ADA Compliant ALD’s for Public Spaces

3 Assistive Listening Device Systems that Comply with ADA Regulations ALD’s can benefit listeners in public spaces. Many halls, auditoriums, theaters, and conference rooms are subject to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For meetings and presentations in public spaces, ADA-compliant listening systems should be available on premises. Even public spaces which are exempt from ADA compliance… Read the rest

8 Features to Consider When Shopping for a Midsize PA System

First things first – what exactly is a portable PA (public address) system, let alone a midsize PA system? Sound systems encompass everything from a humble megaphone to the acres of Marshall stacks used at the biggest rock concerts. What all these sound systems have in common is that they use a microphone, amplifier and speaker to magnify sound… Read the rest

7 Outdoor Sound Reinforcement Solutions

For outdoor events, you need a sound reinforcement system that packs the power necessary to make your voice and/or music heard. Indoors, acoustic reflections help the sound system amplify the sound. Outdoors, these reflections disappear, taking with them the perceived power of your system. To provide the same level of sound reinforcement as an indoor system, an outdoor system must… Read the rest

7 Features To Look For When Choosing a Media Cart or a Rolling AV Cart

Media Carts, Utility Carts, Rolling AV Carts: What’s the Difference? No matter what they look like, media carts, rolling AV carts, and utility carts  all serve the same basic purpose: to transport your AV equipment conveniently and safely from one place to another. The media cart or AV cart is the work horse of the high tech world. Whether it’s… Read the rest

5 Portable PA Systems For Large Venues

Large sound systems must be powerful, but these 5 PA systems are portable too! For large venues, PA systems need power. The portable sound systems we recommend drive large, heavy-duty loudspeakers with amplifiers rated at 100 Watts or better. In addition, the large PA systems we recommend are more portable. These PA systems use lighter loudspeaker magnets; integrate compact digital… Read the rest

4 Projector Technologies: Overhead, Opaque , LCD & DLP Projectors

Whether you need to project a page from a book or you want full color video with audio accompaniment, there’s a projector to enhance any presentation. Let’s start with an overview of the four different kinds of projectors available and what they do. 1. Overhead Projectors Overhead projectors typically consist of a large box containing a very bright light-source,… Read the rest

3 Sound Solutions to Help Get the Word Out

Satisfy ADA Rules & Make Services More Rewarding With Assistive Listening Devices Most churches and houses of worship are subject to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This means that, for public meetings and religious services, ADA-compliant listening systems should be available on premises. Even houses of worship which are exempt from ADA compliance have found that… Read the rest

3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Boombox

Choose a multimedia boombox that’s ideal for you! What is a multimedia boombox? Multimedia boomboxes deliver sound from a wide variety of audio and video media: including cassette tapes, SD cards, CD’s, MP3’s, DVD’s, and even AM/FM radio broadcasts. Whether you’re supplying music for a dance class, listening to the news in the kitchen, or teaching a room full of… Read the rest

The 6 Principles for Choosing a PA System That’s Right for You

Anchor Audio PA systemLike any sound reinforcement system, a PA system — or Public Address system — has three components:  – A pickup device (such as a microphone) to convert sound waves into an electronic signal  – An amplifier to boost the weak signal produced by the pickup to a level that can power a speaker  – A loudspeaker to convert the electrical… Read the rest

Don’t Miss Out on Holiday Fun

3 Ways a Personal Amplifier Helps You Hear Better Do you or your loved ones suffer from hearing impairment? Then you know that noisy dinners and parties are often a source of frustration rather than a source of fun. Distracting background sounds, poor acoustics, and distance from the speaker can cause hearing impaired family members to tune out of holiday… Read the rest