AWARDS 2008: The results in full

Thu, 16 Oct 2008, 9:50am

UPDATE: Videos of all 19 Products of the Year, plus reviews of 80+ Best Buys, now on our dedicated Awards website.

OK folks, the wait is over and today's the day we bring you the results of the What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2008. In anticipation of the Awards website going live later this morning, complete with videos of all 19 Products of the Year, here's the winners list in full:

Televisions
 
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Sony KDL-40W4500 £1190

Best 26in television
Samsung LE26A456 £370

Best 32in television
Sony KDL-32W4000 £700

Best 37in television
Panasonic TH-37PX80B £650

Best budget 40-42in television
Sony KDL-40V4000 £750

Best 46in television
Sony KDL-46W4500 £1600

Best 50in television
Pioneer PDP-LX509D £2400

All-in-one-systems


PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
All-in-one-systems
Denon D-M37DAB £300

Best home cinema system under £500
Sony DAV-F200 £350

Best home cinema system £500-£750
LG HT953TV £600

Best hi-fi system over £500
Arcam Solo Mini £650

Best home cinema system £750+
NAD Viso 5 £900

Best sound bar
Yamaha YSP-40D £800

Turntables


PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Rega P3-24/Elys 2 £498

Best turntable under £250
Pro-ject Genie 2 £140

Best turntable £1000+
Thorens TD160HD £1560

Style speaker packages


PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
KEF KHT3005SE £1000

Best style speaker package up to £500
Jamo A102HCS5 £250

Best style speaker package £500-£700
KEF KHT2005.3 £700

Best style speaker package £1000-£2000
B&W MT-30 £1575

Best style speaker package £2000+
Tannoy Arena Highline 500 £2700

Projectors


PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Projectors
InFocus IN80 £1300

Best projector under £1000
Panasonic PT-AX200E £800

Best projector over £2000
JVC DLA-HD100 £4800

Radios

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Pure Evoke Flow £150

Best portable DAB £50-£100
Pure One Elite £70

Best portable DAB under £50
Pure One Mini £40

Best hi-fi tuner
Denon TU-1800DAB £250

DVD & Blu-ray players

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
DVD & Blu-ray players
Panasonic DMP-BD55 £400

Best DVD player under £200
Onkyo DV-SP406 £100

Best Blu-ray player £200-£300
Panasonic DMP-BD35 £250

Best Blu-ray player £500-£700
Pioneer BDP-LX71 £600

Best Blu-ray player £700+
Denon DVD-2500BT £900

Speaker packages

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
B&W 685 Theatre 1 £1206

Best speaker package under £750
Q Acoustics 1010i 5.1 £500

Best speaker package £1500+
Tannoy Revolution Signature £2300

Subwoofers

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
B&W PV1 £950

Best subwoofer under £500
B&W ASW610 £400

Best subwoofer £500-£750
Monitor Audio RSW12 £650

Stereo amplifiers


PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Roksan Kandy K2 £750
 
Best stereo amplifier under £300
Marantz PM6002 £270

Best stereo amplifier £800-£1500
Roksan Caspian M series-1 £1000

Best stereo amplifier £1500-£2500
Cyrus VS2/PSX-R/8 power £2000

Best stereo amplifier £2500+
Plinius 9200 £3000

DVD recorders and PVRs


PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Sky+ HD £75

Best DVD recorder under £300
Sony RDR-HXD890 £240

Best Freeview PVR
Topfield TF5810PVRt £300

Stereo speakers

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
B&W 685 £380

Best stereo speakers under £150
Tannoy Mercury F1 Custom £110

Best stereo speakers £150-£250
Dali Lektor 1 £250

Best stereo speakers £500-£1000
ATC SCM11 £850

Best stereo speakers £1000-£2000
Dynaudio Excite 32 £1600

Best stereo speakers £2000+
Monitor Audio PL300 £5500

Digital media players and accessories


PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Sonos BU150 £700

Best ultraportable
Apple iPod nano £110

Best music portable
Apple iPod Classic £180

Best multimedia portable
Apple iPhone £349

Best budget iPod dock
Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere £100

Best premium iPod dock
B&W Zeppelin £400

Best budget desktop speakers
Audioengine A2 £110

Best premium desktop speakers
Dynaudio MC15 £670

Best DAC
Cambridge Audio DacMagic £200

Best media centre PC
I.US XpcHD £1500

Headphones

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Klipsch Image £200

Best in-ear headphones under £50
Sennheiser CX300 £30

Best in-ear headphones £50-£100
Shure SE110 £80

Best hi-fi headphones under £50
Grado iGrado £40

Best hi-fi headphones £50-£100
Grado SR60 £90

Best hi-fi headphones £100+
Grado SR325i £310

Best noise-cancelling headphones
Sennheiser PXC 450 £300

Cables

 
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Chord Carnival SilverScreen £6/m

Best optical cable
True Colours Industries Coral £35

Best stereo interconnect
Atlas Equator MkII £48

Best mains cable
Clearer Audio Copper-line Alpha £35

Best HDMI cable
Van den Hul HDMI Flat £65

Multichannel receivers


PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Yamaha DSP-AX863 £600

Best multichannel receiver under £500
Yamaha DSP-AX763 £400

Best multichannel receiver £1000-£2000
Pioneer SC-LX81 £1500

Best multichannel receiver £2000+
Denon AVC-1HD £3800

CD players
 
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Cyrus CD6se £800

Best CD player under £300
Marantz CD6002 £270

Best CD player £1000-£1500
Cyrus CD8se £1100

Best CD player £1500+
Cyrus CDXtse / DACX £800/£1100

Accessories


PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Atacama Equinox range from £140

Best speaker stands under £100
Soundstyle Z2  £70

Best speaker stands £100+
Partington Super Dreadnought £180

Best phono stage
Cambridge Audio Azur 640P £60

Best remote
Logitech Harmony One £125

Best value upgrade
Tacima CS929 £40


Comments

Andy - because this is the Awards Issue of the Mag is despatch to subscribers held back until the Mag goes on general sale.

Yes, Paolo - due to the embargo, subscriber copies were not despatched until Tuesday. They should have arrived this morning: any delay is down to Royal Mail, not ourselves!

No surprises there then Mr Cyrus

Hello A.Clough

Why doesn´t What Hifi never test

Accuphase. This name delivers great

cd players what compares to Krell

The integrated dac of Accuphase is

still better then the DCS, Krell and

other high-end names.

Hopefully What Hifi can see the challenge

to beat the integrated dac of Accuphase.

sincerely

Patrick

Email addresssticking out tongueatrick.name@gmail.com