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FOH Presents Gold Star Product Awards at NAMM 2020

FOH Staff • News • January 19, 2020

FRONT of HOUSE’s second annual Gold Star Awards honored 20 products at NAMM for innovation. Pictured here, Royer Labs’ dBooster, deemed best microphone accessory by the FOH editorial staff. Photos by David Rheins

ANAHEIM – At NAMM 2020, along with all the state-of-the-art products being revealed for the first time, there was a full array of products that have proven themselves to be worthy of special recognition. While not being unveiled for the first time, they have proved themselves by gaining traction in the marketplace. Here are the editorial staff’s picks for 20 products being honored with FRONT of HOUSE’s second annual Gold Star Awards.

Audio-Technica’s Evan Groom and Gary Boss with the award

Audio-Technica MicroSet X Series: Most Versatile Headworn Mic Line

Marc Lopez accepts the award from Terry Lowe

d&b audiotechnik KSL System: Best New Line Array Family

DiGiCo team members accept the award from Terry Lowe. From left, Kyle McMahon, Terry Lowe, Matt Larson and Ryan Shelton.

DiGiCo/KLANG:technologies 3D Integration: Best Console Integration

LEA Professional Dante Connect Series

LEA Professional Dante Connect Series: Best New Amplifier Design

Lectrosonics’ John Muldrow, Blair Johnson and Kelly Fair accept the Gold Star plaque from Terry Lowe.

Lectrosonics D Squared Digital Wireless: Most Versatile New Wireless

Meyer Sound’s Pablo Espinosa and Scott Gledhill with Terry Lowe and the Gold Star award.

Meyer Sound ULTRA-X40: Best New Point-Source Loudspeaker

Terry Lowe and Nexo’s Glenn Booth

Nexo GEO M12: Most Versatile New Line Array

Pliant Technologies MicroCom M

Pliant Technologies MicroCom: Excellence in Intercom Design

Point Source Audio CO2

Point Source Audio CO2 Confidence Collection: Best New Theater Product

Terry Lowe with  Claudio Lastrucci, co-founder of Powersoft

Powersoft T Series: Most Innovative Touring Amplifier

PreSonus’s Jim Boitnott and Terry Lowe

PreSonus StudioLive 64S: Best New Mid-Size Console

Terry Lowe with QSC’s David Fuller and Chris Brouelette

QSC CP Series: Best Value in Portable Speakers

Terry Lowe presents the award to RCF’s Gioia Molinari

RCF HDL 50-A 4K: Excellence in Line Array Design

Royer Labs’ David Royer and John Jennings

Royer Labs dBooster: Best Microphone Accessory

Shure’s Abby Kaplan, Terry Lowe and Shure’s Nick Wood

Shure TwinPlex Microphones: Best New Miniature Microphone


VUE Audiotechnik’s Ken Berger with Terry Lowe

VUE Audiotechnik e-Class:  Best Compact Loudspeaker

Waves’ Udi Henis with Terry Lowe

Waves SuperRack: Excellence in Live DSP Design

XTA MX36 Console Switching System:  Excellence in Touring Hardware

Terry Lowe and Yamaha/Steinberg’s Nithin Cherian

Yamaha DXR mkII Series: Innovation in Speaker Design

James Greenspan, Jeff Cowling and Darren Butt accept the Gold Star Award from Terry Lowe and FOH

Yorkville Synergy Series: Best New Large-Format Point-Source Speaker

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