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Charlotte, NC – October 2013… Neutrik USA, the leading supplier of robust and reliable professional connectivity solutions for audio, video, and data, is pleased to announce the recipients of the company’s 2013 premierePARTNER Awards program. The premierePARTNER Awards recognize ten select companies that have developed an innovative product that incorporates Neutrik-brand connectors and meets the highest level of innovation for their segment of the industry.

The Neutrik premierePARTNER Awards program is extremely selective. As Neutrik connectivity products are engineered for professional users, only the most high-end and innovative solutions are eligible for the award, which is presented to less than 1% of the company’s USA customer base. The use of Neutrik connectors demonstrates to a potential customer that quality matters.

Recipients of a Neutrik premierePARTNER Award have their product displayed on Neutrik USA’s Experience Neutrik Website ( Recipients receive a framed award for display on their company premises and Neutrik USA displays a similar version of the award at the company’s Charlotte headquarters. Additionally, a video of these awards runs at Neutrik’s booth during tradeshows to help promote the various innovative products incorporating Neutrik connectivity.

The recipients of the Neutrik 2013 premierePARTNER Awards include:

• A-Designs Audio, Inc. Pacifica Microphone Preamplifier
• Ashly Audio, Inc. nX Family of Amplifiers
• BAE Audio 1073DMP Mic Pre Direct Box
• Benchmark Media Systems AHB2 Amplifier
• EAW Anya Powered Pro Sound Array Module
• FiberPlex Technologies WDM16 16 Channel Active Wave Division Multiplexer
• Leprecon, LLC Watson Power Management
• Slate Media Technology Raven multi-touch mixer
• Shure, Inc. GLX-D Wireless Systems
• TMB ProPlex Opto-Splitter

Jeff Rocha, EAW President, reflected on his company being named a recipient of Neutrik’s premierePARTNER Award. “With its integration into the EAW Anya system, Neutrik is truly the connection to an entirely new way to deliver sound. It’s only logical that a product as adaptive as Anya allows customers access to audio and control via the Ethercon connector and the ability to safely connect and disconnect live power via the TRUE1 connector. Together, we free engineers to focus on managing the audience experience, not the system, opening entirely new paths for what’s possible in live sound delivery.”

Equally enthusiastic and appreciative of Neutrik’s recognition, Steven Slate, president of Slate Media Technology, offered the following, “It’s an honor to be chosen as a Premier Neutrik Partner. We use Neutrik connectors in our award winning hardware audio products and trust their quality and reliability over anything else in the industry.”

Peter Milbery, President of Neutrik USA, Inc., commented on this year’s premierePARTNER Award winners, “We are fortunate to be involved with so many amazing manufacturers in the professional audio industry. This program is an excellent opportunity for industry professionals to learn about new and innovative products that incorporate Neutrik connectors. We constantly discuss new product designs and debate which ones should be included in the Top 10. It’s not an easy job. We believe that promoting cutting edge products that utilize our connectivity solutions benefits not just Neutrik and our partner companies, but most importantly, it benefits professional users by making them aware of these cutting-edge solutions. When you look closely at the award, you’ll see that it’s a badge much like a Neutrik employee badge. What this represents to us is that these companies are true partners and a vibrant part of our team. Presenting these awards is one of the highlights of the year for all of us at Neutrik USA.”

About Neutrik USA
Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Neutrik USA, a subsidiary of Neutrik AG, is the leading supplier of robust and reliable professional connectivity solutions. Neutrik manufactures a wide array of XLR connectors and receptacles, jacks and plugs, fiber optic connector systems, and accessories for a broad range of customers ranging from rock bands to lighting design and industrial equipment to broadcast studios. For more information, please visit Neutrik USA online at,, and become a part of its social network family at


Photo Information: (L-R) Peter Milbery – Neutrik USA President, Werner Bachman – Neutrik AG CEO, Steven Slate – Slate Media Technology President, John Siau of Benchmark, A. Lisa Montessi Co-owner of A-Designs Audio, Laurie Fincham and Jayant Datta of THX Ltd (both were instrumental in the Benchmark design), and Stephen Kohler -Shure Inc., Senior Director Marketing Americans Business Unit