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Do you really trust a simple $7 circuit breaker to protect your video projector?

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SurgeX electrical power management.

“It’ll never happen to me!” You’ve said it. Admit it. The chances of getting struck by lightning are almost as remote as winning the lottery – almost.

One of our clients may have thought the same until recently. Awhile back, I picked up the e-mail that said, in essence, “Hey Dave, it appears that lightning struck the church. We’re not sure of all of the damage, but our mixer doesn’t work, a couple of mics are blown, the DVD player doesn’t work, and the video projector is dead.” The church is limping along with replacement gear, but it has been an inconvenience to say the least.

It’s amazing how dependent we have become upon technology in the worship setting. Sure, you can teach without the video screen, and if your church is small enough, it might not matter that the mixer doesn’t work any more, but no matter who you are, you don’t want to be the victim of a power surge that knocks out your equipment. We still haven’t found a way to put the blue smoke back once it escapes.

SurgeX makes the best power protection there is, tests its units to withstand at least 1000 occurrences of surge pulse voltages up to 6000 volts and 3000 amps, offers a 10-year warranty, and has never had a reported failure of any piece of equipment connected to its devices. 

There is absolutely no way to protect equipment in a part of a building that gets a direct hit by lightning. Usually, however, when a building or a utility pole gets hit, the equipment itself does not receive the direct discharge; the equipment receives a surge conducted through the building wiring.

Read more: Do you really trust a simple $7 circuit breaker to protect your video projector?

 

Audio Technica 3000 Series Wireless Microphone Systems

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"What does Audio Technica need to do for you to buy more of our wireless systems?"

That's the question that the Audio-Technica sales reps have been asking us for the past 2-3 years. 

As long as we've been in business, we've made no secret that Audio-Technica products offer tremendous value, but over the past few years, parts of its wireless microphone product line wasn't updated as quickly as we would have liked.  Our primary request has been for A-T to update the 3000 series systems with something more comparable to other manufacturers in terms of features.  Just this summer, the 3000 series received a significant update that might cause you to forget about the more expensive 4000 series (now discontinued) and other similarly priced systems from other manufacturers. 

In light of the FCC-mandated reduction to the radio spectrum in which wireless microphone systems are allowed to operate, the addition of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices and a general increase to wireless connected-ness, the ability of wireless microphone systems to operate using less of the available radio waves, and to allow more systems to operate simultaneously has become critical, especially in larger installations.  The 4th Generation 3000 Series is the lowest-price system that we know of that allows up to 40 systems to work together. 

Read more: Audio Technica 3000 Series Wireless Microphone Systems

   

Good things must come to an end -- Shure 600 MHz rebates

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Shure's 600 MHz wireless microphone rebates are scheduled to end on October 31! 

Due to changes at the FCC, operation of wireless microphone systems in the 600 MHz range (frequency ranges 616–653 MHz and 663–698 MHz) will become illegal by July 2020, and in many areas, use of the 600 MHz systems will become impractical due to interference, as soon as 4th quarter 2018. 

Since April 2017, Shure has been offering generous rebates to help you make the conversion from your existing 600 MHz wireless microphone systems to Shure brand wireless systems, but as October 31, 2018, that rebate program will be ending.  More information on rebate amounts, deadlines, qualifications click here

The big question on everyone's minds is whether the rebates will continue or be extended.  The answer is that we have no way of knowing.  Yesterday, when we asked Shure's sales representative about the situation, he said that people "might not want to wait", and that he has no idea what November 1 will bring. 

If we had to guess, some form of Shure 600 MHz rebate will continue since other manufacturer's rebates don't end on the same schedule, but do you want to take that chance?  The current rebate is $500 per channel for ULXD and $250 for QLXD, both of which are more generous than other manufacturers. 

If you're gambling on the continuation, we'll both know an answer on or around November 1.  Also consider than both ULXD and QLXD have been very hard to get this year, so if the rebate is costing Shure "too much", this would be the opportunity to make a change. 

We do not anticipate the rebates being increased, so there's only one direction they can go, if the rebates are not extended in the same amounts. If you need new Shure wireless systems, there has never been a better time than the present.

 

 

 

   

Presonus StudioLive Power-Up Trade-in Program

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Trade in your mixer and get cash back when you upgrade to a new, more powerful StudioLive Series III rack or console mixer.

Level up from a StudioLive Classic or AI mixer and experience StudioLive Series III technology.

You’ll appreciate the StudioLive Series III Mixer’s added capabilities and sound quality.

PowerUp

To participate in the Power-Up Program, visit presonus.com/StudioLive-Power-up-Trade-in-Program.  And click here for more info about the Presonus StudioLive Series III range of products.  

Don’t delay—this offer ends December 31, 2018.

   

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What others say

The new microphone worked great! The guy running our sound board yesterday said he didn't know the choir sounded that good! We will want to order at least one more.

Thanks,

Danny Dolan, All Saints Anglican Church

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