AudioCalibrated calls can champion confabulation. 345 AudioThe incredible shrinking spectrum. 484 AudioAverages and statistics: What was the number you wanted? 498 AudioSound has been trivialized for convenience. That is a Disaster, with a capital “D,” for our industry. 611 AudioDuring my work, I am often asked to look at systems and advise why they are not performing as well … 68 AudioThe recently concluded auction will have a profound effect on wireless users. 441 Audio, InstallationsDiving deeper into sound strategy for retail. 709 AudioWhere’s The Point? Part 6 414 AudioPiece of cake? Not quite. 426 AudioAV9000 Checklist Item Under Test: 6.2.7: The electrical noise levels for all audio channels are “xx”dB (“55dB” recommended for most … 475 AudioWhere’s The Point? Part 5
401 Audio<a href="http://www.soundandcommunications.com/accurate-audio-acoustic-measurements/">Part 1</a><br/><a href="http://www.soundandcommunications.com/accuracy-wheres-point-part-2/">Part 2</a><br/><a href="http://www.soundandcommunications.com/sound-decay-wheres-point-part-3/">Part 3</a> 738 AudioFulfilling growing demand for the de facto consumer audio connectivity solution. 1097 AudioAny day now (if it hasn’t already happened by the time you read this), InfoComm will be releasing a new … 1087 Audio, House Of WorshipWiFi audio, loops, RF and IR are options. 1124 AudioCan you hear me now? 773 Audio“Sound decay” sounds like a disease that decrepit concert halls might suffer from, but that’s not what I mean. The … 1084 Audio, InstallationsPA system replaced after 35-year run. 2642 AudioTroubleshooting decentralized, open-architecture DSP mixers. 753 AudioYou're not going to get away with brute forcing this technology. 1235 AudioLast month, I discussed the differences between accuracy, precision and resolution when making some voltage/frequency measurements. In audio, however, we … 787 AudioWhere’s The Point? Part 1 1056 AudioNeed trumps cost. 953 AudioThe architectural trend toward open offices provides a unique opportunity for integrators. 908 Audio, VideoNearly 40% of integrators are already deploying or working with HDBaseT technology, and that number is expected to grow. 2572 AudioThe ‘Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?!’ test.
782 AudioImportant facts on the FCC Incentive Auction for AV integrators. 2377 AudioWhy TV sound is so poor. 1708 AudioMarsh/PMK International was initially engaged to study the existing acoustical conditions and sound system performance at Chesapeake Energy Arena as … 777 AudioWhich system is best suited to stadiums and arenas? 987 AudioHearing-impaired individuals prefer this assistance system. 1614 AudioImproving methods for reducing distraction and achieving privacy. 1063 AudioHotel lobbies have become hipster hangouts and alternative music venues. Properties like the Ace Hotel locations in New York, Pittsburgh, … 738 AudioWhat’s Their Value? 1145 AudioMost clients are not comfortable speaking in terms of “dBs.” 1446 Audio, AV Police SquadPAG-NAGs and why they rule. 1896 AudioPart of my job is to review the work of others or proposals from contractors and installers. This can be … 1199 Audio, AV Police SquadI had the privilege of watching an IT guy setting microphone levels the other day. It was a difficult room … 2099 AudioAll day, every day, and all night, every night, we are surrounded by and exposed to sound. Unlike our sense … 1341 AudioMany of you know that famous George Lucas quote that “Sound is 50% of the movie-going experience.” For those of … 1240 AudioOver the years, I have collected a technical library of around 200 books about audio and acoustics, and it’s my … 2083 AudioUsing prediction software can put subwoofers where they should be. Subwoofers are the red-headed stepchildren of audio integration. They’re always … 2211 AudioA challenging installation took place recently at the 800-seat Dan River Church in Danville VA, where a subwoofer solution resulted … 997 Audio, Industry PioneersThis article was originally published in the October 2000 issue of Sound & Communications. By the end of the 19th Century, … 1164 Audio“You’re selling me a digital mixer for my conference room that is several times more expensive than the one I … 1588 AudioOne of the key features on DSP units is Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC). This feature is not usually found in … 1163 AudioWhereas I often wear a set of noise-canceling headphones on a plane, I have always wondered how effective they are. … 994 AudioChecklist Item Under Test: 3.4.17: The port and processor are of an adequate size and buffer given their intended function. … 1084 AudioDramatic leaps in acoustic design and technology have enabled acousticians to provide clients with a myriad of options for tuning … 2103 Audio, AV Police SquadI always teach my colleagues, my students…heck, even my 2 and 5 year olds, that you should set the microphone … 1706 AudioI’m going to take a journey off the usual beaten path this time. There won’t be any discussions about wireless, … 1326 AudioIn last month’s column (“Sex & Audio”), I mentioned how there are distinct differences between male and female sound preferences … 1330 AudioChecklist Item Under Test: 6.31: Confirm that the speech reinforcement system is stable (no feedback) for the entire talker and … 1679 AudioVarious studies have been carried out over the years that show clear differences between how males and females listen and … 2100 AudioAfter years of neglect, the federal government recognized the special auditory needs of the hard of hearing in the Americans … 1403 AudioAlthough acoustic absorption is not usually the focal point of an install, it should not be discounted. You may not … 1155 AudioIt would seem that my September and October 2015 discussions have sparked more interest than almost any other I have … 965 Audio“When I look at the proposal for this system, I see there are multiple mic options available. Some of it … 989 AudioChecklist Item Under Test: Report Signature: “I hereby certify that, in accordance with specification in product, practice and performance, this … 1068 AudioLast month, I discussed the various sound level meter frequency weightings and integration times, and how these can affect the … 920 AudioRecent design trends make today’s facilities ever more dependent on sound masking for speech privacy and noise control. Because a … 1666 Audio, Industry PioneersThis article was originally published in the June 2000 issue of Sound & Communications. It should come as no surprise that … 1080 AudioThe other day, I was discussing signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) with a colleague and bemoaning the fact that many research papers/articles … 1256 Audio, House Of Worship, IT/AV, VideoForty large LED screens brought Pope Francis closer to audiences in Philadelphia. Although event producers have successfully used digital media … 1561 Audio, InstallationsIf you like to root for the underdog, then Bojangles’ Coliseum warrants your attention. The 9600-seat venue sits in a … 1197 Audio, House Of WorshipIn mid-August, I received a call from Fr. Gerald Gill, the rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and … 1222 AudioMy manager at a hi-fi store years ago told me the secret to selling anything. First, recognize that the customer … 882 AudioLast month’s piece about hearing aids and assistive listening devices seems to have struck a chord with many readers and, … 914 Audio, Business, VideoRing out the old, ring in the…old? Last June at InfoComm, my industry colleague Malissa Dillman of Kramer Electronics taught … 1944 AudioBecome a Brain Surgeon in just 15 Minutes a Day! Okay, maybe not. Have you ever been asked to describe … 909 AudioAudio frequency induction loop systems. About 10% to 14% of the general population (US and Northern Europe) suffers from a … 895 AudioFCC issues new wireless/white space rules. On August 6, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released new rules concerning wireless … 831 AudioAs is well known, the nominal coverage angle of a loudspeaker is defined by its off axis, 6dB down points. … 1044 Audio, Industry PioneersThis article was originally published in the February 2000 issue of Sound & Communications. In this series of articles, we will … 1412 Audio, Installations“The times they are a-changin’.” Bob Dylan’s lyric aptly applies to the Peter Kiewit Concert Hall at the Holland Performing … 1012 Audio, NewsThe other day, I was setting up a fairly sophisticated and unusual paging voice alarm system and was checking out … 830 Audio, Digital Signage, News, VideoMovie theaters are not just for movies anymore: They are now upscale venues offering the flair of Hollywood for all … 892 Audio, BusinessLast month, I noted that some of the current STIPA meters do not meet the current (or even recent) standards … 859 AudioChecklist Items Under Test: 6.35: For wireless microphone systems, with all wireless microphones turned on, confirm that, throughout the specified … 1008 Audio, IT/AV, VideoI would guess that a few readers of “AVent Horizon” are old enough to remember the Firesign Theater, a comedy … 759 Audio, InstallationsSeating in the Colony High School auditorium varies, and the room is used for theatrical presentations, concerts, school and community … 1041 Audio, Installations, IT/AV, VideoIn response to the critical need for nursing and other healthcare professionals in the state of Texas, Tyler Junior College … 896 Audio, IT/AVAdoption of “audio-over-IP” technology is increasingly prevalent, and it’s a market presence worth discussing for systems integration. In basic terms, … 905 Audio, BusinessThe Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadcast television spectrum incentive auction has been a source of consternation and hand-wringing from parties … 1445 Audio, NewsLast fall, I was attending a Dante symposium presented by Audinate in New York City. Shortly after lunch, while waiting … 861 Audio, IT/AV, NewsCommercial and installed audio is at a crossroads. The inevitable merging of computer networking technology and audio distribution is here; … 867 Audio, NewsFor years, patch bays have provided critical flexibility and convenience to media facilities of all types, including studios, entertainment venues, … 687 Audio, NewsFor years, patch bays have provided critical flexibility and convenience to media facilities of all types, including studios, entertainment venues, … 703 Audio, NewsMy comments on intelligibility in the February issue sparked a flurry of emails and questions concerning the measurement of STI … 980 Audio, NewsChecklist Items Under Test: Several, really, but for this story, 6.33: For conferencing mode, at the 65dB-SPL listening level, be … 736 AudioA recent discussion with another consultant and client made me realize that many people, who I thought should know better, … 1056 AudioThese days, I seem to watch more movies on planes than anywhere else. Although an enjoyable distraction, this is way … 810 AudioChecklist Items Under Test: 6.33: For conferencing mode, at the 65dB SPL listening level, be able to demonstrate full duplex … 809 AudioPicture a typical office environment that you’ve worked on as a systems integrator. What does it look like? Chances are, … 1409 AudioIt has been an interesting yet frustrating year for me. Interesting in that some new and rather different (i.e., challenging) … 773 AudioIt has been an interesting yet frustrating year for me. Interesting in that some new and rather different (i.e., challenging) … 828 AudioHigh-resolution audio differs from high-definition video in some important respects. Frankly, video systems are generally easier to design. Although they … 834 AudioAll photos: Meyer Sound Digital beam steering offers a myriad of options. Column loudspeakers were a trendy choice in the … 1527 AudioComputer programs: boon or bane? About 15 years ago, if I had been asked if I made much use of … 802 Audio, IT/AVSooners AV distribution gets an upgrade. When the University of Oklahoma (OU) in Norman decided to do a major upgrade … 932