Susano’ AV Receiver
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Marantz AV8003/MM8003 AV Receiver
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Integra DTR-99 AV Receiver

HOME THEATRE SPEAKER SYSTEM UNDER $2000 OF THE YEAR: Jamo S 506 HCS 6 Home Theatre Speaker System
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Eltax Summit Home Theatre Speaker System

HOME THEATRE SPEAKER SYSTEM BETWEEN $2000-$4000 OF THE YEAR: Whatmough Magnum2 Home Theatre Speaker System
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Boston Acoustics Horizon Home Theatre Speaker System
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Krix Tryptix Home Theatre Speaker System

HOME THEATRE SPEAKER SYSTEM OVER $4000 OF THE YEAR: B&W 684 Theatre System Home Theatre Speaker System
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Paradigm Studio 100 Series 4 Home Theatre Speaker System
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Swans Speakers V8HT Home Theatre Speaker System

SUBWOOFERS OVER $1000 OF THE YEAR: Whatmough Tornado2 Subwoofer
HIGHLY COMMENDED: MJ Acoustics Pro 50 MK2 Subwoofer

SUBWOOFERS OVER $1000 OF THE YEAR: VAF Research SW19 Subwoofer
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Paradigm Servo-15 V2 Subwoofer
HIGHLY COMMENDED:REL R-305 Subwoofer

SINGLE-BOX SPEAKER SOLUTION OF THE YEAR: Polk Audio SurroundBAR50
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Yamaha YSP-4000 Digital Sound Projector

CUSTOM INSTALLATION

SYSTEM CONTROLLER OF THE YEAR: Nevo Q50 System Controller
HIGHLY COMMENDED: RTI T3-V System Controller
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Philips Pronto TSU9800 System Controller

IN-WALL LOUDSPEAKER OF THE YEAR: Stealth Acoustics Invisible Speakers In-Wall Loudspeaker Series
HIGHLY COMMENDED: BG Radia R Series In-Wall Loudspeaker Series

CUSTOM INSTALLATION PRODUCT OF THE YEAR: Mediamax Mediadeck 4HDT Tera Media Player
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Soundcast Outcast Outdoor Speaker

CUSTOM INSTALLATION OF THE YEAR: Len Wallis Audio Custom Installation

SPECIAL AWARDS

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR: Focal Grande Utopia EM Stereo Speakers

JUDGES CHOICE: T+A E-Series Music Player