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Friday, December 29, 2017

Looking Back at AmpliVox 2017: Milestones


As the year comes to a close, it's a good time to look back and reflect on all that has been accomplished at AmpliVox and recount the milestones of 2017 as we move forward into the New Year.


January 2017
FETC 2017 Is Underway - Visit AmpliVox at Booth #1145

The National Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) annually attracts thousands of education and technology leaders from around the world. Delivering strategies and best practices for student success and schoolwide advancement, FETC is known as one of the nation’s premier education technology events.

Recognized for its outstanding program year after year, FETC provides Educators the opportunity to explore the most effective integration of technology across the curriculum through premium sessions, intensive workshops, various concurrent sessions, and live demonstrations.


AmpliVox Exhibits Custom Logos For Lecterns at FASTSIGNS 2017 Annual Convention

AmpliVox Sound Systems attended the 2017 FASTSIGNS Annual Convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center during Jan 12th - 13th.

The conference and expo allowed for networking opportunities with 500+ FASTSIGNS franchise attendees to present the latest innovations and new products or services to an independently owned and operated global network. AmpliVox was stationed at Booth #248 showcasing lecterns that can be customized with your company logo.



February 2017
AmpliVox Donates Megaphones To The American Red Cross Indiana Region

AmpliVox donated a dozen SB602R Mity-Meg 25-Watt Rechargeable Megaphones to the American Red Cross Indiana Region that serves 6.3 million Hoosiers in 87 counties.




TMEA Clinic Convention: AmpliVox Audio Enhances Band Performance

This annual four-day convention is the largest of its kind in the nation. With over 27,000 attendees (including over 10,200 active music educators), experiencing unparalleled opportunities for professional development, inspiration, networking, and the best buys on anything the music industry has to offer.



March 2017
2017 NAIA Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field National Championships

AmpliVox Sound Systems was a proud sponsor of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) 2017 Indoor Track & Field National Championships.


AmpliVox Proudly Supports North Suburban YMCA’s Strong Kids Dinner

The North Suburban YMCA’s 11th Annual Strong Kids Dinner was held on March 9, 2017, bringing the community together for an exciting evening of fun, food, and socializing to benefit the Y’s Strong Kids Financial Assistance Fund.

Northwestern Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald and his wife Stacy Fitzgerald (shown left), president of the North Shore Griffins Youth Football League, were awarded the Y's Thiel Award for Social Responsibility.



April 2017
AmpliVox Portable Systems Deliver Maximum Sound Coverage for YMCA Gala Charity Event

Northbrook-based AmpliVox Sound Systems partnered with the Y to supply specialized portable units that would cover each of the venue spaces. AmpliVox technicians designed connected coverage zones that included powerful yet unobtrusive units.

In the main event area, with towering 20 foot high ceilings and seating for almost 500 guests, AmpliVox placed two SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner units at the front of the house projecting toward the audience.


The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Uses AmpliVox Patriot Lectern In Trump Parody

President Donald Trump had announced that he will not attend this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, a move that comes amid increasingly hostile relations between the media and the White House. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert ran a parody sketch on the decision to skip the White House Correspondents' Dinner, using the AmpliVox Patriot Lectern as the president delivers his speech.



May 2017
AmpliVox Technology Helps Engage Audiences for Celebration of Cultures

When the Village of Northbrook’s Community Relations Commission invited the public for a celebration of international cultures on April 23, AmpliVox Sound Systems donated its equipment and expertise to help make the event a success.

Over 500 guests filled the large gym at the North Suburban YMCA, a space filled with food service, live performances, and conversation.

AmpliVox’s professional team designed a sound system strategy to overcome the challenges of the large, noisy space.


AmpliVox Introduces Fitness and Waterproof Packages for Active Professionals

AmpliVox Sound Systems now offers fitness industry accessory packages, specially designed for aquatics and fitness instructors.

These durable accessories allow teachers to lead large swim and exercise classes without vocal strain or worry about sweat or water damage. Waterproof microphone headsets give instructors the freedom to safely work with students in pools or under extreme conditions.



June 2017
10 Reliable Ways to Boost Communication

Looking for tips on how to fill a large venue with clear sound? AmpliVox products deliver clear sound in any setting, reach audiences up to 7,500 with powerful large-venue PA systems.


S1697 2.4 GHz Wireless Microphone Guides the Front Line Trolley Tours at the National Naval Aviation Museum

When the tour guides from the National Naval Aviation Museum were looking for a new headset microphone to use on their Flight Line Trolley Tours, they tested and fell in love with the AmpliVox S1697 2.4 GHz Universal Digital Wireless Microphone Headset.



July 2017
AmpliVox Attending the 2017 ASI International Convention

Each year, ASI members, supporters, and friends gather at the ASI International Convention to encourage one another and exchange ideas vital to their lay-driven ministry goals.

The annual convention is an energetic, inspiring affair where networks are formed and plans are made that one individual or institution could never accomplish alone.


AmpliVox Donation Supports Families of Fallen Police Officers

AmpliVox Sound Systems answered a call for help from Law Enforcement United and Concerns of Police Survivors (“C.O.P.S.”), a charity supporting families of fallen police officers. AmpliVox provided a new sound system for the organization’s annual golf outing, raising funds for counseling services, a summer camp, and retreats for family members who have lost a loved one in the line of duty.



August 2017
Safety Bundle: Safety Strobe Megaphone & LED Safety Wand

In recognition of National Preparedness month, both the S604 Safety Strobe Megaphone and S606 LED Safety Wand are available as a Safety Bundle.

BOTH S604 Safety Strobe Megaphone and S606 LED Safety Wand are perfect for school safety, traffic control, bus patrol and playground announcements - day or night. Excellent megaphone for Law Enforcement, Police, Fire, SWAT Teams and Traffic Control. Also great to keep in your vehicle for personal safety use.


Band Director Loves the SW800 Titan Wireless PA System

Band Director Rich Fitz was so grateful for using the SW800 Titan Wireless Portable PA System for musical and practice arrangements he sent in this e-mail:

"I wanted to write and tell you how much we LOVE the new Amplivox Wireless System! It does everything we need it to do and is incredibly easy to use and set up.

It is a fantastic system and I can't thank you enough for your diligence in providing this system for my band. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!"




September 2015
Alumacrylic Lectern Brings Prestige to Mayweather-McGregor Press Conference

In the weeks leading up to the fight, the two athletes took part in press conferences around the world to promote their monumental exhibition. Mayweather and McGregor both took to our SN3080 Contemporary Alumacrylic Lectern to address the media and their legion of fans and made their case for why they expected to win the upcoming match.




Mity-Meg Megaphone Allows Baywatch Lifeguards to Be Heard

While Paramount Pictures' 2017 film Baywatch undoubtedly emphasizes all that there is to see on the vibrant beaches of Emerald Bay, Florida, the film also reinforces the importance of being heard.

In the film, lifeguards Mitch Buchannon (played by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson) and CJ Parker (played by Kelly Rorhbach) patrol the waters with our S601 Mity-Meg Megaphone, which helps ensure the safety of area beachgoers by providing clear communication despite the noise from crashing waves, nearby speed boats, and bustling beach life.



October 2017
Bad Lip Reading Parodies Game of Thrones with Mity-Meg Megaphone

While Game of Thrones recently completed its seventh season on HBO, it was after the show’s first season that our megaphone made an appearance—sort of.


Megaphones Bring Mobile, Coordinated Communication to Marathons

To communicate to a marathon audience, whether to provide direction, make pre- or post-race announcements, or offer instructions during an emergency, race coordinators must cover miles of distance near and around the race course.

Megaphones are a great way to overcome these obstacles and deliver powerful and clear communication to all of your marathon audiences.



November 2017
Extending Voices at SGA Debates with AmpliVox Pinnacle Lecterns

Great to see our Pinnacle Podiums help candidates extend their voice at the University of Houston SGA presidential and vice presidential debate. The Student Government Association at the University of Houston represents and advocates for over 45,000 students.




2017 AmpliVox Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

AmpliVox held its annual turkey giveaway, CEO Don Roth shows his appreciation to his employees in the spirit of Thanksgiving by offering the staff their choice of a turkey or ham to take home for the holidays.



December 2017
AmpliVox Attends 2017 National Veterans Small Business Engagement

AmpliVox Sound Systems attended the 2017 National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) that was held in St. Louis Missouri on December 5th through the 7th.


AmpliVox CEO Honored by Rotary Club

AmpliVox Sound Systems and its CEO Don Roth have been recognized with the 2017 Business Ethics Award, presented by the Rotary Club of Northbrook.

The honor commends Roth for his active involvement in the community and his company’s generous donation of products to a wide range of charities. The award was announced on November 17 at the Rotary’s annual Diamonds and Denim Fundraising Auction.


We would like to thank all of our dealers, suppliers, customers and friends for none of this would of been possible without their support. We are looking forward to 2018 as we continue to grow our role in our community and make a difference in the causes we believe in.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from AmpliVox





Our offices will be closed at Noon (CST) Friday, December 22nd and 29th
and all day Monday, December 25th and January 1st.

Monday, December 11, 2017

AmpliVox Attends 2017 National Veterans Small Business Engagement




AmpliVox Sound Systems attended the 2017 National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) that was held in St. Louis Missouri on December 5th through the 7th.


NVSBE continues to be the most effective way to build relationships with key program and acquisition managers, Procurement Decision Makers (PDMs), and contracting specialists.

Connections made during the Engagement allow Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) to connect with the right people to capitalize on opportunities for contract awards and subcontracting.

NVSBE directly connects VOSBs with PDMs from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), other federal agencies, state government, as well as Commercial Firms with procurement needs.


NVSBE also enables VA PDMs to engage with a large number of VOSBs in a short period of time, facilitating market research in support of meeting VA socioeconomic goals.

At Booth #426 AmpliVox exhibited their product line of portable sound systems and custom lecterns with logos.






Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus


The SW925 Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus is our most complete, all-in-one PA system.

The 250 watt portable address system will clearly and powerfully project your voice or music over an audience of up to 7500 people in a room size of up to 25,000 square feet.




Flat Hardrock Maple Lectern


Great looking contemporary solutions for your presentation needs. The 49" tall lectern provides a modern style that will match your current d├ęcor.

The spacious reading shelf measures 26.75" wide x 16.75" deep providing enough room for your speaker.




Audio Portable Buddy


A complete presentation system built into a rugged, compact carrying case. Powerful 50 Watt multimedia stereo amp, reach up to 1,000 people outdoors or in rooms up to 10,000 square feet.

Bluetooth wireless technology, stream audio wirelessly from your smart phone, tablet, or any other Bluetooth® enabled device.




Wireless Portable Media Player PA System


The AmpliVox SW725 is a powerful all-in-one PA system that puts you in command of your presentation for voice or music with all types of supporting media.

It can play audio files stored on any USB flash thumb drive or SD card or stream music from a Bluetooth® enabled device such as a smartphone or computer.




Multimedia Computer Lectern


Multipurpose computer lectern features locking shelf for keyboard and drop-leaf side shelf for projectors and media equipment.

Storage includes locking cabinet door with one adjustable inner shelf and internal wire management grommets. Moves easily on 4 hidden casters (2 locking).




Wood & Acrylic Floor Lectern


The SN3050 Series is constructed from solid hardwood, designed with a unique "H" shape and soft curve back edge with a choice of clear, frosted, smoked acrylic panel in the front that stands off 1" from face of lectern.

Standing at 4 ft high, with an acrylic reading surface made from durable 1/2" thick acrylic.




Mity-Lite Plus Portable PA


The Mity-Lite Plus compact portable PA system weighs only 8 lbs and allows maximum portability with its small, compact design.

It is a 40 Watt system that can reach an audience size of 500 people in a room of size of up 1500 square feet.




Mity-Meg Rechargeable Megaphone


The Lithium-ion battery pack with integrated wall charger is a long lasting rechargeable battery that allows you to simply charge in any 110-240V AC outlet.

Comfortable pistol grip and 3 modes: Talk, Siren and Whistle - up to 1 mile (1760 Yards) sound coverage. Weatherproof high impact plastic and steel.



Monday, December 04, 2017

AmpliVox CEO Honored by Rotary Club


AmpliVox Sound Systems and its CEO Don Roth have been recognized with the 2017 Business Ethics Award, presented by the Rotary Club of Northbrook.

The honor commends Roth for his active involvement in the community and his company’s generous donation of products to a wide range of charities. The award was announced on November 17 at the Rotary’s annual Diamonds and Denim Fundraising Auction.

AmpliVox is the second recipient of the award, which was launched in 2016.

The award is designed to honor local non-Rotarian businesses who operate according to the high ethical standards supported by Rotary, including the organization’s fundamental commitment to “service above self.”

Businesses are nominated by Northbrook Rotary members, with final review and selection made by a special committee.

As AmpliVox’s owner and CEO, Don Roth has instituted Cause Marketing campaigns that have benefited a number of charities in Northbrook, in Illinois, and around the nation.

In addition to cash donations, AmpliVox’s Cause Marketing programs provide free sound equipment to non-profit groups, carefully selecting products that fit the organizations’ specific needs.

One of the most high-profile programs has been the Pink Podium Promise, which donates weatherproof lecterns and megaphones to breast cancer groups for use in races, fundraisers, and education programs.

AmpliVox has also made large donations of equipment to the American Red Cross, Special Olympics Illinois, the North Suburban YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, and many other grassroots organizations filling community needs.

AmpliVox is proud of its deep roots in the Northbrook community. When the company outgrew its previous space, Roth opted to stay in Northbrook and move to an expanded facility on Anthony Trail to preserve the company’s relationship with its employees and community partners.

Don served on the Board of the NSYMCA for several years, providing leadership that helped save the Y from closure and transform it into a rejuvenated and thriving community center. An active participant in the Northbrook Chamber, AmpliVox has supported Chamber activities with sound equipment donations and technical assistance to enhance events.

"The Northbrook Rotary is happy to recognize AmpliVox and Don Roth for their outstanding service and community involvement," says Andy Vass, President of Northbrook Rotary.

"Don’s support of the broader community reflects the ethical standards that are at the core of the Rotary mission."

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

2017 AmpliVox Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway




AmpliVox Sound Systems held its annual turkey giveaway to reward its hard-working employees for their dedication throughout the year.

CEO Don Roth shows his appreciation to his employees in the spirit of Thanksgiving, offering the staff their choice of a turkey or ham to take home for the holidays.



Don with Business Development Manager, Keith Urban

Don with Customer Care Specialist, Jason Kinkelaar



Don with Lead Production Associate, Betty Czaplewski

Don with Director of Operations, Erik Sundboom



Don with Senior Account Executive, Krystyna Olczyk

Don with Staff Accountant, Alex Costilla





Our offices will be closed Thursday, November 23th and Friday, November 24th.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Extending Voices at SGA Debates with AmpliVox Pinnacle Lecterns




Great to see our Pinnacle Podiums help candidates extend their voice at the University of Houston SGA presidential and vice presidential debate.


The Student Government Association at the University of Houston represents and advocates for over 45,000 students.

The SGA exists to serve as the official voice through which student opinion may be expressed and empowered in the overall policy, decision making process, and services offered at the university.

Through continuous interaction with students, faculty, staff, and administration, the SGA works to improve and enhance the quality of the student experience and is committed to understanding the needs of students and speaking on their behalf.


Hosted by The Cougar (weekly newspaper run entirely by students at the University of Houston), the UH SGA Presidential Debate brings all the candidates to one stage for one night to discuss policy.




The Pinnacle Multimedia Lecterns featured in the debate are elegant yet sturdy lecterns made from a durable hard shell plastic, with a sculpted profile and radius corners that holds up under tough use, indoors and out - its weatherproof and waterproof.

Flat reading surface allows your laptop or projector to sit flat and secure, while the soft cushion wrist rest / paper stop provides comfort as well as function.

Lightweight, safe and quick to transport. Roll this lectern anywhere using built-in handles and two tilt and roll casters.



Made in the USA, the Pinnacle Lectern ships complete: