RIHPA 2016

:: The Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest presents

The Rocky Mountain International HiFi Press Awards 2016.

The Rocky Mountain International HiFi Press Awards (RIHPA) are the High-end audio industry’s first world-wide press awards honoring High-end audio manufacturers. The Oscars of the audio industry. RIHPA nominees and winners will be selected via anonymous ballot by the world's leading High-end audio publications.

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:: The background

The First World-Wide HiFi Awards.

Why?

With publications from the Americas, Europe, Asia and beyond participating, RIHPA will be completely independent of country, region or publication. The nominations for the award categories and the subsequent winners will be chosen solely by an anonymous ballot of the world’s leading HiFi press publications.

The awards will be an impartial and unbiased declaration of the world’s state-of-the art in 20 specific High-end audio categories. Nominations will be announced Monday, September 19, 2016.

Click here to view our 2015 winners

When?

Friday, October 7, 2016: Opening night of the 12th Annual Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest, October 7 through 9 in Denver, Colorado.

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:: The categories

  • Digital
  • CD-Player
    • MSB Technology Universal Media Transport
    • Audio Note CDT One/II
    • dCS Rossini Player
    • dCS Vivaldi Transport
    • McIntosh MCT450
  • DAC
    • Chord Electronics DAVE
    • AudioQuest Dragonfly Red
    • Aqua La Scala MKII
    • Exogal Comet Plus
    • MSB Technology Analog DAC
  • Digital Control Unit
    • AURALiC ARIES
    • CH Precision C1
    • DigiBit Aria
    • iPad
    • Meridian 818V3 Reference Audio Core
  • Computer Audio Server
    • Aurender N10
    • Antipodes DX Reference
    • Burmester 151
    • Naim UnitiServe
    • SOtM sMS-1000SQ
  • Mobile Player
    • Questyle QP1R
    • Astell & Kern AK380
    • FiiO X7
    • Lotoo PAW Gold
    • Pioneer XDP-100R
  • Analogue
  • Turntable
    • TechDAS Air Force One
    • Dohmann Helix 1
    • Kronos Pro
    • Rega RP8
    • Technics SL-1200GAE
  • Tonearm
    • Kuzma 4 Point
    • Abis SA1.2
    • AMG 9W2
    • Audio Origami PU-7
    • Schroeder CB
  • Pickup Cartridge
    • DS Audio DS-W1
    • Benz Micro Gullwing SLR
    • Clearaudio Goldfinger Statement
    • Hana SL
    • Lyra Etna SL
  • Phonostage
    • Aesthetix Rhea Signature
    • Lyra Connoisseur 4.2 PLE
    • Karan Acoustics KA PH reference
    • Thoeress Parametric Phono Equalizer
    • Thrax Audio Orpheus
  • Amplification
  • Integrated Amplifier
    • Gryphon Diablo 300
    • Devialet 200
    • Line Magnetic Audio LM-518IA
    • Jeff Rowland Design Group Daemon
    • Vinnie Rossi LIO
  • Preamplifier
    • Audio Research GSPre
    • Ayre Acoustics P-5xe
    • Bespoke Audio Company
    • Octave HP700
    • Robert Koda Takumi K-10
  • Stereo Power Amplifier
    • PS Audio BHK Signature 250
    • Accustic Arts AMP II-MK3
    • Audio Research Reference 75 SE
    • Benchmark AHB2
    • First Watt J2
  • Mono Power Amplifier
    • Ayre Acoustics MX-R Twenty
    • Audia Flight Strumento No. 8
    • AVM M30
    • Thrax Audio Teres
    • VTL Siegfried Series II Reference
  • Speakers Active/Passive
  • Bookshelf Speakers
    • ELAC Debut B5
    • Crystal Cable Arabesque Minissimo Diamond
    • Focal Sopra No. 1
    • KEF LS50
    • KEF Reference One
  • Floor standing Speakers under 15,000 EUR
    • Focal Sopra No. 2
    • DeVore Fidelity Orangutan O/93
    • PMC twenty.26
    • PSB Imagine T3 Tower
    • Ubiq Audio Model One
  • Floor standing Speakers over 15,000 EUR
    • Bowers & Wilkins 800 D3
    • Diapason Dynamis
    • Focal Sopra No. 36
    • Magico S3
    • Vandersteen Model Seven Mk II
  • Loudspeakers over 100,000 EUR
    • Wilson Audio Alexx
    • Estelon Extreme
    • Focal Grande Utopia EM
    • Focal Sopra No. 36
    • YG Acoustics Sonja 1.3
  • Subwoofer
    • Wilson Audio WATCH Dog
    • JL Audio Fathom f113v2
    • JL Audio Gotham g213v2
    • REL Acoustics 212/SE
    • Vandersteen Audio Sub Nine
  • Headphones
  • Headphones
    • Sennheiser HD 800
    • Audeze LCD-4
    • Focal Elear
    • HiFiMAN Edition X
    • MrSpeakers Ether C Flow
  • Headphone Amplification
    • Chord Electronics Mojo
    • aune X7s
    • Lake People Violectric HPA V281
    • Pass Labs HPA-1
    • Woo Audio WA8 Eclipse
  • Cables
  • AC Cable
    • Nordost ODIN 2
    • Crystal Cable Absolute Dream
    • Göbel High End Lacorde Statement
    • Isotek Evo3 Syncro
    • Shunyata Research ZTRON Sigma
  • Signal cable
    • Crystal Cable Absolute Dream
    • AudioQuest Wild Blue Yonder
    • Göbel High End Lacorde Statement
    • Nordost ODIN 2
    • Nordost Valhalla 2
  • Accessories
  • Racks & Supports
    • Harmonic Resolution Systems M3X
    • Artesania Audio Aire floor platform
    • Box Furniture Racks
    • HiFi Audio Rack Grandstand
    • Subbase Audio Shambala TSS
  • AC Distribution and Conditioners
    • AudioQuest Niagara 7000
    • IsoTek EVO3 Mosaic Genesis
    • LAB12 Gordian
    • PS Audio PerfectWave P10
    • Shunyata Research Hydra Triton v2
  • System and Software Enhancers
    • Roon Labs Roon
    • AudioQuest JitterBug
    • Audirvana Plus
    • Daniel Hertz Master Class
    • Furutech DeMag II
  • Set-up Aids and Tools
    • Dr Feickert Protractor NG
    • Acoustical Systems SMARTractor
    • Audio Systems Optimised
    • Ayre Acoustics IBE disc
    • Dayton OmniMic v2
  • Best Audiophile
  • Digital
    • Stripped by Macy Gray, Chesky Records
    • Bill Evans - Some Other Time: The Lost Session from the Black Forest 2xhd
    • Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto 2, Channel Classics
    • Lyn Stanley - Interludes
    • Nicholas Alsteadt, Shostakovich, Weinberg Cello Concertos, Channel Classics
  • Analogue
    • Igor Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps/Minnesota SO, Eiji Oue, Reference Recordings
    • Leonid Kogan plays the Brahms Violin Concerto, Electric Recording Co.
    • Stealers Wheel, Intervention Records
    • A Meeting By The River - Ry Cooder and V.M. Bhatt, Analogue Productions
    • Vanessa Fernandez, When The Levee Breaks, Groove Note
  • General
  • Innovation
    • MQA Ltd.
    • Audioquest Dragonfly Series
    • Devialet SAM
    • Focal "M" - shaped headphone dome driver
    • MSB Technology Select DAC II
  • Value for money
    • AudioQuest Dragonfly Red
    • Chord Electronics Mojo
    • Crayon Audio CIA-1
    • ELAC Debut B5
    • Jerry Harvey Audio JH16 Pro
  • Life time achievement
    • Bob Stuart
    • Andrew Jones
    • Bill Low
    • David Wilson
    • Richard Vandersteen
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:: Panel of Judges

 

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