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Monday, June 26, 2017

7 New Ways To Look Good and Sound Good from AmpliVox


As well as constantly improving our existing products, Amplivox Sound Systems is continually introducing new ones. Here are 7 New Ways To Look Good and Sound Good from AmpliVox.




1. New! Universal Digital Wireless Microphone Works with Any Sound System


Project your voice through any PA, computer, boombox, or other system with AmpliVox’s new S1697 Universal Wireless Microphone Headset. This new 2.4 GHz digital mic plugs into any system with audio input allowing you to walk in a range of up to 50 feet with crystal-clear amplified sound. Use as a handheld or headset mic – just plug in and you’re ready to go.





2. New! Headsets for Swim and Fitness Instructors

Swim teachers and fitness class leaders can now enjoy top-quality sound amplification with AmpliVox’s new waterproof and water-resistant fitness packages. Eliminate vocal strain and improve group instruction with these bundles that include waterproof, wireless headset microphones and comfortable beltpacks for transmitters. These packages pair with a variety of AmpliVox portable PA systems for any size room.





3. New! Control up to Four Wireless Mics with AmpliVox's Quad Wireless Receiver System


The new S9190 UHF Quad Wireless Microphone Receiver System offers four channels of uncompromising audio quality in a space-efficient single unit. The 2RU rotational molded chassis houses four independent receivers that can be used simultaneously, each with 16 UHF channels of selectivity, audio and RF indicators, volume control, and a balanced XLR connector with summed output. It can be rack-mounted or taken on the road with its durable, compact design.





4. New! Mobile Height-Adjustable Desk Doubles as a Lectern

More and more, doctors are warning that too much sitting can be as bad for your health as smoking. Stand up for your health with the new AmpliVox SN3405 Pneumatic Lift Sit/Stand Desk! This versatile furniture piece moves from 28” to 42.5” with a tap of your foot, allowing you to switch from sitting to standing at any time with ease. Plus, it can be used as a standing lectern for classrooms, conference rooms, and other settings.



5. Thoughtful Design Supports ADA Rule Compliance

When employers need to make furniture purchases that meet the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, it makes sense to choose products that work well for all employees. AmpliVox has several new products that combine features like height adjustability and wide access points to serve individuals needing wheelchairs, while maintaining the attractive style and functionality that appeals to all users. Check out AmpliVox’s SN3900 ADA Sit-to-Stand Lectern and CT4880 Collaboration Huddle Table to see how ADA-compliant furniture can easily fit in your workplace.





6. Hospitality Businesses Make a Great Impression with AmpliVox Lecterns


Restaurant owners spend countless hours considering the furniture choices that make up their dining rooms. However, before they sit down in the dining room, customers make judgments on the quality of the restaurant based on their first points of contact: the valet stand and the host station. Establish the positive first impression that customers appreciate with attractive, durable lecterns from AmpliVox.





7. AmpliVox Solves PA Challenges at Gala Event


Looking for tips on how to fill a large venue with clear sound? AmpliVox CEO Don Roth recently published an instructive case study in Successful Meetings Magazine. AmpliVox provided portable PA systems for a charity gala, overcoming the challenges of a noisy crowd and massive space to engage audience members in a fundraising auction and other activities. Bottom line: the right equipment with the right placement delivers outstanding results.



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Monday, June 12, 2017

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.

Hank Martin, a trolley driver and tour guide was so pleased with his observations of the S1697 that he wrote back to us and said:



"During this past week, on different days, six trolley drivers used the S1697 wireless headset during a fifty-minute flight line tour on our 35 passenger trolley.

We spoke continuously using the headset.

The headset was plugged in to the trolley existing radio shack 40-watt amplifier that is connected to two typical small box speakers located overhead.


Total time that the 1697 was "on" is five and a half hours. The blue charge lights are still on! Could probably go several more tours. Every driver was impressed with the S1697 capability!

Following are individual comments regarding the headset:
  • 'sounds like a stereo system in the trolley'
  • 'clarity is outstanding'
  • 'no static feedback'
  • 'walk around capability is super'
  • 'no interference while trolley heaters, fan or air conditioning systems were operating'
  • 'love the wireless, hands free operation'
  • 'makes driving around the aircraft much safer'
  • 'headset is amazingly comfortable to wear - even under my hat'
bottom line... we all want one! "



The AmpliVox S1697 is an easy to use and affordable Universal digital wireless headset microphone system.

Its compact and lightweight design is a great solution for expanding your audio needs.

Plug receiver into any audio device (microphone / line in jack ) with a speaker and amplifier and start talking.


Monday, May 22, 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.

In this lively, chaotic setting, portable PA systems from AmpliVox created clear, full-coverage sound for presentations, entertainment, and announcements.

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

AmpliVox’s SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner units was connected to an S9190 four-channel Wireless Microphone Receiver, which also supported several strategically placed wireless microphones.





B9153: Premium Digital Audio Travel Partner Wireless System Package
The SW915 also provided a built-in CD player and other inputs for computers and smartphones, so performers could easily play their music directly through the system.

For balanced coverage, an S1297 Wireless Companion Speaker was positioned on the far side of the stage and was interfaced wirelessly with the SW915.

The combination of the SW915 and S1297 provided power sound amplification that reached all corners of the busy venue.






"We are always delighted to partner with community organizations to enhance their large-scale events," noted Don Roth, AmpliVox CEO.

"Great sound amplification improves the engagement, communication, and enjoyment of events for everyone involved.

The Northbrook Celebration of Cultures Faire was filled with music, dance, and excitement, and we were proud to help bring the community together for this very meaningful international experience."







Dear Charley:

The Northbrook Community Relations Commission's recent event Celebration of Cultures 2017 was a great success.

This success was due to the work and dedication of a number of people and organizations, including you.

The cooperation, creativity and enthusiasm of all were reflected in the faire and all the great learning and camaraderie it inspired.

Our goal of bringing together people diverse cultural backgrounds and creating a sense of good will between communities was achieved.

On behalf of the CRC and the Celebration of Cultures Subcommittee, we would like to extend a hearty thank you for the time, energy and expertise you contributed to this endeavor.

We wish you all continued success in the future.

Best regards,

Rochelle Singer and Jason Han
Northbrook Community Relations Commissioners;
Celebration of Cultures Co-Chairs

Bruce Doughty, CRC Chair
Erik Jensen, Village Liaison to the CRC

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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. Available in both waterproof and moisture-resistant styles, the new packages include:


Waterproof Headset Microphone

Bodypack Transmitter


Waterproof Transmitter Case

Transmitter Fitness Belt


To pair with AmpliVox’s PA systems:


SW915 Digital Audio
Travel Partner
SW800 Titan Wireless
Portable PA
Half-Mile
Hailer Systems

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.





AmpliVox’s new S1647/S1647T Waterproof Fitness Package includes a wireless, waterproof headset made of adjustable rubber coated steel, containing a bi-directional noise-cancelling microphone.

The package also includes a watertight polycarbonate transmitter case on an adjustable nylon belt, capable of being submerged in three feet of water for up to 30 minutes in accordance with IP67 testing parameters.

The S1647T package is available with an S1690T Wireless 16-Channel UHF Bodypack Transmitter, enabling instructors to transmit to an AmpliVox portable PA system located up to 150 feet away.




For exercise classes and other group activities away from the water, AmpliVox offers the durable, moisture-resistant S1648T Fitness Package.





This package combines the wireless waterproof headset with a comfortable neoprene belt that secures the S1690T transmitter.

Great for aerobics and fitness classes, the pouch is designed for securing and concealing wireless transmitters in the small of your back.

Simply insert the transmitter into the pouch and secure it with the hook and loop closure, wrap the belt around your body and fasten anywhere along the belt with the integral hook and loop flap.

The pouch is sewn into the belt and provides a comfortable fit and a snug, secure grip for the transmitter.

A Velcro closure holds the transmitter firmly in place during movement.





The belt and headset are also available without the transmitter (S1648).


"Swim and fitness instructors are very excited about AmpliVox’s new fitness and waterproof accessory packages," notes Don Roth, AmpliVox CEO.

"These headsets can be used anywhere and help teachers lead classes effectively without any strain on their voices.

The versatility and durability of these products make them a necessity for aquatic centers, recreation centers, health clubs, schools, and any other swim or fitness venue."

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Universal Wireless Microphone System - 2.4 GHz Digital Headset and Handheld Microphone




Wish your PA system had a wireless microphone but can't afford a new one?

Tried wireless microphones, but the mic and transmitter packs were bulky and didn't sound that good...when they worked at all?




The AmpliVox S1697 Digital Wireless Microphone system is your dream come true.

Featuring CD quality sound, easy set up and NO body pack to wear, nor wires to conceal.

The mini receiver plugs into any wired mic or line input, and picks up the sound from our mic, up to 49' away (line of sight).



The S1697 mic easily converts from a headset mic to hand held mic by simply unsnapping the pickup from the lightweight metal headband.

When you need to be "hands-free" just snap the headband back on, and you are free to gesture or hold whatever you need to demonstrate. It's feather light; so comfortable to wear.






Easy to use: plug receiver into the microphone / line in jack of any AmpliVox or other audio device with a speaker and start talking.







Get the freedom to roam beyond the distance of your old mic cable and be clearly heard by your audience, at a fraction of the cost of a new PA system.

Works with all devices that have a microphone or aux In connector including computers, boom boxes and ampifiers.





H Make your presentations more dynamic by freeing yourself from the leash of wires; make your words more clear with digital sound...add an AmpliVox S1697 Digital Mic to your PA system today, for more presentation freedom and clearer messaging tomorrow and many years to come.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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




Sometimes, success creates its own challenges. For the North Suburban YMCA in Northbrook, Illinois, a booming turnout for its 2016 annual fundraising dinner in a cavernous banquet space meant that guests had a difficult time hearing presentations, announcements, and auction calls.

The venue’s in-house system, while well-suited for background music, could not deliver the clarity of sound needed to reach an audience of hundreds of guests in a 27,800 square foot facility. Event organizers were determined to do better for the 2017 gala.


"The live auction is one of the most crucial elements of our Strong Kids Fundraising Dinner," noted Howard Schultz, NSYMCA President and CEO.

"We have wonderful donated items for sale in the auction that bring in a significant portion of our fundraising totals. If guests can’t hear well, it’s impossible to engage them in the auction and our fundraising suffers as a result."


Fortunately, the YMCA had a local hero with expert advice and the right equipment to meet the challenge.

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.




These 250-watt comprehensive PA systems were augmented by S1297 Wireless Powered Dual Speakers positioned at the rear of the room, as well as an SC800 Titan Wireless Powered Companion Speaker projecting toward a smaller seating area behind the main presentation stage.





Wireless AmpliVox microphones were used by the event’s emcee and auctioneer, allowing them to move freely through the audience.


AmpliVox design specialists also used the venue’s open mezzanine space as an opportunity to enhance sound coverage.

An S1297 placed on this upper level provided coverage for the busy bar and lobby spaces below it, keeping guests engaged with the event from all areas of the venue.

When the plan was put to the test at the March 9 gala, AmpliVox products exceeded expectations.

Over 475 attendees were connected, engaged, and enthusiastic thanks to the clarity of sound provided throughout the event. The live auction raised more than $225,000, funds that will enable families in need to participate in Y camps, swim lessons, and other life-changing programs.





"We were happy to answer the call when the Y asked for our assistance," noted Don Roth, AmpliVox CEO.

"This venue posed challenges for our team, but we were confident that we had the right equipment to fulfill the mission. With careful planning and top-quality systems, we can provide comprehensive sound coverage for any situation."