December 2000

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December 2000

Columns

CHANGES AHEAD

Nathaniel Hecht

I read Future Shock by Alvin Toffler way back in junior high school (I attended a fairly experimental junior high back in the early '70s). The premise...

Departments

Business News

Elizabeth Price

Harman Launches Dealer Extranet Harman Consumer Systems Group was expected to launch Custom Central, an online resource for authorized Harman custom installation...

What's New

What's New

SOUND & VIDEO CONTRACTOR STAFF

MUSIC SYSTEM JBL SMS1 System JBL's SMS1 Soundzone Music System is a complete music package for stores, restaurants and other businesses. The $895 system...

Installation Profiles

THE National Ice Centre

Peter Mapp

kating icons - and Olympic gold winners - Jayne Torvil and Christopher Dean hail from Nottingham, a town that's now home to a new state-of-the-art ice...

Video Projections

THE DTV HOLY GRAIL good indoor 8vsb reception

Peter H. Putman

In the July and August issues of S&VC, I wrote about my tests of off-the-shelf antennas for terrestrial reception of DTV signals. These tests were conducted...

Security Trends

LOOK, MA, NO WIRES!

Steve Filippini

Working with security system transmitters You are standing in the entry of a large home with vaulted ceilings and tiled floors. Your job is to run a pair...

Articles

Cleaning Up the House

Peter Mapp

EQUALIZATION AND SOUND SYSTEM PERFORMANCE It never ceases to amaze me how many sound system installations out there do not incorporate an equalizer or...

THE EQUALIZATION TRANSFORMATION

RAY MILLER & DENNIS BOHN

When Bell Labs began the first use of equalizers in the late 1920s, it did so to undo, or "equalize," the damage done by the transmission path. Long lines...

The Art of Equalization

Emory Straus & Duke Ducoff

You have to wonder what the craftsmen who built and installed pipe organs in churches long ago felt when all their painstaking work on huge instruments...

The Cure for the Common Feedback

Robert McPeek

As with any discipline, sound system design and engineering has its own unique language that non-initiates may find difficult to fathom. A conversation...

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