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We cel­e­brate all things car au­dio as we se­lect the very best prod­ucts in mo­bile en­ter­tain­ment.

In this, the sec­ond edi­tion of the spe­cial Gold Is­sue of the Aus­tralian InCar En­ter­tain

ment Awards we once again bring you an all-star se­lec­tion of the very best in car au­dio as re­viewed through­out 2016. They are the best of the best in each of their mar­ket spa­ces.

Once again, this year we made a cou­ple of small tweaks in the cat­e­gory of Mul­ti­me­dia Head Unit of the Year where we found an ad­just­ment to be­low and above the $1500 mark made more sense (rather than last year’s un­der $1000, above $1000 to $1500 and lastly above $1500) in terms of the mar­ket sta­tus quo. As per last year, the sin­gle-DIN head unit space is kept to a sin­gle all-en­com­pass­ing class.

The Am­pli­fier of the Year also gets a reshuf­fle, as the pric­ing of am­pli­fi­ca­tion has, on av­er­age, been re­duced. To re­flect this our cat­e­gories are now split be­tween un­der and over $500 rather than last year’s $1000.

In a sim­i­lar split to the Mul­ti­me­dia cat­e­gory, the Speak­ers of the Year are now classed un­der $500, from $500 to $1000 and above $1000. The sub­woofer cat­e­gories re­main the same.

Our judges have taken into con­sid­er­a­tion ev­ery sin­gle prod­uct re­viewed through­out 2016 while also in­clud­ing a cou­ple of late ar­rivals that were as­sessed – in all as­pects fit­ting our cri­te­ria – and are to ap­pear for­mally re­viewed in up­com­ing is­sues dur­ing 2017.

New to the InCar Awards for 2017 are three cat­e­gories with prod­ucts that have opened our eyes – and ears – in terms of ei­ther their su­perb de­sign, ad­vanced en­gi­neer­ing and ex- traor­di­nary sonic per­for­mance. In the new Custom In­te­gra­tion of the Year award an im­pres­sive so­lu­tion made specif­i­cally for a grow­ing num­ber of pop­u­lar ve­hi­cles that com­bines the lat­est tech­nol­ogy with BIG screens and, umm... per­fect in­te­gra­tion.

Se­condly, the In­no­va­tion of the Year award goes to an all-digital so­lu­tion with ex­tra­or­di­nary tech­nol­ogy that main­tains digital sig­nal flow right to the speaker voice coil...

And lastly, a Judges’ Choice award goes to a high-end play­back sys­tem for the car with world-first high-res/DSD playa­bil­ity aimed at the best sound qual­ity pos­si­ble.

So, with­out fur­ther ado, jump on board and let’s em­bark on a rekkie around the world’s best car au­dio.

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