What would you like to nominate as the best audio product released in 1999? Why?

What would you like to nominate as the best audio product released in 1999? Why?
Here it is:
86% (114 votes)
Don't have one
14% (18 votes)
Total votes: 132

For the December issue, <I>Stereophile</I> will be running its "Product of the Year" results. But what would <I>you</I> nominate for best product of 1999?

Anonymous's picture

Sony SACD player

joeavid@aol.com's picture

Audio Research CA50—beautiful-sounding integrated tube amp. Absent from your reviews!

Anonymous's picture

Paradigm Reference Active/40

John Rathauser's picture

Magnepan 1.6 speaker for Budget Product of the Year.

Doug Cline's picture

H/K CDR-2 . . . if I could ever get my hands on one. Stereophile got my juices going with a teaser from one of the audio shows about CD recorders.

Ted Trainor's picture

B&W Nautilus 804 Loudspeaker. Beautifully balanced, smooth and with a gorgeous mid-range, detailed highs and adequate bass response at its price point.

Brad Bryant's picture

The Krell receiver. I don't own it, but I think there's a market for receivers made by upscale manufacturers. Some people don't want a lot of components sitting around.

Errol's picture

BAT VK-50SE preamp. Solid, dynamic, and not too sweet.

Dave Duvall's picture

I love my Dunlavy SC-IV/As, and they certainly get my nomination. But if the PS Audio P300 PowerPlant is everything the majority of folks seem to say it is (I haven't been fortunate enough to have experienced it yet), then it may be worthy of consideration.

Z.  Papirblat's picture

Rio PM-300 MP3 portable player.

Bertus Wiltvank's picture

Sony SACD! New, innovative, very stereophile!!!!!

JIM ROBB's picture


Steve Jones's picture

Sound Practices magazine

Vern Neal's picture

Revel Gem, because it sounds better than all others, PERIOD.

rcbashaw's picture

Sony SCD-1, at last, perfect sound forever!

John Leosco's picture

B&W 801 Nautilus loudspeaker: spectacular performance top to bottom, and a solid value.

Don Reefe's picture

Sony SCD-1 SACD player

Kevin Hennessey's picture

Sound-Lab A1 Ultimate, the best speaker ever made.

Anonymous's picture

sonys SACD. Hopefully, Sony will be savvy enough to make the general public want this type of player.

Michael Crespo's picture

Rega Planar 25. Great product and value.

A.  J.  Smith's picture

B & W Nautilus 801.

Antonio DiBenedetto's picture

Cello Encore 150. Cello, which has always been at the cutting edge of the electronics industry, has never been recognized as such by Stereophile. I feel that the new Encore 150 should winvthis year!!!!

John's picture

Sony TAE-9000 preamp

K.  Doctor's picture

Consider it a trick answer if you must, but the most satisfying audio product/experience of the year for me was E. Costello & B. Bacharach's "Painted from Memory"—an album to grow old with . . .

Brent Jones's picture

Bel Canto DAC 1—this is a state-of-the-art component at a down-to-earth price. Where is your review???

PGC's picture

B&W Nautilus 800 Series Speakers

Stephen Sweigart's picture

Audio Research Reference 2 preamp

M.  Chavis's picture

Magneplanar 3.6 for its natural, easy portrayal of the musical soundstage.

Tim Smith's picture

Wilson Audio WATT/Puppy 6

Bram Hillen ( from Holland )'s picture

B&W Nautilus 802 loudspeakers. These speakers are the best money can buy!!