The 2000 Products of the Year Products of the Year

2000 Joint Products of the Year

Rockport Sirius III turntable (review)
Sony SCD-1 SACD player (review)

Runners-Up (in alphabetical order):
Avantgarde Uno loudspeaker (review)
Dynaudio Evidence loudspeaker (review)
Krell FPB 350mc monoblock power amplifier (review)
Marantz SA-1 SACD player (review)
Mark Levinson No.32 preamplifier (review)
McIntosh MC2000 Commemorative Edition power amplifier (review)
Meridian 800 DVD/CD transport (review)
PS Audio P300 Power Plant (review)

poty2000poty.jpgIt's hard to make a choice from such an awesome list of candidates, which is why we use the 3-2-1 ballot—the voters don't have to make all-or-nothing choices between diverse but equally deserving components. But as the completed ballot forms came back to Stereophile Central, it became clear that the voting system was unable to distinguish between the Sony and the Rockport. Technology-wise, one looks forward, one looks back, but both maximize their owners' enjoyment of music, be it Rachmaninoff or Radiohead. Which is what it's all about.