Wanted to share some great news. While I was doing a seminar for Stereo Exchange last week in NY, John Atkinson came by with the new Dec issue of Stereophile. As it turns out, we secured Stereophile "Product of the Year" award for 2009! WhooHoo!!!
Here are the RUNNERS-UP (in alphabetical order)
Bel Canto USB Link 24/96, Benchmark DAC1 USB, Pre D/A processor, Cambridge Audio DacMagic D/A processor, Musical Fidelity V-DAC , Oppo BDP-83 universal player, PSB Imagine B loudspeaker, Simaudio Moon I-1 integrated amplifier, Wadia Digital 170iTransport
Not only did we win Budget Product of the Year against some great gear, we also received runner-up in "Amplification of the Year".The competition was fierce but we placed with some of the best products on the planet like- Benchmark DAC1 USB Pre D/A preamplifier $1595, Boulder 865 integrated amplifier @ $12,000, Conrad-Johnson Classic SE preamplifier $1750,Parasound Halo JC 1 monoblock power amplifiers $8000/pair, Pass Labs XA30.5 power amplifier $5500, Simaudio Moon I-1 integrated amplifier $1700, Simaudio Moon Evolution P-8 preamplifier $15,000, VTL MB450 Signature monoblock power amplifier $15,000/
All, a good bit more expensive but as you would guess, we love being in this elite group...
Many here have written very nice things about our Nova and seems like guys who actually get paid to write about gear agree with you. Just wanted to let you know that AVS members had the scoop quite a few months back. Thanks to you all!
Stereophile Product of the Year NOVA $.pdf 355.494140625k . file