Audiophilia's Products of the Year 2017


Our writers are lucky to intersect with the gear we do. Even luckier to have the kit in our homes and review it for you. There are numerous requests for reviews that we just do not have the manpower to cover. Imagine the thousands of pieces we miss?

With that in mind, please take into account our 'winners' and rate accordingly. The equipment chosen is for a small list we admire unreservedly. We hope you get a chance to listen to the kit in your system. We loved it in ours.

Last year, we were quite specific as to the wheres, whens and whys and levels of choices. This year, I asked the writers to contribute their favourites for a single list. The equipment must have been reviewed in full for publication in Audiophilia, adhering strictly to our policies and procedures (no show products, no manufacturer visits, reviewed in 2017, etc.). So, the list this year is in alphabetical order, and with no allegiance to topology or type of equipment. As such, they are all Audiophilia Products of the Year 2017. Congratulations to all product manufacturers.  

Images link to original reviews. All prices in US dollars.

Alta Audio Titanium Hestia Loudspeaker ($32,000/pair; reviewed by Karl Sigman)

Antipodes CORE Music Server ($4350; reviewed by Anthony Kershaw)

Audience AU 24SX Interconnects and Speaker Wires ($575/per meter; reviewed by Henry Wilkenson)

Core Power Technologies Equi=Core 1800 Power Conditioner ($1999; reviewed by Anthony Kershaw)

DeVore Fidelity Orangutan O/96 Loudspeaker ($12,000/pair; reviewed by Anthony Kershaw)

Mojo Audio Mystique v3 DAC ($4900; reviewed by Anthony Kershaw)

Mytek Brooklyn DAC + ($2195; reviewed by Karl Sigman)

Naim Audio Uniti Atom All-In-One System ($2995; reviewed by Anthony Kershaw)

Pass Labs XP-17 Phono Stage ($4300; reviewed by Karl Sigman)

Totem Acoustic Sky Loudspeaker ($1850/pair; reviewed by Anthony Kershaw)

VPI Avenger Turntable w/JMW-12-3D arm ($10,000/incl. arm; reviewed by Martin Appel)