Audio“Sound decay” sounds like a disease that decrepit concert halls might suffer from, but that’s not what I mean. The … 94 Audio, InstallationsPA system replaced after 35-year run. 501 AudioTroubleshooting decentralized, open-architecture DSP mixers. 310 AudioYou're not going to get away with brute forcing this technology. 602 AudioLast month, I discussed the differences between accuracy, precision and resolution when making some voltage/frequency measurements. In audio, however, we … 305 AudioWhere’s The Point? Part 1 491 AudioNeed trumps cost. 465 AudioThe architectural trend toward open offices provides a unique opportunity for integrators. 516 Audio, VideoNearly 40% of integrators are already deploying or working with HDBaseT technology, and that number is expected to grow. 982 AudioThe ‘Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?!’ test.
350 AudioImportant facts on the FCC Incentive Auction for AV integrators. 1609 AudioWhy TV sound is so poor. 1187 AudioMarsh/PMK International was initially engaged to study the existing acoustical conditions and sound system performance at Chesapeake Energy Arena as … 310 AudioWhich system is best suited to stadiums and arenas? 535 AudioHearing-impaired individuals prefer this assistance system. 1078 AudioImproving methods for reducing distraction and achieving privacy. 626 AudioHotel lobbies have become hipster hangouts and alternative music venues. Properties like the Ace Hotel locations in New York, Pittsburgh, … 371 AudioWhat’s Their Value? 765 AudioMost clients are not comfortable speaking in terms of “dBs.” 1081 Audio, AV Police SquadPAG-NAGs and why they rule. 1449 AudioPart of my job is to review the work of others or proposals from contractors and installers. This can be … 816 Audio, AV Police SquadI had the privilege of watching an IT guy setting microphone levels the other day. It was a difficult room … 1700 AudioAll day, every day, and all night, every night, we are surrounded by and exposed to sound. Unlike our sense … 969 AudioMany of you know that famous George Lucas quote that “Sound is 50% of the movie-going experience.” For those of … 840 AudioOver the years, I have collected a technical library of around 200 books about audio and acoustics, and it’s my … 1535 AudioUsing prediction software can put subwoofers where they should be. Subwoofers are the red-headed stepchildren of audio integration. They’re always … 1731 AudioA challenging installation took place recently at the 800-seat Dan River Church in Danville VA, where a subwoofer solution resulted … 557 Audio, Industry PioneersThis article was originally published in the October 2000 issue of Sound & Communications. By the end of the 19th Century, … 681 Audio“You’re selling me a digital mixer for my conference room that is several times more expensive than the one I … 1100 AudioOne of the key features on DSP units is Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC). This feature is not usually found in … 633 AudioWhereas I often wear a set of noise-canceling headphones on a plane, I have always wondered how effective they are. … 621 AudioChecklist Item Under Test: 3.4.17: The port and processor are of an adequate size and buffer given their intended function. … 721 AudioDramatic leaps in acoustic design and technology have enabled acousticians to provide clients with a myriad of options for tuning … 1535 Audio, AV Police SquadI always teach my colleagues, my students…heck, even my 2 and 5 year olds, that you should set the microphone … 1296 AudioI’m going to take a journey off the usual beaten path this time. There won’t be any discussions about wireless, … 894 AudioIn last month’s column (“Sex & Audio”), I mentioned how there are distinct differences between male and female sound preferences … 951 AudioChecklist Item Under Test: 6.31: Confirm that the speech reinforcement system is stable (no feedback) for the entire talker and … 1182 AudioVarious studies have been carried out over the years that show clear differences between how males and females listen and … 1342 AudioAfter years of neglect, the federal government recognized the special auditory needs of the hard of hearing in the Americans … 863 AudioAlthough acoustic absorption is not usually the focal point of an install, it should not be discounted. You may not … 751 AudioIt would seem that my September and October 2015 discussions have sparked more interest than almost any other I have … 597 Audio“When I look at the proposal for this system, I see there are multiple mic options available. Some of it … 559 AudioChecklist Item Under Test: Report Signature: “I hereby certify that, in accordance with specification in product, practice and performance, this … 601 AudioLast month, I discussed the various sound level meter frequency weightings and integration times, and how these can affect the … 540 AudioRecent design trends make today’s facilities ever more dependent on sound masking for speech privacy and noise control. Because a … 906 Audio, Industry PioneersThis article was originally published in the June 2000 issue of Sound & Communications. It should come as no surprise that … 644 AudioThe other day, I was discussing signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) with a colleague and bemoaning the fact that many research papers/articles … 657 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 … 970 Audio, InstallationsIf you like to root for the underdog, then Bojangles’ Coliseum warrants your attention. The 9600-seat venue sits in a … 739 Audio, House Of WorshipIn mid-August, I received a call from Fr. Gerald Gill, the rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and … 686 AudioMy manager at a hi-fi store years ago told me the secret to selling anything. First, recognize that the customer … 494 AudioLast month’s piece about hearing aids and assistive listening devices seems to have struck a chord with many readers and, … 533 Audio, Business, VideoRing out the old, ring in the…old? Last June at InfoComm, my industry colleague Malissa Dillman of Kramer Electronics taught … 1095 AudioBecome a Brain Surgeon in just 15 Minutes a Day! Okay, maybe not. Have you ever been asked to describe … 525 AudioAudio frequency induction loop systems. About 10% to 14% of the general population (US and Northern Europe) suffers from a … 515 AudioFCC issues new wireless/white space rules. On August 6, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released new rules concerning wireless … 478 AudioAs is well known, the nominal coverage angle of a loudspeaker is defined by its off axis, 6dB down points. … 577 Audio, Industry PioneersThis article was originally published in the February 2000 issue of Sound & Communications. In this series of articles, we will … 803 Audio, Installations“The times they are a-changin’.” Bob Dylan’s lyric aptly applies to the Peter Kiewit Concert Hall at the Holland Performing … 590 Audio, NewsThe other day, I was setting up a fairly sophisticated and unusual paging voice alarm system and was checking out … 491 Audio, Digital Signage, News, VideoMovie theaters are not just for movies anymore: They are now upscale venues offering the flair of Hollywood for all … 508 Audio, BusinessLast month, I noted that some of the current STIPA meters do not meet the current (or even recent) standards … 514 AudioChecklist Items Under Test: 6.35: For wireless microphone systems, with all wireless microphones turned on, confirm that, throughout the specified … 564 Audio, IT/AV, VideoI would guess that a few readers of “AVent Horizon” are old enough to remember the Firesign Theater, a comedy … 452 Audio, InstallationsSeating in the Colony High School auditorium varies, and the room is used for theatrical presentations, concerts, school and community … 609 Audio, Installations, IT/AV, VideoIn response to the critical need for nursing and other healthcare professionals in the state of Texas, Tyler Junior College … 538 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, … 513 Audio, BusinessThe Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadcast television spectrum incentive auction has been a source of consternation and hand-wringing from parties … 811 Audio, NewsLast fall, I was attending a Dante symposium presented by Audinate in New York City. Shortly after lunch, while waiting … 476 Audio, IT/AV, NewsCommercial and installed audio is at a crossroads. The inevitable merging of computer networking technology and audio distribution is here; … 514 Audio, NewsFor years, patch bays have provided critical flexibility and convenience to media facilities of all types, including studios, entertainment venues, … 377 Audio, NewsFor years, patch bays have provided critical flexibility and convenience to media facilities of all types, including studios, entertainment venues, … 379 Audio, NewsMy comments on intelligibility in the February issue sparked a flurry of emails and questions concerning the measurement of STI … 535 Audio, NewsChecklist Items Under Test: Several, really, but for this story, 6.33: For conferencing mode, at the 65dB-SPL listening level, be … 412 AudioA recent discussion with another consultant and client made me realize that many people, who I thought should know better, … 611 AudioThese days, I seem to watch more movies on planes than anywhere else. Although an enjoyable distraction, this is way … 460 AudioChecklist Items Under Test: 6.33: For conferencing mode, at the 65dB SPL listening level, be able to demonstrate full duplex … 449 AudioPicture a typical office environment that you’ve worked on as a systems integrator. What does it look like? Chances are, … 821 AudioIt has been an interesting yet frustrating year for me. Interesting in that some new and rather different (i.e., challenging) … 408 AudioIt has been an interesting yet frustrating year for me. Interesting in that some new and rather different (i.e., challenging) … 474 AudioHigh-resolution audio differs from high-definition video in some important respects. Frankly, video systems are generally easier to design. Although they … 477 AudioAll photos: Meyer Sound Digital beam steering offers a myriad of options. Column loudspeakers were a trendy choice in the … 951 AudioComputer programs: boon or bane? About 15 years ago, if I had been asked if I made much use of … 460 Audio, IT/AVSooners AV distribution gets an upgrade. When the University of Oklahoma (OU) in Norman decided to do a major upgrade … 567 AudioFoot in mouth. One of the more interesting features of my job is that I get to travel around the … 427 Audio, InstallationsBridling marble to implement smart AVL. The Venetian (venetiannj.com), a large event and reception facility in Garfield NJ, gets raves … 499 AudioWhy does the laptop sound so funny? In the AV industry, the end users are typically represented by two separate … 459 AudioThere can be little doubt, unless you are a DJ, of course, that good high-frequency performance from a sound system … 518 AudioIn the AV industry, the end users are typically represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the designers who … 449 AudioEditor’s Note: You may have read some general information about the changes in the California Building Code as it relates … 415 AudioEditor’s Note: You may have read some general information about the changes in the California Building Code as it relates … 547 Audio, IT/AVThemed attractions offer crossover opportunities. Two Las Vegas-based integrators apply what they’ve learned serving the nightclub and casino markets to … 494 AudioIf you’ve been following the news lately, you know that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 back in May … 428 AudioThe Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has had regulatory oversight of wireless microphones since rules were established for their operation in … 467 AudioIn the AV industry, the end users are typically represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the designers who … 526 AudioThere are a few things about the analog signal processing era that I miss. One I miss most is the … 496 AudioWe generally end up picking our own poisons. A recent (and rather spirited) debate in an online audio expert group … 983 AudioDo you want ear-splitting noise and migraines with that order? “What?” “I SAID, Mayor Di Blasio ought to pick up … 422 AudioDo you want ear-splitting noise and migraines with that order? Last month, I discussed how a number of manufacturers are … 406 AudioAudio design at Toledo Museum of Art’s Great Gallery. Audiovisual integrators know that “glass” and “good acoustics” are typically mutually … 614