September 2005

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September 2005

Features

Acoustical Measurement and Predictive Modeling

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By Bruce Borgerson

The snowballing advances in computer hardware power and the accelerating rate of software development have altered the landscape of sound system design. New generations of software...

Technology Showcase:
Microphone Preamps

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By Bennett Liles

In modern parlance, the terms and have, for practical purposes, become inextricably linked. In every field, maximum effort is being made to stretch available resources for maximum effect, and nowhere is this trend more evident than in the world of low-cost mic preamps...

Technology Showcase:
Analyzing Handheld Analyzers

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By Mike Klasco

Every sound contractor would like to have the equivalent of a telephone test set, a Swiss army knife for field use. A spectrum analyzer and maybe more that could hang from your belt and be used for checking the response and uniformity of coverage in the seating area...

Technology Showcase:
Videoconferencing Systems

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By Bennett Liles

Videoconferencing had been a technology-in-waiting from the time AT&T introduced the first Picturephone at the 1964 World's Fair until about 10 years ago. Then, hardware started shrinking in size and price, while new compression techniques packed more data into the pipes and broadband access broke through to the suburbs...

Installation Profile:
Spiritual Growth

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By Mel Lambert

The development of most contemporary churches is one of continuing evolution as new facilities are added in response to the needs of parishioners, their families, and the community...

Reviews

Drawmer DSL424

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By John McJunkin

It's no secret that Drawmer...

VBrick VB6200

By Jeff Sauer

By now, most AV contractors are aware of the trend toward using IP networks to move AV control data. And the advantages are fairly clear: unlimited distances,...

Columns

Amateur Users, Professional Systems

By Mark Johnson

OK, a brief survey. With a show of hands, how many of you drive a car? Of those with your hands up, how many of you feel confident enough to go out and...

Picture This:
Streaming 2.0

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By Jeff Sauer

There was a time a few years ago during the dot-com boom...

Associations Focus: CEDIA Certification Goes Online

It is truly easier than ever to meet the new membership requirements and obtain the coveted CEDIA certifications as CEDIA University now delivers the...

Associations Focus: AV Best Practices Straight from the Source

Nearly two years ago a remarkable event occurred in the professional AV industry: Two key ICIA councils decided to collaborate on a document that would,...

Associations Focus: NSCA Supports Congressional Decision

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 525, the Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2005, which authorizes the formation and operation of federally...

IT Trends:
Getting it Done

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By Brian Glass

As the lead IT person for a church with a congregation of more than a thousand, I find that getting it all done with the manpower available can be a difficult...

POV: The Link Between Manufacturers and Dealers

By Logan Enright

Independent representative is a term that is ever-present in the industry today. But, what does it actually mean? From whom or what does this independence...

Departments

The Buzz: Install of the Month:
Fellowship of the Woodlands Church

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By Charles Conte

Fellowship of the Woodlands Church in The Woodlands, Texas, is a dynamic, contemporary church that doesn't give an audio engineer a day of rest. Certainly...

The Buzz: Newsmakers

Gerry Tschetter has been named director of product management for QSC Audio. OmniMount Systems has promoted Scott Ashbaugh to director of marketing services,...

The Buzz: 20 Years Ago in
Sound & Video Contractor

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By Mark Johnson

Reverberating with Digital Delay The September 1985 issue focused on digital delay and reverberation and included articles written by Richard C. Cabot, Keith Worsley, and D.B. Keele, three individuals well known in their fields of expertise. Cabot kicked it off with “A Closer Look at Digital Delay and Reverberation,” in which he defined some of the terminology, provided an in-depth look at the current state of technology, and gave an idea about what the future held. Following up with the practical aspects, Keith Worsley contributed...

The Buzz: Contractor's Web Watch

L-Acoustics has debuted a new website that merges the content of its previously independent websites. The site now provides a single convenient web destination...

The Buzz: Industry News

Marcus Brooke, MD, of Sonifex is participating in two races to raise money for the new children's hospital being built near the grounds of the John Radcliffe Hospital (JR) in Oxford, England...

The Buzz: Upcoming Events

September 20-21 The New York Cine Equipment Show New York www.nyces.org; 21-25 TIE - International Experimental Cinema ExpoDenver www.experimentalcinema.org...

What's New

What's New:
Audio Technology

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MXL's Mac-based iBooster interface is designed to raise any low-level input signal, such as microphones and electric guitar, to interface with the audio input level of a Mac. It also simplifies adding dialogue to a presentation, creating podcasts, or recording a musical performance...

What's New: Video Technology

The NEC SpectraView LCD2180WG LED monitor uses a combination of red, green, and blue LEDs to produce its white-light backlight source, which provides...

What's New:
Residential Technology

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Velodyne's SPL-R (Small, Precise, Loud — Remote) series subwoofers are available in 8in., 10in., and 12in. versions with six-band; auto-EQ functionality powered by DSP technology; and a full-featured remote control with four listening presets for movies, R&B-rock, jazz-classical, and games. With one touch on the remote...

What's New: AV Technology

The PL-1 projector lock, from Chief, provides added defense from theft with a low-profile, aesthetic design for security without enclosing...

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