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InfoComm 2019 Recap

Every year, InfoComm shows off the newest products in the A/V landscape. We headed down to Orlando to walk the show floor and find the next products our customers would like to see. The products below caught our eye because of their innovative designs, problem solving capabilities, or because they are just plain cool. We have them broken down between Audio, Unified Communications, and Video/Lighting.

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DPAd:sign 4097 CORE Supercardiod Choir Microphone: Ideal for house of worship and choir applications, the 4097 provides the same sonic qualities as the brand’s d:vote™ CORE 4099 Instrument Microphone but was designed specifically to capture dynamic choir sound, with both wireless or wired configurations. RF VenueDISTRO9 HDR antenna distributor: (Pictured Left) 9 channels in one rack space, multi-zone antenna. It's designed for cleaner signal with a divide-by-three circuit so there are nine outputs in just two stages. Fewer stages  give the system better selectivity and introduc…
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Next Level DJ Seminar Recap

On Thursday, March 8th Peachstate Audio hosted a DJ Seminar featuring manufacturers from Pioneer DJ, RCF, Sennheiser, and ADJ. This event was focused towards DJs who want to take their business to the next level by improving their skills through training and equipment knowledge.

To kick off the event, Steve Wingo of Sennheiser presented on Proper Gain Staging. This targeted a frequent issue that DJs run into, feedback and distortion. 
After laying down the basics, Steve transitioned to the product presentation of the new XSW-D Wireless. These simple, easy to use sets essentially eliminate the need for cables using 2.4 GHz connections between a portable transmitter and receiver. For a DJ, the Vocal and XLR Base sets are particularly useful. For more information about this line of products, check out the quick videos below.

Next up was Chuck Dillingham from Freed Sales representing ADJ. Chuck covered some DMX and Wireless DMX basics for DJs, then transitioned into some product offerings.…

NAMM Show 2019 Recap

NAMM Show 2019 Recap

We recently took a trip west to the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA and wanted to share some of the highlights we saw at the show. Read on for hot new products debuts and demonstrations! 

Our first stop was at ElectroVoice to check out their new Wireless RE3 system. One of the highlights of this system is the interchangeable mic capsules, including Shure capsules. We have a quick video of Dan Shawgo from SalesForce doing a demo below. If you'd like to know more information about the line you can contact your sales associate or read more from ProSound Webhere.

In addition to hearing dbTechnologies at the Loudspeaker System Showcase (which they sounded great across the board with their VIOL208 System), we went by their booth to see some of their new products. We got to see the new VIO X System, conceived as a point-source completion for the VIO family. The new VIO X series provides a broad spectrum of professional applications as well as flexible configuration options.  


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…

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…