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Show Central: News & New Products From Winter NAMM 2017

The latest from the recent show in Anaheim, being updated regularly, so be sure to check back often for the latest...

By PSW Staff January 25, 2017

Image courtesy of NAMM

The 2017 NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center once again brought members of the National Association of Music Merchants together with members of the music products industry to make new connections, reaffirm relationships, as well as create and establish new business opportunities.

“The NAMM Show gathers our industry as a global community, which in turn drives opportunity,” says Joe Lamond, NAMM president and CEO. “This event once again proved to be a stable, reliable platform for growth, both in business and in professional development, as well as in solidarity to share our common vision in creating a world of more music makers.”

This year’s event presented 7,000 brands and 1,779 exhibiting companies across the show floor. The 3 percent increase in exhibiting companies is a reflection of the expanded capabilities, innovations, and new ways in which people – and companies – are making music today. This trend was also demonstrated in new exhibiting brands, which accounted for a growth of 2 percent over last year.

Overall show registration increased by 5 percent in comparison to 2016 (to a total of 106,928), primarily the result of member company badge allocations. International registrants represented 125 countries and 17,964 attendees, a 13 percent increase over 2016.

Looking ahead, the Summer NAMM Show will return to Nashville’s Music City Center July 13-15, and later in the year, NAMM Musikmesse Russia will return to Moscow September 14-17. Prolight + Sound Russia is slated for September 12-14.

In 2018, the NAMM Show campus in Anaheim is also expanding with the new addition of “ACC North,” designed to provide an enhanced show experience for exhibiting companies and members. The 2018 NAMM Show will be held January 25-28.

Following is a growing stable of news and new products from the 2017 NAMM Show which we’ll be updating regularly, so be sure to check back for the latest.

Loudspeakers
Cerwin Vega Debuts CV Series Of Powered Loudspeakers
PreSonus Delivers ULT10 Long-Throw Powered Loudspeaker
RCF Expands HDL Series With HDL6-A Line Array
QSC Expands E Series Lineup
Neumann Unveils KH 80 DSP Nearfield Studio Monitor
P.Audio Enters Touring Market With Introduction Of VIA Line Array
New N151M-8 Ring Radiator Compression Driver From Eminence
New 7 Series Powered Studio Monitors From JBL By Harman
dBTechnologies Premieres New B·H Series Powered Loudspeakers

Consoles/Mixers
PreSonus Releases Third-Generation StudioLive Series III Consoles
DiGiCo Announces New SD12 Compact Digital Console
Allen & Heath Unveils dLive C Class
Radial Introduces Key-Largo Keyboard Mixer/Interface

Microphones/Wireless Systems
Shure Introduces GLX-D Advanced Digital Wireless
Sennheiser Debuts New XS Wireless 1 Sets
AKG By Harman Debuts C636 Master Reference Handheld Condenser Microphone

Headphones/IEM/Monitoring
Yamaha Releases HPH-MT5 And MT8 Studio Monitor Headphones
Ultimate Ears Releases UE Pro Sound Tap Personal Monitoring System
Fostex Introduces TH7 Series Monitor Headphones

Networking/Interfaces
Mackie Updates Big Knob Series Monitor Controllers
Roland Debuts Rubix Audio Interfaces
Universal Audio Releases Apollo Twin MkII Desktop Interface
Lynx Announces Aurora(n) Line Of A/D And D/A Converter Interfaces

Multitrack Recording
Soundcraft By Harman Unveils New Ui24R Digital Mixing & Recording System

Software/Apps
Avid Upgrades MediaCentral Platform And Pro Tools

Hardware/Accessories
Primacoustic Introduced Honeycombs Acoustic Absorbers
Telefunken Exhibits New Direct Box Line

News
Yamaha Pro Audio Celebrates 30 Years Of Leadership In Digital Mixing
NAMM Honors C.V. Lloyde Audiovisual For 150 Years Of Service

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