Vote Now In The 2023 NAMM Tec Awards

Each year the NAMM Foundation celebrate the very best in pro audio and sound production with the much-coveted NAMM TEC Awards. The 2023 award ceremony will take place on April 13th at the Anaheim Convention Centre in California and SCV have taken the initiative to highlight four absolute must-vote innovations from this year’s nomination shortlist!

Previous ballots have been restricted to industry professionals who make their primary living in the business, but this year the TEC Awards board are also opening the floor up to the general public giving a voice to enthusiasts along with the pros. Links to both ballot types can be found at the end of the article. Let’s find out what’s good!

NAMM TEC Award finalist Focal Solo 6 ST6

Focal Solo 6 ST6

Studio Monitors

A groundbreaking update to one of the industry’s best-loved tools. The Focal ST6-era Solo 6 sports upgraded drivers, optimised baffling for tweeter protection, plus K&M bracket fixtures for immersive audio mounting. Trio 11 users will also spot the inclusion of switchable Focus mode for restricted-range comparative mixing.

CLA400 power amplifier from Avantone Pro

Avantone CLA400


After gaining well-earned popularity with their affordable CLA200 and CLA100 studio power amplifiers, New York’s Avantone Pro present the even-more-powerful CLA400 serving up 360 Watts into 8 ohms. The CLA400 is features Class A/B architecture and convection cooling technology to reduce operation noise while being using in studios and control rooms.

Auteur Mk3 from Black Lion - TEC Awards 2023 nominated

Black Lion Auteur III

Signal Processing Hardware

Now in its third incarnation, Black Lion’s Auteur preamplifier has been redesigned with upgraded Cinemag transformers to deliver massive, colourful sound which preserving the smallest nuance. Auteur Mk3’s inputs have also been upgraded to accept dynamic or phantom powered XLR, line level TRS and now high-impedance instrument jack at the touch of a button.

NAMM TEC Award finalist from signal processing software category - Sonarworks SoundID Reference

Sonarworks SoundID

Signal Processing Software

With the SoundID plugin and standalone software suite, tirelessly moving between earphones, radios and car stereos to achieve the perfect mix is finally made a thing of the past. Sonarworks’ intelligent calibration algorithms and source translation check features enable engineers and producers to nail their mix on the very first bounce.

Voting Now Open!

Voting opens from January 4th and will close at midnight on the 1st of March.

Vote as a member of the public

Vote as an industry professional

Winners will then be announced at the awards show taking place on April 13th at the NAMM Show 2023.

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