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Friday, February 03, 2023

Benefits of a Portable PA System for Funeral Directors

As a funeral director, ensuring that the funeral service is conducted smoothly and respectfully is of the utmost importance.

One tool that can greatly aid in this process is a portable PA system.

A portable PA system is a compact and lightweight public address system that can be easily transported from one location to another.

It allows the funeral director to amplify their voice, making it easier for mourners to hear and understand the service, regardless of the size of the venue or the presence of background noise.

From improved communication to increased comfort for mourners, PA systems can help funeral directors provide high-quality services that are professional, efficient, and memorable.

Improved Communication

One of the most significant benefits for funeral directors is improved communication. During a funeral service, it is essential that the funeral director's voice is heard clearly by all attendees.

Portable PA systems ensure that the funeral director's voice is amplified and audible, even in large venues or noisy environments.

This can greatly enhance the mourners' experience, as they will be able to hear and understand the service with ease.

It allow the funeral director to make announcements or provide directions without having to raise their voice, which can be especially important for older mourners or those with hearing difficulties.

This not only helps to ensure that everyone is able to participate in the service but also shows that the funeral director is considerate of the mourners' comfort and needs.

Their use can greatly enhance the communication during a funeral service. It ensures that the funeral director's voice is heard clearly by all attendees, and it allows for seamless and efficient communication, making the service more meaningful and memorable for the mourners.


Unlike traditional sound systems, which can be heavy and difficult to move, a portable PA system is compact and lightweight, making it easy to transport from one location to another.

This allows funeral directors to provide services in a variety of settings, from small chapels to large outdoor venues.

In addition to being easy to move, they eliminate the need for a separate sound system and the associated set-up and take-down time.

This makes the funeral process more efficient and streamlined, as the funeral director can quickly and easily prepare for the service.

The flexibility and convenience of a portable PA system are especially valuable for funeral directors who provide services in multiple locations, as they can easily bring the system with them and ensure that they have a reliable source of amplification wherever they go.

Enhanced Professionalism

A portable PA system can also enhance the professionalism of funeral services. The use of a professional-grade sound system demonstrates that the funeral director is dedicated to providing high-quality services that are both efficient and respectful.

By using a portable PA system, the funeral director can ensure that their voice is amplified and clear, which can make the service more dignified and meaningful.

In addition, a portable PA system allows funeral directors to incorporate music, prayers, and other elements into the service with ease.

This can greatly enhance the atmosphere of the service and provide a more complete and memorable experience for mourners.

Their use can also demonstrate a level of technical proficiency and expertise that sets the funeral director apart from others in the industry.

This can increase the funeral director's reputation for delivering high-quality services and can help to attract new clients.

Portable PA systems can greatly enhance the professionalism of a funeral service. It demonstrates the funeral director's dedication to providing high-quality services, allows for the seamless incorporation of music and other elements, and can enhance the funeral director's reputation in the industry.

Increased Comfort for Mourners

One of the most important aspects of a funeral service is ensuring that the mourners are comfortable and able to participate fully in the service. A portable PA system can greatly enhance this experience by providing clear, amplified sound. This can make it easier for mourners to hear and understand the service, even if they are seated in the back of a large venue or if there is background noise.

In addition to making it easier to hear the service, PA systems can also provide a more meaningful and memorable experience for mourners. By being able to clearly hear the words and music of the service, mourners are better able to focus on the ceremony and pay their respects to their loved one.

The use of a portable PA system can greatly enhance the comfort and experience of mourners during a funeral service. By providing clear, amplified sound, mourners are better able to participate in the service and find comfort in the ceremony.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Introducing the AmpliVox 3460 Carnegie Multimedia Mate

AmpliVox Sound Systems has rolled out the new SW3460 Carnegie Multimedia Mate. Designed for today's hard-working, flexible environments, the compact unit accommodates a range of A/V needs – including a complete sound system -- in a small, mobile cabinet.

Wireless Sound System
(SW model only)
Reading Table
28" W x 24" D
Pull Out Drawer
12.8" W x 13.3" x 3.6" H
Slide Out Shelf
23" W x 16" D
Integrated Sound Dashboard
(SW model only)
Drop Leaf
Four 3" Casters
(2 locking)

A complete set of features has been precisely-designed and built into the SW3460, all with today’s technology and portability in mind:

Made of durable, scratch-resistant thermal-fused laminate with attractive PVC edge banding.

Measures only 26" W x 22" D x 40" H, yet has plenty of room for the built-in sound system, added technology support, plus storage.

Two locking cabinet doors conceal a spacious interior that includes an adjustable shelf.

Also has a slide-out laptop shelf, side-panel pull-out drawer for a data projector, and a drop-hinge folding table for document camera or other accessories, making all technology tools close at hand.

The UHF 16-channel, 150-watt wireless system is mounted inside the cabinet, and two Jensen-design speakers are mounted in the front, ready to project sound to audiences as large as 2,000, and in rooms up to 20,000 square feet.

The reading table includes an electret condenser mic with control panel for mic volume and wireless receiver audio adjustments – volume, bass, and treble.

Featuring Integrated Dashboard with finger tip controls (SW models)

Built-in 16 Channel UHF wireless receiver,
584 MHz to 608 MHz (SW3460 only)
Stream audio with
wireless technology

S806A LPA 150 watt Amplifier
Power Switch: Power source
External Speaker Jack: For passive speaker
Line Out Jack: Connects to house system
or external PA system
Aux In Jack: Connects to external audio device
such as a CD/MP3 player or hard wired iPhone
XLR Mic Connector: For wired microphones

Your choice of wireless mic
S1461 24V Power Supply with AC Cable
Preamp Connector: Ribbon wire from control panel
Internal Speaker: Connects to lectern speaker

The unit also comes with a choice of wireless mic: lapel & headset flesh-tone over-ear, or handheld, allowing the presenter to roam the room for closer contact with the audience. The full sound system includes a Bluetooth module and features balanced XLR low impedance and supports phantom power up to 15 volts. It includes line-in and line out ¼” connectors.

The SW3460 is made in the USA at AmpliVox’s northern Illinois design and fabrication facility, and reflects the company’s uncompromising standards of design and quality. It features a 6-year limited warranty on the cabinet, and a 1-year limited warranty on the electronics, assuring its reliability in demanding environments.

"At AmpliVox, we’re always pushing the envelope to come up with new applications for today’s space-intensive, versatile environments," said Don Roth, AmpliVox CEO.

"Our Carnegie Multimedia Mate has a lot to offer any presentation environment – from meeting rooms and training centers to classrooms and auditoriums -- in one complete, ready-to-go package."

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Looking Back at AmpliVox 2022: Milestones

As the year comes to a close, it's a good time to look back and reflect on all that has been accomplished at AmpliVox and recount the milestones of 2021 as we move forward into the New Year.

January 2022
New Multi-Media, ADA, and Height Adjustable Lecterns

AmpliVox Sound Systems has added to its wide-ranging array of lecterns with two new series that evoke a winning tradition: Lexington and Concord.

The two lectern series offer a rich menu of sizes, colors, finishes, and other design and feature options that facilitate winning presentations, anywhere from the classroom to the boardroom.

Available in 25", 32" and 42" wide sizes in laminate or wood veneer finish. Heavy-duty industrial casters for easy mobility with a spacious storage shelve.

The Easiest Way to Be Heard - AmpliVox Powerful Megaphones

Of all the outstanding sound products made by AmpliVox, perhaps the most visible and versatile are our handheld megaphones.

These workhorse bullhorns can be seen – and heard – in all kinds of settings, giving directions, making announcements, and delivering messages to large groups of listeners.

February 2022
AmpliVox Joins the North Suburban YMCA in Celebrating Black History Month

AmpliVox Sound Systems, a long supporter of YMCA programs and activities, joined the North Suburban YMCA (NSYMCA) in celebration of Black History Month. The presentation showcased African American contributions throughout the history of the YMCA.

Juliana's Cookie World: Girls Scouts Heart of the Hudson

Executive Senior Vice Intern and AmpliVox Superstar, Ms. Juliana, was proudly moonlighting as a Girl Scout from the Heart of the Hudson raising money for an important program.

Through this fundraiser, girls not only learn goal setting, but decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics aspects essential to leadership, to success, and to life.

March 2022
Celebrate Women's History Month - Contributions To Culture and Society

This annual celebration was about encouraging peace and women's rights.

AmpliVox works to strengthen and improve the communities we serve, through innovative programs that channel financial support as well as product and expertise assistance to public service organizations.

Brady Roth Taking Center Stage - The Real Tragedy of Medea by Euripides

Our young star and the grandson of AmpliVox CEO Don Roth, Brady Roth, has taken center stage to perform in the play Medea by Euripides, a greek tragedy of domestic bliss shattered by betrayal.

April 2022
How Can You be Sure the World Will Hear You? Use the AmpliVox Half-Mile Hailer!

In today’s increasingly noisy world, how can you be certain your message will be heard?

The AmpliVox Half-Mile Hailer helps you get through loud and clear – over long distances, in noisy environments, and over common acoustic obstacles such as wind and trees that can muffle sound. When cranked up, the Half-Mile Hailer’s audio power rivals sound levels measured from a freight train or tornado!

Browse the 2022 AmpliVox Product Catalog

Through the challenge of the past year, AmpliVox has endeavored to uphold the values which have guided us for nearly 70 years, and which we continue to pledge for the upcoming year.

Our goal is to provide top quality professional presentation equipment that sets up easily, delivers perfect performance, and stands the test of time for reliability and durability.

May 2022
AmpliVox General Information - Ordering, Warranty, Returns and Shipping

AmpliVox Sound Systems accepts orders via email: orders@ampli.com. AmpliVox Sound Systems agrees (at its discretion) to repair or replace any brand product or component manufactured that is defective in materials or workmanship for as long as the original purchaser owns it.

Thank You Nurses!! National Nurses Month 2022

The American Nurses Association recognizes the month of May as National Nurses Month, a time to reflect on and honor the memory of nurses we have lost this past.

Nurses make a difference as trusted advocates who ensure individuals, families, and populations receive quality patient care and services.

June 2022
Acrylic Podiums: Dazzle, Delight & Capture Audience Attention

AmpliVox not only produces great sound systems that extend your voice, we also make stylish lecterns that project your image. Our acrylic lecterns offer contemporary elegance combined with dependable durability.

They feature a sturdy base made of tough ¾ " acrylic material and column and reading surface made of ½" acrylic. Choose from a vast assortment of lectern styles for every presentation requirement and venue.

Introducing the AmpliVox Concord Lecterns

AmpliVox Sound Systems has added to its wide-ranging array of lecterns with a new series that evokes a winning tradition.

The Concord lecterns offer a rich menu of sizes, colors, finishes, and other design and feature options that facilitate winning presentations, anywhere from the classroom to the boardroom. Available in Floor, Multimedia, ADA and Height Adjustable with or without Sound Systems.

July 2022
Capri Lectern: Sleek, Modern, Curved Design Matches Any Décor

AmpliVox continues to develop lecterns that address an extremely broad range of speaking styles, decors, and budgets.

The Capri lectern is an update of one of our most popular styles - now with a sleek curved design and edge banding, its the perfect combination of style and practicality. Made of a scratch resistant melamine laminate finish with elegant curved construction and radiused corners, for beautiful styling and durability that will stand the test of time.

Communication Cuts Through Chaos for Better Public Safety

When public safety is on the line, it is vital that law enforcement, fire departments, and other emergency responders have the ability to clearly communicate with large groups of people on a moment’s notice.

Whether the emergency is related to accidents, natural causes, criminal activity, or terrorist violence, panic and confusion in the crowd can greatly increase the risk of casualties.

In establishing disaster preparedness plans, emergency personnel in all settings should have equipment on hand to guarantee that, whatever obstacles arise, communication lines will remain available.

August 2022
AmpliVox Hitting the Links at the Glenview Chamber's Annual Golf Outing

AmpliVox took a well deserved break and enjoyed the beautiful weather at the Glenview Chamber's Annual Golf Outing 2022. The annual event brings out golfing enthusiasts of all levels to enjoy a day on the links.

With more than 500 members and 95 years of experience, the Glenview Chamber of Commerce works to make Glenview a destination of choice for businesses and their owners, and for the customers and community that contribute to Glenview's vitality.

Classroom Amplification: Improving the Learning Environment

Never have to repeat yourself again. The students in your class need to hear you and AmpliVox can help. Most teachers assume that all the students in their class are able to hear them speak?

Students in an amplified classrooms retain more information have less behavioral problems and score higher on the tests. This is the reason why schools across the nation are turning to personal amplification systems to improve the education environment.

September 2022
Top 5 Hospital Management Tips for Healthcare Administrators

Healthcare management professionals hold vitally important positions and are responsible for the way their hospital functions. Running a hospital forces managers to juggle a variety of tasks. Due to the importance of this position, a hospital manager should be equipped to take the necessary positive action while avoiding certain pitfalls in managing the life of a hospital.

2022 Sound Comparison Guide: Lecterns & PA Systems

Packed with useful product photos & specs, in a handy side by side format: the Sound Comparison Guide helps you quickly compare models and zero in on what you need!

October 2022
Elegant Contemporary Lecterns that Complement Your Décor

AmpliVox not only produces great sound systems that extend your voice, we also make stylish lecterns that project your image. Our Contemporary Lecterns offer elegant design that complements your décor. They come in flat or curved profiles.

Chicagoland Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month began in Chicago this year with a downtown takeover and gridlock. Hundred of cars flooded the loop with revelers celebrating Mexican Independence Day (9/16/22).

There were fireworks, couples dancing in the streets, and multiple spinouts causing gridlock for hours.

November 2022
Music, Maestro, Please! Maestro Adjustable Presentation Center

The role of a conductor is to organize the music and keep everything calm, setting the scene that allows the actors and orchestra to step fully into the music.

With a clear beat pattern that is modified for the musical context, a well-versed maestro has a deep sense of tempo, maintaining or developing time and feel in front of an audience as the adrenaline sets in.

AmpliVox Free Pink Podium for Breast Cancer Organizations

AmpliVox Sound Systems is renewing its offer of a FREE Pink Podium to cancer organizations for Breast Cancer Awareness.

AmpliVox’s Pink Podium Promise has been in place since 2010 with hundreds of cancer society chapters, foundations, hospitals and local governments.

The lectern is FREE to qualified organizations; shipping is also free within continental U.S.

December 2022
AmpliVox Free Pink Podium for Breast Cancer Organizations

With coverage for small, medium, and large venues, AmpliVox Sound Systems provide the highest quality stadium portable PA systems for sporting events and athletic fields. Our portable stadium sound systems for outdoor events are created for superior play-by-play announcements, coaching, sporting field activities, directions, and more.

Dale Carnegie - The Father of Self Improvement

It is fair to say that Dale Carnegie is the father of the self-help movement that swept across America. His principles of human relations are almost godlike in terms of their power if you just remember to keep things simple.

His book, How to Win Friends and Influence People was published in 1936 and since then has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling books of all time.

We would like to thank all of our dealers, suppliers, customers and friends for none of this would of been possible without their support.

We are looking forward to 2023 as we continue to grow our role in our community and make a difference in the causes we believe in.

Monday, December 19, 2022

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy Hanukkah

Best wishes for a heartwarming Christmas filled with prosperity and goodness.

Hanukkah greetings for peace, love, and happiness. Blessings to you for a joyous festival of lights.

May the holiday season bring you good cheer and health throughout the coming New Year.

Our offices will be closed for Christmas
at noon on Friday, December 23rd
and all-day Monday, December 26th, 2022

For New Year's will be closed
at noon on Friday, December 30th 2022
and all-day Monday, January 2nd, 2023

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Dale Carnegie - The Father of Self Improvement

It is fair to say that Dale Carnegie is the father of the self-help movement that swept across America.

Today you can't turn on the television or watch a YouTube video without seeing an infomercial selling a way to improve yourself. You can't enter a bookstore without passing hundreds of books dedicated to making you better.

His book, How to Win Friends and Influence People was published in 1936 and since then has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling books of all time.

Carnegie called himself a common man from the midwest with a simple philosophy for self-improvement, winning a legion of disciples and igniting a revolution built on a set of ideas that are remarkable only for being so basic.

His principles of human relations are almost godlike in terms of their power if you just remember to keep things simple.

Dale Carnegie was a man who took a fundamental need to connect, simplified it, and thereby made communication more effective for a large number of people.

"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."

- Dale Carnegie

The man who laid down those principles was born more than a century ago into a life of hard times, hard work, and failure.

His mother Amanda Carnegie was a gregarious and dynamic a Sunday school teacher. She encouraged Dale to stand up and give speeches at Sunday school and insisted he receive a proper education.

Dale joined the college debating team and soon won an oratory contest, he also started teaching other students how to speak in public.

Carnegie offered to teach public speaking at the YMCA in Harlem at night school and like most teachers of the era Dale stood in front of the class and gave a lecture until one night when he ran out of things to say.

In that moment of panic he was struck by a great inspiration which was to give his students the chance to speak in front of others and have them get on their feet and talk.

It was a stroke of genius and the Dale Carnegie course took off.

A confident public speaker understands how to relate to his or her audience and will capture the audience’s attention within the first five minutes with creativity and relative engagement. America’s number one fear, like anything, requires adequate practice and preparation.

AmpliVox prides itself on being a prominent leader in the public speaking industry because of the quality and creativity our presentation equipment offers speakers. Nothing will capture your audience’s attention more effectively than an AmpliVox lectern.

Our lecterns reinforce confidence and provide unique assistance in giving great presentations.


Digital Signange

Digital Signange
Visionary II Lectern

Maestro Adjustable
Presentation Center


Falcon Patriot



Pinnacle Multimedia Lectern

Clear Acrylic

Contemporary Alumacrylic Lectern

Curved Hardrock
Maple Lectern

AmpliVox is the sound for public speaking. Make a good first impression and start your presentation off right by standing behind an elegant AmpliVox lectern with a professional look.

Customize any AmpliVox Lectern with your Company Logo

Choose any of our lecterns and make it your own. Promote your company identity with a personalized lectern customized with your business logo. AmpliVox offers custom logo solutions to add your business logo prominently on any lectern of choice.

Make your brand stand out at your next event. A customized AmpliVox lectern with your company logo will set your organization apart while enhancing your professional presence at your conferences, business meetings and hosted events.