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Cirque Hawaii Sounds Off 

Tim Wetmore

A venue designed and built for one type of performance may not necessarily work for another. That was the challenge Creative Sound and Lighting of Kaneohe, HI, a small AV sales, service, rental, and installation company, faced in designing a new sound system for Cirque Hawaii, a troupe of acrobatic performers whose daily show is a dynamic display of physical prowess coupled with vibrant music to complete an entertainment spectacular rarely seen....

Pop Quiz: July 2006 

PRO AV Editors

Test Your Knowledge Of Pixel Resolutions...

Fascinating Facts About Nikola Tesla 

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Nikola Tesla was born July 10, 1856, in the Lika region of the Austrian Empire (modern-day Croatia). Tesla earned degrees in physics, mathematics, and mechanical and electrical engineering from the Austrian Polytechnic Institute....

Q & A: Combining Cables 

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Is it possible to combine a four-conductor cable into a two-conductor cable for long loudspeaker cable runs? What are the advantages and disadvantages of doing so?...

Top 10 Church Sound Problems 

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Trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. A poorly designed sound system won't sound good, no matter what the sound tech does. Good sound systems cost what they're worth. If a system is properly designed and installed, many of the potential Sunday morning pitfalls will go away....

Jack Uldrich 

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Jack Uldrich, president, The NanoVeritas Group. The NanoVeritas Group is a Minneapolis-based nanotechnology leadership and technology consultancy. Uldrich addressed the future of nanotechnology in pro AV at the 2006 Harman Professional Global Business & Technology Conference in January....

Ready For Rohs? 

Mark Mayfield

Beginning this month, the European Union's ?Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances? (RoHS) directive comes into force. Certainly the greatest initial impact will be felt by electronic equipment manufacturers that export into EU countries. But the trickle-down effects will be felt throughout the pro AV channel....

Frequency Selection 

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Achieving good results with wireless microphones and monitoring systems depends on minimizing interference from other sources. Here?s how to select the best frequency for your AV applications....

New Products July 2006 5 

Netgear's DG834N RangeMax NEXT Wireless ADSL2+ modem router is based on the latest draft of IEEE's 802.11n wireless specification. Aimed at small business and residential applications, the device operates as a router, a four-port 10/100 switch, an ADSL2+ modem, and an SPI double firewall....

New Products July 2006 12 

Gefen's VGA to DVI Scaler (EXT-VGA-2-DVIS) enables users to scale digital imagery at resolutions up to 1280x1024 or 1080i. The unit connects analog sources to digital displays via plug-and-play VGA input/DVI output, and is powered by a 5-volt power supply....

The Devil In The DSP 

Tim Cape, CTS-D

Digital signal processing (DSP) devices impact system design, installation, and operation in a variety of ways, and it's time to fight the demons that followed them into pro AV....

Podcasting Pays Off 

Joe Dysart

Reaching out to the iPod generation with web audio shows can add revenue for AV pros....

Is There A Laser In Your Future? 

Pete Putman, CTS, ISF

Although laser imaging technology has been around for a few years, we haven't seen it in a projection TV application ?until now....

Sound Design By Octaves 

Pat Brown

The sound system design process must use a practical frequency resolution. While some are pushing for more, many aren't using what they've got....

Plug And Pray 

Tim Kridel

Two more AV interfaces are on their way. Here's what you can expect....

Peer Review-Altinex AP445-401 

Bill Putnam

Peer Review-Altinex AP445-401...

Peer Review-Violet Audio ADP61 

Brady Belavek

Peer Review-Violet Audio ADP61; Price: $1,495 MSRP...

New Products: June 2006 

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Tributaries video distribution system, Comprehensive high-definition cables, Gefen AV distribution amplifier, QSC audio amplifiers, dbx audio system processor ......

InfoComm 2006 Product Preview 

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A sampling of products to be featured at InfoComm 2006, June 7-9 in Orlando....

Everything On The Network 

Tim Kridel

Like it or not, AV and IT increasingly share the same network. For AV pros, that's both a problem and an opportunity....

Designing A Mix-Minus Distributed Sound System 

Gordon Moore, CTS

How to avoid feedback while delivering acceptable amplification levels....

Going Global 

John McKeon

This trend spells big business opportunities for savvy systems integrators. The key is learning how to effectively compete and operate on a global scene....

Behind The Looking Glass: What's Inside A Plasma Monitor 

Pete Putman, CTS, ISF

What's Inside A Plasma Monitor...

AV Brings The Action Inside 

Paul Kramer

The exclusive Club Room inside the Agannis Arena on the Boston University campus features high-end AV that caters to important guests....

Making The Switch 

Greg Matthews

St. Louis' Gannett-owned local affiliate KSDK upgrades its technology to become one of the first stations to broadcast local news telecasts in high definition....

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