Peavey Commercial Audio Attends  Let’s Connect Ottawa

Peavey Commercial Audio Attends Let's Connect Ottawa

Ottawa, ON, Canada – [September 12] – Let’s Connect Ottawa, an exclusive networking event hosted by Techni+Contact, recently took place at the Courtyard Ottawa East, bringing together a diverse group of industry professionals. Attendees included AV consultants, system design integrators, and government representatives from Ontario and the surrounding region. The event featured engaging presentations and valuable one-on-one meetings with leading manufacturers in the audiovisual industry.

From left to right: Julie Legault, Jean-Pierre Xenopoulos, Daniel Beaulieu, and Judson Wong of Techni+Contact, and Shayne Thomas, General Manager of Peavey Commercial Audio. Let’s Connect Ottawa continues to be a pivotal platform for fostering collaboration and innovation within the AV industry in Canada.

Peavey Commercial Audio Attends 2023 PLASA Show

Peavey Commercial Audio Attends 2023 PLASA Show

MERIDIAN, MS — Peavey Commercial Audio is showing its new MediaMatrix® and Crest Audio® solutions at the 2023 PLASA Show, Stand B36. Held in Olympia, London, the show will run September 3-5. 

MediaMatrix releases featured at the show will include the powerful new SCION™ DSP Media and Control processor platform, SCION®. Shaping the third generation MediaMatrix offering, SCION calls upon 30 years of engineering prowess and market expertise in DSP and networked audio to deliver the most powerful media and control system available today. 

About PLASA Show 2023:

PLASA Show will return to Olympia London from 3-5 September 2023 to showcase all that is new, and all that is possible in Audio, AV, Lighting, Rigging and Staging. 

The market-leading seminar program presents the works of thought-leaders and taste-makers, delving into the most prominent industry issues. Plus, visitors can take advantage of hands-on training workshops and immersive demonstrations.

The show is produced by PLASA, a global community and association serving those who work in the events, entertainment and installation industries. In addition to hosting PLASA Focus Leeds and PLASA Show in London, PLASA publishes the market-leading LSi and LS&A magazines, which deliver trustworthy content for industry professionals around the world. 

Peavey Commercial Audio Attends 2023 InfoComm Show

Peavey Commercial Audio Attends 2023 InfoComm Show

MERIDIAN, MS — Peavey Commercial Audio is showing its MediaMatrix® and Crest Audio® NEW product lineup at the 2023 InfoComm Show, Booth 4955, Orlando, Florida, June 14-16.

Be our guest and secure your free VIP entry pass by registering at the link below using our Guest/VIP Pass Code “PEA656”:

Among the new Crest Audio products featured at the show will be the Studio™ 2x2U USB connected digital audio workstation (DAW) interface. Designed exclusively for musicians, this innovative device offers unparalleled connectivity, exceptional performance, and versatile output options, opening up a world of possibilities for musicians of all genres. Also featured will be the new PCX™ 1616, a DSP-based, digital audio matrix system that boasts a 96 kHz sample rate and a floating point DSP processor for quiet accurate filter response. The PCX 1616 supports 32 input and 32 output channels via a digital matrix system offering flexible routing for any application. 

MediaMatrix® will unveil the official release of nWare™ 3.0, the latest iteration of its acclaimed media configuration and control software suite. With this release, MediaMatrix has integrated compatibility with the Visionary Solutions DuetE-2 Encoder and DuetD-2 Decoder, enabling real-time video streaming with embedded monitoring and control functionality. The release also includes Crest Audio® Tactus™.Control surface interoperability for live music control, embedded support for RAVENNA-AES67 discovery and routing control, as well as exciting updates to the award-winning MediaMatrix Kiosk2Go™ HTML5-based graphical user interface, now available for download on the Google Play and Apple App stores. 

About InfoComm

InfoComm is the largest technology exhibition and conference in North America focused on the pro AV industry. The exhibition is produced by the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA), and currently ranks as the 28th largest trade show in the United States by Trade Show Executive. In addition, AVIXA and its partners produce a global portfolio of trade shows and conferences, including InfoComm China, Beijing; InfoComm India; InfoComm Southeast Asia; Integrate; and Integrated Systems Europe.

Peavey® Commercial Audio Joins RAVENNA Community

Peavey® Commercial Audio Joins RAVENNA Community

MERIDIAN, Miss. — Peavey® Commercial Audio (PCA) announces Manufacturer Partnership and Marketing Agreements with ALC NetworX in support of the RAVENNA streaming audio protocol and technology, the de facto “broadcast industry” open standard for real-time distribution of audio and other media content in IP-based network environments.

Under the RAVENNA partnership, Peavey has developed “sNET” – a single IP-based network infrastructure technology which will work at the core of their future MediaMatrix products. sNET is based on RAVENNA, the broadcast industry’s de-facto AoIP standard, featuring low latency, fully synchronized signal transparency and highest reliability – all while ensuring broad interoperability through its compatibility with AES67 and SMPTE ST 2110 standards. This will start to blur [obliterate] the boundary between the commercial audio and broadcast worlds, paving the way towards seamless integration and interoperability between Peavey’s MediaMatrix solution and any IP-based broadcast application.

PCA’s General Manager Shayne Thomas stated “Adopting RAVENNA is part of our vision and roadmap to remain on the cutting edge of real time network audio streaming ensuring the highest level of lossless audio quality within MediaMatrix and Crest Audio products. With near on 30 years proven track record and being recognized as the Professional Audio industries leader of cutting-edge Digital Signal Processing technologies it is only fitting that we integrate RAVENNA as part of the support audio protocols in conjunction with MediaMatrix sNET™ – AES67 audio streaming, control and monitoring over Ethernet.”

Andreas Hildebrand, RAVENNA Evangelist at ALC NetworX, is very pleased to welcome Peavey to the RAVENNA community: “Peavey, with its Commercial Audio branch, is a world-leading manufacturer of network-based audio processing and distribution systems. Peavey’s decision to base their new sNET audio streaming protocol on RAVENNA technology demonstrates that RAVENNA’s core genes, originating from the most exacting demands of the broadcast industry, are a perfect match for the ever-growing requirements of the commercial audio industry. As an open technology standard without a proprietary licensing policy, RAVENNA is well positioned to provide system manufacturers like Peavey with the flexibility they need as IP-based technologies continues to infuse their core markets.


Crest Audio® Introduces Studio™ 2x2U Network Audio Interface with USB-C Connection

Crest Audio® Introduces Studio™ 2x2U Network Audio Interface with USB-C Connection

MERIDIAN, Miss. — Calling all aspiring artists ! Get ready to make your mark in the music industry with the Crest Audio Studio™ 2x2U.  Designed to bring out the best in your sound, this innovative USB-connected performance interface is the ultimate tool for creating Grammy-worthy music. With its seamless connectivity to your PC and DAW software via USB C, transform your ideas into professional-grade productions.  Capture every detail and unleash your creativity with its exceptional performance and versatile routing options.  Whether you’re recording your debut album or performing on stage, the Studio 2x2U is your ticket to success.  Step into the spotlight and let the world hear your talent with the Crest Audio Studio 2x2U.

Connectivity that Simplifies Setup

With the Studio 2x2U, we’ve prioritized ease of use with a thoughtful design. All I/O wiring is located at the back, controls and headphone jacks are conveniently placed at the front. This smart arrangement ensures quick & hassle-free setup, allowing focus on what matters most; making music.

Effortless Input Switching

Switching between Mic, Line, and Instrument inputs has never been easier. Individual input switching on both channels eliminates the need to constantly plug and unplug cables. Say goodbye to interruptions and keep your creative flow going while effortlessly capturing the perfect sound, whether recording vocals, guitars, or any other instrument.

Professional-Level Performance

Pro level input of +24dBu with a gain range of 64 dB ensures every nuance of your music will be faithfully captured. Selectable Professional and Consumer inputs allow +4dBu (NoM) / +24dBu (Peak) and -10dBV (NoM) / +12dBu (Peak), giving you flexibility in matching different audio sources. Individually switchable phantom power for each input ensures compatibility with a wide range of microphones.

Versatility for Live Performances

The Studio 2x2U’s +44dBu Line input allows for direct connection to backline loudspeaker drivers or 100-volt constant voltage loudspeaker circuits, making it an ideal companion for live performances.

Seamless Output and Monitoring

Take full control of your output and monitoring options with separate routing of all I/O to either Headphones or Line out gives you the freedom to customize your monitoring setup according to your preferences. Auto-mute feature on Line out automatically mutes your monitors if the mic input is accidentally routed, safeguarding your ears and equipment from unexpected loud feedback. With dual headphones out, both the talent and producer can listen to the same signal simultaneously, ensuring seamless collaboration. Additionally, the Studio 2x2U allows you to route any combination of input and output signals to left or right headphones and separately to left or right line out channels, providing unparalleled versatility for your monitoring needs.

Crest Audio® Unveils Enhanced ClimateGuard™ Series Speakers for Exceptional Performance in Extreme Weather Conditions

Crest Audio® Unveils Enhanced ClimateGuard™ Series Speakers for Exceptional Performance in Extreme Weather Conditions

MERIDIAN, Miss. — Crest Audio®, a subsidiary of Peavey Electronics®, proudly announces the launch of the new ClimateGuard™ series speakers. The ClimateGuard series offers enhanced weather-resistant features, ensuring optimal sonic performance even in the most demanding climates. With their IP56 rating, the ClimateGuard series composite speakers are fully waterproof, dust-protected, and capable of withstanding high heat and extreme sun exposure, resulting in extended longevity. Offering exceptional audio quality – Nature has never sounded better.

Crafted from an advanced composite material, the ClimateGuard series enclosures possess remarkable dimensional stability even in wet conditions and remain impervious to contamination, while retaining the resonant properties of wood. The Black Hammerhead™ polyurea finish adds an additional layer of protection, akin to high-grade truck-bed liner, effectively sealing the waterproof composite cabinet panels. On the front, a stainless-steel moisture-repellent grille, equipped with a hydrophobic water-repellent cloth, ensures dual-layer performance without compromising the speaker’s sound quality. The back features a gland nut entry into the water-sealed input cup plate, guaranteeing zero leakage where the speaker cable enters.

A peek inside the ClimateGuard series reveals a conformal coated crossover assembly, where all components and the PCB are mounted with a layer of plastic coating to insulate against moisture. The speakers and optional 70/100 V transformer connections employ waterproof automotive grade connectors. The advanced technology composite fiber panels boast a resilient construction, comprising a fiberglass-resin sheet skin on both sides and a foamed resin core, safeguarding against rot or degradation caused by time or exposure to the elements. Additionally, the water-resistant woofers feature a water-repellant dust cap that can endure prolonged direct contact with water.

The ClimateGuard series speakers are available in four two-way, full-range configurations, along with a flyable subwoofer. The compact CG™ 108 combines a 75° x 75° horn with an 8″ weatherproof woofer in a compact and durable enclosure. The CG 208 system is a two-way speaker system comprised of two 8” water-resistant woofers and a 1.4” titanium diaphragm compression driver mounted on a waveguide. The CG 112 boasts a 12″ Black Widow woofer, while the CG 115 is equipped with a 15″ Black Widow woofer. Both complemented by an RX™ 22 Neo 2″ titanium diaphragm compression driver and a rotatable Quadratic-Throat Waveguide® horn, both available in 60° x 40° and 105° x 60° Coverage patterns. Finally, the CG 212S subwoofer houses two 12″ weather-proof woofers.

Installing the ClimateGuard series speakers is a breeze, thanks to the user-friendly ClimateGuard Pole Mounting System, offering customizable angle adjustments and supporting installations in various locations. The new ClimateGuard series loudspeakers will be available through authorized retailers. 

MediaMatrix® Introduces nWare™ 3.0 Software Update, Raising the Bar with Enhanced Interoperability

MediaMatrix® Introduces nWare™ 3.0 Software Update, Raising the Bar with Enhanced Interoperability

MERIDIAN, Miss. — MediaMatrix® announces the official release of nWare™ 3.0, marking a significant milestone in the brand’s commitment to delivering the ultimate media configuration and control software suite. With this release, MediaMatrix expands its integrations within the Peavey Commercial Audio® product line and beyond. nWare 3.0 offers integrated compatibility with the Visionary Solutions DuetE-2 Encoder and DuetD-2 Decoder, enabling real-time video streaming with embedded monitoring and control functionality. The nWare 3.0 release also includes Crest Audio Tactus.Control® surface interoperability for live music control, embedded support for RAVENNA-AES67 discovery and routing control, as well as exciting updates to the award-winning MediaMatrix Kiosk2Go™ control interface software. Overall, nWare 3.0 is a powerful update that allows professionals in various industries to streamline their media workflows, providing them with advanced tools for efficient control and configuration of audiovisual content.

nWare 3.0 brings expanded compatibility to the forefront by fully supporting the new MediaMatrix SCION™ media and control processor, along with the ‘S’ series of input/output interfaces, control processors, and touchscreens. This integration provides a seamless and comprehensive solution for media configuration, offering users increased connectivity options and sophisticated control capabilities.

Another standout integration is Visionary Solutions’ DuetE-2 Encoder and DuetD-2 Decoder, which enables seamless real-time video streaming with embedded monitoring and control functionality within MediaMatrix nWare and Kiosk2Go. Detached real-time audio streams from the encoders are routed to the MediaMatrix systems, processed, mixed, and seamlessly routed to any output audio source without loss and in perfect synchronization with the video picture stream. Notably, nWare 3.0 also ushers in a groundbreaking update for Kiosk2Go, which now offers a HTML5-based graphical user interface available for download on the Google Play and Apple App stores. Combined, these enhancements result in unprecedented control and visibility over media streams for an immersive and interactive multimedia experience.

Expanding interoperability within the Peavey Commercial Audio family of brands, nWare 3.0 also offers seamless compatibility with Crest Audio’s Tactus.Control™ surface for live music or performance control capabilities. Users can now effortlessly manipulate audio parameters in real-time, delivering exceptional sound quality and elevating their live performances.

To further streamline operations, nWare 3.0 supports RAVENNA-AES67 discovery and routing control, adhering to MediaMatrix’s commitment to open standards. This integration facilitates seamless interoperability between MediaMatrix systems and other RAVENNA-AES67-enabled devices, allowing for enhanced flexibility and scalability in audio networking.

“We are thrilled to introduce nWare 3.0, our most advanced media configuration and control software suite to date,” said Shayne Thomas, General Manager of MediaMatrix. “With its expanded compatibility, real-time video streaming capabilities, live music control functionality, RAVENNA-AES67 support, and improved graphical user interface, nWare 3.0 sets a new standard for seamless media management and control.”

nWare 3.0 is now available for download on the MediaMatrix website. To learn more about the software suite and its features, please visit: 

Crest Audio® Debuts the PCX™ 1616 Digital Audio Matrix Processor

Crest Audio® Debuts the PCX™ 1616 Digital Audio Matrix Processor

MERIDIAN, MSCrest Audio®, a Peavey Commercial Audio® brand, introduces the PCX™ 1616 digital matrix speaker management processors. The PCX 1616 offers best-in-class processing technology supporting 32 input and 32 output channels, with 16 analog inputs and 16 analog outputs and 16 digital inputs and 16 digital outputs via the optional Dante card allowing signal to be routed in multiple configurations to meet virtually any requirement. Harnessing power and flexibility to perform loudspeaker management functions as well as matrix mixing, room combining, and other audio processing functions, the PCX 1616 is well-suited for installed and portable sound systems.

On each PCX Series processor, the crossover filters are fully adjustable, and any input can be routed to any output via the digital matrix system, allowing for any speaker management cabinet configuration.

The PCX 1616 has a 96kHz sample rate processing with an exceptionally quiet and accurate AD/DA interface (24-bit Delta Sigma) and filter response. Crest Audio’s software and advanced DSP (digital signal processing) algorithms offer professional audio-grade signal processing and control features to manage, optimize, and protect the FoH (front of house); monitor and multi-zone the speaker systems; and ensure exceptional audio signal clarity and integrity without loss or coloration.

The front panel offers quick and simple visual LED’s to indicate functioning signal paths. Alternatively, an RJ-45 Ethernet port, located at the back panel, allows for a higher-resolution graphical user interface configuration. The PCX 1616 can be controlled with the intuitive PCX Editor Software via back-panel Ethernet or front-panel USB interface. Serial control is possible via RS 232 and RS 485. A security lock feature is included.

Each input and output features 5-segment LED meters. Input features include gain, mute, HP/LP, 5-band PEQ (parametric equalizer), polarity and up to 680ms of delay. Each output features an additional 5-band PEQ, gain, compressor/limiter, polarity, delay, mute, and crossover/band-pass filters. EQ filter types include PEQ, Low-Shelf, Hi-Shelf, Low-Pass, High-Pass, All-Pass1 and All-Pass2. In addition, the PCX 1616 offers the distinctions of 5-band PEQ and phase on both input/outputs, as well as +48V phantom power, noise gate, feedback, and an Automix channel on input.

To round out the PCX 1616’s adaptability, the firmware of each processor can be field updated. Additionally, each processor provides the ability to save presets that are nameable with a descriptive text entry. Each unit has an integrated power supply accepting AC mains voltages of 95 to 240VAC, 50/60Hz.

Rack-mountable and lightweight, at no more than 10 pounds, the PCX 1616 is designed for the touring or fixed sound installation markets, wherever a reliable solution is required for loudspeaker management. 

Peavey Commercial Audio® Announces NAS Solutions as Distributor for Australia and New Zealand

Peavey Commercial Audio® Announces NAS as Distributor for Australia and New Zealand

MERIDIAN, MS — Peavey Commercial Audio is proud to announce that NAS Solutions has been selected as the new distributor for PCA brands in Australia and New Zealand. Founded in 1998, NAS (National Audio Systems) is a respected distributor and wholesaler of world-class professional audio and visual brands across Australia and New Zealand. 

Pictured left to right are Shayne Thomas (General Manager, Peavey Commercial Audio), Brad Kivela (National Business Development Manager, NAS), Shane Bailey (Managing Director, NAS), and Courtland Gray (COO, Peavey Electronics) at the 2023 Integrated Systems Europe show in Barcelona.

Peavey Commercial Audio® Powers Up Crest Audio Stage™ 2x2D DI Network Audio Interface

Peavey Commercial Audio® Powers Up Crest Audio Stage™ 2x2D DI Network Audio Interface

MERIDIAN, MS — Audio professionals worldwide demanded it and Peavey Commercial Audio® has delivered, with the new Crest Audio Stage™ 2x2D Direct Injection Network Audio Interface. The Stage 2x2D is a feature-rich DI box, PoE – Dante®/AES67 capable pro-audio A-D/D-A interface that’s powered up for virtually any performance challenge. Designed with future proof network audio streaming connectivity and supporting high-quality, low-noise extended dynamic range microphone, Line level and Hi-Z instrument pre-amplifiers, the Stage 2x2D is a rock-solid robust solution delivering audio signals without compromise, transient audio loss or acoustic artifacts.

At the minimum, a DI box converts unbalanced high-impedance signals. At the maximum, a powerfully versatile DI network audio interface goes beyond the box and maintains signal integrity while improving the utility/efficiency of the pro-audio chain. The Stage 2x2D’s versatility is what really separates this DI box from its competitors. From large arena touring events to permanent installation theaters, the Stage 2x2D makes DI signal connections fast and easy. In the studio, the 2x2D is right at home for any recording or post-production needs. On large network audio installations such as hotels, performance arts and convention centers, the Crest Audio 2x2D will reliably provide solid performance day in and day out.

The Stage 2x2D has an analog microphone input featuring a -60 to +4dBu and +24 gain range “without pads.” On the front panel, Signal Present and Peak LEDs allow for fast, accurate setup with optimal headroom (20dB at all settings) and low noise. An adjacent switch allows the user to apply +48V phantom power at the Mic input via a combo XLR/TRS 1/4 inch connector. A headphone output selection switch allows for monitoring of either the Hi-Z or Mic/Line signals. When it’s time to turn things up, the Hi-Z input is capable of being directly connected to backline amplifiers capable of accepting extremely high signal levels from 70V distributed power amplifier sound systems.. The Line input pre-amp can take the heat, operating across a continuous setting range of -40 to +24dBu, with a max of +44dBu.

The Stage 2x2D delivers on the expectations of discerning audiophiles, with professional signal levels and a 1mΩ Hi-Z/instrument input that’s ideally suited for classic guitar pickups. When the signal goes out, the Inputs, Mic/Line, or Hi-Z are converted from analog to digital and routed as a Dante or AES67 network audio stream, with two “Network Return” channels available as line level outputs.

The Stage 2x2D is PoE powered (IEEE 802.3 af/at) via a network switch or PoE injector. For convenient installation, a 1U single or dual rack mount is available and housed in a robust aluminum extruded case with recessed protected controls and connectors. Removable rubber protective “bumpers” are suitable for touring applications. 

For audio professionals who seek the world’s most robust and feature-rich network audio DI box, the Crest Audio Stage 2x2D provides flexibility, reliability, and sound integrity for the most demanding of applications. 

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