Clarity Alliance announces Bristol Best of Show winners

The judges have scoured every floor of the Bristol Sound and Vision Show 2017 and the results are in: here are five of the best exhibits as chosen by the hi-fi and AV industry trade body Clarity Alliance.

The Best Display Award went to Dynaudio for its room featuring a giant picture of David Bowie and a smart display of the company's speakers (shown top).

Best Home Cinema room was awarded to Arcam for its full Dolby Atmos rig, which it took to ISE in Amsterdam before installing it at the Marriot Hotel in Bristol.

And it was KEF's demonstration of its new wireless, active LS50 speakers linked to a Zenith Innuos streamer that led the judges to crown it the show's Best Sounding Hi-Fi demo.

Devialet picked up the Best Innovation Award for its innovative Gold Phantom speaker, while the overall Best of Show Award went to Naim Audio which is showing off its new Uniti range.

Tom Barron (left) presents Paul Stephenson with his honorary fellowship

Tom Barron (left) presents Paul Stephenson with his honorary fellowship

Naim's former managing director Paul Stephenson (above right) was given a Clarity Honorary Fellowship for his lifetime's dedication to the audio industry and his success in transforming Naim into the world-class company it is today. He was presented with the Award by newly-elected Clarity chairman Tom Barron of PMC.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.