For 14 years now, Stereophile
has recognized the components that have proved capable of giving maximal musical pleasure with its "Products of the Year." Based on a vote by the magazine's reviewers and editors, the 2005 winners were announced in the December 2005 issue
and the awards were presented by Stereophile
editor John Atkinson at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held January 4–8 in Las Vegas.