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Peavey IPR 3000 Power Amplifier Voted Best New Power Amp

Musical-instrument retailers across North America voted the Peavey® IPR™ 3000 power amplifier the Best New Power Amp of 2011 in the annual Music & Sound Awards, presented by the Music & Sound Retailer. The IPR 3000 utilizes advanced technology that increases output power, reliability and thermal efficiency while yielding the highest audio resolution possible with dramatically light weight.

“The Peavey IPR 3000 power amplifier is a very significant development in professional audio technology, providing enormous power, incredible efficiency and light weight at just pennies per watt,” said Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics Corporation. “We’re honored to receive back-to-back recognition for the revolutionary IPR Series power amps in the Music & Sound Awards.”

Designed with an advanced switch-modepower supply and a high-speed class D topology, the Peavey IPR 3000 power amplifier provides 1,490 watts RMS per channel @ 2 ohms (840 watts RMS x2 @ 4 ohms) with a weight ofjust 7.9 lbs. The Peavey IPR 3000 follows the IPR 1600, which won the Best New Power Amp Award from music-products retailers in the 24th edition of the Music & Sound Awards.

Peavey IPR Series power amplifiers feature two channels with independent,fourth-order Linkwitz-Riley100 Hz crossovers—with preset selections for Hi Pass, Full Range and Subwoofer—and a variable-speed fan housed in a lightweight aluminum chassis. Inputs are combination ¼” and XLR, while outputs arecombination ¼” and twist-lock connectors.

Peavey’s exclusive DDT™ speaker protection with multi-point clip sampling leads a protection-circuitry suite that also includes DC, Temp, Signal and Active safeguards, all referenced on the front panel with LED indicators. Peavey IPR Series power amplifiers are covered by Peavey’s five-year warranty.

The IPR Series from Peavey also includes DSP-equipped versions of each model that feature 32-bit, floating-point digital signal processing with EQ presets that make common sound-reinforcement adjustments easy to perform. The revolutionary Peavey IPR Series DSP power amplifiers are the first to integrate Waves® technology, including MaxxBass®, which uses psycho-acoustics to create precise harmonic overtones that give the perceived effect of adding low frequencies to the mix.

The Peavey IPR 3000, IPR 1600 and IPR 1600 DSP power amplifiers are available now from authorized Peavey dealers. Please visit to find a dealer near you.

Waves® and MaxxBass® are registered trademarks of Waves Audio Ltd.

About Peavey Electronics®
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. To find out more, visit