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Thursday, December 18, 2014

AmpliVox Attends The Midwest Clinic Annual Conference 2014



AmpliVox Sound Systems is currently attending the 68th Annual Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference being hosted at McCormick Place West this December 17-20 2014.



Stop by booth 487 to learn how our sound systems
can help your band or orchestra.
The Midwest Clinic brings together an exciting music community for everyone to share, learn and collaborate while honing in their skills as musicians, educators and inventors of the musical arts.

Each year top ensembles are displayed throughout the music conference, showcasing the newest ideas and talent.

From students to professionals, performers have a chance to exhibit their talents to a supportive and enthusiastic audience with an interest in furthering music education.

With more than 17,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 30 countries, The Midwest Clinic offers music educators and musicians alike an unmatched networking opportunity.


For the past 67 years, musicians, educators and people passionate about music education of all skill levels have gathered in Chicago for the largest music conference of its kind.










Anyone and everyone can attend the conference. Guests of the music conference do not have to be part of an orchestra, band or other group. For more information you can download their 2014 Official Mobile App that features a complete listing of speakers, events and floor plan.

Monday, December 08, 2014

AmpliVox Receives 2014 Hero Award from Special Olympics Illinois



Mike McLaughlin (left), athlete and Global Messenger for Special Olympics Illinois with Don Roth, CEO of AmpliVox Sound Systems.
AmpliVox Sound Systems has been honored by Special Olympics Illinois (“SOILL”) with the 2014 Maggiano’s Hero Award, in recognition of AmpliVox’s donation of portable PA systems to all of SOILL’s area and statewide offices.

Don Roth, AmpliVox’s CEO, participated in the annual awards dinner at Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurant in Schaumburg, Illinois, on November 20.

AmpliVox was one of 10 honorees at the SOILL Hero Awards, which are given to individuals, groups or businesses that have shown exemplary commitment to SOILL and have made efforts to strengthen communities and improve the quality of life for Special Olympics athletes.
Over 100 attendees gathered for the awards presentation, which was hosted by emcee Chris Boden of Comcast SportsNet. Annie Carroll, SOILL Vice President of Area Management, thanked AmpliVox for its generous donations, noting that the portable PA systems enhance both the safety of the Special Olympics events and the positive affirmation of award ceremonies for the athletes.




“In 2013, SOILL surveyed our athletes and coaches asking them to rank the importance of the major elements of all Special Olympics competitions. Safety of our events was ranked first, followed by awards presentations,” Carroll noted during the Maggiano’s event.

“Our partnership with AmpliVox in supplying SOILL with high quality PA systems has helped us make significant improvements in both areas.

The AmpliVox sound systems have improved safety by allowing us to increase event-wide PA announcements and reach within our venues, and improved our awards by giving the athletes the thrill of hearing their names announced during awards ceremonies and enhancing the awards experience for all of our athletes and the families / spectators that are there to cheer them on.

We are very fortunate to have the support of AmpliVox and access to their high quality equipment.”




The lightweight, easily portable 50W sound systems provide versatile amplification for all types of outdoor settings.

It’s perfect for all outdoor uses:
  • Public Safety
  • Crowd Control
  • Athletic Activities
  • Political Campaigns
  • Band Practice and more
An easy to use 50 Watt amp really powers out the sound, just turn it on, adjust the volume and start talking.

The weather proof horn speaker produces wider sound dispersion than other available products.

You can easily be heard over a half mile away with the Half Mile Hailer loudspeaker pa system. Its simple straightforward controls, and lightweight design make it the most practical and portable outdoor speaker sound system on the market.
AmpliVox’s Half Mile Hailer portable PAs were put into service at a number of Special Olympics events in 2014, including the annual:







If you need to be heard in a large and noisy crowd this is your solution. For more information on the Half-Mile Hailer, please visit: http://www.ampli.com/portable-pa-system/610A-615A-Half-Mile-Hailer.aspx

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Half Mile Hailers Video: Outdoor Portable PA System



When you need to project clear sound up to a half mile away, use the PA system that lives up to its name, the AmpliVox Half-Mile Hailer.



It’s perfect for all outdoor uses:
  • Public Safety
  • Crowd Control
  • Athletic Activities
  • Political Campaigns
  • Special Events
  • Auctioneers
  • Band Practice and more

An easy to use 50 Watt amp really powers out the sound, just turn it on, adjust the volume and start talking.

The weather proof horn speaker produces wider sound dispersion than other available products. The handy shoulder strap frees up your hands and also lets you be seen.


The Half-Mile Hailer is available with three different microphone styles:


Wireless model with lapel mic
and headset mic

Wireless model with
wireless handheld mic

Dynamic wired handheld mic
with 5 ft. cord



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 and volume and tone controls. There is even a siren button.





Each Half-Mile Hailer option ships complete:

- Model SW610A with wireless lapel and headset mics
- Model SW615A with wireless handheld mic or
- Model S610A with Dynamic wired mic

The Half Mile Hailer is also available in bundled kits to expand your outdoor speaking options.

Extend your voice with AmpliVox.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway at AmpliVox 2014


Just like every other year at this time, the team at AmpliVox takes a step back from their busy lives to give thanks for the many gifts that we often take for granted and to focus on what truly is important... our friends, family and each other.

AmpliVox CEO Don Roth gives thanks to his crew by hosting an annual turkey giveaway in the spirit of Thanksgiving, offering the staff their choice of a turkey or ham to take home for the holidays.



Don with Plant Manager, Dave Blecha

Don with Lead Production Associate, Betty Czaplewski




Don with Administrative Associate, Denny Porter

Don with Chief Financial Officer, Ron Stelzer



"We have enjoyed another wonderful year filled with many successes and new opportunities", says AmpliVox CEO Don Roth.

"None of it would have been possible without the tireless work of all our employees, the rock solid support of our friends and family, the strong bonds we share with our dealers and partners, and our fantastic customers whom we have the pleasure of serving."


From all of us to all of you, AmpliVox would like to give thanks for the blessings of the year, express our gratitude and show our appreciation.



AmpliVox Staff

From Left to Right: Keith Urban, Dave Blecha, Doris Taylor, Jason Kinkelaar, Krystyna Olczyk, Teresa Portan, Tony Gatz, Ron Stelzer, Dan Kreusch, Betty Czaplewski, Bill Gamber, Manny Canchola, Merle Davis, Tom Werner, Rick Hernandez, Denny Porter, Charley Rummel, Luke Legg, Kelly Kowalewski, Daniel Tramposh, Jeremy Kowalewski, Patrick Alexander, Don Roth

Monday, November 24, 2014

City of Brevard NC is Happily Amplified with the SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner


Dear AmpliVox,

On behalf of the City of Brevard and our Mayor Mr. Jimmy Harris would like to thank you for the PA system "SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner" your company shipped to us. The system was tested and has been already used in two small events and staff members and Mr. Harris are very pleased.

Our next big event will take place in our Christmas Parade on December 6. We know it will cover our needs and our citizens will enjoy of a good Christmas Program. Once again thank you to you and to all your staff that work really hard demonstrating an outstanding customer service.



Alexander Marquez
Parks & Property Management Office
City of Brevard
95 West Main Street
Brevard, North Carolina 28712
828-862-4119


The Digital Audio Travel Partner is our most complete, all-in-one PA system.
  • REACH UP TO 7,500 PEOPLE—indoors or out!
    Powerful 250 watt amplifier delivers quality sound in areas up to 25,000 square feet.
  • A PROVEN ROAD WARRIOR
    Specially tooled and molded plastic enclosure for exceptional durability. Travels and sets up easily with tripod mount plus retractable handle and wheels.
  • BLUETOOTH® WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
    Stream audio wirelessly from your smart phone, tablet, or any other Bluetooth® enabled device or play CDs and MP3s with integrated electronics.
  • YOU'RE IN CONTROL
    Audio options include the reverb echo effect , mute and talk-over functions as well as a voice priority feature which dulls down the music when you speak into the mic.



For more information on the Digital Audio Travel Partner PA System Packages, please visit: http://www.ampli.com/portable-pa-system/Digital-Audio-Travel-Partner-Package.aspx

Monday, November 17, 2014

Storytellers Engage Imaginations with Help from AmpliVox Sound Systems


As Two Voices, Darlene and Larry Neumann share stories and songs from experience, history, and folklore of the world.
When storytellers Darlene and Larry Neumann connect with an audience, they have the power to transport imaginations and inspire spirits.

They share stories and songs from their personal family experiences, as well as traditional tales from around the world.

The Neumanns, who perform as “Two Voices Storytelling,” share their stories with audiences of all ages in a wide range of venues.

In order to bring their traditional tales to life in word and song, they rely on AmpliVox Sound Systems for perfect clarity, amplification, and versatility.

According to Larry, "Using the AmpliVox SW800 Portable PA System has made a tremendous difference for our storytelling.

The crisp, clear sound means that audiences can participate actively in our stories. We love the flexibility of using the handheld wireless mic or the wireless headset mics.”


That flexibility is vital to performers who are constantly on the go between schools, libraries, outdoor festivals, churches, and assisted living centers.

“The stand for the speaker means we can perform in spaces large or small and be heard with ease,” notes Larry. “We also appreciate how easy the system is to transport and set up.”
Darlene also values the ability to easily integrate the sound system with musical elements of their performance.

“We have especially appreciated being able to plug in Larry’s acoustic/electric guitar to balance the guitar and voices when we perform. It is great that we have no feedback to deal with, even when we use two mics and the guitar,” says Darlene.

The Neumanns have complete confidence in their AmpliVox system as an essential part of their storytelling practice. "Even when a venue says they can supply a sound system, we trust our SW800 for our performances.

We have used the system in gymnasiums, libraries and classrooms, for all day workshops, performances and workshops. We can't imagine being without it now!"


AmpliVox salutes Two Voices Storytelling for their commitment to sharing, educating, and entertaining. We are glad to support their work and wish them many more years of storytelling success.

For information on Two Voices Storytelling, their programs, workshops and venues please visit: www.twovoicesstorytelling.com

Monday, November 10, 2014

Win An AmpliVox Audio Portable Buddy With SchoolsIn Thanksgiving Turkey Coloring Contest


Teachers! Thanksgiving is fast approaching, but before you let your students break for the holiday, you can win some exciting classroom technology thanks to our friends at SchoolsIn.

The popular education technology and furniture dealer is running their annual Turkey Coloring Contest during the month of November for grade school classrooms across the country.



Teachers are encouraged to print out this year’s SchoolsIn turkey
and let students unleash their design prowess to color the best bird, and submit it to SchoolsIn for a chance to win several prizes.


AmpliVox Sound Systems is once again serving as a sponsor of the contest, and one lucky 2nd or 3rd grade class will win our popular mobile PA system, the Audio Portable Buddy.

This 50 watt PA system is light enough to be carried around your shoulder, and comes with wireless lapel, headset, and wired microphone capabilities, easily adjustable volume controls, a durable protective cover, and a unique auxiliary input with additional controls to play sound from a computer projector or other media player.

Educators swear by the Audio Portable Buddy as a proven tool to improve classroom management and student attentiveness.

The voice amplification feature relieves teachers from straining their voice to speak over the busy atmosphere of group projects and student discussions that are commonplace in the classroom.

When ideal weather or field trips bring learning outdoors, simply bring the Buddy with, and communicate to your students with minimal interference and without raising your voice.

No matter the setting, the Audio Portable Buddy allows you to maintain control and clear communication, which is pivotal in creating a positive and successful learning environment. You can learn more about the Audio Portable Buddy by checking out the spotlight video below from our YouTube channel.




For more information about the SchoolsIn Turkey Coloring Contest, check out their contest rules. And be sure to browse our blog to to learn more about how AmpliVox technology can make a difference in your classroom.

Friday, November 07, 2014

AmpliVox Supports Veterans with Entrepreneurial Boot Camp Sponsorship



In support of military veterans, AmpliVox Sound Systems has signed on as a sponsor of the Veteran’s Entrepreneurial Boot Camp, to be presented by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Governors State University (“SBDC at GSU”) on November 13, 2014.

AmpliVox will provide sound systems and multimedia presentation equipment for the full-day event, ensuring that all attendees will be able to benefit from the event’s wide range of educational workshops. The workshop events will have the use of the AmpliVox SW800 and SW720 wireless portable PA systems.



SW800 Titan Wireless
Portable PA System

SW720 iPad, iPhone,
iPod Wireless PA System



The Veteran’s Entrepreneurial Boot Camp, now in its twelfth year, provides veterans with a free full-day program of business advice presentations, topical panel discussions, and networking sessions.


The program came to the attention of AmpliVox CEO Don Roth through a chance meeting with Priscilla Cordero, Director of SBDC at GSU, when they both were being honored with Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards by the Daily Herald Business Ledger. Roth was being recognized for AmpliVox’s history of community involvement, and he saw the SBDC program as a perfect fit for his company’s products and philosophy.

“This outstanding program helps two of the most worthy groups in our community: veterans and small businesses,” notes Roth.

“I’m proud that AmpliVox will be able to provide top-quality presentation equipment for this event, so that the speakers can integrate any multimedia devices they choose and the audience can hear every word.”


The Veteran’s Entrepreneurial Boot Camp takes place in the Performing Arts Center at Governors State University, 1 University Place in University Park, Illinois, from 8:00am to 3:00pm on November 13. The event is free of charge to veterans, and open to non-veterans for a registration fee of $40. For detailed event information and registration, visit www.govst.edu/sbdcbootcamp or call the SBDC at GSU at 708 534 4929.




To learn more about AmpliVox’s Community Contribution Club program, visit www.ampli.com/community-outreach/contribution.aspx.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Daredevil Nik Wallenda's Blindfolded Tightrope Walk Guided By Using An AmpliVox Megaphone


AmpliVox would like to congratulate daredevil Nik Wallenda for his latest death defying feat, walking across a tightrope between two skyscrapers over Chicago Sunday without a safety net or harness.


Nik’s second and blindfolded walk across the tightrope was guided
by his father’s voice using an AmpliVox S602 Mity-Meg megaphone

Thousands of cheering fans packed the streets around the city's Marina City towers to watch the 35-year-old heir and 7th generation progeny of the famed Flying Wallendas circus family complete the back-to-back walks including one wearing a blindfold. With cheers and whistles coming from a crowd gathered below, the stunt was captured live on the Discovery Channel.

Wallenda began by walking more than two city blocks from the Marina City west tower to the Leo Burnett Building. That first crossing, which took 6:51 minutes and was done at a 19-degree slant across the Chicago River, set the world record for steepest incline for tightrope walking between two buildings.


"I love Chicago and Chicago definitely loves me," said Wallenda as he walked the wire, with the crowd of thousands below him screaming in support. "What an amazing roar!"

Nik’s second and blindfolded walk across the tightrope was guided by his father’s voice using an AmpliVox S602 megaphone, instructing Nik as he walked blindly midair between the two Marina City towers.

As a member of the famous Flying Wallendas, Nik is no stranger to death-defying stunts. He walked across a wire 1,500 feet above a river in Arizona in June 2013, becoming the first person to traverse the gorge near Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Before that, he made a record journey across Niagara Falls in 2012.


But on Sunday, Wallenda made it look easy. "I'm so blessed for these opportunities," he said during his walk. "You guys watching think I'm crazy, but this is what I was made for."


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Run the Extra Mile with AmpliVox and Save



Order any AmpliVox Hailer System or Mity-Meg Megaphone by November 7
and receive 10% off the standard price. Use code EXTRAMILE14 when placing your order.

www.ampli.com | info@ampli.com | (847) 267-5486

* In 2009 Extra Mile Day was started to encourage individuals and organizations to “go the extra mile” in service and volunteerism. Mayors from San Francisco to Salt Lake City to Washington, D.C., to Boston joined in to support of the “extra mile” message and the list has now grown to over 444 cities.

The AmpliVox Community Contribution Club works to strengthen and improve the communities we serve through innovative programs that channel financial support as well as product donations and assistance to public service organizations. AmpliVox is a proud to support the Special Olympics, YMCA, Komen Race for the Cure, and numerous other charitable organizations.




                    


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