Aphex Pedals Win Editors’ Choice Awards at NAMM

Anaheim, CA, January 2011….This year’s NAMM Convention marked the debut of the new Aphex, with new staff, new management and hot new products. And those new products more than lived up to the Aphex legacy, with their newly-redesigned effects pedals receiving Premier Guitar Magazine’s prestigious Editors’ Choice Award.


The eye-catching design of Aphex’s Xciter and Punch Factory turned heads and created a buzz from the show’s opening hour, with a steady stream of players coming by to pick up a guitar or bass, put on the headphones and listen to the performance of these groundbreaking pedals.

The Xciter integrates Aphex’s legendary Aural Exciter® and Optical Big Bottom® technologies into a rugged, compact, stage-worthy design, adding life and presence to any instrument by enhancing musical harmonics, spaciousness, depth and detail. The Punch Factory delivers the studio quality optical compression that has made Aphex a standard among audio and broadcast professionals for more than three decades.

“We’re truly honored to receive the Editors’ Choice Awards from Premier Guitar,” said Aphex CEO David Wiener. “Our engineers and designers have been working hard to create a line of products that not only live up to the Aphex legacy, but surpass it. This award is confirmation that we’re living up to our commitment to create a line of powerful and great sounding tools for musicians and audio professionals.”