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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

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.
    Specially tooled and molded plastic enclosure for exceptional durability. Travels and sets up easily with tripod mount plus retractable handle and wheels.
    Stream audio wirelessly from your smart phone, tablet, or any other Bluetooth® enabled device or play CDs and MP3s with integrated electronics.
    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."