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Awards 2013

Our annual Awards are known as the Oscars of the hi-fi and AV industry, and are recognised all over the world. Each year we pick the best of the best in every category so you can buy with absolute confidence.

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2013
DACs - Product of the year

Best DAC £300-£500

Arcam irDAC

"A brilliantly talented DAC with bags of appeal – its rivals should be worried"
Guide Price 
£400

2013
DACs - Best Buys

Best DAC up to £300

HRT microStreamer

"This bijou headphone DAC makes the most of the music on your laptop or PC"
Guide Price 
£180
Best DAC £500-£700

Audiolab M-DAC

"It raised the performance bar last year, and hasn't been beaten since"
Guide Price 
£600
Best DAC £700-£1000

Chord Chordette QuteHD

"Chord has struck gold with the QuteHD – it's a terrific performer for the money"
Guide Price 
£990
Best DAC £1000+

Naim DAC-V1

"A stunning all-round performance from what is arguably Naim's best DAC yet"
Guide Price 
£1250