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What Hi-Fi? 2018 Award Winners Available In Store At Audio T

Posted: 9th October 2018

We're very proud of all of the winning Hi-Fi manufactuers and their award winning products.

If there is a particular Hi-Fi product you'd like to hear, just give us a call and we can set up a private audition for you! Or if you are still unsure after listening to it in store, you can make use of our home loan service and try the product in the comfort of your home.

N.B. Don't forget to call your nearest store first before travelling as brands do vary from store to store.

And the 2018 What Hi-Fi? Winners are:


Best Streamer under £500 - Bluesound Node 2i

Multi-room Systems

Best Multi-room System over £1000 - Sonos 

DACs (Digital to Analogue Converers)

Best USB DAC £150-300 - Audioquest DragonFly Red

Best DAC under £300-500 - Chord Electronics Mojo

Best DAC £500-£1,200 - Chord Electronics Qutest DAC

Best DAC over £1,200 - Chord Hugo 2 DAC & Headphone Amplifier

CD Players

Best CD player under £500 - Marantz CD6006

Best CD player over £1,000 - Cyrus CDi


Best Turntable £200-£500 - Rega P1

Best Turntable £500-£800 - Rega P3

Best Turntable over £1,000 - Rega P6 With Ania Cartridge

Stereo Amplifiers

Best stereo amplifier under £400 -  Marantz PM6006

Best stereo amplifier £400-£700 -  Rega Brio

Best stereo amplifier £700-£1,500 - 
Rega Elex-R

Best Stereo Speakers 

Best standmount speaker £200-£350 -  Monitor Audio Bronze 2

Best standmount Speaker £500-£750 - KEF Q350

Best floorstander £1,000-£2,000 - KEF R3

Best standmount speaker over £2,000 - Dynaudio Special Forty

Best floorstander  £1,500- £2,000 - ProAc Response DT8

Best floorstander over £2,000 - Spendor A7

Best Desktop Speaker - Ruark MR1 MKII

Best Active Speaker -  Acoustic Energy AE1


Best micro system - Denon D-M41 DAB

Best all in one system - KEF LS50 Wireless

Best Hi-Fi system under £1,000 - Bluesound Powernode 2i

Best Hi-Fi system over £1,000 - Naim Uniti Atom

Best turntable system - Pro-ject Jukebox E


Best on ear at home headphones under £100 -  Grado SR80e

Best portable on-ear headphones over £100 - Sennheiser Momentum 2

Best home on ear headphones £100-£400  - Grado 325e

Blu-Ray Players

Best 4K Blu-ray player over £500 - Panasonic UB-9000EBK

Speaker packages

Best speaker package £2,000-£5,000 - Monitor Audio Bronze Silver 200

Best speaker package over £5,000 - PMC Twenty5 23 5.1

Best Home Cinema Amplifier

Best home cinema amplifer £500-£1,500 - Denon AVR-X3500H

Best Soundbars & Sound bases

Best Soundbar £300-500 - Sonos Beam


Best Speaker Cable -  Audioquest Rocket 11

Best Analogue Interconnect under £50 - Chord C-Line

Best Analogue Interconnect over £50 -  Chord Co Clearway

Best phono stage under £250  Rega Phono MM MK3

Best phono stage over £250 - Arcam rPhono


Best projector over £1,500 -  Optoma UHD65

Click Here to see the full 2018 What Hi-Fi? Award Winners

  • Acoustic EnergyTom EvansPrimareMeze AudioSolidSteelTechnics
  • ISOL-8 TeknologiesGold NoteKlipschAudiolabAudioquestAudio Technica
  • AURALiCArcamB&WChord CompanyChord ElectronicsCyrus
  • DenonDynaudioDynavectorFocalKEFLinn
  • MarantzMonitor AudioNaimNeat AcousticsNovaFidelityOphidian Audio
  • PanasonicPioneerPMCProjectQuadNaim Uniti
  • RegaRELRotelRuark AudioSonosSpendor
  • Yamaha

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