The 2017 Sound & Image Awards

2017 sound and image awards winners list

For over 25 years the Sound and Image Awards have been Australia’s pre-eminent awards for the AV industry. This year they were held on October 19 in Melbourne, and we were happy to see so many of the products we sell get up and take home awards in their categories.

Below are some highlights, and scroll down to view the full awards list.

TURNTABLE OF THE YEAR UNDER $1000

Rega Planar 1

Rega Planar 1 turntable

CD PLAYER OF THE YEAR OVER $5000

Yamaha CD-S3000

Yamaha CD-S3000

AV RECEIVER OF THE YEAR OVER $2000

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3060

Yamaha RX-A3060

MULTIROOM SYSTEM OF THE YEAR

Yamaha MusicCast

Musiccast

SOUNDBAR OF THE YEAR OVER $2000

Yamaha YSP-5600BSW

Yamaha YSP5600

LOUDSPEAKERS OF THE YEAR $1000-$10,000

Krix Neuphonix Mk2

Krix Neuphonix Mk2

ACTIVE LOUDSPEAKERS OF THE YEAR

Dynaudio Xeo 2

SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR

M&K Sound V12

WIRELESS MULTIROOM SPEAKER OF THE YEAR UNDER $1000

Sonos PLAY:5

CENTRE SPEAKER OF THE YEAR

Krix Epicentrix Mk2

CUSTOM INSTALLATION PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Krix Series MX

HEADPHONES OF THE YEAR UNDER $250

Sennheiser HD 2.30

SPECIAL HEADPHONE AWARD

Sennheiser HE 1

 

 The full 2017 Sound & Image Awards List

 

TELEVISION OF THE YEAR

LG 65EF950T

Highly Commended

Panasonic VIERA TH-65DX900U

 

SOUNDBAR OF THE YEAR UNDER $1000

Q Acoustics Media 4

Highly Commended

Yamaha YAS-306

 

SOUNDBAR OF THE YEAR $1000-$2000

Definitive Technology W Studio Micro

 

SOUNDBAR OF THE YEAR OVER $2000

Yamaha YSP-5600BSW

 

SPECIAL TV AUDIO AWARD

Arcam SR250

 

AV PROJECTOR OF THE YEAR UNDER $2000

BenQ W1090

 

AV PROJECTOR OF THE YEAR OVER $2000

Epson EH-TW9300W

 

SPECIAL AV PROJECTOR AWARD

Sony VPL-VW5000ES

 

AV RECEIVER OF THE YEAR UNDER $2000

Denon AVR-X1300W

Highly Commended

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A760

 

AV RECEIVER OF THE YEAR OVER $2000

Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3060

 

CENTRE SPEAKER OF THE YEAR

Krix Epicentrix Mk2

 

SPEAKER PACKAGE OF THE YEAR

Klipsch Reference Premier HD Wireless

 

CUSTOM INSTALLATION PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Krix Series MX

 

HEADPHONES OF THE YEAR UNDER $250

Sennheiser HD 2.30

 

HEADPHONES OF THE YEAR $250-$500

Ultrasone Performance 820

Highly Commended

Audiofly AF240

 

HEADPHONES OF THE YEAR $500-$1000

Audeze SINE with CIPHER

 

HEADPHONES OF THE YEAR $1000-$2000

beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO

Highly Commended

Kennerton Magister

 

HEADPHONES OF THE YEAR OVER $2000

HIFIMAN Edition X

Highly Commended

Stax SR-L700

 

BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES OF THE YEAR

Audio-Technica ATH-SR5BT

 

NOISE-CANCELLING HEADPHONES OF THE YEAR

Sony MDR-1000X

Highly Commended

Philips SHB8850NC

 

HEADPHONE SYSTEM OF THE YEAR

Stax SRS-5100

 

SPECIAL HEADPHONE AWARD

Sennheiser HE 1

 

TURNTABLE OF THE YEAR UNDER $1000

Rega Planar 1

Highly Commended

Audio-Technica AT-LP5

 

TURNTABLE OF THE YEAR $1000-$3000

Music Hall mmf-9.1

Highly Commended

Rega Planar 3

 

TURNTABLE OF THE YEAR OVER $3000

Audio Union Döhmann Helix 1

 

NETWORK MUSIC PLAYER OF THE YEAR

UNDER $1000

Auralic Aries Mini

 

NETWORK MUSIC PLAYER OF THE YEAR

OVER $1000

Moon by Simaudio Evolution 780D

Highly Commended

Merging Technologies NADAC Stereo

 

CD PLAYER OF THE YEAR UNDER $5000

Denon DCD-2500NE

 

CD PLAYER OF THE YEAR OVER $5000

Yamaha CD-S3000

Highly Commended

Accustic Arts PLAYER II

 

DIGITAL RADIO PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Bush BR330DABC Smart Audio Adaptor

Highly Commended

Sangean WFT-3

 

DAC OF THE YEAR

Meridian Explorer2

 

PORTABLE AUDIO PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Astell&Kern AK70

Highly Commended

Pioneer XDP-100R

 

BLU-RAY PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Panasonic DMP-UB900

Highly Commended

Samsung UBD-K8500

 

IN-CAR HEAD UNIT OF THE YEAR

Alpine CDE-196DAB

Highly Commended

Rockford Fosgate PMX-5

 

IN-CAR MULTIMEDIA HEAD UNIT OF THE YEAR UNDER $1500

Zenec Z-N626

Highly Commended

Clarion NX606AU

 

IN-CAR MULTIMEDIA HEAD UNIT OF THE YEAR OVER $1500

Kenwood DNX8160DABS

Highly Commended

Clarion NX706AU

Pioneer AVIC-F80DAB

 

STEREO AMPLIFIER OF THE YEAR UNDER $2500

Marantz HD-AMP1

 

STEREO AMPLIFIER OF THE YEAR OVER $2500

Parasound Halo Integrated

Highly Commended

Musical Fidelity M5si

 

POWER AMPLIFIER OF THE YEAR UNDER $10,000

Bel Canto e.One REF600M

 

POWER AMPLIFIER OF THE YEAR OVER $10,000

Bryston 14B3

Highly Commended

Jeff Rowland Design Group Model 625 S2

 

IN-CAR AMPLIFIER OF THE YEAR UNDER $500

db Drive NEO4

Highly Commended

Axis XT4D

Sony XM-GS4

 

IN-CAR AMPLIFIER OF THE YEAR OVER $500

Helix A4

 

LOUDSPEAKERS OF THE YEAR UNDER $1000

- JOINT WINNERS -

ELAC Debut B6

Richter Merlin Series V

 

LOUDSPEAKERS OF THE YEAR $1000-$10,000

Krix Neuphonix Mk2

 

LOUDSPEAKERS OF THE YEAR $10,000-$20,000

DALI EPICON 6

 

LOUDSPEAKERS OF THE YEAR OVER $20,000

JBL 4367

 

ACTIVE LOUDSPEAKERS OF THE YEAR

Dynaudio Xeo 2

 

SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR

M&K Sound V12

 

IN-CAR SPEAKERS OF THE YEAR UNDER $500

Vibe Audio BlackDeath 6C-V6

 

INCAR SPEAKERS OF THE YEAR $500-$1000

Alpine DLX-F17S

Highly Commended

Focal EC 165 K

 

INCAR SPEAKERS OF THE YEAR OVER $1000

Rockford Fosgate T3652-S

Highly Commended

Vibe Audio CVEN63C-V4

 

-SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR – SQ

Image Dynamics IDMAX 12D4 V.4

Highly Commended

Focal 30 A4

JL Audio 12W6v3-D4

 

IN-CAR SUBWOOFER OF THE YEAR

– LOADED ENCLOSURE

Alpine SBR-S8D4

Highly Commended

Axis XT1408A

Fusion EN-AB1102

 

SYSTEM SOLUTION OF THE YEAR

Marantz M-CR611

Highly Commended

Sonus faber Sf16

 

WIRELESS MULTIROOM SPEAKER OF THE YEAR UNDER $1000

Sonos PLAY:5

Highly Commended

Bose SoundTouch 10

 

WIRELESS MULTIROOM SPEAKER OF THE YEAR OVER $1000

Bluesound Pulse Mini

Highly Commended

Naim Audio Mu-so Qb

 

MULTIROOM COMPONENT OF THE YEAR

Bluesound Powernode 2

Highly Commended

HEOS Link HS2

Yamaha WXA-50

 

MULTIROOM SYSTEM OF THE YEAR

Yamaha MusicCast

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS WERE PRESENTED TO

Don MacKenzie and Brad Serhan
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