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Peavey® MediaMatrix® Boasts NION® Hardware & Software Upgrades at InfoComm

MediaMatrix NIONMediaMatrix by Peavey will release version 1.4.2 of its NWare™ software, as well as memory upgrades and new I/O hardware, for the NION® programmable digital audio processing node at InfoComm 2008.

NION NWare version 1.4.2 is fully compatible with the Windows® Vista® operating system and adds support for network time protocols that allow NION to sync with network time servers or an Internet-based atomic clock. In addition, NION nX, n6 and n3 nodes now ship with upgrades in flash memory up to 2 GB to enable additional storage of audio, project files and background music loops, plus enhanced efficiency for messaging, audio playback, recording and multi-tasking within the NION system. more

Hartley & Mary Peavey Named ‘Distinguished Entrepreneurs’

Hartley & Mary PeaveyThe University of Southern Mississippi honored Hartley and Mary Peavey with its Distinguished Entrepreneurs of the Year Award on April 10 in Hattiesburg.

Hartley and Mary Peavey are the first recipients to share the annual USM College of Business award, and Mary Peavey is the first woman to receive the honor. In a lecture to the College of Business following the awards luncheon, Hartley Peavey urged students to focus on the future. more

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Jeep® NYC Snowboarding Event Jams With Peavey Versarray™ & Crest Audio

Jeep® Union Square Street Sessions in NYCTwenty of the world’s top professional snowboarders whipped Midtown Manhattan into a winter wonderland to the sound of Peavey and Crest Audio during the Jeep® Union Square Street Sessions Action Sports Block Party.

As the competitors carved and grinded through an urban snowscape in pursuit of a $30,000 purse, a steady succession of DJs and live acts — including Trouble Andrew, led by Olympic snowboarder-turned-rocker Trevor Andrew — entertained the 10,000 estimated local spectators and an audience of millions watching on NBC’s Jeep® World of Adventure Sports. more

Queens of the Stone Age Go Underground With Crest Audio

Queens of the Stone AgeCalifornia desert rockers Queens of the Stone Age went for a radical change of scene recently when they performed an exclusive one-off gig for 300 fans in a German salt mine.

Billed as the world‘s deepest gig ever, fans were transported 2,300 feet underground to hear Queens of the Stone Age perform through a Crest Audio Pro 200™-powered sound system supplied by audio rental and production specialists Complete Audio Berlin.
Complete Audio‘s Andr Rauhut admitted that the Sondershausen salt mine definitely ranked at the top of his “most unusual venue” list, and was pretty close to earning “most challenging,” as well. The first task was to bring all the components underground, where they were left for 36 hours to adjust to the climatic conditions of the underground chamber. Then his crew handled the massive reverberations coming off the walls. Throughout it all, Rauhut said that his Crest Audio Pro 200 Series amplifiers were a very important part of the signal chain. more

Legendary Peavey SP™ Loudspeakers Updated For Even More Durability

Peavey SP SpeakersPeavey proudly introduces its new SP™ Series loudspeaker systems, featuring the durable new Hammertex™ covering and newly redesigned exterior with full-front metal grilles. A live-sound standard for more than three decades, the new SP Series features all of the proven technologies that have established the line as one of the audio industry‘s most enduringly popular, reliable speaker systems. more

Peavey Debuts New Versarray™ 212 Line-Array Enclosure

Peavey Versarray 212 Peavey proudly introduces the new three-way Versarray 212 line-array enclosure, featuring planar ribbon drivers, neodymium woofers and exclusive adjustment technology to set a new benchmark for high fidelity, high-level sound reinforcement.

Engineered for optimum coverage in large performance venues with companion Versarray 218 and 118 subwoofers, the new Versarray 212 enclosure offers extreme versatility in the most demanding sound-reinforcement applications. more

Peavey Expands XR® Series Powered-Mixer Line With New Consoles

Peavey 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 technologies and extensive digital signal processing capabilities.

Designed for versatility in live-performance and sound-reinforcement applications, the Peavey new XR 1220 and XR 1212 feature dual 600-watt power amplifiers that can be summed to the main output (1200 watts) or used independently to power mains and monitors at 600 watts each. Each standard channel includes an XLR input and ” line input, as well as a ” channel insert, gain adjustment, 80 Hz low-cut switch, two monitor sends, EFX send, and low, mid low, mid high and high equalization controls. Two stereo channels feature dual ” and RCA inputs, respectively, and XLR inputs.
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MediaMatrix NION® nX DSP Audio Node Expands Audio Possibilities

NION nX MediaMatrix, a division of Peavey, proudly introduces the NION nX programmable digital audio processing node for professional and commercial audio and communications applications. Built upon the industry’s most efficient audio algorithms, NION redefines and advances the world-class power of MediaMatrix.

The internal processing core of the NION nX is based on three floating-point Analog Devices SHARC DSPs that drive the processing functionality. MediaMatrix’s Scalable I/O Architecture, a modular I/O scheme, supports a variety of optional plug-in cards for maximum versatility. The NION nX has two module bays that support up to 16 simultaneous analog audio channels, while an integrated CobraNet port provides 64 channels for a total of 80 simultaneous configurable audio channels. more

Crest Audio CV-20™ Features Full VCA Control With Flexible Features & Frames

CV-20 glam Crest Audio proudly introduces the CV-20 live-sound mixing console, an incredibly flexible VCA audio solution designed for applications such as front-of-house, monitors and monitors from front-of-house. The CV-20 will be shown at InfoComm Exhibit #8429.

The CV-20 is available in 24, 32, 40, 48 and 56 mono input configurations with four-band sweepable EQ and fully parametric mid-frequency control on each mono input. A feature set of 12 aux sends, eight subgroup assignments and L/C/R panning to the Left/Right and Mono busses provide a wealth of audio routing options as well as Crest Audio’s renowned pristine sound quality. more

Architectural Acoustics Readies PROLINX™ Audio Processing & Control DSP

Prolinx Architectural Acoustics, a division of Peavey, will unveil the new Prolinx — a fully programmable DSP audio processing, routing and control system — at InfoComm 2007 exhibit #8429. Expanding on the robust capabilities of the Digitool®, Prolinx supports I/O matrix configurations from 12 x 12 to 96 x 36.

The Prolinx DX is the heart of the expandable, programmable Prolinx processing system and a versatile new tool for managing audio systems. The DX model can operate as a self-contained system at 12 x 12 I/O, but users can increase the total number of inputs/outputs to 96 x 36 by connecting additional units. Built on 32-bit parallel SHARC processors, the Prolinx DX has a total of 1,320 MIPS allocated to input and output processing and an additional 400 MIPS of processing reserved for signal generation, frequency analysis and general communications. more

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