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AV Networking Made Easy Seminar Recap

On Thursday, October 25, 2018 Peachstate Audio hosted an event with Luminex Network Intelligence, DiGiCo, and West Penn Wire. The event, dubbed "AV Networking Made Easy" came from the tagline of Luminex network switches. The seminar was planned due to the rise of networking knowledge that AV Professionals need to know to set up IP-Based systems. We wanted to give customers a chance to learn solutions that would help them set up AV Networks without prior IT knowledge. 
Rex Austin, Southeastern Sales Manager for West Penn Wire, kicked off the morning with his presentation. He opened by introducing the customers to the product and what makes it different. He then moved to different types of Category Cables and Fiber, specifically those that might be used in networking. For a full video of Rex's presentation, please check out the video below from Peachstate Audio's YouTube page. 

Next up, Rik Kirby of Allied Professional Technologies gave a presentation on Luminex Networ…
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Portable Column Line Array Loudspeaker Showcase Recap

Portable Column Line Array Loudspeaker Showcase Recap September 20th, 2018 On Thursday, September 20th seven manufacturers gathered at Peachstate Audio's showroom in Sugar Hill, GA. The manufacturers brought their portable column line array loudspeakers to participate in a showcase for Peachstate Audio customers. There were a dozen different models, and they were separated into 3 price categories, similar to the Loudspeaker Showcase Peachstate Audio hosted in 2016. Though similar to the showcase from two years ago, this event was smaller in scale and more niche in the products (full list of products and product links below throughout post).

Segment 1: MAP Pricing Up to $999 Turbosound IP2000 JBL Eon One RCF EVOX J8 One Systems OPA Line82 dB Technologies ES 503

The first segment we started off with was segment 1, products with a MAP price under $999. Each manufacturer had 7 minutes to present their product, which usually included a quick overview on specs and capabilities followed by di…

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Parade 2018

Over Memorial Day Weekend, we were proud to sponsor a "float" in Atlanta's Caribbean Carnival Parade. The Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Bandleaders Association (ACCBA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to  promote a broader understanding and deeper appreciation for Caribbean culture by seeking the interest of Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Groups and using the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival as a vehicle for the promotion of Caribbean Culture among the broader Metro Atlanta Community. 

Our customer Peter Kahn designed the float for the parade, complete with Yorkville & ElectroVoice loudspeakers and subs. Products included the Yorkville EF15P 15"  loudspeaker & 21" Powered Subwoofer Elite, and the ElectroVoice 15" Three-Way Loudspeakers. This rig packed some serious power!

If the staggering size of the float and the power of the loudspeakers aren't enough, let's take a peek under the hood and look at some of the media mixers and control proces…

From The Archives: Spring Product Showcase Event

Recapping our Spring Product Showcase with Allen & Heath, QSC, Shure, and more! 
On Thursday, April 19th HWPco and Peachstate Audio presented the Spring Product Showcase. The event was educational and hands-on featuring a masterclass inAllen & Heathmixing led by Kevin Madden. 
The event was a full house, with plenty of folks arriving early to get some hands-on time with the consoles prior to the session. First up, Kevin Madden gave an overview of the Allen & Heath product offerings, as well as the history of the company and how the technology has progressed. 

After the overview, Kevin had the attendees gather around the three consoles to practice with some hands-on time. The three consoles, two D-Live 5500 and oneD-Live 3500, provided a unique opportunity for the entire class to follow along real time. 

After an hour of time with the consoles, the lesson concluded and attendees broke for lunch. A lunch of BBQ from Sugar Hill Smokehouse was provided, and attendees had some ti…

From The Archives: North Gwinnett State Championship Rally

North Gwinnett HS Coach Bill Stewart addresses the crowd (photo via Gwinnett Daily Post)
Peachstate Audio was pleased to be a part of the recent North Gwinnett 7A State Championship win in both big and small ways. North Gwinnett High School is located in Suwanee, GA and is less than a mile away from the office. After an intense, bitterly cold game was played they proved triumphant and won the football game over Colquitt County.

There is a stronger connection than distance between Peachtate Audio and North Gwinnett. Multiple employees attended the school and played on athletic teams at North Gwinnett. Mike O'Rouke, President of Peachstate Audio and NG Alumnus, has served as a community coach for the football team for the last 10 years. In addition to helping the program with their field sound system and coach's headsets, he was also the kicking coach for many of those years.

Peachstate Audio President Mike O'Rouke with his kickers after the State Championship Game

It was the fo…

From The Archives: LDI Show 2017 Recap

In November we went to the LDI Conference in Las Vegas to learn more about the latest product offerings from all the major lighting manufacturers. We've compiled a recap so that you can see the newest trends in lighting and staging. Should you have any questions or want to learn more about any of these products, please reach out to your sales associate or to Bobby Norton at or by calling 770-945-1028 ext. 225.

Starting off with one of the most exciting lighting items we saw is the Chauvet Professional new follow spot 260 watt LED Engine, the Ovation SP-300CW. Ovation SP-300CW is a quiet, medium throw LED powered follow spot that projects a crisp cool white beam. On board manual dimming and a full-blackout iris are standard for beam control along with smooth manual sliders for zoom and focus to adjust from a spot to a flood. A 6-slot manual boomerang is attached to the front of the unit to add your favorite gel colors and provide quiet color changin…