Across The Globe: AV In Other Countries

What does AV look like in other developed countries?  Written By: Kate Couch for AV Bend It’s easy to forget that many of the amenities and services we have in the U.S. are also available in other countries. Just because they speak a different language than us or have different customs doesn’t mean they’re not […]

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DIY Music and Workout Studio

Earlier this year I found myself in predicament. Late at night, I would like to lift weights, work out, and do a bit of overtime, all while blasting music to keep the energy up. This quickly caused a problem as the rest of the household didn’t appreciate the concerts I held in the middle of […]

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Why the Wow Factor Is Overrated

Upon researching definitions for the “wow factor,” I came across the following descriptions: A set of properties belonging to an object or service that pleasantly surprises a consumer. From commercials to cool electronics, the wow factor is an important aspect to consider. A striking or impressive feature We create entertaining and interactive experiences that result […]

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The Effects of 5G on the AV Industry

The arrival of 5G is transforming technology and our AV industry. You can barely scan your News Feed or watch television without some type of news or advertisement about 5G and its impending impact on your life.  And while this whole 5G thing sounds like amazing hype, I’ve found that many of our customers and […]

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Tony, the AV Guy and AV Designs Now – A New and Different AV Business

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM AV DESIGNS NOW Introducing Tony Sprando, aka Tony, the AV Guy, who joined our BlogSquad in the winter of 2016 and is now in the process of creating a new and different type of AV business. As an industry veteran, I wanted to share and highlight his past experiences, […]

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The Key Phases in AVL Design – Part 3

In Part 1 of our AVL Design series, we listed and summarized the key players in AVL design. Then in Part 2, we shared about the key tools that those key players may interact with and use. For Part 3, we will move forward to discuss the important phases of the design process. Let’s begin […]

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Buy AV Tech for the Best Experience

How do you navigate the barrage of tech available for purchase? When a problem arises with AV tech, most people simply Google a product or service then follow the digital trail to the nearest retail store. If you’re unlucky, you will be sold the newest fandangled gadget on the spot. But if you’re lucky, someone […]

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Experience the Excitement of Video Walls

Remember when Dave, our other AV guy, attended the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas just a few months ago?  Well, he brought back some amazing resources and publications. And we’ve had a lot of fun reading through them to generate some new blog content. One article that caught our attention is, “Building a Better […]

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Service Recovery — Lessons Learned from an AV Guy

How do you fulfill service recovery when you are guilty of poor service? This a very viable topic even if you think you are perfect. Yeah, I was wrong once last year… I think. Right. Seriously though, great customer service is a cornerstone for any successful business. I can be an expert in my industry, […]

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You’ve Got the Power… Now Respect it!

Every seasoned audio visual technician can relate to this. There are three things that cause a good working audio visual system to fail: #1 is a user cord, #2 is the power source (which is what I am covering today), and #3 is user error and I may cover that on a future post…maybe :). […]

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Is More Speaker Really Better?

Pretty much the coolest thing you can do with audio is make a huge wall of speakers (or single huge speaker like Marty McFly in Back to the Future) by tying them all together and then, BLAST THE MUSIC! Well, at least that is what I thought years ago. Hey, it makes sense, right? Most […]

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Microphone Placement Is Everything!

Today I’d like share about best practices for where to place a fixed microphone when using one for speaking. These best practices apply to everyone including sports announcers for the Big Ten Conference, presidential candidates from a lectern and also general handheld applications. The speaking voice is a source, and like your radio or music […]

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