CAS Awards 2018 results

2018 RESULTS

Most Innovative Product: Muraudio SP1 passive hybrid electrostatic speakers

Best Industrial Design: Acapella Audio Arts High Campanile 2 ion plasma/horn speakers

Best Value Component: Joseph Audio Pulsar speakers, Napa Acoustic Cask Series Integrated Hybrid Class AB/Class D Amplifier selectable with phono preamp

The Ultimate Component: Destination Audio Horns

Best System Performance: Destination Audio / TriangleArt. Boardroom II

Total votes = 393

 

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. PureAudioProject Quintet10 Voxativ Modular Open Baffle Speakers.
  2. Unisinger UIA-2 Platinum Speaker
  3. Bricasti Design M1 Gold Limited Edition
  4. Eficion F200
  5. Angel City Audio Seraphim Prime speakers
  6. Joseph Audio Pulsar speakers (with Infinite Slope Crossover)
  7. Wilson Benesch Endeavor stand-mounted Isobaric monitor
  8. Acapella Audio Arts High Campanile 2 plasma/horn speakers
  9. Audio Note AN-E SPe Hemp loudspeakers
  10. Napa Acoustic Cask Series Integrated Hybrid Class AB/Class D Amplifier selectable with phono preamp
  11. T+A PA 3100 HV integrated amplifier
  12. T+A Pulsar ST20 loudspeakers
  13. A.R.T. Low Frequency Effect A-100s
  14. Bel Canto Design Black EX Integrated amplifier
  15. Bernhagen Porter Model 10/12 speakers
  16. Destination Audio Horns
  17. Magenta BTV4 Wireless Receiver
  18. Magenta FZ47db Phono Stage
  19. MarkAudio-SOTA Cesti T speakers
  20. Mojo Audio Mystique v3 DAC Balanced
  21. Napa Acoustic Cellar Series All-In-One: Wall mounted transmission line speaker system
  22. PureAudioProject Trio15 Voxativ Field Coil Modular Open Baffle Speakers
  23. Schiit Audio Jotunheim configurable balanced desktop headamp/pre
  24. Schiit Audio Lyr 3 hybrid modular headamp/DAC/Pre
  25. Whammerdyne 2A3 SE model DAA3+ RAM
  26. Wyred 4 Sound MS Server
  27. Zu Audio Druid Mk.VI loudspeakers

Best Industrial Design – Runner Up:

  1. Destination Audio Horns
  2. Muraudio SP1 passive hybrid electrostats
  3. Unisinger UIA-2 Platinum Speaker
  4. TriangleArt Master Reference turntable system
  5. Joseph Audio Pulsar speakers
  6. Whammerdyne 2A3 SE model Ultimate “Truth”
  7. Wilson Benesch Endeavor stand-mounted Isobaric monitor
  8. Bernhagen Porter Model 10/12 speakers
  9. Bricasti Design M28 monoblocks
  10. MartinLogan Expression ESL 13A
  11. PureAudioProject Quintet10 Voxativ Modular Open Baffle Speakers
  12. Audio Note AN-E SPe Hemp loudspeakers
  13. Bricasti Design M1 Gold Limited Edition
  14. Destination Audio 45 tube monoblock amplifiers
  15. Eficion F200 Air-Motion Transformer speakers
  16. Line Magnetic LM-502CA DAC
  17. Margules U280-sc Black 1.3 Tube Class A Stereo/Mono Amplifiers
  18. Margules Orpheus 1.3 Ceramic Driver Tower Speakers
  19. Magenta TT-10 Turntable
  20. MarkAudio-SOTA Viotti 1 speakers
  21. Exit Level Audio solid-state Headamp
  22. Pass Laboratories INT-60 integrated solid-state amplifier
  23. PureAudioProject Trio15 Voxativ Field Coil Modular Open Baffle Speakers
  24. Studio Electric M4 studio monitor
  25. Tidal Piano Diacera G2 speakers
  26. Zu Audio Druid Mk.VI loudspeakers

Best Value Component – Runner Up:

  1. Eficion F200 Air-Motion Transformer speakers
  2. Studio Electric M4 studio monitor
  3. KEF LS50 bookshelf speakers
  4. Quicksilver Sixty Watt Amp
  5. Margules Orpheus 1.3 Ceramic Driver Tower Speakers
  6. Napa Acoustic Cellar Series All-In-One: Wall mounted transmission line speaker system
  7. Whammerdyne 2A3 SE model DAA3+ RAM
  8. Bernhagen Porter Model 10/12 speakers
  9. Bricasti Design M1 Gold Limited Edition
  10. Bricasti Design M21 DAC
  11. Line Magnetic LM-502CA DAC
  12. MarkAudio-SOTA Cesti T speakers
  13. MarkAudio-SOTA Viotti 1 speakers
  14. MrSpeaker AEON Closed planer magnetic headphones
  15. Muraudio SP1 passive hybrid electrostats
  16. Parasound JC5 stereo amplifier $6,000
  17. Quicksilver Line Preamp $995
  18. Schiit Audio Fulla 2 DAC/Amp $99
  19. Schiit Audio Jotunheim configurable balanced desktop headamp/pre $399
  20. T+A MP2500 SACD playerT+A MP2500 R multiple source SACD player $13,000
  21. T+A PA 3100 HV integrated amplifier $13,900
  22. Unisinger UIA-2 Gold speaker $11,000/pair

The Ultimate Component – Runner Up:

  1. Bernhagen Porter Model 10/12 speakers
  2. Muraudio SP1
  3. Acapella Audio Arts High Campanile 2
  4. Joseph Audio Pulsar
  5. MartinLogan Expression ESL 13A
  6. Wilson Benesch Endeavor
  7. TriangleArt Master Reference
  8. Audio Note AN-E SPe Hemp
  9. Bricasti Design M1 Gold Limited Edition
  10. Bricasti Design M21
  11. Margules Orpheus 1.3
  12. PureAudioProject Trio15 Voxativ
  13. Bel Canto Design Black EX
  14. MrSpeaker VOCE
  15. Tidal Piano Diacera G2
  16. Wyred 4 Sound STI-v2
  17. Ypsilon Aelius II
  18. Zesto Audio Andros Tessera

 

Best System Performance – Runner Up:

  1. Angel City Audio / TriangleArt. Boardroom III
  2. Muraudio. Room 5224
  3. Margules Group. Boardroom IV
  4. Sierra Nevada Audiophile Society / Quicksilver Audio / Bernhagen-Porter / Syncopation. Room 5106
  5. Bricasti Design. Room 5203
  6. Aaudio Imports. Boardroom I
  7. Joseph Audio. Room 5216
  8. MartinLogan / Parasound / MIT Cables. Room 5231
  9. Audio Note UK. Room 5226
  10. Audio Federation. Boardroom V
  11. Studio Electric / Nordost / Wyred 4 Sound / Pro-Ject. Room 5105
  12. PureAudioProject / Whammeredyne Heavy Industries. Room 5218
  13. Mojo booth. HeadMasters Auditioning Room.
  14. Unisinger. Room 5103
  15. Eigen Audio. Room 5108
  16. Eficion. Room 5201
  17. MIT Cables / Tweak Studio / T+A. Room 5207