And the Winner Is ...
2017 had many product introductions, upgrades, and stalwarts that didn't need anything changed. Like most people, I want to know what was the best over the last year. I want an easy list presented to me so I don't have to read or do any work (c'mon, we all get lazy once in a while). Given that I hate to be considered the Minister of Information and the fact that I love getting more people involved, I opened the Readers Choice Awards for 2017 in early December and closed the voting January 2, 2018. I believe the Readers Choice Awards are incredibly valuable to consumers and meaningful to manufacturers.
OK, I'll shut up now (short and to the point. Easy list of products).
And the winner of the 2017 Computer Audiophile Readers Choice Award for Product of the year is ....
Commentary: Roon won this award with over twice as many votes as the second place finisher. I can't disagree that Roon is a wonderful app and has changed the way many people experience their music collections. If you're one of the few who hasn't given it a spin, here's a link - Roon Labs.
2. Sonore's ultraRendu
3. UpTone Audio's LPS-1
Commentary: I hate participation trophies and long lists of every component ever reviewed. Just because someone, somewhere reviewed it, doesn't mean it deserves to make a list. Anyway, the ultraRendu and LPS-1 deserve accolades as second and third place finishers.
That's it for now. Look for the CA Announcement Coming Tuesday January 9, 2018