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Stand Up and Be Heard
Don Roth of AmpliVox Sound Systems shows us how to choose the right lectern for our needs.

Inside 4 Critical Elements of an MNEC Solution
For any person involved in designing or procuring and effective mass notification emergency communication (MNEC) system, the following video tutorial is worth watching. Lencore, an audio, soundmasking and MNEC solutions manufacturer, taps into the fact that there remains a large learning curve when it comes to this all-too-critical category.

2014 TechDecisions Guide to 25 Choir Mics for Houses of Worship
With this list of choir mics, plainsongs and gospels can now sound flawless.

Download: 2014 Guide to Low Cost, Surface Mount Loudspeakers for Worship - Plus Buying Tips
Download this free TechDecisions 2014 Product Guide to 50 Low Cost, Surface Mounted Loudspeakers for Houses of Worship. Buying and placement tips to self-powered or constant voltage transformer type speakers, matching acoustic coverage and performance to the specifications and data. These speakers provide on-board amplification, built in volume control and often a microphone input as well, making them a self-contained mini-PA system in a box. Check out products from Anchor Audio, Atlas Sound, Bose, Community, Electro-Voice, Extron, Innovox Audio, JBL Pro, Kramer, Lowell, OWI, Pragmatic Audio, QSC Audio, Quam, SnapAV, Soundtube, Speco Technologies, TOA, and Yamaha.

Take Charge of Latency in Your Audio
Audio engineers are often bedeviled by latency in the recording and reproduction chains. The latency demon pops up in live sound reinforcement when you’re trying to support a dispersed audience, discombobulates us in the broadcast world when lip movements don’t align and confuses us when we try to make a decent mobile phone call.

Most Impressive A/V Photos of Summer
Summer is easing into autumn and with that journey we take a look at the hottest A/V projects we saw. Blue Man Group, GE's massive video wall and the latest from the innovative Leon speakers are just some of the best efforts we saw.

Trial by Sound: Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church Demos Loudspeakers With an Audio Shoot Out
The notion of the technology shoot-out is deeply ingrained in audio culture. Retailers routinely set up rows of microphones or monitor speakers and let guests/customers/audiophiles compare one to one. But the idea of the shoot-out really has its limits tested when it’s applied to PA systems. When you need to truck multiple complex systems in, set them up and fire them up, you’ll need more than an afternoon and some onion dip to make that work.

TechDecisions Guide to 50 Cost-effective Surface Mount Loudspeakers for Churches
Affordable surface mounted loudspeakers between $75 and $300. Powerful and easy to use, these loudspeakers provide valuable features and will help you stay within budget. In your search for cost-effective equipment, remember to check the features and cost-effectiveness of the surface mount loudspeaker.

TechDecisions Guide to 25 Smart Speaker Systems
Smart speakers arose when loudspeakers, amplifiers, signal processors were all combined to make systems. They are designed to control and manage the technology to increase the speaker's performance.

Creating A/V Equality in Multiple Locations
The James River Assembly is a multilocation church that wants both sites to have the same A/V experience. By carefully balancing A/V installations and making sure sermons take place at each location on alternate weekends, no parishioners are shortchanged the worship experience. Equipment used includes an Outline GTO with Powersoft K8 amplifiers and XTA DSP, a DiGiCo SD5 at FOH and an SD10 at monitors.

When Seconds Count, Does Your Emergency Communications System Measure Up?
Emergency notification, or mass notification, has many options, but integrating your warning "systems" and networking them is the latest solution. Another is to use a hosted solution, in which you place much of your system off-site.

Epikos Church Rejuvenates a Theatrical Gem
Following an extensive $2 million renovation that spared it from the wrecking ball, the theater has now been given a new lease on life as the West campus to Milwaukee’s expanding Epikos church. Originally built in 1929, the landmark 1,100-seat theater located at the city’s bustling Six Points intersection of Greenfield and National Avenues has served as a performing arts theater, a hub for local vaudeville, a cinema house and a worship facility for other church groups. However, in recent years the Paradise had become vacant, falling into such disrepair that the city’s building inspectors declared that it must either be repaired or demolished.

Eight Years Later: One Louisiana Church’s A/V Still Deals with Hurricane Katrina
Eight years later, much of that physical infrastructure has been reallocated, with offices and Sunday school moved to different parts of the H-shaped main building and the church itself moved back into its original location inside the structure. But the actual rebuilding is still underway, slowly, hampered by lack of funds and seemingly endless bureaucratic speed bumps. After Hurricane Sandy hit the U.S. east coast, Butch Levy, the multimedia coordinator for the First United, says his experience with Katrina could serve as a guide for other churches that may someday find themselves in the path of a major natural disaster.

Silent Knight Fire Alarm Announces New Emergency Communication System
Up to 16 Farenhyt IFP-2000ECS panels can be networked together—supporting up 10,176 points, including detectors, pull stations and more. The IFP-2000ECS can also deliver audio communications to correlate with fire alarms, weather, hazmat and other significant events.

St. Augustine Church Brings Speech Intelligibility to the 19th Century
St. Augustine Church can trace its roots back to the 19th Century, and with such a historic precedent comes speech intelligibility problems. With help from Community speakers, a dSPEC processor and the understanding AV install group Stage Right Productions, the historic church was able to minimize intelligibility and reverberation ailments without compromising the quintessential atmosphere of the house of worship.




VAST Technologies equips massive worship center with 100 Elation Pro Video Series LED displays.