The Clarity Alliance, the UK hi-fi industry’s trade association, will be presenting the seventh annual “Best of Show” Awards at The Bristol Show, to recognise the efforts of exhibitors putting on a high quality show.
The Bristol Show is one of the premier shows of the UK calendar, featuring many of the major hi-fi and home cinema brands. The exhibitors put lot of work in to making their rooms sound and look as good as they can and, through its “Best of Show” awards, Clarity will recognise and reward their efforts.
During the first day of the show, Friday 22nd February, a team of anonymous judges will be visiting every room to experience the sounds and sights presented. Each room will be scored on its appearance, sound quality, vision quality (where applicable) and general ambience, in order to come up with a shortlist of potential winning rooms. The winners will be decided by a second round of visits to the potentials and then announced at a press conference, which takes place in the Naim Audio room, Executive Lounge, Terrace Level at 5.30pm.
And for the sixth year, Clarity will also be presenting a “Lifetime Achievement Award” to recognise the outstanding contribution of an individual to the UK hi-fi industry. This year’s winner will be kept a closely guarded secret until the awards ceremony on the Friday evening, but is sure to be hailed as a very worthy recipient.
Awards will be presented for:
"Best Hi-Fi Room' - sound quality and demonstration skills
"Best Home Cinema Room' - sight and sound quality and demonstration skills
"Best Display" - highest standard of design and presentation
“Best Innovation" - the room with new ideas or products
“Best of Show" - the overall winner
Tom Barron, chairman of The Clarity Alliance, who will present the awards, said, “It is fantastic to see the efforts put in by the exhibitors each year to make their presentations as good as possible to help showcase hi-fi in a professional manner. Recognising and rewarding the hard work that goes into staging a show like this is important and we look forward to congratulating this year’s worthy winners.”
With thanks to StereoNet UK for sponsoring the pre-awards drinks.