Arcam was named Best Home Cinema Room by the Clarity alliance at this year’s Bristol Sound & Vision Hi-Fi show. The award was presented by trade group at its fifth annual “Best of Show” awards event.
Clarity’s team of anonymous judges visited every room at the show. also awarded prizes in the “Best of Show” awards to five companies whose efforts in putting on the best displays and demonstrations were considered exceptional.
Other winners were:
Best Sounding Hi-Fi Room – KEF
Best Presented Room – Dynaudio
Best Innovation – Devialet
Best of Show – Naim Audio
Also at the event, the fourth annual Honorary Fellowship was awarded to Naim Audio’s former chairman and managing director, Paul Stephenson. Presenting the award, Clarity’s chairman, Tom Barron, said: “Paul has been part of the Naim Audio family since 1981 when he joined as sales director. His illustrious career saw him rise through the ranks to become managing director in 1999 and, following the merger with Focal, chairman in July 2015, a position he held until his retirement in December last year.
“The board of directors of Clarity felt he was the obvious choice to be the recipient of this year’s Honorary Fellowship, presented in recognition, on behalf of the whole industry, of the tremendous contribution he has made to the promotion of hi-fi at home and across the world. We offer our congratulations to Paul on his hugely successful career, which has seen Naim become the force it is today and for his well-deserved retirement.”