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Monday, February 27, 2012

Marching Band PA System: The Half Mile Hailer Loudspeaker

Marching Bands involve a large group of people playing loud music in large areas.

How can a band director or drum major make their voice and message heard over these obstacles?

AmpliVox Portable PA Systems project the speaker's voice over crowds of up to 7,500 people in 25,000 square feet.

The Half-Mile Hailer is the perfect outdoor PA system for directing an outside band practice or outdoor marching routine.  It can project your voice up to one half mile as it's name indicates.  Use this to direct band members or crowd members.  With the new Police Siren Feature, users are able to alert crowds and get their attention faster than ever.

The Mity-Lite Personal PA System is a lightweight system that is the perfect over the shoulder speaker for communication.  It is a 35-watt system that can be used indoors or outdoors and can also amplify an iPod, smartphone (like an iPhone), or other external device.

The iPod Portable PA System is a customer favorite because it simultaneously plays and charges your iPod or iPhone and features a remote control.

This would be great for color guard practices or dance crew competitions.  It is a great investment for a school due to the variety of applications it has.  The wireless microphone and rechargeable battery make it hassle free and easy to use.

Megaphones are another great option for a marching band because they are hand held and battery powered.  The emergency siren and whistle button feature allow a band director the power to communicate clearly.

Our Safety Strobe Megaphone features a flashlight and strobe light along with a siren, whistle, and play-and-record feature.

The Titan Wireless PA System and Digital Audio Travel Partner PA System are large area systems that allow for optimal functionality and versatility.

The Titan Wireless PA System is a 100-watt system that neatly organizes your microphone and other equipment while clearly projecting your voice or music while the Digital Audio Travel Partner allows the user to use multiple wireless microphones simultaneously and allows users to project their audio or music through a CD, USB drive, SD card slot, or iPod at 250 booming watts.

Either of these systems would be perfect for marching band podiums to blast music or directions to marching band members.

Whether you need a system for your practice room, football game half-time show, or state championship competition or contest, AmpliVox will meet your pep band and marching band needs.

Video: AmpliVox PA Systems used in Marching Band Parade

Friday, February 24, 2012

Pink Podium Update: Inland Empire Susan G. Komen Race Uses Pink Pinnacle

Ever since AmpliVox CEO Don Roth donated AmpliVox products to his cousin who was organizing Breast Cancer Awareness events, Don (a cancer survivor himself) decided to start a major campaign using what he does best, professional presentation equipment, to fight the deadly disease.

For more information please read Pink Podium Information Sheet or watch the video below.

Here is what the most recent breast cancer event to use the Pink Podium had to say:

"The Inland Empire Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® would like to thank AmpliVox Sound Systems for sending Komen IE the pink podium! We were able to utilize the podium at our Race for the Survivor Ceremony. I have attached a few photos of the pink podium in use at the Survivor Ceremony! Additionally, we will continue to utilize the pink podium at other yearly events!
Thank you again for helping us make our 2011 Race a special PINK day!
 Warm regards,
Sarah B.
Mission Programs Manager"

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Introducing the Revolutionary Wireless Two Way Radio Hailer Emergency Communication System!

New Product Spotlight: The Radio Hailer Emergency Communication System

Several months ago, AmpliVox was approached by a major finance institution that wanted a powerful portable PA system that could be spoken through from a far distance for emergency drilling at their office in New York.

This special project got us thinking,

"If we can produce such a useful and innovative product for one company, why not make it available to all?"

AmpliVox Sound Systems has been hard at work developing a new piece of technology for emergency planners, school officials, and others who need to coordinate with large groups of people in large outdoor areas.

The Radio Hailer Emergency Communication System incorporates a powerful horn amplifier with a pair of two-way radios that allow a speaker to be over one mile away from the PA system and still project their voice through it.  

This system runs on 10 D Cell batteries and the two way radios run on AA batteries, making this system completely portable and perfect for outdoor activities or emergency situations.

The Radio Hailer SW6220 is called the "Command Control Center" which lives up to its name and allows users to control their sound with two speakers with tripods and a handy carrying case.

This is a great system for Corporate Safety Teams, Police, Fire, and EMS professionals.

For more information please call (800) 267-5486.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Restaurant Audio: Custom Mountable Speakers for Restaurants Kits

"AmpliVox, party of 5, your table is ready."

Busy restaurants need a convenient way to communicate with customers.

AmpliVox's Custom Mountable Speaker Horn Systems are the perfect option to build a system that fits your location and restaurant needs.

These systems are a convenient and flexible solution to replace expensive in ceiling system and allows you to play music and communicate with patrons. 

Several of the horns we offer are rugged and weather resistant, meaning they can handle the elements a storm may provide.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Marching Band Practice uses Half Mile Hailer PA System

A local High School Marching Band recently used the AmpliVox Half-Mile Hailer for an outdoor marching practice.

The Hailer is a great PA System for marching bands because it can clearly project your voice over loud noises like band instruments or large crowds.

The band director was so happy with how his system with a wireless microphone worked that he sent us the picture on the right.

Related Links:
AmpliVox Products for Education
AmpliVox Blog Posts about Education
Video: Top 10 Reasons to Use Technology in Education

Friday, February 17, 2012

Illinois Meetings and Events Mentions AmpliVox: Don Roth is "Mr. Pink"

It is always a thrill to have your work and efforts noticed and appreciated.

Illinois Meetings and Events Magazine featured a story about AmpliVox CEO Don Roth and his efforts to fight breast cancer with Pink Podiums. Here is an excerpt of the interview:

What are your biggest achievements since taking over AmpliVox 16 years ago?
DR: “We’ve expanded our marketplace and distribution channels. We’ve also expanded in the fields of hospitality, education, public safety, churches, and consumer electronics. Our product line has also grown from 50 to more than 200, but our No. 1 focus remains good customer service.”

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Speak to a Person not a Recording. Always

We have all had one of those experiences.

You have a question, comment, complaint, or an urgent request about a purchase you made and instead of getting a real life person, you get a confusing phone system that gets you nowhere.

Or if you do get through to a real person, you get bounced and have to wait  until they find the right person.

We've all been there, and we all hate being treated like that.

That is why when you call AmpliVox Sound Systems you will always speak with a live person.  We are committed to 100% customer satisfaction and want to ensure the best customer service possible.

That is the AmpliVox Promise.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Lincolnshire SunTimes Covers AmpliVox Cancer Awareness Campaign

The Lincolnshire Sun Times has recently published an article covering AmpliVox's initiative to donate specialized AmpliVox products to cancer awareness groups.

Products we are donating:
 Click here for the article.

Related Links:
Video: My Cancer Story: The Pink Podium Promise
Blogs: Blogs Labeled "AmpliVox Cares"

Local High School Marching Band Uses AmpliVox Loudspeaker and PA Systems for Outdoor Parade

In late November last year, a local high school marching band marched in the Holiday in the Park Parade in Glenview, IL.

Before the Parade began, the AmpliVox iPod Wireless PA System gave the large courtyard a festive spirit playing several holiday classics. It is also a great system for a parade float due to its wireless microphone, built in rechargeable battery, and remote control.

An onlooker mentioned they thought the sound was coming from the school's external PA system and how the booming sound from the iPod Wireless PA system impressed them and filled the entire area, creating a festive atmosphere.

To direct cars and parade participants to their proper places, a parade official used the AmpliVox Safety Strobe Megaphone which features an emergency siren and a whistle. The record-and-playback features make this a great partner for people trying to communicate an emergency message.

The band director used a Half-Mile Hailer with wireless microphone to direct his band while they were playing. It was a great companion for him because he was easily able to communicate above the large crowd and random noises without needing to be close to the lightweight system.

Another product that would be great for a parade is the Sound Cruiser Car PA system.

For more information on AmpliVox Sound Systems that would be great for marching bands or parades, please visit Ampli.com or call (800)267-5486.

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AmpliVox Products Great for Education
How to Plug Guitar into AmpliVox PA System Amp
Top 10 Reasons to Use Technology in Education 
Marching Band PA Systems

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

iPhone Streaming Videos through Sound System

Smartphones are changing the way we live.

No longer do smartphone users have to do things like Mapquest directions, look through a phone book, wait until they have a computer for a face-to-face digital conversation, or have to wait for a computer to use Facebook and Twitter.

New technologies are changing the way people listen to music too.  People do not purchase hard copy CDs as much as they used to but stream music through their smartphone.

Now they also change the way we party.  

AmpliVox is finding that many of our customers who buy the  AmpliVox iPod Portable PA System desire to use their smartphones to play music through the sound system.  It is a convenient way to please everybody and take turns choosing songs and not have to plan a playlist.

The iPod System or the Digital Audio Travel Partner PA System are great DJ Alternative Systems.  The iPod Portable PA System was used at a party recently (pictured) that included playing musical chairs and dancing to the music. 

The remote control pause button added a fun dimension and many laughs for the participants.  The 30 watts allowed the rich and clear sound to travel and fill the entire room with music and voice when talking through the microphone, something a standard boombox dreams of.

Another application for this product would be karaoke because you can sing over music and also play DVDs with the built in DVD player.  Connect a projector through the line out, and you have a big screen Karaoke player!

Related Links:
iPod PA System Used at Large Outdoor Carwash
Digital Audio Travel Partner Used at Open Mic Night
Customizable Mountable Speaker Horn Systems

Monday, February 06, 2012

Introducing the Brand New Ampli.com!

 If you haven't seen already, Ampli.com got a face-lift!

The newly designed web site is designed for:
  • Customer Usability
  • A Clear, Clean look
  • Easily organized resources and information for customer
  • Many videos for customers to have a multimedia experience researching our products
Hope you enjoy our new site!

    Saturday, February 04, 2012

    Butler University Uses Contemporary Aluminum Acrylic Lectern from AmpliVox | Podium Pulpit

    Recently Butler University celebrated the inauguration of their new President, James Danko.

    The photo is of their new President, James Danko, making his acceptance speech at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Indianapolis on November 12, 2011.

    He liked the Contemporary Aluminum Acrylic Lectern so much; they ordered one for their own facilities!

    Related Links:
    Blog Posts Labeled "Lecterns and Podiums"

    Thursday, February 02, 2012

    Liberty University uses AmpliVox Pinnacle Podium for Outdoor

    Recently Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA used an AmpliVox Pinnacle Podium ST3250 at a ceremony to open a new bridge.

    The bridge was built to provide students a safe way to cross a busy street.

    The Pinnacle Podium is a great indoor/outdoor podium that can easily connect to an external sound system (which is what Liberty did) and is available in a table top lectern model.

    AmpliVox Podiums are available with custom logos as shown in the video below.

    The best selling Pinnacle Podium has an updated look!

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    Product Video: Pinnacle Podium
    Video: Will it Float? Pinnacle Podium Edition
    Blog: California Senate Uses Pinnacle-Style Podium