Tony Sprando

Tony Sprando

Tony Sprando has worked in the AV industry since 1994. For the past 20 years, he has designed commercial AVL solutions, managed a design process team, on-site installations, and is well-known for his blogs and customer satisfaction reviews on Google and Reviewability. Connect with him on LinkedIn here: and Instgram

Providing On Demand AV for Generation Z


The January/February 2017 CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY issue is fascinating, thought-provoking, intriguing, and overwhelming.  Do you realize that the current generation, Generation Z, is now entering their college-age years? Soon, this group of approximately 60 million young people will be future employees, home owners, entrepreneurs, and economic decision makers.  For those of us in the AV industry, […]

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The Internet of Things is Here – How Do You Feel About It?


Do you remember the 2002 movie by Steven Spielberg, “Minority Report?”  This futuristic film featured Tom Cruise as the main character, PreCrime Captain John Anderton, who is the subject of a murder prediction based upon visions of the “Precogs.”  And since, in the movie, the PreCrime police department has the authority to imprison would-be murderers, […]

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Part 2 – Featured Podcast – New AV for the Riverhouse on the Deschutes


Welcome to Part 2 of the Sound and Video Contractor featured podcast with Tony sharing more about the Riverhouse project.  The following is the transcription for your easy reference or you can click the link below to listen to the 10-minute interview. Click here to download and listen. This is the SVC Podcast from Sound […]

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Best Uses for AV Equipment During a Trial if on a Shoestring Budget


By Guest Writer:  Tim Williams of Dwyer, Williams, Potter Attorneys, LLP Edited by:  Lauren Breslin, AV Bend Social Media Coordinator This past week, Tony had the pleasure of connecting with Tim Williams who shared some of his writings regarding the use of technology in the courtroom. The following highlights areas he addressed that specifically refer […]

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The Similarities of Sound and Light


Written by Audio Visual Bend Guest Blogger: Isaac Imig, Owner of Integrated Audio/Video Light and sound are both waves. The propagation, or distribution of sound, is actually very similar to light, just a whole lot slower. The waves of sound or light both reflect, refract, and attenuate depending on their environment. For example, you may […]

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Creating Visual Experiences Through Sightlines — Part 1: The Need for Collaboration


In a recent article in Church Designer Magazine, author and design leader Chuck Hultstrand provides an excellent overview of the key elements required to create visual experiences through the use of integrated sightlines. With this article as our inspiration, we will use his writings as a launch pad for a series of upcoming blogs. The […]

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Image Colors Matter — Choose an Inorganic LCD Projector


In a side by side comparison of color display, the Inorganic LCD Projector was far superior to a single chip DLP projector.  This is most noticeable for customers who are creating marketing materials for display use.  Just imagine spending hours on creating a new brand with a variety of colors, handpicked by you and your […]

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Vertical Portrait Displays versus Horizontal Landscape Displays – Which is Better?


In the Audio Visual industry, choosing and mounting display screens is a large segment of our business and services.  And upon conducting research for this blog post, other industries including marketing, psychology, and photography, have a lot to say about which type of display, vertical or horizontal, is better.  And the winner seems to be… […]

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Array or Not to Array?


An article by guest blogger, Erik Beyer – Regional VP of Sales – CLAIR Solutions The industry of live sound installations continues to advance with new and refined technologies.  One area that has expanded is loudspeaker choices.  The use of line arrays goes back quite a ways and is also known as column arrays.  Of […]

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Saltwater Kills!


Saltwater kills. These are two words that should never be in the same sentence when you are trying to get your wireless microphones to work. What do Saltwater and Radio Frequencies (RF) have in common? Answer: Nothing, really. But, I have a scenario for you that may help you make a connection. Imagine you are […]

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I will not fail.


“I will not fail.” This thought just came to me recently and it flows from my recent post about building and maintaining “Forever Customers.” Then, I found this meme which says it all.  The point is, you have to go into every opportunity and be able to say to your customer, in one way or […]

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Building and Maintaining “Forever Customer” Relationships


The truth is, “You will always be remembered.” But, the question is, “How will you be remembered?”  As a business owner and service/product provider, I recommend the following principles to establish good customers because of your good reputations: Focus on being relevant, but realistic, in your offerings. Just because your customer does not want to […]

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