JBL Professional and AKG Earn Prestigious Awards at 2020 NAMM Show


NORTHRIDGE, Calif.—HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, today announced that JBL Professional and AKG were honored with prestigious awards at the 2020 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.

  • JBL VTX A8 loudspeakers earned the 2020 NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award in the “Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers” The 35th annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards honored best-in-class products in the professional audio community.
  • The JBL EON ONE Compact received The Music & Sound Award for “Best Speaker of 2019”. Presented by The Music and Sound Retailer, the Music & Sound Awards are prestigious awards based on a poll of leading manufacturers from across the industry.
  • The AKG Podcaster Essentials bundle earned the NAMM-U Best in Show Award in the “Gotta Stock It” category. The NAMM-U Best in Show Awards are selected by a panel of music retail gear experts, who vote for their favorite products across the entire NAMM show.
  • Laura Lawrence, Director of Global Marketing at HARMAN Professional, won a grant to attend the 2020 Smart Women in Music (SWIM) Leadership Summit. Presented by the NAMM Foundation, the SWIM Summit program supports women working in the music products industry to connect, support and grow their leadership and professional abilities. The grant awards were announced at the 2020 NAMM Show.

“We are honored by the incredible awards JBL Professional and AKG received at the 2020 NAMM Show,” said Erik Tarkiainen, Vice President of Global Marketing, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “We couldn’t be more excited to accept the second TEC Award for JBL VTX Series speakers, and we are thrilled that new solutions like the AKG Podcasters bundle are already gaining recognition throughout the industry. We look forward to continuing our tremendous growth and innovation, and we appreciate the support from our partners as we move the industry forward in 2020.”

“JBL Professional is extremely honored to receive a NAMM TEC Award for the JBL VTX A8,” said George Georgallis, Director of Product Management, Line Array Systems, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “I would like to thank the JBL Engineering team for their incredible work on VTX A8, and the entire line of JBL VTX A-Series. From groundbreaking acoustic research to cutting-edge product development, we are committed to creating the most innovative and powerful audio solutions in the industry.”