And the 4th Annual Rocky Mountain International HiFi Press Awards (RIHPA) winners are . . .

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the 4th Annual Rocky Mountain International HiFi Press Awards (RIHPA) !

A big, big thank you to all the RIHPA18 participating publications which can be found at along with all this year’s nominees.

And the RIHPA18 winners are:

1) CD-Player/Transport: ESOTERIC K-05X
2) DAC: Chord Electronics Ltd. DAVE
3) Digital Control Unit: AURALiC ARIES G2
4) Computer Audio Server: Roon Nucleus
5) Mobile Player under 1,000 EUR: Astell&Kern KANN
6) Mobile Player over 1,000 EUR: Astell&Kern A&ultima SP1000
7) Turntable under 1,500 EUR: MoFi UltraDeck
8) Turntable over 1,500 EUR: Technics SL-1000R
9) Tonearm: Swedish Analog Technologies SAT CF1-09
10) Pickup Cartridge: Hana SL
11) Phonostage: CH Precision P1
12) Integrated Amplifier: Hegel H590
13) Preamplifier: McIntosh C2600
14) Stereo Power Amplifier: VTL S-400 Series II
15) Mono Power Amplifier: Audio Research Reference 160M
16) Desktop Headphone Amp and/or DAC Combo: Chord Hugo TT 2
17) Portable Headphone Amp and/or DAC Combo: AudioQuest DragonFly Red
18) Bookshelf Speakers: Dynaudio Special Forty
19) Floor Standing Speakers under 15,000 EUR: Bowers & Wilkins 702 S2
20) Floor Standing Speakers over 15,000 EUR: Wilson Audio Alexia Series-2
21) Loudspeakers over 100,000 EUR: Wilson Audio WAMM Master Chronosonic
22) Subwoofer: SVS SB16-Ultra
23) Over-Ear/On-Ear Headphone under 500 EUR: Sennheiser HD 660 S
24) Over-Ear/On-Ear Headphone over 500 EUR: HiFiMAN SUSVARA
25) In-Ear Headphone under 500 EUR: Campfire Audio Comet
26) In-Ear Headphone over 500 EUR: Audeze LCDi4
27) Wireless Headphone: Sennheiser MOMENTUM Wireless
28) AC Cable: IsoTek EVO3 Ascension
29) Signal Cable: Nordost Odin 2
30) Racks and Supports: Subbase Audio Shambhala TSS
31) AC Distribution and Conditioning: AudioQuest Niagara 7000
32) System and Software Enhancers: Roon
33) Set-up Aids and Tools: Acoustical Systems SMARTractor
34) Best Audiophile Recording — Digital: Beethoven 9th Symphony,
Kubelik/BRSO – PentaTone
35) Best Audiophile Recording — Analogue: Gillian Welch: Soul Journey, Acony reissue
36) Innovation: Kii Three loudspeaker
37) Value for money: Bowers & Wilkins 702 S2
38) Life time achievement: Charley Hansen

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