AV Insider

Listen to AV Insider with Johnny Mota. Each episode, Johnny interviews the latest integrators, distributors and changemakers in the AV industry.

AV Insider — Episode 48: Torus Power Explains Power Isolation

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Kevin Main, VP of sales and marketing at Torus Power, speaks with host Johnny Mota about power isolation and why they use toroidal transformers. Everyones protects, or should, his electronics and AV equipment with a power strip/surge protector at the the most minimalist form, but honestly, even that’s not good enough. Learn why use toroidal […]

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AV Insider — Episode 47: Auro3D Redefines Surround Sound With A Truly Immersive Audio Experience

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Wilfried Van Baelen, CEO and inventor of Auro3D, speaks with me from the Cannes film festival in France about Auro3D, and how they are providing a truly three-dimensional  immersive sound experience in the Theaters. We mention the partnership with Barco, their iOS app, and few other technical gems you don’t want to miss on this […]

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AV Insider — Episode 46: Lasers, & Technology, & Barco! Oh, My!

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Richard Marples, strategic marketing director of venues and hospitality, speaks with host Johnny Mota about 3D projection mapping, laser phosphor technology and what to expect at InfoComm next month, as well as some unique projection applications Barco is leading the way in and what the future holds for the company. All this and more on […]

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AV Insider — Episode 45: Carousel Industries Streamlines Enterprise Grade Video Conferencing with Simplicity Video

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Bill Thompson (VP of video services) speaks with Johnny Mota about Carousel Industries and their create creation, Simplicity Video. They cover how much it typically costs to have dedicated hardware for video solutions, the pitfalls of other services, and how now it’s an easier, seamless job with a service like Simplicity Video. All this and more […]

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AV Insider — Episode 44: Sennheiser & The World of Business Class Pro Audio

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Doug Bowersox, business development manager for UC and distribution at Sennheiser, speaks with Johnny Mota from the Enterprise Connect 2015 show in Orlando. They cover show products just announced, a little prosumer products for the business man/woman on the go, personal audio and a little of everything else in between. All this and more on […]

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AV Insider — Episode 43: Creative Custom Audio & Art Collaborations

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Noah Kaplan, president of Leon Speakers, & James Banfield, president at Terra Speakers, speak with host Johnny Mota about a new product from Leon Speakers/Media Decor, The Tone Case. We cover hi-def audio and live music. Plus, Johnny may or may not have helped them create a new outdoor product that we can hopefully see […]

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AV Insider — Episode 42: AV Insider Rides Along With The cAValry Show, And Its #DoubleAwesome

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Mark Coxon, Corey Moss and Chuck Espinoza of the cAValry Rides Show on rAVe RADIO speak to Johnny Mota about, well, the cAValry rides show. Johnny wanted to learn more about who these guys are who are taking the AV Internet by storm, and why they are “giving the AV industry a much needed shot […]

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AV Insider — Episode 41: Peachtree Audio

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Jim Spainhour, product development at Peachtree Audio, speaks to host Johnny Mota about two-channel audio, using a tube buffer stage in integrated amps, quality computer audio components, and what to expect when purchasing any product from Peachtree. All this and more on this episode of AV Insider. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | […]

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AV Insider — Episode 40: Draper AV — Manufacturing Innovation Since 1902

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The folks over at Draper AV speak with host Johnny Mota about everything projection and projection screen technology. They cover everything from screen sizes, material types, ambient lighting, screen size vs. room size and seating distance, to where and how to get educated on the subjects. All this and more on this episode of AV […]

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AV Insider — Episode 39: Terra Speakers’ Custom Audio Experience

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James Banfield, president of Terra Speakers, and Alex Steed, marketing and communications at Terra Speakers, talked to host Johnny Mota about Terra Speakers’ custom audio options for the residential, commercial and house of worship spaces. We learn that a previous AV Insider friend and guest use their drivers in some of there of products, patent […]

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AV Insider — Episode 38: Wireless Audio, Speaker Technology and Standards

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Thomas Lee, president of the WiSA Association, talked to Johnny Mota about wireless audio and speaker technology, as well as the association’s own standard that is being adopted by everyone to some small startups to some of the biggest names in audio. They cover audio latency, wireless distance, uncompressed audio in wireless format, and everything […]

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AV Insider — Episode 37: Tidal Hi-Fi — Stream FLAC Audio Because Your Ears Deserve It

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David Solomon, national sales marketing director, talks to host Johnny Mota about Tidal Hi-Fi. Tidal has made some of our audiophile friends want to throw away their NAS drives. While Tidal will not be at CES this year, 60 manufacturers will be using the company’s technology there. If you love music, and enjoy uncompressed audio, […]

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AV Insider — Episode 36: Onkyo Audio & Dolby ATMOS

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Rian Steffens, Onkyo USA’s eastern business development manager, speaks with Johnny about Onkyo Audio products offerings for homeowners and integrators. They cover everything from Onkyo’s highest quality audio products to the Dolby ATMOS experience, and how you can get it now in your home. All this and more on this episode of AV Insider. Podcast: […]

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AV Insider — Episode 34: Totem Acoustic: HiFi’s Reason For Existence

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Vince Bruzzese, CEO of Totem Acoustic, speaks with host Johnny Mota about the company’s line-up of tiny drivers, that offer incredibly large, accurate sound. They discuss the Totem experience, and how it redefines everything you thought you knew about audio. Johnny and Vince also cover some of Totem’s new products, such as the Kin Mini […]

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AV Insider — Episode 33: Voxtok: A HiFi Media Server/Aggregator With Cloud Capabilities

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Joel Reboul, CEO of Voxtox, speaks with Johnny Mota about his French (but soon to be America-based) start-up Voxtok. They discuss HiFi, all the file types Voxtok’s server supports (Flac, DSD, etc.), the cloud service it offers, and the major hi-res audio sites they plan to partner with at launch around the first of next […]

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AV Insider — Episode 32: Savant Home Automation: User/Programmer Friendly

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Tim McInerney, director of product marketing at Savant, speaks with host Johnny Mota about home automation, the company’s new app that allows the home owner/end user to make his own program changes without the programmer. They also discuss some big investors, a new CEO and and few other big announcements. All this and more on […]

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AV Insider — Episode 31: Surge Suppression, Power Conditioning, Battery Back Up and Remote Monitoring

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John Benz, director of power and connectivity products at Core Brands, speaks with host Johnny Mota about the importance of protecting audio/video products from surges, giving them the cleanest signal possible, and why you should. They cover the different products available under Core Brands name such as Panamax and Furman that offer these solutions for […]

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AV Insider — Episode 29: The Ultimate Listening Experience

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Joe Perfito, president of Gordon J. Gow Technologies INC., Tributaries Cable and Clarus Cables talks to Johnny about audiophile grade cables and how sound waves are affected by differently shaded wires. They cover every type of cable the company makes, and why they sound better using these methods. They also demystify the smoke and mirrors […]

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AV Insider — Episode 28: Epiphan Sytems And Screen Capture Technology

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David Kirk, VP of product marketing at Epiphan Systems speaks to Johnny Mota about realtime screen capture technology in the government, healthcare, transportation, IT/computing, security and broadcast markets. These are great solutions for integrators in the commercial spaces. All this and more on this episode of AV Insider. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: […]

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AV Insider — Episode 26: OnControls: Home Automation Made Easy and Affordable for All

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Itai Ben-Gal, CEO of OnControls, speaks with host Johnny Mota about home automation and how it typically has only been affordable for the 1 percent — until recently. He explains how they started OnControls, and how it almost immediately became an international company out the gate. All this and more on this episode of AV […]

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AV Insider — Episode 25: In/On Demand 4 All

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Paul Williams, Vice President of security and communication products at Control4, speaks with Johnny about home automation, control, automation, the difference between the two, and how technology/automation is in demand and more available at a more affordable price range. All this and more on this episode of AV Insider. Podcast: Play in new window | […]

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AV Insider — Episode 24: Crestron Automation: To Infinity And Beyond

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Jeff Singer, director of marketing communications at Crestron, speaks with Johnny about all thing Crestron, home automation, and a good wrap up on InfoComm releases. They cover where Crestron is headed and some new features and products to come in the near future. All this and more on this episode of AV Insider. Podcast: Play […]

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AV Insider — Episode 22: Bay Audio Solved Audio Esthetics and Performance Issues

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Ira Friedman, CEO of Bay Audio, speaks with Johnny about audio problems, with regards to aesthetics and quality, and how Bay Audio has come up with a range of solutions that solves them. They cover custom solutions for the high-end integrator, 70V landscape audio, and custom tuned home theater solutions. All this and more on […]

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