As selected by Audiophilia’s contributors and editor. Instituted May 2002.

In this day of self-congratulation, one more award given by one more magazine may seem redundant. However, we feel have a positive contribution to make and that manufacturers would be more than happy to receive the Audiophilia imprimatur. Thus, the Audiophilia Star Component designation was born.

To receive an Audiophilia Star Component Award, a simple nomination by the reviewer is all that is required - no hard, fast rules or panels. As such, the ’star’ may be added to reviews thick and fast or none may be awarded. 

Look for the Audiophilia Star Component Award at the end of an equipment review. It will have been awarded to an outstanding piece of equipment by an Audiophilia reviewer in your service.