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Yamaha shines in multiple categories at 2017 Sound+Image Awards

18/11/2016 [Audio & Visual]

Yamaha shines in multiple categories at 2017 Sound+Image Awards

Yamaha continues to assert its place at the forefront of the Audio Visual industry in Australia, taking home a total of 7 awards – 4 Wins and 3 Highly Commended mentions – at the prestigious 2017 Sound+Image Awards, announced on 19 October 2016 at InterContinental Melbourne, The Rialto.

Among these wins, Yamaha’s MusicCast technology took out the coveted Multi-Room System of the Year award for the second year running. “Winning this award back-to-back reinforces Yamaha’s position as a serious player in the multi-room audio market,” said Damien Henderson – Product Manager for Yamaha Music Australia’s AV Division. “It’s a highly competitive market and we are very proud that Sound+Image recognises MusicCast as the best multi-room option available.” 

The WXA-50, Yamaha’s newly-released amplifier which wirelessly enables existing speakers to join the MusicCast system, was Highly Commended in the Multi-Room Component category.

The full list of Yamaha’s awards are as follows:

Multi-Room System of the Year  MusicCast
 Sound Bar of the Year Over $2,000  YSP-5600BSW
 AV Receiver of the Year Over $2,000  AVENTAGE RX-A3060
 CD Player of the Year Over $5,000  CD-S3000
 Sound Bar of the Year Under $1,000 (Highly Commended)  YAS-306
 AV Receiver of the Year Under $2,000 (Highly Commended)  AVENTAGE RX-A760
 Multi-Room Component of the Year (Highly Commended)  WXA-50


In the TVs & TV Sound category, Yamaha’s top of the range YSP-5600BSW Sound Bar was awarded Sound Bar of the Year Over $2,000, while the YAS-306 Sound Bar was Highly Commended in the Under $1,000 price range. “Yamaha’s complete dedication to audio technology is apparent in how well our Sound Bars have performed at this year’s awards,” said Henderson.

Yamaha has dominated the AV Receiver market for years, and shows no sign of releasing its hold in the Home Cinema category, with the premium AVENTAGE RX-A3060 taking out AV Receiver of the Year Over $2,000 and the AVENTAGE RX-A760 receiving a Highly Commended mention in the Under $2,000 price range.

Rounding off the list of awards was the Yamaha CD-S3000 winning the CD Player of the Year Over $5,000 category, a reminder that Yamaha continues to produce quality components for the premium Hi-Fi market.

The annual Sound+Image Awards recognises excellence in the design, manufacture and installation of audio, home entertainment and in-car equipment in Australian Audio Visual industry. It covers a wide array of home entertainment categories such as TVs and displays; sources (CD and Blu-Ray players, PVRs and digital sources); amplifiers and receivers; loudspeakers, wireless speakers and multi-room systems; and custom installation projects and products.

There is no entry fee or submission process for the Sound+Image Awards; winners are chosen based entirely on merit from the products reviewed in the following publications: Sound+Image, Australian Hi-Fi, Australian In-car, Audio Esoteria and Best Buys Audio & AV.


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