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  • Thursday, October 20, 2016
    Pat Brown 10/20/16 07:03 AM,
      The most common reference distance for loudspeaker SPL specifications is 1 meter (3.28 feet). The choice is one of convenience – any distance will do. The 1 m reference simplifies distance attenuation calculations by eliminating the division required in the first step:   Loudspeakers must be measured at a distance beyond which the shape of the radiation balloon remains unchanged. The changes are caused by path length differences to different points on the surface of the device. These differences… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, August 18, 2016
    PSW Staff 08/18/16 08:40 AM,
    The current History Channel documentary series Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour takes the father and son duo of rocker Ozzy Osbourne and Jack Osbourne to famous sites around the world, including Mount Rushmore, Sun Studios, Stonehenge and many others, in search of unique cultural, historical and technological stories. The series’ fifth episode, “Iron Mountain Men” – scheduled to premiere on August 21— brings Ozzy and Jack to The Underground, in Pennsylvania, one of the flagship facilities of Iron Mountain Incorporated.… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAVDigitalStudio

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015
    PSW Staff 10/07/15 08:26 AM,
    The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) has announced that its biennial Cost of Doing Business survey is open for 2015, and encourages integrators to participate. To complete the survey, integrators provide basic information about their company background, staffing levels, and expense data (all of which remains confidential and is processed by a third party). NSCA then works with the third party to compile the data for use in its biennial Financial Analysis of the Industry Report, which integrators can use… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsWebcastAVBusinessEducationTechnician

  • Monday, October 06, 2014
    PSW Staff 10/06/14 01:13 PM,
    The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) has announced the launch of its Compensation & Benefits survey, part of ongoing research that tracks and benchmarks compensation and benefits data for key industry positions. Through October 24, 2014, NSCA will collect data on company background, staffing levels, employee benefits, compensation, and sales forces at integration firms around the country. To take the survey, go to, and note that all survey participants will be entered into a drawing for a $250 Visa… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVBusinessEducationInstallationManufacturerTechnician

  • Sunday, June 22, 2014
    PSW Staff 06/22/14 01:52 PM,
    The NSCA Electronic Systems Outlook has been updated for Summer 2014 and now includes information based upon actual data from Q1 and Q2 of 2014, and forecasted information for the remainder of the year. Free to all NSCA members and available to non-members for $399, the new report provides updated indicators of fresh business opportunities by tracking new construction starts and renovations in the commercial buildings sector. In this Summer 2014 edition, NSCA’s Electronic Systems Outlook provides an updated look… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVBusinessEducationTechnician

  • Saturday, August 17, 2013
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    John Murray 08/17/13 11:24 AM,
    What’s the best way to equalize a sound system—by ear or by measurement? The short answer is both. Each method compliments the other. The ultimate qualification for sound quality is the ear. If it doesn’t sound right, nothing else matters. I once spent two-plus hours tuning a church sound system using the same methods I’ve employed on more than 100 systems, and the resulting sound was terrible. Rather than trying to convince my ears that the very good curve on… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVMeasurementProcessorSignalSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, February 01, 2013
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    Brian Gowing 02/01/13 09:25 AM,
    This article is provided by Gowing Associates.   You’ve read all the stories about losing your valuable data on a computer. Maybe you’ve experienced a loss of data. Whatever the reason, you’ve been convinced that backing up your data is the best possible protection against data loss. You’ve set up a scheduled backup either locally on an external drive/CD/DVD or you’re using one of the many online backup services. You keep multiple versions of the most important files and you… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessNetworkingRemote

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