Music retail experts have honored 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 honored 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 MMRmagazine. “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 Retailermagazine, 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 theGuitar 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.