Rupert Neve Designs Shelford 5052 and 551 Win Big at the NAMM TEC Awards

Anaheim, California (January 24, 2015) – At the 30th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, Rupert Neve Designs came home with two TEC Awards for the Shelford 5052: Mic Pre / Inductor EQ and the 551: 500 Series Inductor EQ. The Shelford 5052 won for Outstanding Microphone Preamplifier Technology, & the 551 won for Outstanding Signal Processing Hardware (500 Series), a new category for this year’s awards.

“We’re deeply honored for this recognition of Rupert’s latest efforts. A lot of really exceptional gear was nominated this year, and it’s our sincere pleasure to be part of an industry filled with so much talent and creativity,” said Chris Dauray, Brand Manager at Rupert Neve Designs.

“The people and products that were nominated at this year’s TEC Awards, especially on this milestone 30th anniversary, deserve our respect and admiration,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “And those select few who have gone home with a coveted TEC Award have set a high bar for the industry. These are the tools and sounds that will shape the music we will be listening to for years to come.”

The 5052 and 551 were selected for the award by a panel of pro audio and music industry professionals who carefully review each nominated product. RND’s Engineering Manager Dennis Alichwer and Brand Manager Chris Dauray received the awards for Rupert Neve Design before an audience of their peers. Also honored during the evening’s events were guitar legend Slash, who received the prestigious Les Paul Award, and NAMM TEC Hall of Fame inductees Nathan East and Ed Cherney.

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The NAMM TEC Awards are the professional audio and music production industry’s most prestigious awards show honoring excellence in sound technology and creativity.