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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

How to Set Up a PA System: Setting Up Instructions for Portable Sound System

Here are two videos explaining how easy it is to set up an AmpliVox Portable Sound System.

The two PA Systems we were setting up in the videos are the:


VIDEO:  AmpliVox's YouTube Channel
VIDEO: How Does a Blind Person Ski? With an AmpliVox Belt-Blaster PA System
BLOG: Police Save Lives in Hostage Situation with AmpliVox Portable PA System
FACEBOOK: AmpliVox Portable Sound Systems on Facebook

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

AmpliVox's Stand for Customer Satisfaction

With the popularity of the internet and continuous flow of information, consumers are banding together and recommending products to each other while steering others away from bad companies.

The website Ripoff Report is a site that allows users to submit ripoffs to advise potential future customers to steer clear of a specific brand.

One of AmpliVox's core beliefs and goals is to ensure customer satisfaction for everyone buying an AmpliVox product.

It should be no surprise that when one searches "AmpliVox" on Ripoff Report that no results come up.

There are many AmpliVox Reviews and Testimonials blog posts available for customers to make an informed purchasing decision.

Related Links:
Video: AmpliVox's YouTube Channel
Blog: Modern Communication and How it Has Changed Everything

Monday, July 25, 2011

What is a Pulpit? An Answer from the Pulpit Source: AmpliVox Sound Systems

What is a pulpit?

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, pulpit means:
...an elevated platform or high reading desk used in preaching or conducting a worship service...
It can also refer to the office of a preacher or religious leader who preaches.

AmpliVox Portable Sound Systems has many pulpits and other products recommended for church and worship service use.

Blog: Lectern vs. Podium: What is a Lectern, what is a Podium?
Blog: AmpliVox Blog Posts Labeled "Lecterns and Podiums"
Video: Executive Adjustable Sound Column Lectern Product Video

Friday, July 22, 2011

School Listening Centers Loved By Teachers and Educators

Teacher Loves It!
"When teachers have to buy their own supplies and equipment due to the poor economy, we need good value and prices. This listening station is just the right thing for my classroom. It works well, the price was wonderful, and it came in such a short amount of time, I was able to begin using it right away. I have always had excellent results when ordering from Amazon, whether it be items for my classroom or personal items. Keep up the good work."
--Via Amazon

Some specs for our School Listening Center:
  •  Stereo 6-station jack box with volume control
  • 6 stations with personal headphones with volume control
  • CD Player Boombox Top loading CD player with AM/FM stereo tuner and LED display Full auto stop cassette recorder
  • Records from CD and Radio
  • Operates on AC/DC power or 8 D-cell batteries
  • Tough plastic polypropylene lockable carrying case.
Blog: Research on Amplified Classrooms (Sound Systems to Amplify Teachers' Voices)
Video: Technology in the Classroom: Amplified Classrooms

Thursday, July 21, 2011

PA System at the Gun Range: AmpliVox Portable Sound Heard Over Guns Shooting!

AmpliVox Portable Sound Systems recently went on the road to the Bass Pro Shops in Gurnee, IL to test our PA systems and see if you could hear the speaker and music over the shouts of a gun range (while wearing ear protection!).

Not to our surprise, they performed perfectly.

List of Products Used at Range:

We had three AmpliVox employees shooting at the range to provide the gun noise we needed to test our Portable PA systems.  In the video please notice how well you can hear the sound, and remember that the systems are not even close to their full volume!

The firing range normally has around 106-108dB of sound
The Half-Mile Hailer has 126+dB of sound to project over the gunshots.

Related Links:
Video: Portable PA Systems at Rock Hill Run 5K
Video: PA System with a Siren
Blog: Half-Mile Hailer Saves the Day During a Hostage Situation
Blog: Half-Mile Hailer Stomped on By Bull and Still Works Great!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Play a Movie in the Park with the AmpliVox iPod Portable PA System and Projector

Summer is the perfect time to kick back and watch a movie.  Many communities come together and watch movies at the park during warm summer months.

(Especially people hit hard by the February 2011 Snowpacalypse like we were!)

The iPod Portable PA System is equipped with a built-in DVD player with a video line out port that allows you to project your movie's video to a screen and your audio to around 500 people.

This system also allows the addition of external speakers to broadcast your sound and message even farther.

This system is battery powered and rechargeable which means you do not need to worry about where to plug it in and running extension cords.

For more information please visit the iPod PA System page or call 1-800-AmpliVox.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Portable PA System Testimonial/Review from Beach Lifeguard. Works well at Pool Too!

Here is a testimonial we received reviewing the Half-Mile Hailer Loudspeaker PA System:

Better Than Others!
from Jim Wilson from East Harbor State Park, Ohio 

"Our lifeguards use the Half-Mile Hailer all along the beach. It's much more effective than any bullhorns we've ever used in the past."

Whether you work at a pool or a beach, there are times where you need to project your voice over the crowd and the noise of the waves.  The Half-Mile Hailer PA System will do that up to one half mile, indoors and outdoors!

View our YouTube Playlist of the Half-Mile Hailer with demonstrations, reviews, and interesting uses of the Hailer.

The first picture includes the Half-Mile Hailer Loudspeaker Kit.
The second picture is of a YMCA lifeguard with one of our megaphones

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Portable PA Systems, Lecterns, Pulpits, Audio Speakers with Industry Leading Warranty

One thing that makes AmpliVox Portable Sound Systems beat  the competition is the great care we take of our customers.  Not only will you always speak with a live person when you call us, but when you purchase an AmpliVox product, you have the peace of mind of knowing it comes with a great warranty.

All of our lecterns and portable sound systems have at least a one-year warranty, with most electronics coming with an industry leading six year warranty.  Our computer cart warranty is a lifetime warranty which ensures that your investment in quality products is a safe one.

If you have any questions on your AmpliVox warranty, do not hesitate to call us at 1800-AmpliVox or email us.

To register the warranty for  your AmpliVox product please click on the previous link or send us one of the cards featured in the picture.

More Information from our Frequently Asked Questions Page:

1. How long is the AmpliVox warranty?
We have an outstanding Six year limited warranty, the best in the industry, on electronics for all systems with the AmpliVox S/SW805A 50 Watt Multimedia Amplifier, and the Digital Audio Travel Partner 250 Watt PA System. One year limited warranty on electronics for MityMeg® Megaphones, BeltBlaster Waistband Amplifier, and MityVox® Products.
2. Who will service my AmpliVox sound system?
During our six-year warranty period, AmpliVox Sound Systems will make all evaluations and repairs at our Northbrook, IL location. Once a warranty has expired AmpliVox can still provide service at a very reasonable cost.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Modern Communication and How it Has Changed Everything

Communication channels used to be confined to hand-written notes delivered by horse that would take several days to get to one place.

It amazes me the number of ways people across the entire world can communicate instantly with coworkers, friends and family at the drop of a hat.

This is one of the reasons that the United States Postal Service is struggling (estimated debt of $12 billion and operating loss of more than 6 Billion this year) and one of the reasons why communication technologies like smart phones, laptop computers, and internet service providers

6 Fun Facts about Communication Technology:
  1. 70 = The percentage of YouTube traffic that comes from outside the US. 
  2. Bluetooth®, is named after a tenth-century king of Denmark and Norway, Harald Bluetooth. Harald was known for uniting various warring tribes in Denmark and Norway, as the technology is intended to unite various other technologies.
  3. 107 trillion – The number of emails sent on the Internet in 2010.
  4. 25 billion – Number of sent tweets on Twitter in 2010
  5. 2 billion – The number of videos watched per day on YouTube.
  6.  36 billion – At the current rate, the number of photos uploaded to Facebook per year.

Here are some of the popular ways to connect with AmpliVox if you have a question, comment, or suggestion:

    Friday, July 08, 2011

    AmpliVox is Looking to Expand...You Can Help! Bilingual English/Spanish Salesman with Experience

    AmpliVox is expanding and looking for an experienced sales representative to expand our reach into Latin America primarily through phone and email.

    They need to be fluent in English and Spanish and have excellent computer skills.

    For those interested, please email: droth@ampli.com
    our website: Ampli.com

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    Custom Logo and Wood Color for Your Organization's Lectern, Pulpit, and Podium

    Does your company or organization  want a lectern, podium, or pulpit that will set you apart?

     AmpliVox offers several stylish options to help you customize your lectern, pulpit, or podium the way you would like.

    1.  Add a logo or custom medallion to your podium.  This is true even if its metal, acrylic or wood!
    2. Order a custom color for a solid wood and veneer lectern.  Special order colors are available on all of our solid wood and veneer lecterns.
    Please call 1-800-AMPLIVOX to get pricing.

    For events like conferences, press conferences, and business meetings, having a professional look means having professional presentation furniture.  Custom podiums are one great way to do that.  Our sound lecterns and speaker podiums will project your voice with the built-in sound system and also your logo to help you with branding your name.

    The photos on this blog are photos from events that have benefited from the custom lecterns AmpliVox Sound Systems offers.

    The first one is from when AmpliVox supported Ironman Triathlon by providing a podium for their awards ceremony.  That is the Victoria Solid Wood Lectern from AmpliVox.

    The second one is a picture from a Susan Komen For the Cure Event.  AmpliVox supports breast cancer research by donating pink podiums.

    To view more lecterns, podiums, and pulpits from AmpliVox, click on the link.

    Wednesday, July 06, 2011

    Amplivox Time Capsule: Vintage Sound Cruiser PA System

    Amplivox Sound Systems was originally founded as Perma Power in 1952 by Norm Ackerman. He introduced the Amplivox line of Portable PA Systems in the 1960s. The company also introduced on the first residential radio-controlled garage door openers, supplying Craftsman door openers to Sears. In the late 1970s, the company added power strips, surge suppressors, power conditioners, and uninterruptable power systems (UPS) for computers.

    LinkCEO Don Roth acquired Amplivox Sound Systems from Norm Ackerman in 1995. Since then he has introduced dozens of new products, industry leading warranties, superior customer service, environmental efforts, and several charities such as the Pink Podium Promise and the Speak Up For America donation programs.

    A lot of the Amplivox products have been around for a long time. They are continually being re-designed to adapt to the needs of the consumers. The Sound Cruiser PA System has been around since the 1940s. Its outward physical appearance hasn't changed much over the years. We've updated all the components to accomodate the technological advancements of the 21st century and changed the base to a metal alloy.

    The Sound Cruiser was ahead of its time in the 1940s and is still the best mountable battery powered pa system on the markets to date. Mount to any car, truck, or vehicle with easy to use suction cups and straps. Its able to be heard clearly up to a half mile away, the two speakers allow you to be heard in 180°s or add additional speakers to be heard in a 360° radius. It's weather resistant tapered horns make it ideal for boats, parades, Fire and Rescue, EMS & Police!

    Related Links
    Video: YouTube Comedian Uses Sound Cruiser PA System
    Video: How To Set Up The Sound Cruiser
    Blog: A Glimpse Into Amplivox's Time Capsule
    Blog: Another Glimpse Inside Of Amplivox's Time Capsule

    Friday, July 01, 2011

    FAQ -- What is the Voice Priority Feature?

    The Voice Priority Feature keeps a presenter from worry or inconvenience by automatically lowering music volume when speaking into the microphone.

    This is a great option for the emcees or the master of ceremonies at a wedding or other public event.

    For a quick demonstration of this feature, go to 0:58 in this video:

    The following products have the Voice Priority Feature:

    Technology in the Classroom Video | Science and Technology in School

    Do you feel like your students aren't listening to you?  Do you need a new way to communicate to your students?

    This video called, "Top 10 Tips for Using Technology in the Classroom" and lives up to its name, giving great tips to use emerging technologies that can help any teacher communicate to their students.

    Do you struggle finding a good answer to these questions: What is technology that can help me teach? What is good technology for learning? What is my teaching strategy with these future technologies?

    Communication technologies, technology in the classroom, learning technology and teaching strategy are all buzz-words in the education industry.  But I bet you did not know that amplifying school classrooms with speakers and microphones for the teachers statistically helps learning.  For more information click on How Amplified Classrooms Benefit Everybody.

    Website: AmpliVox Products for the Education Market
    Blog: Teacher Feedback on Amplified Classrooms
    Video: How Amplified Classrooms Benefit Everybody