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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."


Monday, April 10, 2017

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.





3040 Patriot Lectern

Crafted from rich hardwood veneer with solid hardwood details, this imposing lectern creates an impressive look in boardroom or auditorium. The classic style has a presidential elegance and sophistication.

Multiple coats of durable clear lacquer preserve the natural wood and enhance the grain.

With large storage and high quality woods and veneers this lectern will impress those in the press, customers or clients.

Used by heads of state and in business conference rooms across the country this high quality wood lectern is perfect for professionals.



Monday, March 27, 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.

The 52nd Annual Men's and 37th Annual Women's Indoor Track & Field National Championships was held at Gentry Field in Johnson City, Tenn on March 2nd - 4th. This is the second-consecutive season the national championships have been held in Johnson City.


"AmpliVox is happy to partner with the NAIA again this year," noted Don Roth, AmpliVox CEO.

“"NAIA brings the power of intercollegiate competition to students at smaller schools throughout the nation. We admire the association’s emphasis on building character through athletics, especially through its Champions of Character program".


Over 140 programs competed in the 2017 National Championship. The action started featuring 16 athletes in the women’s pentathlon, followed by the men’s heptathlon. The national championships continued through Saturday, with the preliminary track events wrapping up on Friday. Saturday featured the finals in all of the track and field events.



The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is a governing body of small athletics programs that is dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics.

Founded in 1937, they have a long and illustrious history of promoting opportunities to play while pursuing a college education.

Each year more than 60,000 student-athletes have the opportunity to play college sports at NAIA member institutions.

AmpliVox supports the NAIA as they pursue the development of character-driven athletics, giving students the chance to share their interests and talents in an atmosphere that builds on those values.


To ensure that all members on the field and in the crowd can clearly hear the officiating announcements, AmpliVox provided the SW662 Deluxe Wireless Quad Horn Half-Mile Hailer Kit to assist the NAIA's public address needs.


SW662 - Deluxe Wireless Quad Horn Half-Mile Hailer Kit
AmpliVox’s Quad Horn Half Mile Hailer broadcasts clear track announcements for athletes and spectators at the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships.

Easily be heard over a half mile away with the Half Mile Hailer loudspeaker pa system. Your audience can hear loud and clear over noisy crowds and large open spaces while you direct the action.

Its simple straightforward controls and lightweight design make it the most practical and portable indoor or outdoor speaker sound system. This powerful, portable system effortless projects messages with great clarity, even in large arenas with noisy crowds.


The SW662 Half-Mile Hailer Kit includes:


SW805A 50-watt Amplifier on Compact Tripod
Two S1264 Horn Speakers with Top Tripod Mount
Two S1265 Add-on Horn Speakers for the S1264

S1601 Wireless Lapel Mic and Headset Mic

Three S1080
Heavy-Duty Tripods

S1960 Universal
Carrying Case

S1920 Tripod & Mic Stand Traveling Bag

  • Includes SW610A, 3 extra horn speakers with 40 ft. cables (total 4 speakers), 3 tripods, rugged nylon carrying case with wheels and retractable luggage handle
  • 16 Channel UHF wireless receiver from 584MHz - 608MHz
  • Weatherproof reverberant horn speaker carries sound across several youth sports athletic fields
  • 50 watt multimedia stereo amplifier with built in wireless receiver
  • Wireless lapel mic and headset mic with body pack transmitter
  • Emergency Siren Button
  • Dual Wireless Capability: 2 presenters can be wireless with optional 2nd wireless mic kit
  • Power up to 200 hours with 10 D-cell alkaline batteries

For more information on the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the SW662 Deluxe Wireless Quad Horn Half-Mile Hailer Kit please visit: http://www.ampli.com/portable-pa-system/Half-Mile-Hailer-Kits.aspx