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Tom Danley’s “Shark Fin” Prototype

Tom Danley’s “Shark Fin” Prototype

We live in exciting times for speaker technologies. I’m seeing more innovations in the last two years than the last two decades.  All application-specific of course but new approaches nonetheless. One of which worth talking about was born just weeks before last week’s Infocomm convention. This product is an in-progress creation temporarily being referred to as the Shark Fin. Its odd shark-fin shape is WAY out of the box. Inside,…

Brick and Mortar Money

Brick and Mortar Money

One thing that makes property more expensive is the investment of developing it with structures and functional spaces. We serve clients that have all made the investments into creating gathering places. Whether auditoriums, theaters, gymnasiums, classrooms, churches and synagogues, they all have the common investment of being developed for gatherings. When you consider today’s inflated cost of land, the extensive process of designing and constructing a building, along with the…

Sound Sickness

Sound Sickness

The cost of a sound system varies widely due to the nature of venues. Some may be 40 seats, others 10,000. In any case, you have money into it. Many of today’s auditoriums and churches have a sizable amount invested into their sound system but aren’t realizing how much of that money is being wasted. Consider that the System is $100,000 for example. With higher-end systems, the 80/20-rule applies in…