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Thursday, March 22, 2018

AmpliVox Supports 12th Annual North Suburban YMCA Strong Kids Fundraising Dinner

The North Suburban YMCA held its 12th annual Ken and Alta Thiel Strong Kids Fundraising Dinner on March 8, bringing the community together for an evening of games, food, and socializing to benefit the Y’s Strong Kids Financial Assistance Fund.

This year’s event, held at Pinstripes Bocce & Bowling in Northbrook, Illinois, raised $225,000, providing important funding that allows the Y to continue to offer impactful programs and services to all, regardless of financial need.

More than one out of five individuals at the Y – over 2,800 people – receive financial assistance through the Strong Kids Fund for afterschool programs, summer camps, swim lessons, and other wellness activities for all ages.

Since its inception, the Strong Kids Dinner has raised more than $3 million to help the community.

The gala’s theme “Be a hero!” encouraged guests to serve as everyday heroes for children in the community.

Ashley Blankstein-Delaney was awarded the NSYMCA’s Thiel Award for Leadership and Social Responsibility.

As director of business development and physician relations at Whitehall of Deerfield, Blankstein-Delaney has helped oversee Whitehall’s sponsorship of several YMCA community events, including Seniorpalooza, the Strong Kids Dinner, and Wheels vs. Wheels, an event that showcases the athletic potential of individuals with physical challenges or special needs.

The evening also honored local heroes from police, fire, and first responder departments.

For its annual fundraising gala, the North Suburban YMCA in Northbrook, Illinois turns to AmpliVox Sound Systems to make its auctions, presentations, and announcements intelligible to everyone.

AmpliVox portable sound systems provide outstanding audio coverage for this popular community event, which attracts approximately 500 guests to a massive 27,800 square foot venue with 20-foot ceilings.

As a Northbrook-based company, AmpliVox has deep roots in the community and has supported the Y for many years. AmpliVox has provided a wide assortment of sound equipment to fit the Y’s needs, from megaphones for sports and swimming events to portable systems and lecterns for programs. The Strong Kids Dinner raises particular challenges due to the size of the venue and the volubility of the audience.

"Intelligible sound is absolutely crucial to the success of this event," notes Don Roth, CEO of AmpliVox and a past YMCA board member.

"The Y needs everyone to be able to hear well in order to participate in the auction and engage in the other fundraising activities. There’s a great deal of background noise to overcome and a lot of space to cover."

AmpliVox came through for the Y with a sound design plan that met the challenges of the noisy space.

AmpliVox technicians laid out connected coverage zones that included powerful, unobtrusive units in strategic locations.

The plan used SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner systems, augmented by S1297 Wireless Powered Dual Speakers and SC800 Titan Wireless Powered Companion Speakers.

Additional speakers carried sound to separate rooms, including the silent auction gallery and the crowded bar area.

Presenters spoke from an AmpliVox SN3500 wood and acrylic lectern on the stage which offered guests a formal and comfortable platform to share their stories about their experiences at the Y, and used wireless AmpliVox microphones to move freely and interact with the audience.

"We are always happy to support groups like the YMCA, who do such important work in our community," noted Roth.

"It’s exciting to see a challenge like this and know that we have the equipment to deliver great results. With the right planning, portable sound systems can enhance virtually any venue."

To learn more and donate to the NSYMCA Strong Kids Fund, visit http://nsymca.org/strong-kids.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

New Mega Hailer and AirVox PA Systems Deliver Versatility and Power

For clearer sound from far away or in big indoor/outdoor spaces get the AmpliVox Mega Hailer or AirVox.

This new product series gives you outstanding audio range, up to a half mile away, sound clarity and the ability to reach very large audiences by adding a wireless companion speaker expanding sound coverage up to one mile.

The companion speaker and wireless microphone capability expand the products versatility and range.

The heart of the Mega Hailer and AirVox is a powerful 50 watt amplifier which the Mega Hailer combines with a sturdy horn speaker.

Horizontally aligned, the speaker provides crisp clear sound over larger areas with little volume drop off over long distances.

The AirVox features a traditional acoustic speaker with even greater sound clarity and balanced audio quality.

The AmpliVox Mega Hailer and AirVox offer different models with a choice of:

Wired Mic

Wireless receiver and wireless headset and lapel mics

or wireless receiver and wireless handheld mic

By adding additional wireless receivers and microphones you can even hand multiple presenters, up to four total. Built-in Bluetooth capability lets you use your smartphone to stream music or other audio.

The base unit has a full range of features:

The internal rechargeable SLA battery provides up to 10 hours of use and status lights lets you know how much charge is left.

AirVox and Mega Hailer bundles help you expand your systems capabilities with additional components such as a companion speaker that can be wirelessly connected to the base unit up to 300 feet away.

Tripods, mic stand and carry case.

A variety of bundled components let you choose the system and accessories that are just right for you. The Mega Hailer and AirVox are the perfect PA for sports, public safety, large events, conferences and more, indoors or out.

"The Mega Hailer is one of our most powerful and versatile sound systems for outdoor uses," affirms Don Roth, AmpliVox CEO.

"Communication can be a real challenge in large open spaces, but the Mega Hailer delivers great performance in a convenient mobile unit that can cover large areas without wires or external power."

Friday, March 02, 2018

Megaphone and Hailer Logo Stretch Covers

Customize your Megaphone or Hailer with your logo and make it your own. Have your school team, company logo, advertisement, slogans, printed on these covers. Great for special event organizers and corporate branding.

Covers are made using a stretchable microfiber polyester fabric which is water repellent and machine washable. Fabric allows sound to pass through with no interference.

Logo Size Requirements:
Megaphone Logos can not be more then 8 inches in diameter.
Hailer Logos 10 inches in length and 6 inches in height.

Logo File:
Send eps or pdf, no jpg or tif files.

Allow 2 weeks for processing order. Large orders may require additional time.

  • Material: Stretchable polyester micro-fiber fabric
  • Machine Washable

Monday, February 26, 2018

Mity-Meg Leads Thousands in March for Science Toronto

Thousands of Torontonians from all walks of life took to the streets on Earth Day 2017 to speak out for science and evidence-based research. The March for Science Toronto – one of 600 such events around the world decrying a move away from facts and scientific knowledge, came in solidarity with a similar march organized in Washington D.C.

"Politics should not be shaping science; science should be informing politics," said rally MC Dr. Rupinder Brar.

"(Science is) not an ideology – it’s a process. It’s a method that we employ for learning the truth and it’s under threat in many ways."

Toronto will once again host a March for Science, and take part in what was previously the largest science advocacy event in history.

On 14th April 2018, communities from coast to coast will come together to celebrate science in Canada as part of the international "March for Science" movement. The cross-Canada event plans to celebrate, encourage, and work towards science that is for everyone.

Similar to last year, the March will feature a diverse line-up of speakers to reflect on the need for evidence-based policy and safeguarding of scientific integrity in Canada - and around the world.

Scientists and scientific institutions need to do better to ensure the voices of marginalized groups are amplified, and that actionable steps are taken to increase diversity within the research community.

Participants use of the S602R Mity-Meg 25-Watt Rechargeable Megaphone gave them an effective range of up to one mile, allowing them to easily:
  • Lead the march
  • Direct the crowds
  • Speak to the rally
  • Peacefully demonstrate
  • Get their message out
To learn more about AmpliVox Mity-Meg Megaphones, please visit: http://www.ampli.com/megaphones/

Monday, February 19, 2018

New AmpliVox Rack Cabinets Store Components with Style and Security

AmpliVox Sound Systems now offers attractive rack cabinets that combine classic, elegant styling with convenience, mobility, and security.

The new cabinets, available in 12U, 21U, and 30U, and laminate or wood veneer finishes, allow computer and control systems to be stored anywhere.

AmpliVox’s new rack cabinets are designed and engineered with safety, security, and elegance in mind.

The 19-inch standard rack rails allow up to 12U or 21U components (17 inches deep) to be stacked inside, concealed within a traditionally-finished cabinet in a choice of colors.

The cabinet includes key-locked front and rear doors for easy access, with a black tinted acrylic panel in the front door as well as unobtrusive ventilation openings.

The cabinet also contains a quiet UL-listed fan to cool components. Inside, units plug into a six-outlet power strip with surge suppressor, connected to a ten-foot external power cord. The entire cabinet can be moved easily on sturdy 3” rolling casters, the front two of which can be locked in place.

UL-listed cooling fan provides ventilation
Cord management access points on both the top and bottom of the unit
Excess cord wrap hooks
Tinted, Locking Front Door
10-32 threaded, universal EIA spacing, fixed front and user installed back steel rack rails
6-outlet power strip with surge suppressor, 10 foot power cord with rotating 360° flat wall plug
Four 3" swiveling casters
2 locking

The rack cabinets are built to furniture quality standards and available in six different finishes to match your d├ęcor. They also coordinate with many of the lecterns in AmpliVox’s extensive line of multimedia furniture products.

"These rack cabinets enhance any room with their elegant design," notes AmpliVox CEO Don Roth.

"They combine great functionality with appealing style for business, educational, hospitality, house of worship, and other professional settings."

To learn more about the AmpliVox Rack Cabinets, please visit:

Monday, February 05, 2018

Pro Sound News Calls New SW925 Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus a “Joy and Comfort” to Use

Pro Sound News magazine is a leading provider of news in the professional sound production industry, covering the latest innovative technologies and trends in the field. When Pro Sound News writer Strother Bullins recently reviewed our new SW925 Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus portable PA system, we couldn’t help but take notice.

In his review, Bullins applauds the SW925 as a versatile portable PA system that provides strong voice and sound amplification wherever it’s used:

"The SW925 package has proven to be incredibly outdoors-friendly. I’ve placed it in damp busking scenarios and similar party situations; it performed flawlessly everywhere I utilized it, garnering many compliments on its sound along the way from musicians, performers and clients alike."

In addition to being a durable and mobile sound system perfect for outdoor events that call for speeches to be made or music to be played, Bullins adds that the SW925 works well in a variety of other settings:

"Considering its extreme flexibility and ability to cover small to medium-sized club or conference hall settings, the SW925 is an ideal PPA for corporate venues, schools and houses-of-worship, as well as singer/songwriters and acoustic duos, scrappy DJs/ KJs and more."

In ending his review, Bullins praised the SW925’s comprehensive functionality and quality design:

"Buying into the company’s Travel Partner Plus line allows customers to build out a truly modular portable PA system, one that is relatively future-proof, rugged and upgradable.

That said, I don’t look forward to shipping this review unit back, as it’s a real joy and comfort to use with its trustworthy industrial (nearly military-grade) design elements and components."

We introduced the SW925 last year as an upgraded version of our SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner. Our most complete, all-in-one complete PA system, the SW925 features a wealth of new features and enhancements, including better sound quality and longer battery life.
Media Player - SD Card
Slot/USB Slot/Bluetooth
Optional 2nd wireless
mic receiver
Optional Wireless
Speaker Transmitter
Voice Enhance
Voice Priority
Battery Status LED's
Variable Line Out:
1/4" female
Auxiliary Inputs: 3.5mm female, Stereo RCA female, 1/4" female
Convenient quick set up guide printed on control panel
Battery Compartment
2 - SLA Batteries
Wireless Microphone 16 Channel UHF Receiver
Optional CD Player location
Separate Volume, Bass, Treble Controls
USB Charging
5v, 500mA
Microphone Switch
3 Microphone Inputs, XLR 1/4", Line or Phantom, with separate volume controls
Power Switch
IEC Power Input
110-220V Auto Switching

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.

You're in control with built-in Media Player allowing you to play your own recorded music using your SD card or Thumb Drive.

Also, stream audio wirelessly from your:
  • Smart Phone
  • Tablet
  • any other Bluetooth® Enabled Device

The built-in digital UHF 16 channel wireless receiver comes with your choice of wireless microphone: lapel & headset, flesh tone over-ear, or handheld microphone

Please note that with three optional wireless receivers added to the SW925, you can use four wireless microphones simultaneously!

Be sure to visit prosoundnetwork.com to read Pro Sound News’ full review of the SW925.

To learn more about the SW925 Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus, please visit:

Thursday, January 25, 2018

AmpliVox Reflects on a Year of Distinction

2017 was an exciting year for AmpliVox Sound Systems. We introduced innovative new products, and unveiled significant upgrades to many of our most popular sound systems.

We received awards for both our outstanding products and our commitment to community service. As we look forward to more accomplishments in 2018, we focus on maintaining our momentum.

New Products Fill Unique Needs
AmpliVox expanded its sound equipment and presentation furniture options in inventive and efficient ways, including:

Classroom Audio System Package (CSS001)

A comprehensive package of versatile sound products combining a ceiling tile four-way speaker, a seven-channel mixer/amplifier, and a universal wireless microphone to provide 360 degrees of clear sound coverage.

Collaboration Huddle Table (CT4880)

A complete conference room solution with optional monitor mounts, USB and AC power receptacles, and wheelchair-accessible design. Logitech Video Cam for easy conferencing also available.

Rack Cabinets

Elegant rack cabinets engineered and designed with safety and security in mind. The standard rack rails allow up to 12U (RC1201) or 21U (RC2101) components to be stacked within the unit.

ADA Sit-to-Stand Lectern (SN3900)

A versatile lectern that combines motorized height adjustment and wheelchair access, offering a stylish yet functional approach to ADA compliance that easily accommodates the mobility-impaired as well as the standing presenter.

Rack Rail Ready Computer Lectern (SN3230M)

A multipurpose presentation lectern fully equipped with a rackmount system to support and store AV equipment.

Mobile-Lite Lectern (SN3635/SN3640/SN3645)

A multimedia lectern with convenient front-door cabinet access and multiple shelf options for projectors, control systems, other devices.

Audio Portable Buddy (S222A)

A complete 50 watt presentation system built into a rugged, compact carrying case, with Bluetooth® and an internal dual wireless microphone system option.

Wireless Portable Media Player PA System (SW725)

An excellent all-in-one PA system that puts you in command of your presentation for voice or music, playing audio files stored on any USB flash drive, SD card or streamed from a Bluetooth® enabled device.

Mity Lite Plus Portable PA (SW320)

An award-winning ultra-portable 40 watt system offering two digital 2.4 GHz wireless microphone receivers, and a built-in Bluetooth® module for music streaming.

Universal Wireless Microphone System (S1697)

Better than CD sound quality from the 2.4GHz digital S1697 convertible headset/hand-held wireless mic system. Connects easily to any system with an open mic jack or line in connection.

Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus (SW925)

Our most powerful PA for large venues now adds even more versatility with multi-user connectivity and an advanced media player including Bluetooth®. Watch professional singer Carla Bardonada’s review on YouTube.

People are talking about AmpliVox:
"I am convinced that this is absolutely the best unit there is out there, in terms of portability, battery life, and sound quality."

– Professional singer Carla Bardonada

Hear Carla perform with the AmpliVox Digital Audio Travel Partner on her Facebook page at:

Thursday, January 18, 2018

AmpliVox Attends the 2018 IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference

As the premier state conference for parks and recreation, forest preserves and conservation agencies in Illinois, the IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights conference brings together more than 4,200 professionals and elected officials for three exciting days of quality educational programming, networking and professional development.

Established to preserve Illinois' natural resources and protect and provide exceptional parkland and forest preserves for all Illinois residents to experience and enjoy, the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) has done just that since 1928.

And the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA), incorporated in 1963, remains a national leader in cultivating tremendous opportunities in education and networking for diverse park professionals.

Together, these associations protect and nurture Illinois' natural environment to ensure its stability and beauty for generations to come.

One of the primary goals of the Joint Conference Committee is to provide high-quality, timely education that contributes to the service and professional development of the attendees with valuable resources and new ideas.

Featuring over 150 educational sessions and workshops, and an exhibit hall where more than 300 exhibitors showcase their latest and greatest products and services, the 2018 conference is the place to be.

The event presents an exciting opportunity for everyone in attendance to join together with fellow members of their field to share important information as well as provide networking and professional development opportunities.

AmpliVox is stationed at Booth #222 showcasing our outdoor portable pa systems.

Titan Wireless Portable PA System

Equipped with a powerful 100 watt amplifier, wired handheld mic with your choice of wireless microphone, and a luggage handle with wheels. You can also play your music with the built-in CD player, USB Flash Drive input, or through the SD slot.

The Titan PA system can either be plugged in using AC power or run on rechargeable batteries. The Titan's lightweight design can reach up to 2500 people in room sizes of up to 10,000 square feet in optimal conditions.

Digital Audio Travel Partner Package

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 streams audio wirelessly from your smart phone, tablet, or any other Bluetooth® enabled device or play CDs and MP3s with integrated electronics.

Half-Mile Hailer Kits

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.

Half-Mile Hailer kits provide additional components such as horn speakers, 40ft. cable to connect the speakers, adjustable compact tripod that extends 28 to 49 inches, adjustable heavy duty tripod that extends 44 to 84 inches, Y adapters, and nylon carry case with luggage handle and wheels.

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.

The SW725 six inch full range speaker and 36 watt amp projects crystal clear sound to audiences of up to 500 people in rooms as large as 2,500 square feet.

Megaphones & Bullhorns

Communicating in large open spaces to large crowds or small is never a problem with an AmpliVox megaphone. Our lightweight, battery operated megaphones / bullhorns are essential to your public address activities and emergency preparedness kit.

Our new waterproof ProMarine model is built especially tough for marine and outdoor environments.