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Peavey® Products Named Best in Show, Sound Reinforcement Line of the Year, Best Power Amp, and more at NAMM 2013

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Music retail experts have honoured Peavey Electronics with multiple awards at the 2013 NAMM show. Across several product categories, Peavey was recognized as an industry leader.

Peavey founder and CEO Hartley Peavey comments, “We work hard every day to make products that have essential and innovative features, are well designed, and are priced right. It is very gratifying to be honoured for our dedication. I have always believed that to be better you have to be different, and that principle has helped Peavey prosper for over 48 years.”

Peavey received the Sound Reinforcement Line of the Year Award in Musical Merchandise Review (MMR) magazine’s annual Dealers’ Choice Awards for the third year in a row. This year’s award was given to Peavey’s entire line of sound reinforcement products including the best-selling SP™ Series loudspeakers, the innovative Versarray™ professional line-array system, and the revolutionary Impulse® 12D powered enclosures.

“This is a category that has been dominated by one company of late,” said MMR magazine. “This year no specific product is a winner. Peavey’s extensive line of sound reinforcement products got so many votes that we had to grant the win to the entire category of products offered by the company.”

Peavey’s sound reinforcement products were also recognized by Music and Sound Retailer magazine, whose readers selected the Peavey IPR™ 3000 DSP Power Amp as the Best Power Amp of 2012.

The new Peavey Vypyr® VIP line of modeling amplifiers received NAMM’s Best in Show – “Gotta Stock It” award, as well as Bass Gear magazine’s Best of Show award. The innovative next generation of Peavey’s award-winning Vypyr series, the Vypyr VIP is the world’s first amp that contains Bass guitar, Acoustic guitar and Electric guitar amplifier models. With Peavey’s Variable Instrument Performance™ input, a single amp can provide amplification for a variety of instrument types.

The ground-breaking Peavey AT-200™ Auto-Tune Guitar was the recipient of Electronic Musician magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award. This award is the culmination of a highly successful year for the AT-200 that saw it winning multiple industry awards, including the Guitar World Platinum Award for Excellence, the Guitar Player Editor’s Pick Award, the Electronic Musician Editor’s Choice Award, and the Guitarist Magazine Guitarist Choice Award.

Rounding out the prestigious collection of honors that Peavey received at the show was the She Rocks “Icon” award recognizing Mary Peavey, President of Peavey Electronics. Presented by the Women’s International Music Network, the She Rocks awards pay tribute to women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry.


Full List of Awards:

NAMM BEST IN SHOW
“Gotta Stock It”
Peavey Vypyr® VIP Modeling Amplifiers

MUSIC AND SOUND RETAILER
Best Power Amp of 2012
Peavey IPR™ 3000 DSP Power Amp

MMR DEALERS’ CHOICE AWARD
Sound Reinforcement Line of the Year
Peavey Electronics

WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL MUSIC NETWORK
She Rocks “Icon” Award
Mary Peavey, President, Peavey Electronics

ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN
Editor’s Choice Award
Peavey AT-200™ Auto-Tune® Guitar

BASS GEAR MAGAZINE
Best of Show
Peavey Vypyr® VIP Modeling Amplifiers

About Peavey®

Founded in 1965, Peavey® is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and distributes to more than 130 countries. Peavey and its MediaMatrix®, Architectural Acoustics®, Crest Audio®, Composite Acoustics® and Trace Elliot® brands and affiliates can be found on concert stages and in more than 10,000 airports, stadiums, theme parks and other venues around the world.
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