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.
Often utilized in warehouses and factories but also some government
facilities, we can create a building-wide or zoned paging system for
your facility. 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 government facilities.
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.
The ideal courtroom system has multiple speakers and microphones routed
to reduce feedback and increase intelligibility. Teleconferencing, video
conferencing and touch panel controls are common in these systems.
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
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.