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Monday, February 25, 2019

Customer Testimonial on the Half-Mile Hailers for Marathons

Since 1978, runners from all over the world have traveled to Detroit to take part in the Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon. It's become an event that encompasses people from all walks of life, not just elite runners.

From the new runner to the more seasoned marathoner, there is something for everyone.

And with multiple distance events available including marathon, half-marathon, disabilities & relay divisions, 5k walk/run, Compettive 1-Mile and a Kids Fun Run, their goal is to give every participant a once-in-a-lifetime experience… every year!

The only way they can make an event like this happen is with the phenomenal support of race volunteers and the generosity of their sponsors.

When it comes to making public announcement during the marathon, Operations Director Bill Ewing relies on the AmpliVox Half-Mile Hailer to be heard in the large and noisy crowd.

"We use several AmpliVox S610A Half Mile Hailers for spectator and runner control at our event", says Bill Ewing.

"From alerting runners about course conditions, to announcing runner bib numbers at our marathon relay exchanges to general announcements in our start-finish area.

These portable units are very effective and reliable in crowded, noisy environments, and we've received excellent customer service over the years."

The Half-Mile Hailer is great for use in high noise areas and large open spaces.

The weather proof horn speaker produces wider sound dispersion than other available products, projecting clear sound up to a half mile away.

Easy to use 50 Watt amp really powers out the sound, just turn it on, adjust the volume and start talking.

Fingertip volume and tone controls and push button emergency siren give you fast, easy control in changing conditions.

The amplifier runs on 10 D cell batteries good for 200 hours of operation or optional rechargeable NiCad battery with AC adapter recharger.

The amplifier features: dual wireless microphone jacks for multiple presenters, auxiliary input for iPhone or CD player, line out for recording, additional speaker jacks and volume and tone controls. There is even a siren button.

Expand your outdoor sound system with a Half-Mile Hailer Kits that provide additional components such as:
  • Power and Passive Horn speakers
  • Choice of wired or wireless handheld, headset and lapel microphones with transmitter
  • Adjustable compact tripods
  • Nylon carry case with luggage handle and wheels

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