Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest
October 8-10, 2021
Denver, CO

The Rocky Mountain International HiFi Press Awards 2021

Date: Friday, October 8, 2021

Location: Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, Aurora, Colorado

The Rocky Mountain International HiFi Press Awards (RIHPA) are the high-end audio industry's first worldwide 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.

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 30+ specific high-end audio categories.

:: The Award Nominations

Nominations will be announced later this year.


CD Player/Transport
Digital Control Unit
Computer Audio Server
Mobile Player under 1,000 EUR
Mobile Player over 1,000 EUR


Turntable under 1,500 EUR
Turntable over 1,500 EUR
Pickup Cartridge


Integrated Amplifier
Stereo Power Amplifier
Mono Power Amplifier
Desktop Headphone Amp and/or DAC Combo
Portable Headphone Amp and/or DAC Combo

Speakers Active/Passive

Bookshelf Speakers
Floor Standing Speakers under 15,000 EUR
Floor Standing Speakers over 15,000 EUR
Loudspeakers over 100,000 EUR


Over-Ear/On-Ear Headphone under 500 EUR
Over-Ear/On-Ear Headphone over 500 EUR
In-Ear Headphone under 500 EUR
In-Ear Headphone over 500 EUR
Wireless Headphone

System Infrastructure

AC Cable
Signal Cable
Racks & Supports
AC Distribution and Conditioners


System and Software Enhancers
Set-up Aids and Tools

Best Audiophile Recording



Value for money
Lifetime Achievement

:: Panel of Judges


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