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Peavey Named to NAMM Best In Show

PEAVEY INT’L. HEADQUARTERS — Music retail experts at the 2010 Winter NAMM convention have honored Peavey Electronics with the “NAMM Best In Show – Company to Watch� award.

Convened at the International Music Products Association’s 2010 winter expo, held January 14-17 in Anaheim, Calif., the panelists at NAMM University’s Best In Show offered their views on the industry’s best companies, products and services.

Mike Guillot, director of purchasing for Mississippi Music, a four-store retail chain based in Hattiesburg, Miss., named Peavey Electronics his top “Company to Watch� for its long-standing commitment to advancing the state of the art while providing dealers with highly saleable products.

“For Mississippi Music and a lot of other dealers out there, we consistently have Peavey in our top five companies,� said Guillot during the Best In Show presentation on January 17. “The Peavey IPR™ power amplifiers are super-light, high-tech and low-priced, and now there’s the new Impulse® 12D, a powered speaker that incorporates the IPR amplifier system. You’ve got to hear it.�

Peavey Electronics Corporation founder and CEO Hartley Peavey said, “For 45 years, we’ve worked hard to design products that enhance the creative process and the audio experience. We have concentrated our energies on developing new technologies to give dealers a full range of compelling, unique music and sound products. Mississippi Music is a longtime retail partner of ours, and we’re excited to have their endorsement of our innovative new product lines.�

Guillot also praised the Peavey Vypyr® Series, which dramatically redefines the power and scope of modern guitar amplification with highly detailed, accurate modeling based on 32-bit digital signal processing, patented analog TransTube® technology, and real tubes. The Vypyr Series has won prestigious awards for its tone and technology, including Product of the Year and Instrument Amp of the Year from the Music & Sound Retailer; the Gold Award for Overall Value from Guitar World; and Amp Line of the Year two years in a row from Musical Merchandise Review.

The groundbreaking Peavey IPR Series professional power amplifiers utilize an advanced design with a switch-mode power supply and a high-speed class D topology to dramatically reduce weight while increasing reliability, efficiency and power. The IPR 1600 won the Best New Power Amplifier award in the 2010 Music & Sound Awards, presented by the Music & Sound Retailer.

Peavey Electronics debuted more than 20 new products to an international audience of 87,569 music retailers, media and musicians at the Winter NAMM 2010 convention, including new the Impulse 12D powered enclosure, Nano Vypyr portable modeling guitar amp, new PXDâ„¢ Series guitars and basses, the 6534â„¢ Plus guitar amp, and many more. Please visit for a full recap of the products and personalities at the Peavey exhibit during the convention.

Founded in 1965, Peavey® is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and produces more than 2,000 products, which are distributed throughout the United States and to 136 other countries. Peavey and its MediaMatrix®, Architectural Acoustics®, Crest Audio® and Trace Elliot® brands and affiliates can be found on concert stages and in more than 5,000 airports, stadiums, theme parks and other venues around the world. To find out more, visit