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PAR Excellence Award Winners Announced

Pro Audio Review magazine has announced the winners in the PAR Excellence Awards, which are determined by reader voting. Nominations were developed by the editors and contributors to the magazine, then readers were allowed to vote online. Most of the winners are Sweetwater family members — our congratulations to them!

  • Studio Hardware

Microphone PreamplifierFocusrite Scarlett 18i20
Channel Strip (including preamp, EQ, and/or compressor/limiter)PreSonus ADL 700
EQSolid State Logic 611 EQ for 500 Series
Converter, DAW I/O, InterfaceUniversal Audio Apollo 16
Studio MonitorsGenelec M030
HeadphonesAKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition
Studio Controller/Mixer/WorksurfaceRupert Neve Designs 5059
Acoustical Treatment/Isolation, Speaker StandAuralex ProFusor II
Studio AccessoriesRadial Engineering Gold Digger

  • Studio Software

DAWAvid Pro Tools 11
Plug-ins, ChannelUniversal Audio Ocean Way Studios
Plug-ins, Stereo BusUniversal Audio Shadow Hills Compressor
Plug-in Suite/BundleiZotope 5 Advanced

  • Microphones, Studio & Stage

Large-diaphragm CondenserAudio-Technica AT5040
Small-diaphragm CondenserAKG C451 65th Anniversary Edition
Dynamic (including ribbon)AEA R88 mk2
Handheld WiredShure KSM9HS
USB/iOS — — Rode iXY
Wireless SystemSennheiser Digital 9000

  • Live Sound Hardware

Small Live Controllers/Mixers/WorksurfacesAllen & Heath MixWizard4 Analog
Live Controllers/Mixers/WorksurfacesSoundcraft Si Performer Series
Loudspeaker Systems/CabinetsQSC Audio AcousticPerformance Series
Sound Reinforcement Processing/System Control/NetworkingAvid VenuePack 4

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