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Christopher Kjærulff

A loudspeaker hat trick

Over the past 40 years, What Hi-Fi? has celebrated the best products in the audio business - making the annual event one of the most prestigious. At this year's show, our loudspeakers took home three awards - bagging top honors for the Emit M20.

Last Monday was an especially good Monday. At the annual What Hi-Fi? Awards, we took home three prizes including the Product of the Year award for the Emit M20. The M20 also won its own category Best Standmount Speaker £400-800 while the already critically acclaimed Xeo 2 speaker system bagged the win in the category Best Active Speaker.

Both speakers had been nominated in the respective categories because of their excellent 5-star reviews in What Hi-Fi? during 2016:

Emit M20 – Product of the Year

In August, What Hi-Fi? published their second review of the Emit series, focusing on the M20 standmount - a review that came in the wake of the smaller M10 winning a Group Test and receiving its own 5-starred review. They wrote: 

With both the M10 and M20 bookshelves receiving five-star reviews and Group Test-winning status, it’s a thoroughly impressive two for two for the Emit series. 

Learn more: The Emit M20

“If you, or rather your room, determines that the more scale, dynamic range and bass the better, the M20s are bang on the money.” 

Awards:
- Product of the Year, Stereo Speakers
- Best standmount speaker £400-800

Xeo 2 – Best Active Speaker

The Xeo 2 speaker system has already made its mark on the business with several top-notch reviews from around the world. What Hi-Fi? wrote in theirs: 

Versatile, easy to house and packing a hugely accomplished sound worthy of their asking price, the Dynaudio Xeo 2s are a near-complete system in a speaker’s clothing – and a great one at that, whatever your source.

Want to dig deeper into the Xeo 2 reviews? We have collected all of them in one convenient place

Award:
- Best Active Speaker

Each year, What Hi-Fi?, celebrates the best products across 27 different categories with 102 individual winners, showcasing the best Hi-Fi, home cinema, and portable audio products on the market.