Primary Speech Presentation / Music System
Depending on the needs of your space, primary sound systems can be relatively simple
or complex. We offer options that can include digital mixing boards, line array speakers,
digital signal processing and touchpanels for control.
We work with Bogen Quantum and Nyquist systems for buildings that require individual
room paging, zone paging, and talk-back capability. Bogen Nyquist offers integration
with VoIP systems for those schools that need the latest technology options.
Often utilized in warehouses and factories but also some smaller office complexes,
we can create a building-wide or zoned paging system for your facility. Loud factory
floors require large horns, while offices need the more standard ceiling speaker. We
design systems that deliver clear, intelligible sound to fit the needs of all locations.
In some cases, a building paging system will also incorporate a background music system,
providing a relaxing atmosphere between messages. In other facilities, only a background
music system is required, such as the waiting room or lobby.
Sound Masking System
Privacy is a concern in a variety of office settings, including corporate upper level offices.
A sound masking or speech privacy system is a simple answer to this concern, where a number
of very small speakers are installed in or above the ceiling tiles. These speakers produce
a low level of noise to mask other conversations, but not interfere with day to day
operations in the building.
Conference / Board Rooms
These can be a one-person presentation system with a wireless microphone and speakers, or
a multi-person town hall meeting style system, with multiple gooseneck microphones for larger
meetings, when many people are talking.
Most auditoriums look for a multi-channel mixing console and multiple wireless microphones
for performances. A well-designed system will work for all performances and presentations.
We focus on ease of use and longevity of the system.
While the basic process is the same, each system design is unique to the structure
and type of event within each space.
Sound System technology has improved by leaps and bounds, but the basics have remained
the same. There are principles of sound that cannot be ignored and that technology cannot replace, and that is where the many combined years of our sales staff and technicians’ experience begin to bring forth the magic in a system.
We make sure that each system is designed so everyone can hear and understand what is
being said - and yes, these are two different concepts. Understanding what comes through
the speakers involves more than the speakers themselves - the acoustics of the room
including the dimensions and materials must be taken into account to make sure the right
number and type of speakers are used, and placed in the best positions.
Finally, we need to make sure that we have an interface between the operator and the
electronics that is versatile enough to accommodate the many demands that the performers
will place on the system, as well as keep it simple enough for everyone to use.
Do I need to worry about the 600mhz changeover affecting my sound or video system?
Yes, as of June 2020, the 600mhz band is no longer usable for a majority of wireless
microphone systems. To avoid negative performance from your wireless systems, upgrading
older systems is recommended.
Do you install car audio?
No, there are a number of other companies that specialize and provide car audio
installations within our service area.
What is a good microphone choice and proper placement for my application?
Depending on the variety of situations for the intended use, we have experience
with a variety of situations and microphones and would love to discuss them with you.
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 QSC or Tannoy ceiling or in-wall speakers work best in boardrooms and conference rooms.
View a downloadable pdf of the most common Audio Services terminology and equipment types.
View Terminology PDF
Hearing Assistance (PPA)
Also known as Personal Public Address (PPA), hearing assistance is available in four types;
WiFi, Loop systems, Infrared (IR), or Radio Frequency (RF). When choosing a system to fit
your needs, we take into account a multitude of factors that include: security needs, quantity
of people utilizing the system, aesthetics, and budget.
Designed with today's cell phone/hearing aid pairing in mind this option allows a cell
phone to connect to an in-building wifi system and receive the program audio through an
app. The app then converts the audio and pushes it to a bluetooth capable hearing aid.
External receivers are available for people who do not have a cell phone capable of running the app.
Inductive Loop System
Utilizes an energized wire loop, which is installed to surround a room and serve as an
RF broadcast antenna. Anyone with a T-Coil enabled hearing aid or a loop receiver can
sit within the 'looped area' and wirelessly pick up the transmitted audio signal. For
the listener, this gives a very direct audio link with someone speaking on a microphone.
More information and statistics about hearing loops can be found below:
An LED panel emits modulated infrared radiation within a single room.
An infrared system requires the use of external receivers and earpieces.
The user must be within line-of-sight of the emitter allowing for greater
security and privacy.
RF Transmission System
The most common type of system in use today, a RF transmitter broadcasts modulated
radio frequencies within an entire building. The transmitter may be mounted anywhere
in the building and users can receive signal at any location within a few hundred
feet of the transmitter (depending on building construction), using a receiver and an earpiece.