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MEDIAMATRIX® DEBUTS nTOUCH™ INTERACTIVE CONTROLLERS

MediaMatrix nTouchMediaMatrix by Peavey (InfoComm 2009 exhibit #5649) proudly announces the new nTouch™ Series control interfaces, consisting of touch-screen interactive controllers designed for remotely controlling audio systems designed in MediaMatrix NWare software for the NION® platform.

The nTouch 180 and nTouch 60 feature full-color, resistive touch-screen panels that measure approximately 7? (180 mm) and 2.4? (60 mm) diagonally, respectively. The nTouch panels display and control projects hosted on a MediaMatrix NION or nControl™ processor. more

MEDIAMATRIX® nCONTROL™ EXPANDS NION® SYSTEM

MediaMatrix nControlMediaMatrix by Peavey (InfoComm 2009 exhibit #5649) proudly introduces nControl™, a hardware and software package that expands the control capabilities of the MediaMatrix NION® digital signal processing system.

MediaMatrix nControl is an auxiliary processing system that provides expanded control processing and additional, extensive Python scripting capabilities for the NION platform. With the nControl, users can monitor the operation and health of all devices on a network via SNMP. Devices with serial ports connect to the nControl either directly or to a supported network serial server for control and management. more

Mary Peavey Delivers Commencement Addresses to Mississippi University for Women

Mary PeaveyColumbus, Miss. — During her two keynote commencement addresses to the Mississippi University for Women’s class of 2009, business leader and education advocate Mary Peavey encouraged the graduates to recognize their unique gifts and talents, develop them relentlessly and give back to the world.

Peavey also shared her experiences in business and life and the inspiring story of Peavey Electronics—one of the world’s largest manufacturers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment, founded by her husband, Hartley Peavey, and still based in Meridian under the original ownership. more

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CREST AUDIO SHIPS NEW CC™ 5500 POWER AMPLIFIER

Crest Audio CC 5500 power amplifierCrest Audio is boosting the power of its successful CC™ Series amplifiers with the new flagship CC 5500. Based on powerful, proven Crest Audio Pro 200™ Series technology and utilizing a linear power supply, the CC 5500 delivers 5,500 watts of clean power for main systems, monitors and subwoofers. more

Peavey Invests in Future, Adopts Lean Manufacturing Initiative

Peavey International HeadquartersPEAVEY INT’L. HEADQUARTERS — Peavey Electronics Corporation has begun a company-wide Lean initiative that will maximize efficiency among its 33 facilities and strengthen the organization’s position in the global marketplace.

Lean manufacturing is a philosophy of maximizing efficiency within an organization. Although the movement first gained traction under the term “Lean? in the 1990s, the roots of Lean date to Henry Ford, and later, Toyota. Courtland Gray, Chief Operating Officer of Peavey Electronics, said that Peavey must refine its business model in order to position the company for continued growth. more

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Peavey Introduces Compact, Professional Euro™ Series Loudspeaker Enclosures

Peavey Euro SeriesPEAVEY INT’L. HEADQUARTERS — Peavey proudly introduces the Euro Series™ loudspeaker enclosures, a line of high-grade, portable professional loudspeakers that specialize in high performance, light weight and high power handling in a compact enclosure.

The Peavey Euro Series marks the debut of an exclusive Peavey-engineered loudspeaker that utilizes a dual voice coil and neodymium magnet design. The two-way, full-range Euro 115 and Euro 112 enclosures utilize this new loudspeaker — in 15? and 12? formats, respectively — in conjunction with the Peavey RX™22 titanium compression driver. Patented asymmetrical Quadratic Throat Waveguide™ technology eliminates distortions commonly caused by drivers pushing high sound pressure levels to deliver pristine, precise sound reproduction. more

Delta Music Institute Opens With Peavey Endowment

DMI student Vickie Jackson operates front of house sound with Peavey sound equipmentCLEVELAND, Miss. — Peavey Electronics has endowed a major musical-equipment grant totaling $60,000 to support curricula at the Delta Music Institute, a center for interdisciplinary studies in the music and entertainment industries at Delta State University.

“The music of the Mississippi Delta has influenced countless musicians around the world, and it inspired my lifelong passion for making the tools that allow us to create music,? said Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of Meridian-based Peavey Electronics Corporation, one of the world’s largest makers of music and sound equipment. “I hope that this endowment will act as a bridge to link the rich musical legacy of the Delta region to the next generations of music professionals.? more

Ground Zero Blues Club Expands With Peavey Versarray™ System

Ground Zero Blues Club MemphisMEMPHIS — The Mississippi Delta is considered “ground zero? of the blues-music movement. The town of Clarksdale in particular—where U.S. Highways 61 and 49 intersect at the fabled Crossroads—holds a mystique with music fans who come from around the world to experience the art form where it began.

Blues music evolved in juke-joint nightclubs across the region. But most juke joints are tucked away, out of reach from the main highways, and sometimes known only by locals. That’s why Mississippi native and actor Morgan Freeman teamed with blues aficionados Bill Luckett and Howard Stovall in May 2001 to create Ground Zero Blues Club as a home base for likeminded blues travelers. Naturally, they set it at the epicenter of blues lore. more

Peavey Debuts Revolutionary New Power-Amp Technology in Ultra-Lightweight & Efficient IPR™ Series

Peavey IPR SeriesPeavey Electronics, a renowned innovator in power-amplifier design for more than 30 years, proudly introduces the new IPR™ Series of ultra-lightweight and efficient power amplifiers.

Boasting a net weight under 7 lbs. on its lightest model, the groundbreaking Peavey IPR Series utilizes an advanced design that allows Peavey engineers to dramatically reduce weight while increasing output power, reliability and thermal efficiency. IPR Series amplifiers are designed with a resonant switch-mode power supply and a high-speed class D topology that yields the highest audio resolution and efficiency available. more

Peavey XR® 1200 Series Powered Mixing Consoles Feature DSP & More

Peavey XR 1200 SeriesPeavey proudly introduces two new mixers to the renowned Peavey XR® Series powered-mixer line, the XR 1220 console and rack-mountable XR 1212, featuring patented Peavey technology and extensive digital signal processing.

The new XR 1220 and XR 1212 are based on dual 600-watt, class D power amplifiers that can be configured into five operating modes: Left & Right; Left & Right with Subwoofer; Main & Monitor; Main & Monitor with Subwoofer; and Monitor 1 and Monitor 2. The power amps deliver 600 watts to each side in all modes, and those modes with subwoofer option have a built-in fourth-order crossover that sends all frequencies below 100 Hz to the sub. more

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