All Audio Components, Amplifiers, Receivers, Tuners & Processors
2014 Product of the Year EntrantKrell Industries Krell Foundation
Foundation is the latest in a long line of state-of-the-art A/V processors from Krell. Featuring the latest digital connectivity, the Foundation also maintains Krell’s exacting standards for audiophile grade sound quality.
WASP - Wireless Audio Solution Products LINK-Family™ 2.1 System
From decoding the latest lossless audio formats, extensive digital switching, 3DTV pass-through, and more, the Foundation is fully compliant with the digital age. Yet the 7.1-channel processor also features balanced audio outputs, automatic setup and room EQ, and Krell’s legendary robust hardware. A slim new form factor exudes the Krell aesthetic, while allowing placement in smaller equipment racks.
LINK-Mount™ Systems are designed for all wall mountable speakers. LINK-InWall™ Systems are designed for all architectural speakers (In-Wall, In-Ceiling, or Outdoor). LINK-Plate™ Systems are designed for all in room speakers (towers, bookshelf, speakers on stands). Install speakers where it was once impossible or impractical.
AURALiC North America Inc. MERAK Monoblock Power Amplifier
A hybrid design with a linear power supply, it reproduces music as perfectly as possible, accurately capturing details and nuances. Weighting 18.7 pounds, its compact, stackable chassis delivers 200 watts into 8 ohms and 400 watts into 4 ohms, producing a warm, appealingly vivid sound.
Peerless-AV PeerSound™ Wireless Audio System
Professional Audio Associates PowerMatch® PM8500 / PM8500N
The Bose® PowerMatch PM8500 configurable professional power amplifier provides concert-quality sound with a high level of scalability and configurability for fixed installation sound reinforcement systems. Ethernet-equipped versions enable network configuration, control and monitoring, and an expansion slot supports input from optional digital audio accessory cards.
2014 Product of the Year EntrantDatasat Digital Entertainment RA2400 2 Channel Stereo Amplifier
The Datasat RA2400 Stereo Power Amplifier combines innovative design with advanced circuitry to deliver outstanding audio performance. Ideal for high quality 2 channel systems, home theatre installations as well as entire estates, sound reproduction is powerful, refined and pure. Datasat has produced one of the industry’s quietest and most powerful 2 channel amplifiers. The Datasat RA2400 doubles amplifier speed (slew rate) while reducing noise by 50%. It uses current feedback to increase amplifier speed while dual mono design ensures each channel is completely independent with separate power supplies that minimize crosstalk, noise and distortion. The Datasat RA2400 features a unique amplifier design using 40 small storage capacitors per channel situated close to the output transistors for faultless operation. Delivering extended versatility, the Datasat RA2400 produces 400 watts of power rated at 8 ohm loads. For high power performance at low impedance, it is capable of continuous operation at 600 watts rated at 4 ohms. The RA2400 has been produced with 40 years of design experience and a reputation for perfection.
2014 Product of the Year EntrantXTZ Sound Room Analyzer II Pro
The XTZ Room Analyzer II Pro is a complete room acoustic analysis and calibration system which offers an easy solution to analyze, calibrate, and optimize your home theater or Hi-Fi sound system and remains your number one option for room analysis! You no longer have to spend countless hours researching and trying to get various pieces of hardware and software to work with one another. The XTZ Room Analyzer II Pro provides a complete turn key system with everything you need in a convenient package. The XTZ Room Analyzer II Pro includes a wide array of advanced features and tool sets yet is easy enough for the average home theater or Hi-Fi enthusiast to use. In the Room Analyzer mode the program will also provide suggestions and list information about the room modes found within the 16 – 250 Hz frequency range after a measurement is taken. The room analyzer kit includes everything you would need in order to measure and calibrate your sound system. The Room Analyzer II Pro kit contains the full blown analyzer and calibration software suite, a high grade precision microphone, the interface to the computer with an integrated microphone pre-amplifier, all the cables, a microphone stand, and an aluminum carrying case. http://www.xtzsound.com/en/products/measurements/room-analyzer-ii-pro
SVS SVS SoundPath Subwoofer Isolation System
The SVS SoundPath Subwoofer Isolation System decouples and isolates any brand of subwoofer from the flooring, resulting in tighter and cleaner sounding bass, less buzz/rattle from objects in the room, and less floor and wall vibrations which can upset neighbors and living mates.
AudioControl The Director Model D4400
The Director Model D4400 is a sixteen-channel network amplifier with flexible signal processing. Power output is an impressive 100 watts per channel, stable into 4 ohms. Features include graphic and parametric equalization controls, crossover selection, channel muting plus monitoring of zone status, temperature, and operations via Ethernet connection.
2014 Product of the Year EntrantOnkyo TX-NR929
The TX-NR929 9.2 channel Network A/V receiver celebrating the 20 year partnership between Onkyo and THX. The most advanced receiver Onkyo has built to date.