AMI announces 2017 ISE Best of Show winners

Audio Media International can now reveals this year’s ISE Best of Show award winners.

With entries spread across numerous NewBay publications, the awards recognise outstanding products exhibited at this year’s show launched since ISE 2016, and were judged according to a number of criteria, including ease of use/maintenance, performance against category standard, richness/relevance of the feature set, value/ROI, versatility and originality.

The winners of the 2017 Awards, along with comments from the judges, are as follows:

Yamaha VXS1ML

Yamaha’s new VXS1ML for background music use cleverly combines a specially-developed large diameter voice coil and 1.5in full-range driver within what can quite rightly be called an ‘ultra-compact’ enclosure – the whole unit measures just 62 x 62 x 82mm. But it’s not just the size that’s impressive – that diminutive driver also delivers surprising results when it comes to dispersion and overall power.

Picture: Ron Bakker, systems marketing manager for Yamaha Commercial Audio Europe

LD Systems CURV 500 IAMP

The LD Systems IAMP from Adam Hall Group is the ideal companion four-channel amplifier for a wide range of installations involving the company’s new range of CURV 500 portable array solutions, providing DSP control, a high-efficiency switch mode power supply and a 10 Hz – 22 kHz frequency response. It is straightforward to use as well, with its single push encoder and well-presented OLED display.

Picture (from left): Adam Hall’s global marketing director Nikke Blout and product manager, integrated systems Gabriel Alonso Calvillo

All of this year’s entrants – both winners and nominees – will be featured in an upcoming ISE 2017 Best of Show Digital Edition.