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SVI Awards 2014: The Winners!
Published: Thursday, March 27, 2014

Voting in the seventh SVI Awards is over, the industry has spoken and the results tallied up by our specially trained team of counter-chimps.

Bigger, better and badder than ever, this year’s Habitech-sponsored SVI Awards broke all previous voting records and even inspired some truly innovative social media attempts to entice votes, including the direct approach from Amina and a deeply emotive trumpet solo from HDanywhere’s very own Dillan ‘Roy Castle’ Pattni. But now, finally, the wild speculation can end, the results are in and it is time for those anointed by the AV and CI industry to stand up and receive their reward.

So, all done for another year, there’s nothing to do now but peruse the pages and sit back with a flute of celebratory champagne or, indeed, if you didn’t win, sob inconsolably into a bottle of could-do-better bitterness.

Our thanks to everyone that voted, to our splendid sponsors at Habitech and, of course, congratulations from Team SVI to all our winners!

BEST CD-PLAYER
Gold: Arcam FMJCD17
Silver: Heed Obelisk DT
Bronze: Yamaha CD-S3000

BEST DIGITAL AUDIO STREAMER
Gold: Nuvo P3100 IP Streamer
Silver: Sonos Play 5
Bronze: URC SNP-1

BEST AMPLIFIER
Gold: Sonamp 275
Silver: Meridian G57
Bronze: URC Total Control DMS-1200

BEST RADIO
Gold: Roth DBT-003
Silver: Denon TU604CI
Bronze: Ruark Audio R1

BEST iPOD DOCK
Gold: iRoom iDoc
Silver: LaunchPort
Bronze: Denon DSD500

BEST BLU-RAY PLAYER
Gold: Yamaha BD-A1020
Silver: Oppo BDP-105
Bronze: Denon DBT3313

BEST AV AMPLIFIER / RECEIVER
Gold: Yamaha CX-A5000
Silver: Denon AVRX4000
Bronze: Marantz 7008

BEST FLOORSTANDING SPEAKER
Gold: Roth Oli RA3
Silver: KEF R900
Bronze: PMC fact.12

BEST BOOKSHELF SPEAKER
Gold: Roth Oli RA2
Silver: KEF LS50
Bronze: PMC Twenty 21

BEST SUBWOOFER
Gold: Roth Oli KH30
Silver: Sonance SUB 10-250
Bronze: KEF KUBE2

BEST SOUNDBAR
Gold: Roth Bar3
Silver: Sonos PlayBar
Bronze: Yamaha YSP-4300

BEST AV FURNITURE SOLUTION
Gold: Sanus JFV60
Silver: Peerless AV Manhattan Corner
Bronze: Palladio Seating

BEST AV MOUNTING SOLUTION
Gold: Sanus VLF311-B2
Silver: Peerless AV Slimline wallmounts
Bronze: Vogels

BEST FLATSCREEN TV
Gold: Samsung UE65F9000
Silver: Pictureframe.tv
Bronze: Panasonic TX-L55WT65

BEST PLASMA TV
Gold: Panasonic TXP60ZT65
Silver: Panasonic TXP65VT65
Bronze: Samsung PS60F5500

BEST PROJECTOR
Gold: Epson EH-TW9200w
Silver: JVC DLA X500
Bronze: Panasonic PTAT6000

BEST PROJECTOR SCREEN
Gold: Projecta Fixed Frame Screen
Silver: Euroscreen Sesame 2.1
Bronze: Stewart Filmscreen

BEST CABLE / INTERCONNECT
Gold: Peerless-AV longer length Delta HDMI
Silver: HDanywhere Platina
Bronze: Monster Video ISF 2000HD Hyper Speed HDMI Cable

BEST HEADPHONES
Gold: Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones
Silver: Monster DNA Headphones
Bronze: Sennheiser HD800

BEST HOME CONTROL SYSTEM
Gold: Crestron
Silver: AMX
Bronze: Rako Controls

BEST LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM
Gold: Rako Controls
Silver: Crestron
Bronze: Philips Dynalite

BEST WIRELESS CONTROL DEVICE
Gold: Crestron CLWI Wireless Keypad
Silver: Peerless AV HD Flow Pro
Bronze: AMX MVP 9000i

BEST WIRED CONTROL DEVICE
Gold: Crestron TSW series
Silver: AMX Modero S series
Bronze: URC TKP7000

BEST SPECIALIST APP
Gold: Sanus Installer App
Silver: Crestron Mobile PRO
Bronze: AMX TP Control

BEST MULTI-ROOM AUDIO SYSTEM
Gold: Crestron Sonnex
Silver: NuVo IP Streamers
Bronze: Sonos

BEST VIDEO DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
Gold: HDanywhere modular
Silver: Crestron DigitalMedia
Bronze: Wyrestorm

BEST MEDIA SERVER
Gold: Crestron ADMS-G2
Silver: Stream Systems
Bronze: Kaleidescape Cinema One

BEST ARCHITECTURAL LOUDSPEAKERS
Gold: Amina AIW550E
Silver: Sonance New Visual Performance series
Bronze: Boston Acoustics HSi Series

BEST MANUFACTURER
Gold: Amina
Silver: Sanus
Bronze: Crestron

BEST DISTRIBUTOR
Gold: Habitech
Silver: BBG
Bronze: AWE

BEST SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR
Gold: Cornflake
Silver: Custom Controls
Bronze: Affinitive AV