SOUND +IMAGE AWARDS 2019
Bang a gong, we are on!
It’s our equivalent of a ‘Greatest Hits’ compilation — chosen from a full year of reviewing, not only in Sound+Image magazine but in Australian Hi-Fi, Audio Esoterica and Best Buys & AV — plus on AVHub.com.au and a rush of late arrivals as we approach the Awards cut-off date for judging. Held every year since 1989, our Awards are judged on sound and/or image quality, feature sets, build quality, appearance, ease of use and ergonomics, all rolled up into a valuefor-money equation. Our grand presentation evening, famed for its industry-leading levels of mingle tingle, was held this year at the unpithilynamed but beautifully-appointed Como Melbourne South Yarra MGallery by Sofitel, in a new cocktailstyle event hosted by our Editor Jez (he on the left) and attended by the glitterati of the audio and AV industry for a formal but informal evening. We were entertained also by the wondrous Mary Webb, performing songs from her album ‘Love Like Planets’ (it’s on Spotify, but best on 180g double-vinyl!).
The evening is for the industry, but the Awards themselves are for our readers, our guide to the finest and best-value gear available today and into 2019. This Special Issue brings them all to you — our ultimate buying guide, and a celebration of the joys that well-reproduced music and movies can bring.
Mary Webb performing songs from her album Love Like Planets. AWARDS EVENING SPONSOR: The Chester Group AWARDS EVENING AV: AV Dynamics AWARDS EVENING PHOTOGRAPHY: Jasmine Fisher Photography