Audiophilia's Products of the Year 2018


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 hundreds of amazing of pieces we miss?

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

A couple of years ago, we were quite specific as to the wheres, whens and whys and levels of choices. Again, 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 2018 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 2018. Congratulations to all product manufacturers.  

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

Anticables Level 3 Reference Power Cord ($330 for 1.5 metres; reviewed by Anthony Kershaw)

Audio by Van Alstine DVA SET 600 Mono Block Amplifier ($4998/pair; reviewed by Karl Sigman)

AVM Ovation CS 8.2 All-in-One ($12,995; reviewed by Henry Wilkenson)

Mojo Audio Deja Vu Music Server ($4556.55 for base model; reviewed by Karl Sigman)

Pass Labs XP-12 Preamplifier ($5800; reviewed by Martin Appel)

Phasemation PP-2000 MC Phono Cartridge ($6000; reviewed by Anthony Kershaw)

Pure Fidelity Eclipse Turntable ($4500; reviewed by Anthony Kershaw)

PS Audio Sprout100 Integrated Amplifier ($599; reviewed by Karl Sigman)

Questyle Audio CMA400i DAC ($799; reviewed by Anthony Kershaw)

Soundsmith Paua II Fixed Coil Phono Cartridge ($4000; reviewed by Martin Appel)

Sutherland Engineering DUO Phono Preamplifier ($4000; reviewed by Anthony Kershaw)