Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

1. What does your company specialize in?
We specialize in church audio and video systems, school audio and video systems, and intercom and background music systems for schools and businesses.

2. How far do you travel?
Our standard range is within three hours of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. However, for the right project, we will go where necessary.

 

3. I just found item XYZ online for less than your price. Will you match that price?
We will rarely match pricing. We provide a service along with the products we provide. When you purchase equipment from us, we warranty the item in question, including our installation labor, for one full year. After that, we will honor the manufacturer's warranty by removing the item for you, installing a loaner item (usually at no charge, depending on the situation), sending the item for repair (or repairing it in our shop) and then reinstalling and testing your piece of equipment after it is repaired. An online shopping cart will not provide any of those services.

4. Can you dust the light fixtures, change the light bulbs, remove all of the Frisbees and badminton birdies that are stuck in the rafters while you are up there installing the speakers?
If it is a quick item near the speaker location, we can certainly take care of it for you. If there are multiple areas or if it requires moving scaffolding just to take care of the extra item, we would charge a minimal fee for the additional work.


Acoustical Analysis

Do you sell acoustical treatment?
Yes, we sell and install acoustical treatment. There are many different shape, sizes, colors, and materials to work for most situations. A site survey will allow us to determine the materials for your project.


Audio

Do I need to worry about the 2009 digital / analog changeover affecting my sound or video system?
That is still up for debate. The potential problem is with older wireless microphone systems where the frequencies will interfere with the new digital television band frequencies. Some manufacturers are preparing for that and no longer selling systems in those frequencies. Unfortunately, this falls under the ‘wait and see what happens’ category.

Do you install car audio?
No. There are a number of other companies in the area that provide that service.

What is a good microphone choice and proper placement for my application?
We have experience with a variety of situations and microphones and would love to discuss them with you. In the meantime, the following article by Shure provides an excellent explanation: http://bit.ly/MicSelection

What is the best speaker out there?
This depends on the application and the space. We work with a number of different speakers, each of which is our first choice for a different environment. For example, we find Community R-Series Speakers are excellent for football fields and gymnasiums, while Bose or Tannoy speakers work better for church sanctuaries.


Video

Do I need to worry about the 2009 digital / analog changeover affecting my sound or video system?
That is still up for debate. The potential problem is with older wireless microphone systems where the frequencies will interfere with the new digital television band frequencies. Some manufacturers are preparing for that and no longer selling systems in those frequencies. Unfortunately, this falls under the ‘wait and see what happens’ category.

 

 

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Audio Architects, Inc.
1776 Olson Drive
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
715.723.4900