• Did you know the HD series has a low pass filter built in.

    0 comments / Posted by George Dreyer

    HD Series Power Amp with Low Pass Filter

    Did you know the HD series amplifiers have a 100Hz low pass crossover built in?  This is great for adding subwoofers to your system.  In many simple cases with full range top cabinets, you don't really need to crossover mains to the subwoofers.

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  • Top 5 Live Gig Problems

    0 comments / Posted by Joel Kiesel

    Live Gig Problems

    There are a million things that can go wrong when you are on stage. A piece of equipment can falter, the singer hits a bum note (a la Simon Le Bon at Live Aid), or your co-performer exposes more of you than acceptable (Super bowl halftime, you know what we’re talking about). Regardless of how well you prepare, some things are beyond your control and there is little you can do to prevent the problems which occur as a result of them. The best you can do is to be aware of the top 5 live gig problems so that you don’t panic if any of these happen:

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  • Amplifiers: Pro vs. Consumer

    1 comment / Posted by Joel Kiesel

    Amplifiers: Pro vs. Consumer

    If you are in the market for amplifiers, you have two broad categories to choose from: professional amplifiers or home (consumer) amplifiers. Before you can select which amp is best for you, you need to analyze your needs and preferences. To paint the situation with a broad stroke, we can say pro amps are generally great for sound reinforcement (they project sound over an extensive area), come with a lot more features and are durable. However, let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of each type:

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  • Choosing a Stage Monitor

    0 comments / Posted by Joel Kiesel

    Stage Monitors

    It’s imperative to have an onstage monitor to enable you to hear your own voice and music as well as your band mates when playing a live show. This is important for various reasons, including a nice reminder where you were in the song for those rare occasions when your mind drifts off. Regardless of the quality of the PA system, which is geared to provide great sound to the audience, you will not get a good idea of how you sound if you rely solely on it. There are a few keys to look at when choosing a stage monitoring system.

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  • Small Venue Systems

    0 comments / Posted by Joel Kiesel

    Small Venue Systems

    Music magazines, like Live Sound International or FOH (Front of House), often feature articles highlighting the latest in sound systems, but it seems a majority of these articles are catered towards large, up-scale budgets and locations. It’s always fascinating to read about what these bigger venues are doing and how quickly technology is progressing. However, many sound people work in hundreds of small venues throughout the US. If your band plays gigs in small venues or if you operate sound systems in small venues, your sound dynamics radically differ from the larger sites. You have to adapt your skills to the characteristics of small venues to achieve sound success.

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