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<br /> <br /> SUMMER NAMM ISSUE SUMMER NAMM ISSUE SUMMER NAMM ISSUE SUMMER NAMM ISSUE<br /> THE NEWS MAGAZINE FOR MUSIC PRODUCTS RETAILERS<br /> June 2018<br /> Volume 35, No. 6<br /> Sales of<br /> power amps<br /> and speakers<br /> continue to grow<br /> at a steady pace,<br /> with market projec-<br /> tions pegging speaker<br /> growth to be solid through<br /> 2020. We wanted to take a<br /> much more in-depth look at<br /> both MI segments, so the Music<br /> & Sound Retailer sought the help of<br /> three companies: Yamaha Pro Audio,<br /> Peavey and Yorkville Sound Inc. Here’s<br /> what the three companies said about<br /> sales and much more for our annual update.<br /> Check back in the July issue for an update on<br /> SPEAKING UP<br /> the headphone market.<br /> Last start with sales for power amps and<br /> speakers. 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