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Peavey® Celebrates Hollywood Showroom Opening With Live Performances & Celebrity Signings

Stars open rock & roll’s new home on Sunset Boulevard

Peavey Electronics celebrated the grand opening of the Peavey Hollywood showroom on Sunset Boulevard at the heart of Guitar Row on Sept. 1-5. The weeklong event featured appearances from company founder Hartley Peavey as well as world-renowned musicians, celebrities and live performances.

Musicians and music fans packed into the new showroom—lined with the amplifiers, guitars and sound reinforcement gear that have made Peavey an icon in music and audio—for a meet-and-greet with Hartley Peavey, one of the industry’s longest-serving founders and CEOs. The opening also featured live performances from Alex Skolnick and Monte Montgomery, an appearance by Black Veil Brides, and a signing with comics legend Stan Lee, who autographed Peavey Marvel guitars.

Located at 7422 Sunset Boulevard, Peavey Hollywood gives musicians and music fans a new home in the heart of rock & roll, with a green-room vibe, high-end gear from the Peavey family of brands to play, and regular performances from world-class artists. Peavey brings its 47-year legacy of making the amps for music’s biggest stars and stages to Hollywood with a new showroom, artist relations headquarters and multimedia dealer education center.

“Giving the Peavey experience a home in Hollywood after nearly five decades is very meaningful for us,” said Hartley Peavey, who earned his star on the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame in 1990. “We’re excited to have a place where our longtime L.A. friends, as well as new artists and dealers, can hear and play an extensive range of gear in a comfortable space that caters to them. Peavey Hollywood is the place where it all comes together—the gear, the musicians, the dealers and the inspiration that drive Peavey Electronics are alive right here.” more

Peavey PVX Series Portable Loudspeakers Now Available

Peavey® set the standard for affordable, feature-packed P.A. solutions more than four decades ago. The new Peavey PVX™ Series loudspeakers are the culmination of decades of R&D and experience building the best portable, all-in-one audio solutions—combining legendary Peavey performance and reliability with modern design for audio pros and musicians of all levels.

Peavey PVX 12 and PVX 15 passive loudspeakers deliver superior sound quality by utilizing advanced materials. The Peavey RX14™ 1.4-inch titanium diaphragm compression driver, coupled to a constant directivity horn, reproduces high and mid-high frequencies with clarity, while heavy-duty, premium Peavey woofers with 2-3/8-inch voice coils handle the lows and low-mids. These two-way loudspeaker systems are lightweight and rugged, and will handle 400 watts program and 800 watts peak power for live music, speech and other sound reinforcement applications. more

Peavey® MediaMatrix® NION® Training Seminar Heads to Vancouver

Peavey® Commercial Audio will host a two-day MediaMatrix® NION® Certification training course in Vancouver, British Columbia, on August 16-17, where AV designers, consultants, contractors and end users can learn the best practices for designing, deploying and implementing MediaMatrix audio distribution, processing and control systems.

The MediaMatrix NION Certification training course instructs AV professionals on the fundamentals of MediaMatrix, the most flexible and scalable audio networking system on the market, as well as how to design and program projects in nWare™; how to set up a NION processor; how to create end-user GUIs for nTouch™ 60 and nTouch 180 touch screens and PC kiosks; and how to integrate the XControl® into a MediaMatrix installation.

The MediaMatrix NION Certification training seminar will be held at the newly renovated BC Place stadium in Vancouver on August 16-17, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. more

Peavey® to Open West Coast Showroom & Multimedia Dealer Education Center on Sunset Boulevard

Legendary musical gear company establishes new home at the epicenter of music industry

Musical instrument and sound equipment innovator Peavey® Electronics, one of the music industry’s largest and most celebrated manufacturers and suppliers, will open a West Coast factory showroom, artist relations headquarters and multimedia dealer education center on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, Calif., on September 1.

Peavey Hollywood is a unique brand experience that will give musicians, audio pros, systems integrators and music retailers a 360-degree view of the products, artists and philosophy that have made Peavey an iconic brand in music and audio. A high-end retail showcase for Peavey and its affiliated brands—Composite Acoustics®, Trace Elliot®, Budda® Amplification, Crest Audio®, Architectural Acoustics® and MediaMatrix®—Peavey Hollywood is designed to create awareness for Peavey products and the company’s legacy of innovation.

Peavey Hollywood will be an entertainment and informational resource for musicians and retailers, with regularly scheduled high-definition webcasts featuring artist interviews and performances, product reviews, and music industry-related tips for musicians. Peavey will also broadcast sales training to its dealers, with live-chat capability to enhance the sessions. In addition, the location will serve as the West Coast home for its substantial and growing roster of artist endorsers. more

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Crest Audio & Peavey MediaMatrix Provide Networked Power & Control for Fountains of Bellagio

When the Las Vegas Strip’s world-famous Fountains of Bellagio added new music to its repertoire for the first time in six years, Crest Audio® power amplifiers and MediaMatrix® digital networked audio processors were there to help bring the magic to the throngs who flock to this spectacular man-made oasis.

The Bellagio recently added iconic pop songs “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” “Billie Jean,” and Glenn Miller’s “In The Mood”—with a multitude of Crest Audio CKi™ Series power amplifiers—to the playlist at the most celebrated, beloved free attraction on the Las Vegas Strip.

The 8½-acre body of water that welcomes visitors to the Bellagio features more than 1,200 water cannons, including 16 “extreme shooters” capable of sending water streams up to 500 feet in the air, as well as a mood-setting fog system and nearly 5,000 lights to illuminate the display seven nights a week. Each fountain is programmed and maintained by a team of 30 specialists, and in its 14 years of operation, the Fountains of Bellagio have never missed a show due to a technical issue.

A team of Crest Audio networkable power amplifiers provide rock-solid, high-quality sound reinforcement for the Fountains of Bellagio. The system includes 79 Crest Audio CKi 800V amps, 21 CKi 1600V amps, two CKi 800S amps, and one CKi 1600S amp, all of which are outfitted with Nx Ethernet cards for networking with the Peavey® MediaMatrix® NION® n6 processor, which controls the zones, volume, EQ, mapping and more for the entire audio system. more

Peavey MediaMatrix NION Training Seminar Scheduled for Bay Area in July

Peavey® Commercial Audio will host a two-day MediaMatrix® NION® Certification training course in Emeryville, Calif., during July, where AV designers, consultants, contractors and end users can learn the best practices for designing, deploying and implementing MediaMatrix audio distribution, processing and control systems.

The MediaMatrix NION Certification training course instructs AV professionals on the fundamentals of MediaMatrix, the most flexible and scalable audio networking system on the market, as well as how to design and program projects in NWare™; how to set up a NION processor; how to create end-user GUIs for nTouch™ 60 and nTouch 180 touch screens and PC kiosks; and how to integrate the XControl® into a MediaMatrix installation.

The MediaMatrix NION Certification training seminar will be held at Meyer Hall on the campus of Ex’pression College in Emeryville on July 30-31, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Each successful student will receive a completion certificate that can be submitted to InfoComm for receipt of 7.5 renewal credit hours for InfoComm CTS, CTS-I and CTS-D. For full class descriptions and registration, please visit mm.peavey.com/education or www.peaveycommercialaudio.com/education.

Peavey has educated thousands of AV system designers, integrators and end users from around the world since MediaMatrix revolutionized the professional audio industry in 1993. MediaMatrix also offers the content of its renowned seminars as online courses at mmtraining.peavey.com. Completion of the online Peavey MediaMatrix Basic or Advanced course earns two hours of credit toward InfoComm’s CTS and CTS-D Certification Renewal.

Now installed in more than 10,000 facilities worldwide—from theme parks, hotels and stadiums to airports and government facilities—Peavey MediaMatrix was the first digitally controlled audio network, and is still the most flexible and capable audio networking system available.

About MediaMatrix®
MediaMatrix® is a division of Peavey®, one of the largest manufacturers of professional audio equipment in the world. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and distributes in more than 130 other countries. MediaMatrix revolutionized the high-end audio technology market with its computer-based audio processing and control interfacing systems, and can now be found in more than 10,000 airports, stadiums, theme parks, government facilities and other venues around the world. To find out more about MediaMatrix, visit mm.peavey.com or www.peaveycommercialaudio.com.
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MediaMatrix® nTouch™ 60 Interactive Controller Now Available

MediaMatrix® by Peavey proudly announces that the new nTouch™ 60 control interface is now shipping. The nTouch 60™ is a touch-screen interactive controller designed for remotely controlling audio systems designed in MediaMatrix NWare™ for the NION® platform.

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The nTouch 60 features a full-color, resistive OLED touch-screen panel with high-quality graphics that measures approximately 2.4” (60 mm) diagonally, and displays and controls projects hosted on a MediaMatrix NION or nControl™ processor. more

MediaMatrix® ControlMatrix® II Paging System Provides Large-Scale Flexibility for Networked Audio Applications

Peavey® Commercial Audio has released ControlMatrix® II, the next generation of the popular integrated hardware and software paging system from MediaMatrix®. ControlMatrix II provides complete system management with support for hundreds of remote paging stations in transportation, convention, theme park and industrial paging applications.

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ControlMatrix II is an extremely powerful paging control solution for MediaMatrix digital audio systems, and can be deployed as a centralized, distributed or hybrid system with the ControlMatrix Host hardware, which supports up to 16 stations per host. ControlMatrix II supports all current MediaMatrix paging station hardware as well as selected third-party page stations, and can be configured and controlled through the intuitive MediaMatrix NION® drag-and-drop interface for nControl™, nTouch™ surface-mount panels and the NWare™ Mobile iOS App. more

MediaMatrix® Debuts Three New Networkable Paging Stations for ControlMatrix® II Platform

Peavey® Commercial Audio proudly announces the new CM2-APS™, CM2-10d™ and RMP-2™ CobraNet® paging stations for MediaMatrix® digital audio networks. These paging stations interface with the ControlMatrix® II integrated hardware and software paging platform over Ethernet, providing designers and integrators with a convenient method of adding paging stations to their projects with a single network connection.

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Peavey ControlMatrix Series paging systems are installed worldwide in transportation terminals, sporting facilities and entertainment venues, and the addition of these new digital paging stations make installation of ControlMatrix systems easier than ever. more

MediaMatrix® Releases CAB™ 8n Configurable Audio Bridge

Peavey® Commercial Audio has released the CAB™ 8n, a new 8×8 CobraNet configurable digital audio bridge from MediaMatrix® that provides an unparalleled eight individually configured audio channels for networked digital audio systems.

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The CAB 8n is a compact, half-width, 1RU-tall device that allows convenient mounting in equipment racks and under tables. The unique I/O configuration means all the inputs and outputs required can be handled by a single box, and everything can be connected via a single Ethernet cable when used with any standard PoE (Power over Ethernet) network switch or standard power injector. A 12VDC power inlet is included for situations where PoE is not available. more

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