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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Baseball Field Outdoor PA: Public Address Sound System

Bring the thrill and excitement of a Major League Park to your local baseball field by adding an outdoor PA sound system to your next Little League or High School baseball game.

Enhance the enthusiasm of the crowd and the passion that our young players bring to the ballpark with the support of baseball field PA system.

Quickly transform the feel of any game, keep the fans involved and push the experience over the top for both players and spectators alike.

Take advantage of an outdoor baseball PA system to:

  • Make Start and End Game Announcements
  • Pre-Game National Anthem
  • On-Deck Batter Walk-Up Music
  • Between Innings Music
  • Concession and Team Promotion Announcements
  • Sponsorship Announcements
  • 7th Inning Stretch Announcements
  • Post-Game Tournament Award Ceremonies and Announcements

Make Start and End Game Announcements
Command the attention of everyone in the area and communicate information to the teams and crowd all at once. The use of PA system during game play allows you to make all sorts of announcements before, during and after the game such as start times, field changes, or weather forecasts.

Pre-Game National Anthem
Gets players and fans ready for a game with the singing of the National Anthem. Feature a live singer or play a pre-recorded version to ensure a consistent and quality performance.

On-Deck Batter Walk-Up Music
Playing batter walk-up music and announcing the batter's name before their plate appearance is a feature that the players will enjoy the most. Nothing gives a Little League player more of a rush than their name blaring over the loud speakers, accompanied by their favorite pump-up song. This aspect really gives a professional feel to a baseball game, and allows the announcer to have some fun as well.

Between Innings Music
Playing music while the teams change sides keeps the energy level at the ballpark high, and gets fans singing and dancing along. It also makes the players feel like big-leaguers, as they warm up in the field with the music pumping, and energizes them to get back out on the field, rather than meandering back to their positions.

Concession and Team Promotion Announcements
Having a deal on hot dogs and soda at the concessions stand? Or is a team having a fundraiser by selling candy bars? Great! Rather than relying on fans to wander by the concessions stand, a PA system lets you to spread the word quickly and efficiently, ensuring that everyone is aware of the current deals or promotions.

Sponsorship Announcements
A PA system can provide a great new source of revenue for your league as well, through sponsorship announcements. While jersey sponsorship only allow for a finite number of sponsors, the potential here is unlimited, allowing you to make as many announcements as necessary. Sponsors will be quick to jump on board, as they realize the potential for reaching the entire audience with creative, appealing announcements.

7th Inning Stretch Announcements
A PA system allows for the playing of the traditional "Take Me Out To the Ball Game," as well as making any necessary updates or announcements that might arise during the course of the game.

Post-Game Tournament Award Ceremonies and Announcements
Award ceremonies simply aren't feasible without a PA system. Relying on the tournament director to shout the names of players and award recipients is a recipe disaster, and is easily fixed by the implementation of a PA system. This allows for players and coaches to be properly recognized for their efforts, without having to yell to be heard. A PA system also lets you make announcements on upcoming games or tournament schedules, making sure everyone is on the same page.

Baseball fields can be arranged with a permanent, temporary or mobile public address system and speakers.

Mobile and Permanent Baseball PA Systems
A baseball field outdoor PA system can be as simple as bringing along a handheld SW615A Half-Mile Hailer with you to the Press Box or permanently mounting horn speakers on fencing or poles.

The AmpliVox Half-Mile Hailer is perfect for those looking to bring along a small PA system to use in the press box.

Its simple and straightforward controls and lightweight design is the most practical portable speaker sound system to be heard in large and noisy outdoor crowds.

Assorted Half-Mile Hailer Kits expand the PA systems capabilities with multiple horn speakers that can be permanently installed to park fixtures.

Temporary Baseball PA Systems on Tripods

A portable sound systems is an alternative to installing permanent horn speakers to the baseball field and can be setup on tripods before each game. Easily uninstall the PA system and put away at the end of the game or have the PA moved to another field to host a soccer, football or softball game.

Multiple Field Layouts

Support multiple sport fields and cover several games at once from the same public address system.

Baseball events like youth AAU tournaments, Little League baseball games, and In-house recreation leagues need the proper equipment to function smoothly. Hailers, Wireless PA Systems, and Megaphones are all tools that can really impact a baseball season.

AmpliVox’s Ball Park Double-Play
AmpliVox’s Ball Park Double-Play opportunity is ideal for all little leagues, high schools, & collegiate baseball diamonds. The Half-Mile Hailer family is a perfect PA system for baseball field announcements, batter walk-up music, and middle of the inning music options while teams exchange the field. Offer the complete baseball atmosphere with audio from a portable Half-Mile Hailer in a press box behind home plate.

The Athletic Director and baseball coach at Lincolnwood High School had this to say about AmpliVox hailers:

“I would highly recommend this system to anyone who is looking to upgrade or install a new system. It saves so much time, very high quality and will not break the bank.”

Our Digital Audio Travel Partner & Titan Wireless PA systems can satisfy on-the-field audio for pre-game national anthems and post-game award ceremonies. These lightweight PA systems can also be placed on a tripod stand for an enriched speaking appearance, and to extend the voice of a speaker/announcer to even greater distances.

This two-fold opportunity can provide your baseball organization with not only quality PA systems that can cover the entire diamond, but also a FREE Mity-Meg Megaphone. When you call and ask about our “Ball Park Double-Play Opportunity” you enter a chance to receive a free Mity-Meg Megaphone upon acquisition of a ballpark PA system. Don’t miss out on the “AmpliVox Ball Park Double-Play Opportunity”, find out more at Ampli.com!

For more information on getting your baseball field setup with its own PA sound system you may contact us at:

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sound Cruisers Video: Car PA Systems

Take your message on the road with the AmpliVox Sound Cruiser.

Reach audiences up to 3,000 and cover the length of a football field with strong, clear, crisp sound.

The Sound Cruiser is ideal not just for cars but for all mobile communication needs:


Golf Courses

Construction Zones

Political Campaigning and more

The horn speakers mount easily and firmly on a vehicle roof with non-marring suction cups and butter hooks.

The powerful 50 watt amplifier lets you really crank up the sound. The amplifier can be:
  • Plugged into your car’s cigarette lighter socket

  • Or direct wire the unit to your car battery

  • Or get the optional battery pack with 10 D Cell batteries good for 200 hours of operation

  • Or optional rechargeable NiCad battery with AC Adapter Recharger

The amplifier features:
  • Dual wireless microphone jacks for multiple presenters
  • Auxiliary input for iPhone or CD player
  • Line out for recording
  • Additional speaker jacks
  • Volume and tone controls
  • There is even a siren button

The Sound Cruiser comes in four different models including:
S312 which has:

  • Twin horns and rooftop mounting kit

  • Amplifier and cables

  • And dynamic handheld mic with 5’ coil cord
Model SW312 includes:

  • Twin horns and amplifier

  • Plus wireless headset and lapel mics and bodypack transmitter

The Quad Sound Cruiser S314 provides even greater sound coverage with

  • Four horn speakers

  • It also includes amplifier and cables

  • And dynamic handheld mic with 5’ coil cord
The Wireless Quad system SW314:

  • Substitutes the wireless headset and lapel mics for the handheld mic

For more information on the Sound Cruisers, please visit: http://www.ampli.com/car-pa-system/

Friday, March 06, 2015

Community Joins in Black History Month Event with Help from AmpliVox Sound Systems

In observance of Black History Month, the Northbrook Community Relations Commission sponsored a free public event on February 21 at the North Suburban YMCA featuring the Jackie Robinson West Little League Team.

Over 300 guests, many of them children in baseball jerseys, gathered in the Y’s large gymnasium to share in an informal lunch and a Q&A session with JRW players.

To make sure that all the participants could hear and enjoy the full presentation, planners turned to locally-based AmpliVox Sound Systems for audio equipment to meet the demands of this unique event.

AmpliVox provided technical support as well as equipment to enable multiple JRW players to participate in the Q&A.

The company supplied six of its 16-channel S1623 Wireless Handheld Mic Kits, which were then managed through an eight-channel mixer. The wireless mics were used by the event’s emcee, JRW players, and audience members during the Q&A period.

Presenters also had access to an AmpliVox SW505 Executive Column Lectern with a sensitive gooseneck mic.

All the audio elements, including a multimedia presentation on Jackie Robinson’s legacy, were projected through AmpliVox’s SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner portable PA system and SW1297 Wireless Companion Battery Powered Speaker.

The combined coverage provided consistent, clear sound to the entire event space, even with a large of crowd of excited youngsters.

"AmpliVox really came through for us to make the Black History Month celebration successful," said Howard Schultz, Executive Director/CEO of the North Suburban YMCA.

"It was vitally important that all our guests could hear the presentations and participate in the dialogue. We rely on AmpliVox audio equipment for all kinds of events here at the Y, and we appreciate the extra efforts they made to meet our needs in this situation."

AmpliVox CEO Don Roth with Howard Schultz,
Executive Director/CEO of the North Suburban YMCA

Monday, February 23, 2015

ABC-7 Chicago Creates a Dignified Setting for Televised Chicago Mayoral Debate with AmpliVox Lecterns

The five main candidates for Mayor of Chicago joined in their first formal televised debate on February 6, and lecterns from AmpliVox Sound Systems were front and center for this landmark election event.

AmpliVox’s SN3100 Contemporary Lectern was chosen by the design team at WLS-TV, the host of the debate, to establish an elegant tone for the staging of the event.

Susan Mitchell, the Set Designer for WLS-TV, had only a limited amount of time to plan and assemble the set for the debate, which eventually would be viewed by tens of thousands of local viewers.

She turned to locally-based AmpliVox as a source that could provide top-quality lecterns on an expedited schedule.

Pleased with the overall look and well-made design, Mitchell was able to customize the lecterns with silver side panels that gave them their distinctive on-screen appearance.

Customization is a hallmark of AmpliVox’s wide-ranging collection of lecterns.

Available in a variety of materials, many AmpliVox lecterns can be special ordered with custom colors, logos, and sound system options.

The Contemporary 3100 lectern featured in the debates has a streamlined profile with a spacious reading surface, silver side uprights that are also available in black or custom colors, and a hidden rear shelf for water.

The reading surface and base are manufactured with a revolutionary technology resulting in an attractive and durable finish.

AmpliVox CEO Don Roth was proud to see his company’s products connected to such a significant political event.

“Our products are often used on the campaign trail. Everyone from Barack Obama to Sarah Palin has been photographed using our megaphones,” he comments.

“This is an especially exciting event because of its importance to our local community, and because we were able to meet the very specific needs of the event planners. The lecterns performed perfectly during the debate, and I look forward to seeing them in use on WLS in the future.”

Monday, February 16, 2015

Mobile Line Array Hailer Video: Outdoor Public Address System

When you need to really blast out the sound up to a mile away, use the AmpliVox Mobile Line Array Hailer System.

The Mobile Line Array Hailer System is the perfect solution where there is no existing PA and you want to reach people clearly over a large area such as:
  • Athletic Fields
  • Outdoor Arenas
  • and Street Fairs

It features a 50 watt multimedia amplifier and four tapered horn speakers mounted on a sturdy tripod.

The weather proof horn speakers are designed to achieve superior clarity and sound dispersion.

The amplifier runs on 10 D-cell batteries good for 200 hours of operation, or optional rechargeable NiCad battery with AC adapter recharger.

The amplifier features:
  • Dual wireless microphone jacks for multiple presenters
  • Auxiliary input for iPhone or CD player
  • Line out for recording
  • Additional speaker jacks
  • Volume and tone controls
  • There is even a siren button

The AmpliVox Mobile Line Array Hailer System ships complete:
  • Amplifier
  • Heavy duty tripod
  • Four horn speakers
  • And wireless handheld mic

For more information on the SW664 Mobile Line Array Hailer System, please visit:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

AmpliVox Supports Celebrity Catwalk’s Valentine’s Day Fundraiser for Animal Welfare

Extreme weather and turbulent economic conditions stretch animal rescue organizations and shelters to the breaking point.

Fortunately, Celebrity Catwalk works with many of them in hopes of connecting stray pets with new owners, promoting pet adoption, and raising funds to support local shelters.

Every year, Hollywood’s biggest celebrities, including the likes of Jamie Foxx and Melissa Rivers, lend their time and talent to Celebrity Catwalk-hosted fundraisers.

The group’s latest event, the Fire & Ice Gala, will be held on February 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at SPOT Chelsea in New York City.

Guests attending the fundraiser will enjoy an exquisite brunch, including cocktails and desserts, in addition to a silent auction and raffles benefitting local animal welfare groups.

Emmy Award nominated journalist Jill Nicolini, Lori-Ann Marchese of Bravo TV’s Game of Crowns, and Chrissy Monroe from VH1’s Love & Hip Hop will also be on hand taking pictures with guests — and their pets!

Events this big and causes this important require a sound system up to the task, which is why we are providing Celebrity Catwalk with the SW800 Titan Wireless Portable PA System, which will ensure that every guest at the Gala will hear the speeches and announcements pristine clarity.

Packing a powerful 100-watt amplifier that covers audiences of up to 2,500 people and rooms up to 10,000 square feet, the Titan is worthy of its name.

And with its eight-inch speaker, Bluetooth streaming capability, and compact, portable frame, Celebrity Catwalk can feel confident in their sound support, not only for the Fire and Ice Gala, but also for future fundraisers and events.

“We are very happy to support Celebrity Catwalk’s work on behalf of homeless animals,” said Don Roth, CEO of AmpliVox.

“They create exciting events that raise awareness and funds to support grassroots organizations, which is what our Community Contribution Club is all about. This donation will provide excellent sound amplification to support Celebrity Catwalk’s charitable efforts for years to come.”

Celebrity Catwalk is the latest organization to benefit from the AmpliVox Community Contribution Club, which strengthens and improves the communities we serve through innovative programs that bring our product expertise assistance to public service organizations looking to do good.

Do you have a cause that could benefit from assistance? Learn more about our Community Contribution Club at: http://www.ampli.com/community-outreach/contribution.aspx

Monday, February 09, 2015

9th Annual NSYMCA Strong Kids Fundraiser

For years AmpliVox has been helping the community by supporting the North Suburban YMCA and will also be participating at the 9th Annual Ken and Alta Thiel NSYMCA Strong Kids Fundraiser being held on February 26th at Pinstripes in Northbrook IL.

YMCA Strong Kids is an annual fundraising campaign focused on raising much needed resources to support proven YMCA programs that give kids the opportunities they need to reach their full potential: to live healthier, happier lives today, and grow into productive adults in the future.

The North Suburban YMCA keeps their promise to serve the community by making their programs, services and facilities available to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.

Often times, when families face financial hardships they are forced to give up the things that enhance their quality of life. At the Y they believe that every child, family and individual should have access to the life changing programs they offer, never turning away any child that is in need of services due to their inability to pay.

Supporting the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign directly helps children, teens and young adults in their community. Donations will help the YMCA to ensure people of all ages are healthier and more productive regardless of their background or financial situation.

This means:
  • Helping a struggling family to enjoy fun filled activity at their local YMCA
  • Helping a child learn to swim
  • Helping a teen to learn to lead and feel success
  • Enabling a child to participate in a recreation or physical activity
  • Enabling a family to use a trusted, quality child care

The 9th Annual NSYMCA Strong Kids Fundraiser will be held at Pinstripes in Northbrook IL:

When you buy tickets, donate or support the Strong Kids Financial Assistance Fund you are ensuring that the children in our service area will be be more confident, connected and secure through Y programs.

Purchasing a dinner ticket includes:
  • Open bowling and bocce
  • Dining on many specialty items from the Pinstripes menu
  • Open Bar
  • Mobile silent auction (bring your smart phone)
  • Live auction
  • Ample seating (reserved seating is available with a purchase of 10 or more tickets)
  • Valet parking
  • Coat check
This night is all about fun, friends and our community!
Leave the tux at home because casual attire is welcome.

For more information on the NSYMCA Strong Kids Campaign and to purchase your tickets online please visit:

Thursday, February 05, 2015

FETC 2015 Lectern Drawing Winners

As the technology sponsor for lecterns at FETC 2015, AmpliVox provided lecterns in the exhibit halls, show floor, theater, lobby and meeting rooms for presenters in each of these areas to use during their sessions.

Participants were also given a chance to win the lectern.

AmpliVox raffled off nine of the SN3250 lecterns at the event. With over 400 entries, AmpliVox is proud to announce the winners of the FETC 2015 Lectern Drawing:

Julie Remke
Pensacola Catholic High School
Pensacola, Florida
Angela Kirkpatrick
Copperas Cove ISD
Copperas Cove, Texas
Soralee Ayvar
University School of NSU
Ft Lauderdale, Florida

Laura Spunt
David Posnack Jewish Day School
Davie, Florida
Stewart Lee
Westside High School
Anderson, South Carolina
B Pirie
Lake Highland Prep
Orlando, Florida

Lori Engasser
Eagle Ridge Elementary
Parkland, Florida
Dianna Robinson
Dixie District Schools K-12
Cross City, Florida
Roy K Carter
Voice Instructor
Viera, Florida