Shooting the Messenger

Last night, I was watching the Republican convention from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. I will admit up front that I tend to watch political conventions more as theater than for their political content, as these have always been the most scripted events in our world. They are also among the most lavishly equipped […]

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Selective Memory

As some of you will know, a few years ago I moved home to Connecticut, the state that I was born in. However, I moved to the southern part of the state, about 75 miles from the town that I was raised in. And it wasn’t until recently that I made the trip to drive […]

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All the World’s a Stage

Last month, we talked about rental companies that grew out of audiovisual sales companies. As I pointed out, there are a number of differences between the personnel and equipment required for rental and those required for sales and demonstrations. There is, of course, another kind of specialized rental company which in the industry we refer […]

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Adamson Launches Energia E12/E218 Touring Packages

Adamson Systems has announced brand new E12/E218 touring packages aimed at the rental and staging markets that need system flexibility and fast setup/teardown. Adamson Systems has created three speaker system configurations for users to use as a guideline when creating a custom sound reinforcement solution. The Compact Set, consisting of 16 E12 and 8 E218, […]

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Open Up!

The world of commercial audio visual, the world of shows and installations, is a world that is increasingly multilingual. But it’s not just the languages that we people speak — it’s happening in our inventory as well. Think about this: Only twenty years ago, virtually all AV equipment was controlled through switches or relay closures, […]

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