2013 POTYThe SoundStage! Network is proud to announce the 2013 Product of the Year award winners. In total, 13 awards were given in various categories (see below). The SoundStage! Network team will be at CES 2014 in Las Vegas next week to meet with representatives from each company and personally present their awards. Pictures of the award presentations will appear on SoundStage! Global, our specialized site for show reporting and company tours.

The SoundStage! Network’s founder and publisher, Doug Schneider, has written an article this month about the award winners on SoundStage! Hi-Fi, while editor-in-chief, Jeff Fritz, has done the same on SoundStage! Ultra. Congratulations to all the winners!

Pioneering Design Achievement

  • Anthem Statement M1

Aesthetics and Sound

  • Sonus Faber Venere 3.0

Exceptional Value

  • Stereo Loudspeakers: KEF LS50
  • Desktop Loudspeakers: PSB Alpha PS1
  • Integrated Amplifiers -- NAD C 390DD Direct Digital
  • iDevices and Related -- Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder
  • Home-Theater Components -- Axiom Audio ADA-1000
  • Subwoofers -- JL Audio E-Sub e112

Outstanding Performance

  • Power Amplifiers: Gryphon Audio Designs Mephisto
  • Preamplifiers: Simaudio Moon Evolution 740P
  • Stereo Loudspeakers: Magico S5
  • Integrated Amplifiers: Bryston B135 SST2
  • Digital Sources: EMM Labs DAC2X