Getting the Right Sound System for Your House of Worship

March 6, 2018 | Leave a comment

A comprehensive guide to PA sound systems for houses of worship that outlines all the basic components you need to know to get started.

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What is the Difference Between Active and Passive PA’s?

January 26, 2016 | Leave a comment

In the world of portable and permanent PA systems, you will usually hear the words “active” and “passive” when describing the type of PA system being used.

This blog will explore what the real differences are, the pro and cons, and why you may want to use one over the other.

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Portable PA Systems With 30 Watts of Power (or less)

January 26, 2016 | Leave a comment

The least expensive of the PA systems – PA systems with 30 Watts of power or less – provide a wide range of highly functional solutions to the problems of sound reinforcement.

Because they are relatively easy to manufacture, this segment of the market is not only highly competitive, but also quite diverse.

For example equipment ranging from a 2 Watt waistband amplifier with a headband microphone to a 30 Watt sound system featuring speaker stands and a handheld mic are considered Mini PA systems.

Like all PA systems, the Mini PA includes an amplifier, a speaker and a microphone. Mini PA systems are highly portable and though less powerful than full size PA systems also come in feature rich models.

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How To Choose Noise Cancelling Headphones that Fit Your Needs

January 25, 2016 | Leave a comment

For commuters and travelers faced with noisy planes, trains, and buses, noise cancelling headphones are more than a luxury: they’re a necessity.

Noise cancelling headphones cancel annoying background sounds by employing a variety of techniques, both active and passive.

Read on to find out which noise canceling headphones are the best choice for you

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6 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Portable Sound System for Your Classroom

January 25, 2016 | Leave a comment

A portable classroom sound system provides an affordable solution for teachers seeking a simple-to-use system that’s easy to carry from place to place. But before you choose a portable sound system for your classroom, ask yourself these 6 questions:

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TV Listening – Wireless Infrared Receivers & Infrared Transmitters

January 25, 2016 | Leave a comment

Listening to TV without a hearing aid is now possible for many people with hearing loss. Many people with hearing loss are finding that listening to their favorite TV program has become a solitary experience. Turning up the volume on the remote not only causes discomfort to friends and family in the same room, but also can alienate neighbors. What was once a friendly social experience has become, for some, a source of frustration.

Infrared TV listening systems go a long way toward solving this problem by allowing the volume to be set at a comfortable level for all.

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Handheld PA’s & Megaphones

January 19, 2016 | Leave a comment

Hand-Held PA’s & Megaphones: There Is No Such Thing As A Small Audience

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Jackboxes Turn Media Players into Classroom Listening Centers

January 19, 2016 | Leave a comment

Classroom listening centers generally combine three components: a media player, a jackbox (or hub) to distribute audio signals, and headphones.

No doubt you’re familiar with media players and headphones.

The distribution hub is less well-known. The hub links multiple headphones to a media player so several students can listen in at the same time. The listening center hub can be an infrared transmitter, built-in headphone jacks on a media player, or a jackbox.

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How To Buy a TV Listening System

January 19, 2016 | Leave a comment

With hearing loss, simple home activities like watching TV can become a problem, not only for the person who is hearing impaired, but also for the other members of the household.

To cope with hearing loss, many people simply crank up the volume on their TV set. This, in turn, strains the patience of family members and friends, and disturbs the peace and harmony of your home.

TV listening systems restore pleasure to your nightly viewing by boosting volume in a personal headset while everyone else hears the TV at comfortable levels. From inexpensive headphones to wireless solutions, TV listening systems provide a range of features at a variety of price points.

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FM and Infrared (IR) Wireless: What’s the Difference?

January 19, 2016 | Leave a comment

To begin with, just what does FM wireless mean?

For starters, FM is one type of radio frequency transmission.

Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary tells us that radio frequency (RF) is a frequency in the electromagnetic spectrum within which radio waves may be transmitted, from about 3 kilohertz to about 300,000 megahertz. Read on to find out more!

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