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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

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

AmpliVox Announces First Winners of 10-Week Dealer Contest

AmpliVox Sound Systems has awarded the first two of ten weekly prizes in its dealer incentive contest, ongoing through March 14.

The contest encourages dealers to make full use of AmpliVox’s versatile YouTube channel as a sales resource.

For the 10-week contest period, dealers who embed AmpliVox videos on their websites will be eligible to win valuable prizes, while also gaining the advantage of AmpliVox’s instructive content to share with customers.

AmpliVox introduced its YouTube channel for dealers in late 2014, featuring a wide assortment of useful demonstration videos for its portable sound systems, lecterns, and integrated multimedia furniture products.

Videos provide a dramatic sales benefit: studies show that customers are 85% more likely to make purchases after viewing a demonstration video.

In the first week of the contest, All Pro Sound received a $100 gift card in AmpliVox’s random drawing, followed in the second week by Markertek.

Week #1 Winner

Week #2 Winner

Between January 5 and March 14, 2015, authorized AmpliVox dealers are invited to embed one or more of the AmpliVox videos on their own websites.

Weekly Prize: $100 Amex Gift Card
When the dealer sends the URL for the embedded video to contest@ampli.com, the dealer is then entered into a weekly drawing for a $100 American Express gift card.

Each new video embedded can be emailed as a separate contest entry. In addition to the weekly drawings, dealers who participate will be entered in a March 14 drawing for the grand prize, an iPhone 6 valued at over $600.

Full contest rules and restrictions can be viewed on the AmpliVox website.

“We’re pleased to the response to our contest, and congratulate our first two dealer winners,” said Don Roth, AmpliVox CEO.

“The AmpliVox YouTube channel is a great selling resource, and the contest has inspired more dealers to put our videos to use.

Whether or not they win the contest, they’ll get the benefit of helping customers make great choices and closing more sales.”

We welcome all dealers to join the Dealer Video Contest, for more info on becoming a dealer please visit: