CAS Awards 2017 results

2017 RESULTS

Most Innovative Product: Napa Acoustic Series 3 Wireless Planar Speakers NA-300 WPS 

Best Industrial Design: Whammerdyne Truth 2A3

Best Value Component: LX Speaker Factory mini

The Ultimate Component: Von Schweikert Audio Ultra 11

Best System Performance: Von Schweikert Audio/Valve Amplification Company. California Room, Bldg IV 

 Total votes = 266

 

The California Audio Show Awards is an Attendee-voting system, where Attendees cast their votes in each of the 5 categories, namely Most Innovative Product, The Best Industrial Design, The Best Value Component, The Ultimate Component, and The Best System Performance. 

Product nominations without specified model are disqualified if more than one product from the same make is present.

Our thanks to Attendees and members of the Press for voting, and our congratulations to the winners!

 

Most Innovative Product – Runner Up: 

  1. LX Speaker Factory Mini
  2. PureAudioProject Quintet 15 
  3. Spatial Audio M3 Triode Master
  4. Margules Group u-280SC Black
  5. MartinLogan Neolith
  6. Vinnie Rossi LIO integrated amplifier with DSD/PCM DAC
  7. Zesto Audio Eros monoblocks
  8. Acapella Audio Arts Cellini
  9. Aurenda A10
  10. Exogal Comet/Ion PowerDAC
  11. Margules Group Monolith Console
  12. Napa Acoustic NA-300A
  13. Pass Laboratories HPA-1
  14. Sound Lab Ultimate 545
  15. Von Schweikert Audio Ultra 11
  16. Zesto Andros Tessera Phono

 

Best Industrial Design – Runner Up:

  1. LX Speaker Factory mini 
  2. Exogal Comet/Ion PowerDAC 
  3. Acapella Audio Arts Cellini
  4. Spatial Audio M3 Triode Master
  5. PureAudioProject Quintet 15
  6. Burwell & Sons Plain Jane
  7. Tannoy Eaton
  8. Von Schweikert Audio Ultra 11
  9. Channel D Seta L-20 phono
  10. FritzSpeakers Carrera BE
  11. PureAudioProject PAP-C1 active crossover
  12. Zesto Andros Tessera phono
  13. Zesto Eros monoblocks
  14. Aurenda A10
  15. Margules Group Monolith Console
  16. MartinLogan Neolith
  17. Tri-Planar U2
  18. Zesto Lito 1.5 Line

 

Best Value Component – Runner Up:

  1. Spatial Audio M3 Triode Master. $3,000/pr 
  2. Volti Rival. $11,900/pr
  3. PureAudioProject Quintet 15. $7,000/pr 
  4. Napa Acoustic Planar
  5. FritzSpeakers Carrera. $3,500/pr.
  6. Pass Laboratories XA25. 
  7. Exogal Comet/Ion PowerDAC. 
  8. Margules Group SA1.3. $350.
  9. Pass Laboratories HPA-1.
  10. Sound Lab Ultimate 545. $21,650/pr.
  11. Zu Audio Druid VI Active
  12. Audio Note AN-E SPe Hemp speakers.
  13. Aurender A10
  14. Prima Luna Dialogue integrated. $4,500
  15. Raspberry Pi with Moode Audio. 
  16. Schiit Gungnir miltibit DAC. $1,249.
  17. Vienna Acoustics Mozart Grand
  18. Von Schweikert Audio Ultra 11
  19. Zesto Leto

 

The Ultimate Component – Runner Up:

  1. MartinLogan Neolith 
  2. Acapella Audio Arts Cellini 
  3. Audio Note UK CDT-5/DAC 5 Signature 
  4. Genesis Advanced Technologies Maestro
  5. Burwell & Sons Plain Jane
  6. PureAudioProject Quintet 15
  7. Volti Rival
  8. Pass Laboratories X600.8 monoblocks
  9. Plinius SA103
  10. Sound Lab Ultimate 545
  11. Valve Amplification Company 450 iQ
  12. Zesto Andros Tessera
  13. Zu Audio Druid VI Active

 

Best System Performance – Runner Up:

  1. Volti Audio/BorderPatrol/Triode Wire Labs. Room 5216 
  2. Margules Group. Boardroom II
  3. Audio Federation/Acapella Audio Arts/Audio Note UK. Boardroom V, Bldg V.
  4. Zu Audio/Pass Laboratories. Empire Room, Bldg V. 
  5. MartinLogan/Pass Laboratories/MIT Cables/Aurender. Forum Room, Bldg V. 
  6. PureAudioProject/Verastarr Cables/Exogal/Whammerdyne. Boardroom III. 
  7. Burwell & Sons. Pacific Room, Bldg IV.
  8. LX Speaker Factory/Wire 4 Sound/Raspberry Pi. Room 5209. 
  9. Spatial Audio/Vinnie Rossi. Room 5231.
  10. Zesto Audio/Marten/Fono-Acustica/Merrill-Williams/Tri-Planar. Room 5203. 
  11. Exogal/MartinLogan. Room 5229. 
  12. Pass Laboratories/Vienna Acoustics. Room 5220.
  13. Tannoy/Prima Luna/Wireworld. Room 5224. 
  14. Eficion/Plinius/MartinLogan. Room 5205.
  15. Genesis Advanced Technologies/Viva Audio/VPI. Boardroom I. 
  16. Sound Lab/Pass Laboratories/PranaWire/Spiral Groove. Boardroom IV, Bldg V.