RIHPA 2017

:: The Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest presents

The Rocky Mountain International HiFi Press Awards 2017.

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 18, 2017.

Click here to view our 2016 winners

When?

Friday, October 6, 2017: Opening night of the 13th Annual Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest, October 6 through 8 in Denver, Colorado.

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:: The Award Winners

:: The categories

  • Digital
  • CD-Player
    • Neodio Origine S2
    • Audionet Planck
    • dCS Rossini Player
    • Marantz SA-10
    • PS Audio DirectStream Memory Player
  • DAC
    • Chord DAVE
    • Ayre Acoustics QX-5 Twenty
    • Chord Hugo 2
    • dCS Vivaldi
    • Mytek Brooklyn
  • Digital Control Unit
    • AURALiC ARIES
    • Ayre Acoustics QX-5 Twenty
    • Linn Klimax DSM
    • Mark Levinson No.519
    • McIntosh D1100
  • Computer Audio Server
    • Naim Uniti Atom
    • Antipodes DX
    • ELAC Discovery
    • Innuos ZENith Mk. II
    • SOtM sMS-1000SQ
  • Mobile Player
    • Astell & Kern A&ultima SP1000
    • Astell & Kern Kann
    • FiiO X7 Mark II
    • Questyle QP1R
    • Sony NW-ZX2
  • Analogue
  • Turntable
    • Technics Sl 1200 GAE
    • AMG Giro
    • Dohmann Helix 1
    • Rega Planar 3
    • VPI Prime Signature
  • Tonearm
    • Schröder Referenz SQ
    • Acoustical Systems AQUILAR
    • Audio Origami PU7
    • Kuzma 4Point
    • Vertere Reference
  • Pickup Cartridge
    • DS Audio Master1
    • Air Tight Opus-1
    • Audio-Technica ART1000
    • Clearaudio Goldfinger Statement
    • Lyra Etna SL
  • Phonostage
    • D'Agostino Master Audio Systems Momentum
    • Karan Acoustics KA PH Reference
    • Thöress Parametric Phono Equalizer
    • Thrax Audio Orpheus
    • Zesto Audio Téssera
  • Amplification
  • Integrated Amplifier
    • Gryphon Diablo 300
    • Jeff Rowland Design Group Daemon
    • Marc Levinson No. 585
    • Schiit Audio Ragnarok
    • Vinnie Rossi LIO
  • Preamplifier
    • CH Precision L1
    • Audionet DNP
    • Mark Levinson No. 52
    • Naim Statement NAC S1
    • PS Audio BHK
  • Stereo Power Amplifier
    • Soulution 511
    • Benchmark AHB2
    • CH Precision M1
    • First Watt J2
    • Schiit Audio Vidar
  • Mono Power Amplifier
    • VTL Siegfried
    • AVM M30
    • CH Precision M1
    • D'Agostino Master Audio Systems Progression
    • PS Audio BHK Mono 300
  • Speakers Active/Passive
  • Bookshelf Speakers
    • Dynaudio Contour 20
    • Crystal Cable Arabesque Minissimo Diamond
    • ELAC Uni-Fi UB5
    • Focal Sopra No. 1
    • KEF LS50
  • Floor standing Speakers under 15,000 EUR
    • Devore Orangutan O/93
    • Dynaudio Contour 60
    • ELAC Adante AF-61
    • Spendor D9
    • Ubiq Audio Model One
  • Floor standing Speakers over 15,000 EUR
    • Wilson Audio Yvette
    • Focal Sopra No. 3
    • Magico S3
    • Piega Coax 711
    • Sonus faber Serafino
  • Loudspeakers over 100,000 EUR
    • Wilson Audio WAMM Master Chronosonic
    • Estelon Extreme
    • Living Voice Vox Palladian
    • Magico Q7 Mk II
    • Wilson Audio Alexx
  • Subwoofer
    • JL Audio Gotham g213v2
    • Bowers & Wilkins DB2D
    • GoldenEar SuperSub XXL
    • REL Acoustics T9i
    • Wilson Audio Thor's Hammer
  • Headphones
  • Headphones
    • Focal Utopia
    • Audeze LCD-4
    • HiFiMAN HE1000 v2
    • HiFiMAN Susvara
    • Sennheiser HE-1
  • Headphone Amplification
    • Lehmannaudio Drachenfels
    • Chord Electronics DAVE
    • Chord Electronics Mojo
    • Pass Labs HPA1
    • Woo Audio WA5
  • Cables
  • AC Cable
    • Siltech Triple Crown
    • AudioQuest NRG 10
    • IsoTek Evo3 Initium
    • Nordost ODIN 2
    • Shunyata Research ZTRON Sigma
  • Signal cable
    • AudioQuest Wild Blue Yonder
    • Moon Audio Silver Dragon
    • Nordost ODIN 2
    • Nordost Valhalla 2
    • Siltech Triple Crown
  • Accessories
  • Racks & Supports
    • Harmonic Resolution Systems RXR
    • Artesania Audio Aire Floor Platform
    • Entreq Athena
    • Neodio Origine B1
    • Subbase Audio Composant S
  • AC Distribution and Conditioners
    • Shunyata Research Denali D6000/T
    • AudioQuest Niagara 1000
    • AudioQuest Niagara 7000
    • IsoTek EVO3 Corvus
    • PS Audio P10 AC Power Regenerator
  • System and Software Enhancers
    • Roon Labs Roon
    • Dirac
    • Furutech DeStat III
    • Ideon Audio 3R USB Renaissance
    • JRiver Media Center
  • Set-up Aids and Tools
    • bFly-audio Little Fwend
    • Dayton Audio OmniMic v2
    • Musical Surroundings Fozgometer
    • Reference Recordings XLO Test & Burn-In CD
    • Rega Atlas tracking force gauge
  • Best Audiophile
  • Digital
    • Bill Evans - Some Other Time: The Lost Session From The Black Forest, Resonance Records
    • Lyn Stanley - Moonlight Sessions Vol. 1
    • Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto 2, Channel Classics
    • Dominic Miller - Silent Light (CD,) ECM Lyn Stanley - Moonlight Sessions Vol. 1
    • Stripped by Macy Gray, Chesky Records
  • Analogue
    • Anne Bisson Trio - Four Seasons in Jazz - Live at Bernie's, Brilliance Music & Studios
    • Patrica Barber: Cafe Blue Reissue, Premonition Records
    • Lyn Stanley - Moonlight Sessions Vol. 1
    • The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Anniversary Edition,) Universal
    • Stealers Wheel, Intervention Records
  • General
  • Innovation
    • Kii Audio Three loudspeaker
    • Chord Electronics "million-tap-length" digital filter
    • Focal "M" - shaped headphone dome driver
    • MQA Ltd.
    • Trinnov Amethyst
  • Value for money
    • KEF LS50 Wireless
    • Chord Electronics Mojo
    • FiiO x5 3rd gen
    • Jerry Harvey Audio JH16V2 Pro
    • Rega Brio
  • Life time achievement
    • Tim de Paravicini
    • Bill Low
    • Jeff Rowland
    • Rob Watts
    • David Wilson

:: Panel of Judges

 

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