The March issue of US-based audio magazine The Absolute Sound is out now, revealing their much-coveted Editors’ Choice Awards for 2017 (cue drum roll…).

Editor-in-Chief Robert Harley and his team of expert audiophile reviewers offer their top product recommendations from across the world of all things audio – from amplifiers and DACs to headphones and equipment racks – complete with mini-reviews of each award-winning product.


Here at Gamut HQ we’re honoured to report that our RS3i loudspeaker is a winner in the $10,000-$20,000 price range, holding its own in a category dominated mainly by floorstanders and confirming that our compact standmount really does pack a full-range punch!

“From the moment reviewer Kirk Mitskog first connected the RS3i… he heard a sound that was compelling, and it only got better with time and fine-tuning,” notes the mini-review. “It offers all the advantages of a small stand-mounted speaker – those of illuminating imaging and wide-open soundstaging – combined with stunning dynamic presence. Capable of sounding much bigger than it looks, it is a honey that should be on anyone’s short list for a small-to-medium-sized room.”


Meanwhile, the Gamut D200i stereo power amplifier is a proud winner for the third year in a row.

Offering the best of both worlds, “This 200W solid-state amplifier has much of the liquidity, three-dimensionality, and image density of tubes as well as the expected virtues of solid-state: tonal consistency, frequency extension, and bass control.”


Our sincere thanks to all at The Absolute Sound.

For full details of the awards, pick up a copy of the March 2017 issue of the magazine at