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A few months ago, we got a call from a pastor about the sound quality in the main worship space.  He talked about uneven coverage, uneven sound pressure levels (volume), lots of low-midrange rumble at the podium and a general lack of audio fidelity.  He seemed like he was ready for a new sound system. 

We asked what he had installed now.  Bose 502A.  No problem there.  Was he using the system controller?  Yes.  How and where were they installed?  In a center cluster, about 5-6' directly above the podium microphone (see below).  Uh oh.  

Bose 502A

This is not how to do it.

Two things stuck out to us.  First, the center cluster was low.  Of course, the ceiling is low, too, so options were limited.

Low frequency pattern control is a big issue that most don't consider when it comes to a new system.  The short story is that...

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Midas M32 Digital Mixer - now available

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IMG 1889A couple of months ago, the first Midas M32 landed at our facility for us to check out.  For those of you who don't know, the M32 is the bigger brother the Behringer X32.  After the X32 was released, I often commented that had the X32 been released as a Midas-branded console at $3999 or $4999, we would have sold even more of them.  As it turns out, the $2799 Behringer X32 and the rest of its family have become far and away our biggest sellers in the digital console market. 

So what's the big deal about the M32 and why now?  As it turns out, the console designers felt like the X32 wasn't quite enough of a Midas to bear the name, so it kicked the game up a bit.  In a nutshell, the M32 features Midas Pro Series faders and microphone preamps, along with 96k converters - all in a touring-grade aluminum chassis.  What most of that means is a lower noise floor, even better sound quality and smoother faders - and more durable construction.  Otherwise, the operatings systems are identical. 

So if you can live with 40+8 channels in your primary auditorium, you can use the M32 there and any of the Behriger X32 family elsewhere and have all of your techs cross-trained to work in any venue. 

We are not permitted to offer either the M32 or X32 family for sale online, but we do stock them, and are ready to help.  We also offer a free console migration service with purchase (all purchases, anywhere in the country) and in-person training (free on site, if in the central Ohio area).  With the console migration service, we'll set up your entire console for all mains and monitors, in-ears, channel type, basic dynamics (compression, gating, EQ), routing, digital snakes, etc. for either console. 

The M32 is $4999 and the X32 is $2799.  X32 Compact $1999.  X32 Producer $1499.  X32 Rack $1199.  Please call if you have questions. 

   

Save $100 on Electro-Voice ELX Powered Speakers

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A couple years ago, our friend Mike Sessler and his crew at Church Tech Arts compared the Electro-Voice ELX series and the QSC K-Series of loudspeakers.  We're big fans of both series and think that either can make a great choice, depending on what you're wanting to do.  If you'd like to read more about Mike's shootout, please click here.  You'll find that they did a pretty thorough evaluation. 

Between now and the end of 2014, Electro-Voice is offering a $100 per speaker instant rebate on the ELX powered series - ELX112P, ELX115P, and ELX118P.  No messing with mail-in forms; just order from us and we'll take care of all of that.  At these prices, you'll be hard-pressed to find anything else better in the price range.

ELX112P is a 12" 2-way (powered with 1000W) at $499, ELX115P is a 15" 2-way (also powered with 1000W) $599 and ELX118P is a single 18" subwoofer at $699 - free shipping included.   

For more info, click here!  Please call if you have questions and/or would like to talk with a real live person about your proposed application and use. 

   

DBX Driverack PA2 - $100 Rebate

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DBX-rebate-100Purchase a dbx DriveRack PA2 system management processor between November 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 and get $100 cash back*.  The PA2 might be the best thing you ever do for your system.  It features automatic equalization, compression, limiting, feedback control and time alignment delay, among many other features. 

For more information about dbx products or to purchase online, click here

Download rebate form here.

*Mail-in rebates will be sent directly from dbx. This offer cannot be combined, or used in conjunction with any other instant rebate or store promotion.
This offer is only valid in the USA. 

   

Free never sounded so good!

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Choir 600Audix will give you a FREE VX5 when you purchase two MicroBoom systems.*

The MicroBoom Series from Audix is able to lift the sound of your choir above the band, and offers a wide selection of pick-up patterns, output levels and frequency responses.

And the mic is just half of the story: the boom arms are made of carbon fiber so they are lightweight, thin and strong.

Available in 50 and 84 inch lengths, the MicroBoom is capable of adjusting to the angle and position you need. It fits in those hard-to-reach places and then disappears so your choir will be seen and heard.

*Offer available October 1 - November 30, 2014 while supplies last.

Buy two MicroBoom Systems (MB5050, MB5050HC, MB5055, MB5055HC, MB8450, MB8450HC, MB8455, MB8455HC) and get a free VX5.

Audix VX5

The VX5 is a multi-purpose, professional vocal condenser microphone designed to duplicate studio quality sound on stage, and it has a smooth and accurate frequency response along with the ability to isolate vocals from the rest of the stage.

When ordering online or on the phone, there's no need to order the VX5 separately.  It will just appear in the box with the MB's, almost like magic.  No limit on the number of free VX5's.  Just order two MB's per free VX5.

   

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