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WINNERS: Hi-Fi Retailer of the Year & Lifetime Achievement Award

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The public vote for our inaugural Hi-Fi Retailer of the Year Award took place via our website at www.whathifi.com/au during September and October 2020.  

Our thanks to all who voted, and to Sennheiser Australia for adding the encouragement of a pair of MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 Anniversary Edition wireless earbuds for the voter who gave what the judges considered to be the best 25-word-or-less reason for their vote, regardless of who they voted for. 

The winner of the Sennheisers was Tania Winkler, whose vote went to Living Entertainment North Coast.

In a moment,  our And finally, our Lifetime Achievement Award, recognising services to Australia's home entertainment industry., recognising services to Australia's home entertainment industry.

But first - drum-roll please - the highest vote-winning retailers in each State & Territory... followed by the overall national winner of the 2021 Sound+Image Hi-Fi Retailer of the Year.

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Sound+Image Hi-Fi Retailer of the Year
The Audio Tailor, Brisbane

It's congratulations to Stuart Taylor and the team at The Audio Tailor in Brisbane, who not only polled the most votes from satisfied customers but whose customers were effusive in their praise: "It’s the knowledge, friendliness and professionalism that stands out for me..." says one, and another: "an extremely relaxed environment with friendly, passionate and expert advice to take your stereo to the next level." This is exactly what we love to hear about a hi-fi specialist store, helping customers of any budget achieve the right system for their needs, and a path to more and better-sounding music and entertainment. Our congratulations to Brisbane's The Audio Tailor and its team, pictured: Stuart Taylor (right), Gabby Broome, and Vaughan Wolfe!  

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Paul Clarke

It’s our honour to honour those whose careers have shaped Australia’s hi-fi industry and brought the joys of high-quality home entertainment to so many. 

This year’s Sound+Image Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Paul Clarke, General Manager of Cogworks, who has seen so many corners of Australia's hi-fi industry through his career that we suggest you read our tell-all interview with him in the upcoming Special Awards Issue of Sound+Image, on sale in December, to discover the full story!

Our congratulations to Paul - and to all our Sound+Image Lifetime Achievement Award alumni.

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Sound+Image Awards 2021

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Sound+Image is Australia's no.1 mag for audio & AV – sister magazine to Australian Hi-Fi and to the UK's What Hi-Fi?, and bestower of the annual Sound+Image Awards, which since 1989 have recognised the year's best hi-fi and home cinema products and installations. While Sound+Image lives here online as part of our group, our true nature is best revealed in the print magazines and digital issues, which curate unique collections of content each issue under the Editorship of Jez Ford, in a celebration of the joys that real hi-fi and high-quality AV can bring. Enjoy essential reviews of the most exciting new gear, features on Australia's best home cinemas, advice on how to find your sound, and our full Buying Guide based on all our current and past award-winners, all wrapped up with the latest news and editorial ponderings. Click here for more information about Sound+Image, including links to buy individual digital editions and details on how best to subscribe.