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Australian Sound+Image Awards 2020

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The Sound+Image 2020 Awards were announced in Sydney at a gala dinner held on November 20th - our thanks to all who attended and our congratulations again to all the winners in this celebration of all that is good in audio and AV.

The complete details and reviews of all the winners were published in our Special Awards Edition of Sound+Image magazine, out in December in print and digital editions, but you can discover all of the winners below.

TVs and Soundbars

Best buy TV – TCL X7

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Premium TV solution – Hisense Laser TV

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Soundbar under AU$1,000 – Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400

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Soundbar between AU$1,000-AU$2,000 – Samsung HW-Q90R

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Soundbar over AU$2,000 – Sennheiser AMBEO SB01

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Home Cinema

UHD Blu-ray player under AU$1,000 – LG UBK90

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UHD Blu-ray player over AU$1,000 – Pioneer UDP-LX500

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AV projector under AU$2,500 – BenQ CinePrime W2700

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AV projector under AU$2,500 (highly commended) – Epson EF-100

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AV projector between AU$2,500-AU$10,000 – Epson EH-TW9400W

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AV projector over AU$10,000 – Barco Bragi CS

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AV receiver under AU$2,000 – Denon AVR-X2600H

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AV receiver between AU$2,000-AU$5,000 – Marantz SR6014

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AV receiver over AU$5,000 – Denon AVC-X6500H

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AV processor and amplifier – Focal Astral 16

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Music Sources

Turntable under AU$500 – Sony PS-LX301BT

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Turntable between AU$500-AU$1,000 – Audio-Technica AT-LPW40WN

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Turntable over AU$1,000 – Rega Planar 8

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Phono stage under AU$1,000 – Pro-Ject Audio Phono Box S2

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Phono stage over AU$1,000 – Modwright PH 9.0

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CD player under AU$500 – Arcam CDS50

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CD player over AU$500 – Marantz SA-KI Ruby

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Network music player under AU$5,000 – Meridian 210 Streamer

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Network music player over AU$5,000 – Naim NDX 2

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DAC / headphone amp under AU$1,000 – Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital

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DAC / headphone amp over AU$1,000 – iFi Pro iDSD

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Headphones

Headphones under AU$1,000 – Beyerdynamic Amiron Home

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Headphones over AU$1,000 – Stax SRS-3100 Earspeaker System

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Wireless noise-cancellers under AU$500 – JBL Live 650BTNC

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Wireless noise-cancellers over AU$500 – Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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Stereo Amplifiers

Amplifier under AU$2,000 – Bluesound Powernode 2i

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Amplifier between AU$2,000-AU$5,000 – NAD M10

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Amplifier between AU$5,000–AU$10,000 – Krell K-300i

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Amplifier between AU$5,000–AU$10,000 (highly commended) – Marantz PM-KI Ruby

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Amplifier over AU$10,000 – Hegel H590

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Monoblock power amplifier of the year – Halcro Eclipse Mono

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Pre-power amplifier under AU$20,000 – Cambridge Audio Edge NQ / W

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Pre-power amplifier over AU$20,000 – Yamaha C-5000 / M-5000

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Installation

Amplifier installation product – Vanguard Dynamics VAIL Amp

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Video installation product – Lumagen Radiance Pro UHD Series processors

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Speaker installation – Krix MX-5

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Cinema design gold award – Abacus Acoustic

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Cinema design gold award – Len Wallis Audio

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Cinema design gold award – Studio Connections Australia / Visual Fidelity

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Cinema design gold award – Wavetrain Cinemas

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Loudspeakers

Smart speaker under AU$1,000 – HEOS 5 HS2

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Smart speaker between AU$1,000-AU$2,0000 – KEF LSX

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Smart speaker between AU$2,000-AU$5,000 – Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation

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Smart speaker over AU$5,000 – Bowers & Wilkins Formation Duo

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Loudspeakers under AU$500 – Q Acoustics 3010i

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Loudspeakers between AU$500-AU$–AU$1,000 – Richter Merlin S6

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Loudspeakers between AU$500-AU$–AU$1,000 (highly commended) – Dali Oberon 1

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Loudspeakers between AU$1,000-AU$5,000 – Chario Constellation MkII Delphinus

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Loudspeakers between AU$5,000-AU$10,000 – Dynaudio Evoke 50

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Loudspeakers over AU$10,000 – Revel Performa F228Be

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Loudspeakers over AU$10,000 (highly commended) – Focal Kanta Nº3

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5.1 speaker package – Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series

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Subwoofer – Dynaudio Sub 6

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