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Indina Menzel chooses Heil RC 35 microphone for her Super Bowl performance

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Idina Menzel is already the voice behind the unofficial anthem of girls between the ages of 4 and 12.  And if you don't know what that is, call us and ask.  You'll recognize the name, or even look it up on Google.  We don't mean to be difficult in an article that's supposed to be informative, but let's just say that the copyright owners of the song are more than a little zealous to ensure copyright enforcement. 

On Sunday, February 1, she sang the national anthem in front of 10 million viewers using a Heil RC 35 capsule on a wireless transmitter.

The RC35 has become a favorite upgrade of pro performers of all types. The RC35 fits all Shure and Line 6 handheld wireless systems.  If you'd like to try an RC35, give us a call.  We'll be happy to send you one for sale or demo, or order online

 

Do you believe in coincidence?

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Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 1.20.12 PMAt the risk of sounding overdramatic, I don't, and I'm never surprised at the way things work out.  

A couple years ago, we got an email from the Ohio sales representative for Electro-voice.  He wanted to know if we wanted to buy about 20 discontinued speakers for really deep discount.  If no one bought them, they were going into the crusher, literally.  

The challenge was that there were one or two of this and that, and four of another, and just one of several.  I asked the sales rep we wouldn't want them, and his response was "Exactly!"  So we ordered all of them.  

The short story is that all but one of those speakers found a home, and we were able to provide them at as much as 90% off regular prices.  And I wasn't surprised a bit.  

Well.  Lighting must strike twice.  Toward the end of 2014, the EV rep emailed again.  In an email to all of its dealers, the company announced that it was moving warehouses and that it would be liquidating a large portion of its inventory, first come, first served.  

Right away, we bought some speakers that we knew we could sell.  A couple weeks later, we got another email asking us to "make an offer", so we offered and were able to buy some more at lower prices.  Another week or so later, the final list came out.  The accompanying message was that anything that was left would either be moved or crushed, and it requested final offers.  So we offered lower again.

We've sold some of the half semi-truck that we received and we still have what's listed below.   At up to 80% off, I believe that we have exactly what some of you need to finish a project at your budget.  We have several of the ETX powered loudspeakers which are the best we've heard in the price range.  Other manufacturers may not like that we've proclaimed that, but none have stepped forward for a shootout.  We have touring grade monitors for about 80% off, assistive listening transmitters for $199 and more.  Click the link below.  

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Shure to discontinue 600MHz Wireless Systems

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It's time to stop buying 600MHz wireless systems in most markets.  In reaction to impending auctions of broadband wireless spectrum, Shure announced today the discontinuation select frequency bands L4 in FP and SLX Wireless Systems and M1 in ULX-S Wireless Systems.  L4 ranges from 638.000-662.000 MHz and M1 ranges from 662-698 MHz, in a move that appears to eliminate its devices in most of the 600Mhz range. 

This is the first product discontinuation from any of the major wireless microphone manufacturers, but expect to continue to see similar notices from other manufacturers, as each anticipates what the FCC will do next.  With what we understand of the rules established by the FCC with respect to notification and auctions, we have at least 42 months before the 600MHz wireless spectrum will become unavailable (similar to changes related to the 700MHz spectrum that occurred in 2010). 

Don't sweat it a lot if you have existing 600MHz systems, but in most parts of the country, it's probably a good idea to look to other parts of the radio spectrum as places to invest your wireless dollars.  As you have questions, please watch this page and call us anytime that we can be helpful. 

   

Hitachi Projectors - Get a FREE lamp with purchase!

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Looking for a reason to buy a new projector sooner than later?  We have one for you.  Between now and April 15, 2015, purchase any of the following projectors and receive a receive a complimentary replacement lamp.  Take a look here for more information on Hitachi projectors.  Make sure to call us for our best price on these machines, since we are very restricted on what we're allowed to advertise. 

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CP-X8150, CP-X8160, CP-X8170, CP-X9110, CP-X9111, CP-WX8255, CP-WX8255A, CP-WX8265, CP-WX9210, CP-WX9211 CP-WU8450, CP-WU8460, CP-WU9410, CP-WU9411, CP-WU13K

Certain restrictions apply. For complete details and official terms & conditions please go to www.hitachi-america.us/projectors and click on the promotion banner.

   

Buy an Roland M-480-STD - save $2990

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main m480std-s1608 121120From now until March 31, 2015, purchase a Roland M-480 42x26 System (SKU: M480-STD) for $7995 - a savings of $2990.  Click here for more information.  You'll see that we can't allow you to order online, but just give us a quick call and we'll have one on the way to you right away. 

 

   

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