dLive CTi1500 Finalist for NAMM TEC Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement

Allen & Heath has been announced as a finalist for the 37th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards in the category of Outstanding Technical Achievement in Small Format Technology. Presented at The NAMM Show, 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.


Loaded with an I/O card of your choice, and snugly wrapped in its dust cover, the 37th Annual NAMM TEC Award Finalist CTi1500 can fly under 23kg / 50lbs in a custom flight case.


“We are totally honoured and humbled to be a finalist in the Small Format category, especially given wins in this highly competitive space for the last three years running,” said Jeff Hawley, Marketing Director, at Allen & Heath USA.


The announcement follows a four-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 Allen & Heath dLive CTi1500 as a finalist.


The NAMM TEC Award Finalist CTi1500 has been engineered across the board to ruthlessly strip out as much weight as possible, while ensuring tour-grade structural integrity and a first-class user experience.


Engineered with Titanium side panels, new alloy metalwork and a ‘superleggera’-inspired chassis, the CTi1500 weighs only 25.4lbs—well under the critical 50lbs luggage threshold—even in a flightcase. Engineered across the board to ruthlessly strip out as much weight as possible while ensuring tour-grade structural integrity and a first-class user experience, CTi1500 packs in 12 faders / 6 layers, built-in audio I/O, an audio networking port, a 12″ capacitive touchscreen and the innovative Harmony UI for a fast and flexible workflow.


“The response to the console has been amazing and this TEC Finalist nod is especially cool,” adds Hawley. “From quick fly dates at Newport Jazz Festival with Khruangbin and Cory Wong, shows with Andra Day, Finneas, Lawrence and Thrice — to special streaming events with Billie Eilish — as live shows start to come back, we’re proud to have the small CTi1500 in the mix in a big way.”


The NAMM TEC Awards will be held on January 22, 2022 in Anaheim, California at The NAMM Show, the global online gathering which unites the musical instrument, pro audio and entertainment technology industry. Learn more about the TEC Awards at www.tecawards.org.