Stereophile's Products of 2009 Previous Winners

Previous Awards, 1992–2008:

Stereophile's Products of 2008
Product of the Year: Sooloos music server system (review)
Joint Budget Products of the Year:
Paradigm Atom v.5 loudspeaker (review)
Rega Planar 3-24 turntable & RB-301 tonearm (review)
Joint Loudspeakers of the Year KEF Reference 207/2 (review)
Revel Ultima Salon2 (review)
Joint Amplification Components:
Conrad-Johnson ACT2 Series 2 preamplifier (review)
Parasound Halo JC 2 preamplifier (review)
Digital Source Component: Sooloos music server system (review)
Joint Analog Source Components:
Continuum Audio Labs Criterion turntable & Copperhead tonearm
Rega Planar 3-24 turntable & RB-301 tonearm (review)
Joint Accessories:
AudysseyPro room equalization (review)
Shure SE530 in-ear headphones (review)
Editors' Choices:
Revel Ultima Salon2 loudspeaker
Placette Active Line Stage
KEF Reference 207/2 loudspeaker
Schopper mods for Thorens TD-124
Sooloos Music Server
Krell Evolution 505 SACD player
Grace m902 D/A preamp/headphone amplifier
Rega P3-24 turntable
AKG K 701 headphones
Audio Valve Eklipse line preamplifier
Oppo DV-980H universal player
Integra DTC-9.8 A/V receiver
Harbeth Compact 7 ES3 loudspeaker

Stereophile's Products of 2007
Product of the Year: Ayre Acoustics MX-R monoblock power amplifier (review)
Budget Product of the Year: PSB Alpha B1 loudspeaker (review)
Joint Loudspeakers:
Dynaudio Confidence C4 (review)
Wilson Audio Specialties WATT/Puppy 8 (review)
Amplification Component: Ayre Acoustics MX-R monoblock power amplifier (review)
Digital Source: Chord Choral Blu CD transport & Choral DAC64 D/A processor (review)
Joint Analog Sources:
Linn Sondek LP12 turntable with Keel modifications (review)
Lyra Skala phono cartridge (review)
Kuzma Stabi XL turntable (review)
Joint Multichannel Components:
Audio Research MP1 multichannel preamplifier (review)
Cary Audio Design Cinema 11 preamplifier-processor (review)
Accessory: RealTraps MondoTraps (review)
Editor's Choice: Linn Records & Music Giants DRM-Free, High-Resolution Downloads

Stereophile's Products of 2006
Product of the Year: Continuum Audio Labs Caliburn turntable with Cobra tonearm and Castellon stand (review)
Joint Budget Products of the Year:
Rega Apollo CD player (review)
Revel Concerta F12 loudspeaker (review)
Slim Devices Squeezebox WiFi D/A processor (review)
Joint Loudspeakers:
Quad ESL-2805
Sonus Faber Amati anniversario (review)
Vandersteen Quatro (review)
Joint Amplification Components:
Conrad-Johnson ACT2 preamplifier (review)
Halcro dm88 monoblock power amplifier (review)
McIntosh C1000 preamplifier (review)
Digital Source: dCS P8i SACD player (review)
Multichannel Component: Meridian 861 Reference multichannel preamplifier-processor< (review)
Joint Accessories:
AKG K 701 headphones (review)
Ultimate Ears UE-10 Pro in-ear headphones (review)
Editor's Choice: Slim Devices Squeezebox WiFi D/A processor (review)

Stereophile's Products of 2005
Joint Products of the Year:
Ayre C-5xe universal disc player (review)
dartZeel NHB-108 Model One power amplifier (review)
Budget Product of the Year: B&W DM603 S3 loudspeaker (review)
Joint Loudspeakers:
Innersound Kaya (review)
Peak Consult Empress (review)
Sonus Faber Stradivari Homage (review)
Wilson Audio Specialties MAXX Series 2 (review)
Amplification Component: DarTZeel NHB-108 Model One power amplifier (review)
Joint Digital Source:
Ayre C-5xe universal disc player (review)
dCS Verdi La Scala SACD transport & Delius D/A processor (review)
Analog Source: Rega Planar 5 turntable (review)
Multichannel Component: Linn Unidisk SC universal disc player (review)
Joint Accessories:
AKG K-1000 headphones (review)
American Power Conversion S15 AC conditioner & battery backup system (review)
Editor's Choice: Apple Airport Express WiFi Hub-D/A processor (review)

Stereophile's Products of 2004
Joint Products of the Year:
Aerial Acoustics Model 20T loudspeaker (review)
Focal-JMlab Nova Utopia Be loudspeaker (review)
Linn Unidisk 1.1 universal disc player (review)
Joint Budget Components:
Magnepan CC3 center & MGMC1 surround loudspeaker system (review)
Spendor S5e loudspeaker (review)
Joint Loudspeakers: Aerial Acoustics Model 20T (review)
Focal-JMlab Nova Utopia Be (review)
Amplification Component: McIntosh MC501 monoblock power amplifier (review)
Digital Source: Linn Unidisk 1.1 multichannel universal player (review)
Analog Source: Linn Sondek LP12/Lingo turntable & Ekos tonearm (review)
Multichannel Component: Linn Unidisk 1.1 multichannel universal player (review)
Accessories: Shure E3c in-ear headphones (review)
Editor's Choice: Benchmark DAC1 D/A headphone amplifier (review)

Stereophile's Products of 2003
Product of the Year: Quad ESL-989 loudspeaker (review)
Budget Component: Apple iPod (review)
Loudspeaker: Quad ESL-989 (review)
Joint Amplification Components:
Linn Klimax Twin power amplifier (review)
Parasound Halo JC 1 monoblock power amplifier (review)
VTL TL-7.5 Reference preamplifier (review)
Digital Source: dCS Verdi-Purcell-Elgar Plus SACD/CD playback system (review)
Analog Source: SME 30/2 turntable (review)
Joint Accessories:
Echo Busters Decorative Room Treatments (review)
Rives PARC parametric equalizer (review)
Editor's Choice: Apple iPod (review)

Stereophile's Products of 2002
Product of the Year: Halcro dm58 monoblock power amplifier (review)
Joint Budget Components:
Grado SR125 headphones (review)
Music Hall MMF-7 turntable
Revel Performa M20 loudspeaker (review)
Joint Loudspeakers:
Rockport Technologies Antares (review)
Joseph Audio RM7si Signature Mk.2 (review)
Amplification Component: Halcro dm58 monoblock power amplifier (review)
Digital Source: Sony SCD-XA777ES multichannel SACD player (review)
Joint Analog Sources:
Graham 2.2 tonearm (review)
VPI TNT V-HR turntable (review)
Joint Accessories:
Grado SR125 headphones (review)
PS Audio Ultimate Outlet (review)
Wally Phono Tools
Joint Editor's Choices:
Linn Kivor Tunboks hard-disk music server (review)
Wilson Audio Specialties Sophia loudspeaker (review)

Stereophile's Products of 2001
Joint Products of the Year:
MartinLogan Prodigy loudspeaker (review)
Revel Ultima Studio loudspeaker (review)
Joint Budget Components:
Creek 5350SE integrated amplifier (review)
Perpetual Technologies P-3A D/A processor (review)
Polk RT25i loudspeaker (review)
Joint Loudspeakers:
MartinLogan Prodigy (review)
Revel Ultima Studio (review)
Amplification Component: TacT RCS 2.0 digital equalizer/preamplifier (review)
Joint Digital Sources:
Accuphase DP-100/DC-101 SACD transport/processor (review)
Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 3D CD player (review)
dCS Purcell D/D processor (review)
Analog Source: SME Model 10 turntable (review)
Joint Accessories:
ELAC CARA 2.0 room acoustics computer program (review)
Stax SR-007 Omega II headphone system (review)
Editor's Choice: Bel Canto EVo 200.2 power amplifier (review)

Stereophile's Products of 2000
Joint Products of the Year:
Sony SCD-1 SACD player (review)
Rockport Technologies System Sirius III turntable (review)
Budget Component: MSB LinkDAC III Full Nelson D/A processor (review)
Joint Loudspeakers:
Avantgarde Uno (review)
Dynaudio Evidence Master (review)
Amplification Component: McIntosh MC2000 Commemorative Edition power amplifier (review)
Digital Source: Sony SCD-1 SACD player (review)
Analog Source: Rockport Technologies System Sirius III turntable (review)
Accessory: PS Audio P300 Power Plant (review)
Joint Editor's Choice: Digital Audio Labs CardDeluxe PC soundcard (review)
Vandersteen 2Ce Signature loudspeaker (review)

Stereophile's Products of 1999
Product of the Year: B&W Nautilus 801 loudspeaker (review)
Joint Budget Components:
Adcom GFP-750 preamplifier (review)
B&W Nautilus 805 loudspeaker (review)
MSB LinkDAC D/A processor (review)
Joint Loudspeakers:
B&W Nautilus 801 (review)
Revel Ultima Salon (review)
Joint Amplification Components:
Linn Klimax 500 Solo monoblock power amplifier (review)
Pass Labs X1000 monoblock power amplifier (review)
Digital Source: Linn Sondek CD12 CD player (review)
Joint Analog Sources:
Rega Planar 25 turntable (review)
VPI TNT Mk.IV turntable
Accessory: Acoustic Sciences Corporation Studio Traps (review)
Editor's Choice: dCS 972 D/D converter (review)

Stereophile's Products of 1998
Product of the Year: Conrad-Johnson ART preamplifier (review)
Budget Component: Creek 4330R integrated amplifier
Joint Loudspeakers:
Audio Artistry Beethoven (review)
Revel Ultima Gem (review)
Joint Amplification Components:
Conrad-Johnson ART preamplifier (review)
Mark Levinson No.33H monoblock power amplifier (review)
VTL MB-1250 Wotan monoblock power amplifier (review)
Joint Digital Sources:
Meridian 508.24 CD player (review)
Z-Systems RDP-1 digital preamplifier/equalizer (review)
Analog Source: Simon Yorke Designs Series 7 Analogue Disc Transcription System (review)
Accessory: Sennheiser HD600 headphones (review)
Editor's Choice: Z-Systems RDP-1 digital preamplifier/equalizer (review)

Stereophile's Products of 1997
Product of the Year: dCS Elgar D/A processor (review)
Budget Component: Epos ES12 loudspeaker (review)
Loudspeaker: EgglestonWorks Andra (review)
Joint Amplification Components:
Krell Full Power Balanced 600 power amplifier (review)
Pass Labs Aleph 3 power amplifier (review)
Digital Source: dCS Elgar D/A processor (review)
Joint Analog Sources:
VPI TNT Mk.3 turntable
Magnum Dynalab MD 108 FM tuner
Accessory: HeadRoom Max headphone amplifier (review)
Editor's Choice: B&W DM302 loudspeaker (review)

Stereophile's Products of 1996
Product of the Year: Nagra-D 4-channel open-reel digital recorder (review)
Home-Theater Product: Lexicon DC-1 surround-sound processor
Joint Budget Components:
McCormack Power Drive DNA-0.5 Special Edition amplifier
PSB New Stratus Mini loudspeaker (review)
Joint Loudspeakers:
Aerial Acoustics 10T (review)
Dunlavy Audio Labs Signature SC-VI (review)
Amplification Component: Krell Audio Standard monoblock power amplifier (review)
Digital Source: Nagra-D 4-channel open-reel digital recorder (review)
Analog Source: Naim ARO tonearm (review)
Joint Accessories:
Acoustic Sciences Corporation Tube Traps (review)
Townshend Audio Seismic Sink
VPI HW-16.5 & HW-17 record-cleaning machines
Editor's Choice: Nagra-D 4-channel open-reel digital recorder (review)

Stereophile's Products of 1995
Product of the Year: Wilson Audio Specialties X-1/Grand SLAMM loudspeaker (review)
Joint Home-Theater Components:
Audio Research SDP1 Multichannel Music Processor (review)
Meridian Digital Home Theatre surround system
Joint Budget Components:
Audio Alchemy VAC-in-the-Box phono preamplifier
Dunlavy Audio Labs SC-I loudspeaker (review)
The Parts Connection Assemblage DAC-1 D/A processor
Loudspeaker: Wilson Audio Specialties X-1/Grand SLAMM (review)
Amplification Component: Pass Labs Aleph 0 monoblock power amplifier
Digital Source: Spectral SDR-2000 Professional HDCD D/A processor
Analog Source: Graham 1.5-T/C tonearm (review)
Joint Accessories:
Audio Power Industries Power Wedge 112 & 116 AC line conditioners
Stax SR-Omega headphones
Editor's Choice: Wilson Audio Specialties X-1/Grand SLAMM loudspeaker (review)

Stereophile's Products of 1994
Product of the Year: Dunlavy Audio Labs SC-IV loudspeaker
Home Theater Product: Proceed PAV audio/video preamplifier (review)
Budget Product: Grado SR60 headphones (review)
Joint Loudspeakers:
B&W John Bowers Silver Signature (review)
Dunlavy Audio Labs SC-IV
Amplification Component: Audio Research VT150 monoblock power amplifier
Digital Source: Sonic Frontiers SFD-2 D/A processor (review)
Analog Source: Linn Sondek LP12/Lingo turntable (review)
Accessory: Grado SR60 headphones (review)
Editor's Choice: BBC LS3/5A loudspeaker (review)

Stereophile's Products of 1993
Product of the Year: Convergent Audio Technology SL-1 Signature preamplifier (review)
Budget Product: Sumiko Blue Point Special phono cartridge
Loudspeaker: Thiel CS3.6 (review)
Amplification Component: Convergent Audio Technology SL-1 Signature preamplifier (review)
Joint Digital Sources:
C.E.C. TL 1 CD transport
Mark Levinson No.31 CD transport
Analog Source: Basis Ovation turntable (review)
Accessory: Lexicon CP-3 THX surround-sound processor
Editor's Choice: Linn Sondek LP12 turntable (review)

Stereophile's Products of 1992
Product of the Year: Mark Levinson No.30 D/A processor
Budget Product: Spica SC-30 loudspeaker
Loudspeaker: Sonus Faber Extrema (review)
Amplification Component: Melos SHA-1 headphone amplifier (review)
Digital Source: Mark Levinson No.30 D/A processor
Analog Source: VPI HW19 Mk.IV turntable (review)
Accessory: Audio Power Industries Power Wedge 1 AC line conditioner
Editor's Choice: Quad ESL-63 USA Monitor loudspeaker (review)

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