San Francisco, CA (November 8, 2010) — The editorial staff of Pro Audio Review is pleased to announce the 25 recipients of the 2010 PAR Excellence Award. This award is presented to professional audio companies that exhibited a particularly significant new product at the 129th AES Convention in November 2010.

PAR Excellence Award-winning products are nominated and selected by a panel of audio engineers, professional end-users and PAR contributors with the oversight of PAR’s editorial staff. These products are chosen based on their potential to enhance the quality of an audio professional’s work. Criteria include innovation in design, performance/value ratio, enhanced features and performance improvements over previous versions. All 2010 PAR Excellence Award winners must have been introduced after the October 2009 AES Convention.

And the 25 winning products are:

•AEA KU4 unidirectional ribbon microphone
•AVID HD Series Hardware
•AVID Pro Tools 9
•API Channel Strip
•Apogee Symphony I/O
•Auralex Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusers
•DPA Reference Standard Series Modular Microphones
•beyerdynamic RM510 wireless ribbon mic
•Focal SM9 monitoring system
•Focusrite RTAS MixControl Plug-in for AVID Pro Tools 9
•Grace Design m903 Reference Headphone Amp
•iZotope Nectar Vocal Suite
•Miktek MPA 201 microphone preamplifier
•Millennia Media HV-35 500 Series microphone preamplifier module
•Neumann KH 120 Studio Monitor
•Neve 1073 LB 500 Series mono microphone preamplifier module
•Pulse Technologies EQP-1A3 mastering EQ
•Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5024 Quad Mic Amp
•sE Voodoo passive and active ribbon microphones
•Shure Beta 181 compact side-address condenser microphone
•Solid State Logic Nucleus DAW Controller and Super Analogue Audio Hub
•Slate Digital FG-X Virtual Mastering Processor
•Telefunken Elektroakustik CU-29 Copperhead
•Tonelux 1628 analog mixing console