CES 2013 - Las Vegas, USA
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- Parent Category: CES 2013 CES 2013
- Created: 08 January 2013 08 January 2013
Companies featured in this gallery: Aurender, Meitner Audio, Sonus Faber, Audio Research, Magico, Simaudio, Definitive Technology, NAD, Paradigm, Hegel, Cambridge Audio, KEF, Vivid Audio
Aurender’s Roy Kim, Harry Lee, Sally Jueng, and Eric Shim receive the Product of the Year award for their Aurender S10 audiophile music server, a product that we considered the best of its kind in 2012.
Shahin Al Rashid, Meitner Audio’s director of sales and marketing, accepts the Product of the Year award for the company’s MA-1 digital-to-analog converter, one of the most impressive DACs of recent memory.
John Paul Lizars accepts the Product of the Year award for the Sonus Faber Amati Futura loudspeaker, one of the most beautiful -- in terms of sound and looks -- audio products available in 2012.
Audio Research Corporation’s managing director of sales, Dave Gordon, kneels with the company’s Reference 250 and the Product of the Year award for the best amplifier of 2012.
Magico’s president, Alon Wolf, receives the Product of the Year award for their Q7 loudspeaker, which represents an all-out assault on the state-of-the-art in loudspeaker design.
Simaudio’s Lionel Goodfield proudly flanks the Product of the Year award for the Moon Evolution 810LP phono stage, a cost-no-object design that can anchor the finest analog-based systems.
Definitive Technology's chief acoustical designer, Tim Gladwin (left), and executive vice president, Dave Peet, accept the Product of the Year award for the StudioMonitor 45 loudspeaker, which, at $398/pair, represents staggeringly good value for a bookshelf-type design.
Greg Stidsen, director of technology for NAD, holds the Product of the Year award for the NAD Viso 1 docking station, perhaps the best-sounding dock available today.
Paradigm’s Erin Phillips poses with the Product of the Year award for the Millenia CT subwoofer-satellite speaker system, which produces spectacular sound in a very compact and attractive package.
Anders Ertzeid and Eileen Gosvig, representing Hegel Music Systems, receive the Product of the Year award for the H300 integrated amplifier-DAC -- simply add speakers and a laptop for super sound.
Cambridge Audio’s Matthew Bramble (technical director) and Adam Shaw-Cotterill (director of international sales) receive the Product of the Year award for the Stream Magic 6 network music player, a jack-of-all-trades digital source that sounds fantastic and functions superbly.
KEF’s Johan Coorg (KEF’s head of brand development) was ecstatic to receive the Product of the Year award for the R500 loudspeaker -- one of the best speaker values on the market today.
On a Higher Note’s Philip O’Hanlon, the North American distributor for Vivid Audio, accepts the Product of the Year award for the Giya G2 loudspeaker (which was still boxed up!), a state-of-the-art floorstander designed by the now-legendary Laurence Dickie, who was stuck in transit and didn't make the presentation in time. However . . .
. . . Laurence did arrive the next morning, and he was able to quickly unbox the G2 and pose with it and the award.
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