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June 2001

June 2001



Nathaniel Hecht, editor

Truth is a delicate flower. It needs light, nourishment and protection to stay alive. Sanford D. Hecht, M.D. WHEN I WAS A KID, MY DAD SHARED THIS WISDOM…


Alan Kruglak

If you don’t ask, you don’t get. No one will offer to pay more for your products and services unless you ask for more. If clients complain, let them complain…


Agreements, Partnerships and Acquisitions

Compiled by Elizabeth Price

Chapter 11 Reorganization at Alesis On April 27, 2001, Alesis Studio Electronics filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, in conjunction with an agreement…


Compiled by Elizabeth Price

July 15-19ICIA EducationFairfax, 20-21ICIA EducationCTS-D TestingFairfax, August 6-10Syn-Aud-Con TrainingHuber Orchard andWineryStarlight,…


Compiled by Elizabeth Price

ETC welcomes Bill Mead, a long-time industry professionalAs part of Digital Projection Inc.’s new organization model for its technical services department,…


Compiled by Elizabeth Price

Stewart Audio appointed Audio Marketing Associates for the OH territory; Maximum Group for the Southern CA, Southern NV and AZ territory; Dimension/Point…

Industry Notes

Compiled by Elizabeth Price

Growth at Stewart Filmscreen Stewart Filmscreen celebrated its recently built Manufacturing Plant III with an inaugural celebration at the new facility….

New on the Web

Compiled by Elizabeth Price

Crestron Launches Online Dealer Resource A new special section of the Crestron Web site, the Crestron Design Center (at,…

What’s New

Audio Products

CD Recorder Tascam’s CD-RW2000 uses 24-bit A/D and D/A converters to play and write professional and consumer CD-R and CD-RW discs….

Video Products

Installation Projector SHOWN at INFOCOMM! The 1024768 XG-P10XU projector for permanent installations is capable of 3000 ANSI lumens…

Installation Products

Compiled by Elizabeth Price

Loudspeakers The Community R.5 line of two-way weather-resistant loudspeakers is available in custom colors. The standard color is light gray, and all…

Installers’ Supplies

Compiled by Elizabeth Price

Electrician’s Tool Kit Jensen Tools Inc. makes the JTK-66 tool kit with heavy-duty, 5-inch-wide nylon belt. Designed to outlast leather work belts and…


Compiled by Elizabeth Price

CD-ROM Product Catalog Alpha Communications offers the AlphaCat CD-ROM product catalog. With the CD, users can find information on over 2000 Alpha products…

Installation Profiles

Baby’s Bottom End

By Bruce Borgerson

YOU’LL KNOW ABOUT BABY’S LONG BEFORE YOU ENTER the club. You’ll know about it even before you get inside the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, where Baby’s…

Video Projections


Peter H. Putman, CTS

IT ALL STARTED INNOCENTLY ENOUGH in October 1999. I was testing a Princeton AF3.0HD direct-view monitor and decided to see if I could receive the local…

Clean Signals


Bill Whitlock

LAST YEAR, IN MY AUGUST COLUMN, I wrote about an electrical wiring error called a neutral-ground swap. It’s a problem that apparently occurs much more…


Feedback Forum

Help Wanted for Sound System Diagramming I am wondering if you could point me in the right direction. I’m currently assisting my church in setting up…


Andrew Martin

I am now convinced that any organization of sufficient size to take advantage of the cellular business design will profit from it. IT IS TRUE THAT YOU…

Rattle, Hum, Snap, Crackle, Pop!

By Gordon Moore

Though feedback can be lessened to a degree by some basic equalization and notch filtering, do not be lulled into thinking there is any magic box out…


By Steve Somers

GOOD VIDEO IMAGERY IS RELATIVE. MOST PEOPLE have yet to realize, much less witness, the image quality currently possible, because the most fundamental…

Presentation Jitters

By Eddie Ciletti

MY FIRST PRESENTATION WAS IN GRADE SCHOOL. I mounted a doorbell, a battery and a switch on a piece of wood and juxtaposed the actual wiring to a schematic…

Troubleshootin’ Cowboy

By Patrick Killianey

There are some rules of thumb that can extend the life of your products. THERE WAS A TIME WHEN AUDIO AND video equipment was repairable. Back then, a…

Wilson Appointed to CSI Task Team

NSCA executive director Chuck Wilson was recently appointed to the Construction Specification Institute MasterFormat Expansion Task Team. The group recently…

SkillsUSA Adds A/V Technology

ICIA has announced its involvement with the SkillsUSA Championships. Competitions among high school and community college students from all over the country…

ICIA Acquires Database and Software Rights

ICIA announced its intent to purchase a database of 80,000 A/V products by more than 500 industry manufacturers from Pacifiq Technologies. The acquisition…

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