Linea Research 48M20 Touring Amplifier Nominated for NAMM TEC Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement

Linea Research, UK – October 2019…

Linea Research 48M20 Touring Amplifier has been announced as a nominee for the 35th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards in the category of Outstanding Technical Achievement. Presented by The NAMM Foundation, The NAMM TEC Awards are bestowed annually in celebration of the pro audio community by recognizing the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind today’s sound recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media.

“It is a tremendous honour that our 48M20 Amplifier has been nominated by industry professionals for outstanding technical achievement,” stated Davey Smalley, Linea Research Ltd director. “It’s humbling to be recognized by our peers and I congratulate our amazing team, their combined efforts and expertise is what makes this product a success.”

The nomination announcement follows a two-month call for entries of standout technical and creative products and projects that have made a significant impact on modern sound and music. A panel of respected industry voters from pro audio publications as well as members of professional music, technical and creative organizations, along with select NAMM members carefully evaluated each entry before selecting the 48M20 for the nomination.

The Linea Research 48M20 is a 20kW 8 channel networked DSP amplifier optimized to deliver 2500W per channel into 4 Ohms, with all channels driven simultaneously.

Critically acclaimed for sound quality the 48M20 is equipped with networked control, 96kHz DSP, analog and AES inputs, optional Dante™/AES67, and FIR filters on every output. With full front panel control, and a powerful software suite, the 48M20 is a great choice for high power portable and touring applications.

The NAMM TEC Awards will be held in conjunction with The NAMM Show on Saturday, January 18 in Anaheim, California. The event begins with a reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by the awards ceremony at 7:00 p.m. Event tickets will be available for purchase in late September by visiting  To learn more about Linea Research amplifiers visit our website and see us at the NAMM Show on booth# 18003 in the ProAudio Hall.  


Presented annually by the NAMM Foundation during The NAMM Show, The NAMM TEC Awards recognize the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media in 31 Technical and Creative Achievement Categories. The Les Paul Award is given at the event in tribute to musical artists and others whose work has exemplified the creative application of audio technology. Through its Hall of Fame, The TEC Awards also honors the pioneers of audio technology and the music industry’s most accomplished producers and audio technicians. The NAMM Foundation’s TECnology Hall of Fame celebrates innovations and ground breaking technical achievements of the past. For more information, visit

About NAMM

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 10,400 members located in 104 countries and regions. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation‘s efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit