The 2019 Rocky Mountain International HiFi Press Awards


Press release | The 2019 Rocky Mountain International HiFi Press Awards have been announced. The event, sponsored by The Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, and Audio Beat and Fidelity, rewards innovation and quality without regard to country of origin, or revenue generated, or ad dollars purchased. There is always something new in audio, and this event, now 5 years old, is now the audio industry equivalent of the Oscars. The winners in each category are:


CD Player/Transport
Esoteric Grandioso P1X


Aqua Acoustic Quality Formula xhD


Aqua Formula Optologic DAC


Digital Control Unit


Computer Audio Server
Fidata HFAS1-XS20U


Mobile Player under 1,000 EUR
FiiO M11


Mobile Player over 1,000 EUR
Astell&Kern KANN Cube


Analogue Turntable under 1,500 EUR
Rega Planar 2/Rega RB220


Turntable over 1,500 EUR
TechDAS Air Force Three Premium


Kuzma 4Point 14


Pickup Cartridge
Hana SL


Phasemation EA-350


Integrated Amplifier
Audionet Humboldt


CH Precision L1 Dual Monoaural


Power Amplifier
Accuphase A-48


Mono Power Amplifier
Einstein The Silver Bullet OTL


Desktop Headphone Amp and/or DAC Combo
Chord Electronics Hugo TT2


Portable Headphone Amp and/or DAC Combo
AudioQuest Dragonfly Cobalt

Bookshelf Speakers
Dynaudio Confidence 20


Floor Standing Speakers under 15,000 EUR
FinkTeam Borg


Floor Standing Speakers over 15,000 EUR
Wilson Audio Sacha DAW


Loudspeakers over 100,000 EUR
Wilson Audio WAMM Master Chronosonic


Wilson Benesch Torus

Over-Ear/On-Ear Headphone under 500 EUR
Audio-Technica MSR7B


Over-Ear/On-Ear Headphone over 500 EUR
HiFiMAN Susvara


In-Ear Headphone under 500 EUR
Focal Sphear


In-Ear Headphone over 500 EUR
Audeze LCDi4


Wireless Headphone
Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless

AC Cable
AudioQuest Dragon


Signal Cable
The Chord Company The Music


Racks & Supports
Artesania Audio Exoteryc rack


AC Distribution and Conditioners
Synergistic Research PowerCell 12 UEF

System and Software Enhancers


Set-up Aids and Tools
Acoustical Systems Smartractor


Audiophile Recording - Digital
Stereo Sound REFERENCE RECORD Vol. 1, LP


Audiophile Recording - Analogue
Magnetic Fidelity Naxatras III, Master Tape & Vinyl

Chord M-Scaler


Value for money


Lifetime Achievement
Jeff Rowland



For further info: to the RMAF website

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