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The Syva Storm

The Syva Storm

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestemailPrint Column speaker designs are created for that perfect storm. When the right conditions are present, they provide a solid solution that promises to perform in some of the most challenging venues. In beautifully reverberant spaces with the trade-off of low intelligibility, or spaces that have poor acoustics, this design may provide a way to save thousands, if not tens-of-thousands in treatment. This is due to their limited horizontal pattern…

Visual Patching

Visual Patching

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestemailPrintWouldn’t it be nice if you could touch a picture of equipment to make a connection? This is the solution that TechArts brought to San Diego State University’s “Back Door” audio/video studio. When the Associated Students at SDSU decided to create this audio/video studio, they chose TechArts to take on the AV systems design and integration. With our strong studio background and programming skills, we were able to create a…

When Not To Buy A Speaker System

When Not To Buy A Speaker System

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestemailPrintHave you ever been to a restaurant that you thought had good food and good service, but something about the environment made you not want to return? Maybe the reason wasn’t so obvious initially but later upon trying a second time you found that it had an unpleasant smell that didn’t mix well with your food. Perhaps it was some other issue that was annoying such as poor lighting or…

Tom Danley’s “Shark Fin” Prototype

Tom Danley’s “Shark Fin” Prototype

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestemailPrintWe 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,…