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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Multimedia Lecterns: Integrating Multimedia Presentations with Options and Accessories

Give powerful presentations using today's technology with AmpliVox multimedia options and accessories. Our multimedia lecterns come in many shapes, sizes and different finishes:

Multimedia Computer

Multimedia Presentation Podium

Multimedia Smart Podium






ADA Sit To Stand Lectern

Collaboration Huddle Table

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They are designed to complement your presentation requirements with such features as:

Sliding keyboard drawers

Collapsible shelves for presentation tools such as multimedia projectors

Sliding drawers that accommodate document cameras and holding stands

Locking storage compartments that can hold computer equipment and more

Other accessories, such as monitor mounts, let you easily see what you are presenting. Integrated sound systems project your voice and or music clearly into the farthest corners of the room.

Thoughtful designs of power and data cord management help you easily connect today’s smart devices. Rack rails let you easily install your multimedia components; integrated cooling fans protect your equipment investment.

Lighting options mean you will never be in the dark about what comes next in your presentation. Clocks and timers keep you on time and in command.

AmpliVox’s customization options reinforce your brand. All these features are integrated into smart looking designs to enhance your image.

Powerful presentations start with AmpliVox's multimedia options and accessories: the rest is up to you.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

AmpliVox Proudly Supports Made in USA - Why Made in USA is Better

Selling products that are Made in the USA is about much more than just patriotism.

AmpliVox has long believed in making its products in the USA to ensure:
  • Durability
  • Reliability
  • Versatility
  • Aesthetic Appeal
To provide these standards we keep our design and manufacturing at Northbrook and McHenry, Illinois.

These two northern Illinois cities we have our own design, engineering, technology, manufacturing and woodshop teams.

This enables us to strictly control the creation of our products from beginning to end so you get American made quality on affordable PA Systems, Lecterns, Multimedia and ABA Furniture, Acrylic and Contemporary Lecterns, Tabletop lecterns, and Speakers.

At AmpliVox, we ensure quality on your products from beginning to end, but we also confess we love the USA.

Keeping our manufacturing process close to home has ensured the character of our products, created American jobs, and inspired our employees’ pride in the results of their work.

AmpliVox maintains its own design, engineering, technology, manufacturing, and woodshop teams, based in Northbrook, Illinois, and we strictly control the creation of every AmpliVox product from beginning to end.

Our committed team of designers, engineers, technicians, and customer service representatives stand behind every AmpliVox product to ensure your complete satisfaction.

Questions? You can contact us online or call (800) 267-5486.

A customer service specialists will fit the right product to your application, as well as answer your basic or technical questions.

Friday, August 02, 2019

Hulk Hogan and "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart Pumped Up Backstage at the 2019 WWE Raw Reunion

Legendary Hulk Hogan was excited to be backstage at the biggest reunion in WWE history. The 2019 "Raw Reunion" brought out all the heavy hitters from yesteryear for the July 22 edition of Monday Night Raw.

Hall of famers and superstars that appeared included: Stone Cold Steve Austin, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, Razor Ramon and Kurt Angle among others.

AmpliVox's favorite professional wrestling manager, "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart, was also on hand sporting an AmpliVox Mity-Meg Rechargeable Megaphone decorated with pink hearts and a Raw Reunion flare.

The AmpliVox Mity-Meg is the perfect megaphone that meets "The Mouth of the South" loose-lipped style, which he uses to instruct and encourage his proteges while discouraging/annoying opponents and announcers.

Commercial industrial grade made from a durable ABS plastic construction that can take abuse, the AmpliVox Mity-Meg is the perfect tool to use as a foreign object to strike opponents in the head and secure a victory.

The Lithium-ion battery pack delivers up to twice as much operating time as standard batteries, which let's Jimmy run his mouth before, during and after the match and all the way back home to recharge.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Celebrating the City of Prospect Heights, IL Annual 4th of July Parade

Our neighboring city of Prospect Heights held its Independence Day Parade on Thursday, July 4th starting at 10:30 AM. The parade's route began from the parking lot of St. Alphonsus Church and ended at the parking lot of Hebron Church.

Hot dogs and refreshments were served at the end of the parade route – sponsored by the Hebron Church.

AmpliVox's very own Joe Yim, shown below standing behind an AmpliVox Contemporary Lectern giving a finance report to the congregation at the Hebron Church, volunteered and assisted at the refreshment table serving food and drinks to the crowd.

After the parade, Mayor Helmer officiated the seventh annual 4th of July Patriotic Bicycle Contest open to all kids.

In the spirit of Independence Day, our commitment to "Made in America" quality, reliability, versatility, and aesthetic appeal has established AmpliVox as a leader in the sound equipment and presentation furniture industry.

AmpliVox: A Commitment to "Made in America" Quality

To ensure those standards, we keep the development and manufacturing process close to home.

AmpliVox maintains its own design, engineering, technology, manufacturing, and woodshop teams, all based in Northbrook, Illinois, and we strictly control the creation of every AmpliVox product from beginning to end.

We firmly believe that AmpliVox's products, predominantly made in the US, set the bar for quality and innovation in our industry.

Keeping our manufacturing process close to home has ensured the character of our products, created American jobs, and inspired our employees’ pride in the results of their work.

Monday, July 22, 2019

AmpliVox Named Associate Company of the Year by IFMA

AmpliVox Account Executive Tony Gatz, with AmpliVox CEO Don Roth,
receiving "Associate Company of the Year" from IFMA Chicago Chapter

AmpliVox Sound Systems has been named Associate Company of the Year by the International Facilities Management Association Chicago Chapter. The award was presented at IFMA’s annual dinner July 11.

AmpliVox was recognized for:
  • Serving as a three-year sponsor of the IFMA Chicago Chapter
  • Participating as a two-time World Workplace Exhibitor
  • Volunteering at the 2018 Chicago Marathon, an event co-sponsored by IFMA
  • Actively assisting chapter members with AmpliVox sound equipment and providing superior customer support

The International Facilities Management Association’s goal is to advance the profession of Facilities Management and to support the growth and development of facilities managers in the Chicago area.

AmpliVox CEO Don Roth said, "Facilities Management is a critical market for AmpliVox portable sound systems, lecterns, and multimedia furniture.

As with other markets we serve, we believe in providing facilities managers with complete solutions to their presentation needs, including quality products and uncompromising customer support before, during and after the sale."

Friday, July 19, 2019

AmpliVox Helps Illinois Church Overcome Acoustic Challenges

Today, churches are increasingly built with acoustics in mind, to address the acoustic challenges associated with larger and more complex structures featuring high angular ceilings, tall blank walls, large windows, decorative architectural features, and significant variations in size from one room to another.

And, in addition to the challenges of the church structure, today’s religious organizations more frequently employ the use of electronic amplification, multimedia applications, large choral events, etc.

The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit in Lincolnshire, IL, occupies a building constructed in 1977, and whose membership has evolved to include a range of youth and adult groups, and an Adult Choir, Youth Choir, and even a “Cherub Choir” for pre-school and first grade children.

To upgrade the effectiveness of their sound system for these diverse needs, they looked to AmpliVox Sound Systems, Northbrook, IL.

AmpliVox set out to address the facility’s multiple acoustic and presentation challenges:
  • Addressing the church building’s significant reverberation with a distributed, multi- speaker system that would provide effective sound coverage by creating a “zone of sound” for each speaker area. This approach would result in a more evenly distributed Sound Pressure Level (SPL), with less incidence of acoustic hot-spots and dead areas.

  • Employing a multi-channel sound system, resulting in more control over individual sound sources – e.g., choir director, choir members, instrumental accompanists, recorded music, etc.

  • Controlling the sound from a simple, central point of access. This meant having a designated individual be able to access all sound controls from the main sanctuary seating area, or moved as desired for different events and configurations. The best solution for this involved AmpliVox’s wireless, portable PA technology.

  • As another advantage of wireless audio technology, the system could be centrally located, or moved as desired, with the unsightly appearance of wiring and equipment in the front of the sanctuary. Wireless microphones allow presenters and choral members to roam as necessary without encumbrance.
The heart of any audio project is a robust base PA system, and AmpliVox had one to offer the church in its SW925 Digital Audio Travel Partner Plus.

This self-contained, portable unit provides 250 watts of power and has two built-in 6.5 inch high performance, high efficiency woofers and a dynamic compression tweeter.

It has a built-in UHF 16 channel wireless receiver that can accommodate a wireless microphone plus a wired microphone – an advantage for applications such as a presenter at the front of the sanctuary, backed up by a choir on the side. The wireless mic can be handheld, lapel, headset, or over-the-year flesh tone.

Wireless range is up to 300 feet. The unit also has a built-in media player that can accept inputs via SD card, USB slot, or via Bluetooth from a smartphone or other device.

This makes it easy to play occasional recorded music as part of the service.

The SW925 has a Voice Enhance feature to increase crispness and clarity of vocals, and also a Voice Priority feature that reduces the volume level of background music when necessary.
Media Player - SD Card
Slot/USB Slot/Bluetooth
Optional 2nd wireless
mic receiver
Optional Wireless
Speaker Transmitter
Voice Enhance
Voice Priority
Battery Status LED's
Variable Line Out:
1/4" female
Auxiliary Inputs: 3.5mm female, Stereo RCA female, 1/4" female
Convenient quick set up guide printed on control panel
Battery Compartment
2 - SLA Batteries
Wireless Microphone 16 Channel UHF Receiver
Separate Volume, Bass, Treble Controls
USB Charging
5v, 500mA
Microphone Switch
3 Microphone Inputs, XLR 1/4", Line or Phantom, with separate volume controls
Power Switch
IEC Power Input
110-220V Auto Switching

To help provide separate “zones of sound” for the different parts of the church, an AmpliVox S1297 Satellite Wireless Powered Dual Speaker was provided.

This unit has its own 250 watt amp and receiver, and two built-in woofers and a tweeter similar to the main PA system.

Both the SW925 and S1297 are mounted on sturdy, heavy-duty tripods that elevate the speakers yet avoid a sense of clutter; they also make it easy to move the PA system and satellite speaker to different locations depending on the type of event – regular church service or choral program.

Both the SW925 and S1297 have built in wheels and extendible handle, and can operate on AC power or rechargeable batteries. Portability is a big plus for occasional church picnics and other outdoor events.

To control the sound volume and tone for multiple system inputs and outputs, the church’s Symetrix Audio system has software that can be accessed via laptop computer or tablet device that can be located anywhere within the sanctuary or adjacent areas. This eliminates the need for a bulky, space-intensive engineering sound board.

As another benefit to visual openness and a welcome feel for the church’s sanctuary, AmpliVox provided an acrylic lectern to serve as the church’s pulpit. The lectern features a see-through appearance and rugged yet light-weight construction.

Reverend Timothy Lindstrom, pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, said AmpliVox’s multi-faceted approach to the church’s presentation needs has worked to perfection.

"The AmpliVox technicians certainly understand the dynamics of creating good sound in a variety of environments.

And with the new equipment in place, our message – and our congregants voices – have never sounded better."