Integration & Design Build Guide (1 of 2)

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Few projects have more challenges and rewards than recreating your workflow environment. Building a finely tuned system with the latest in technology and products can save operational time and dramatically increase the quality of your work. This article may help you understand the strategies for planning your upgrade or a new build for a professional audio or video creative work environment.

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Stream Any Audio To Your Cell Phone

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In the category of simple but amazingly functional is a new product set by AudioFetch. Any application that can benefit by personal audio feeds, will love these Wi-Fi broadcasting products!

General overview

Entertainment venues, museums, house of worship – really anytime the listener would like to control their own volume level and source – AudioFetch can deliver. Simply purchase once of their audio processors and connect your audio source. The AudioFetch device will encode the audio and deliver via Wi-Fi to any cell phone that is app enabled (Free via iTunes or the android app stores). The audio is broadcasted via multicasting so there is no limit to the number of simultaneous listeners. Encoding boxes with up to 64 inputs are available for multi-lingual or multi source applications (example: sports bar).

EAR can help guide you through the various options and guarantee you’ll be thrilled with the results, happy listeners! Contact us today via chat, contact form, email or call 800-473-6914.

More factory fresh details or get a quick quote today!

P.S. VideoFatch is coming soon…

 

Commercial Audio and Video Control

EAR features products by Crestron & Extron

Extron and Crestron manufacture computer-video interfaces, switchers, configurable control systems, distribution amplifiers, computer-video scan converters, scalers, signal processing equipment, and high resolution cables. These products are used to integrate computer, video, and audio into presentation displays for today’s boardrooms, presentation/training centers, university lecture halls, and other applications.

With over 10,000 audio and video control products, Extron & Crestron can complete your system requirements and maximize your system functionality and investment.

Contact an EAR product specialist today for complete details.

Passing Of A Pioneer, Ray Dolby

Remembering Ray Dolby, Audio and Video Pioneer

For most people, “Dolby” is just a light on their home entertainment system. For working audio and video professionals, the Dolby Company founded by Ray Dolby has been the backbone of technically superior products and technologies for over 4 decades. Ray died September 12th 2013 at the age of 80.

I first experienced Ray Dolby’s genius in the early 1970’s. At the time, tape based audio players and recorders had limited dynamic rage and audible “hiss”. Dolby offered the early processing features needed to expand the fidelity and reduce noise in the studio and home. This early awareness of merging technology and solving practical problems would be Dolby’s focus for many decades to come.

As a chairman of one of the Audio Engineering Society chapters I experienced personally for many years, Ray being very active in promoting the highest quality engineering practices and bringing new people into the world of professional audio and video. It would be impossible to touch on all of Ray’s life accomplishments in a single blog or even a book. We simply wish to thank one of our industries most influential pioneers for his great work and service. (View an interview with Ray from the AES website).

Thanks Dr. Ray, your work will live on for generations!

-Ed Vogt

Today Dolby is primarily a licensing company and still very centric to the broadcast and entertainment world’s advancing technologies. EAR has been a Dolby reseller since 1978.

EAR Voted Best Pro Audio Store – MiSpy

Music And Sound Retailer Votes EAR Best Store In Phoenix Again!

Recently a secret shopper for MiSpy, a regular column in Music and Sound Retailer magazine visited the major music stores in the Phoenix area looking for the best store to purchase recording equipment.

Before you say “What? EAR Isn’t a music store!”, we should note that we share many of the same products and some clients. EAR’s relaxed professional environment, selling everything from audio and video products for post and music may not be a fair match. Still, how does a professional store like EAR match up against music stores for customer shopping experience? Quality of staff and showcase of products?

We’re like no other facility in the country

While other stores had their high points, EAR was awarded the best overall customer experience and professional quality. Stop by and check out our  large, freshly remodeled show rooms and unique compliment of video and audio products on display. Best of all, as pointed out in the MiSpy review – our people are our biggest resource. With over 150 combined years of audio and video expertise – we are like no other facility in the southwest.

We very much appreciate the recognition provided by Music & Sound Retailer magazine and invite you to see for yourself why EAR is your best choice for all your professional audio and video products and support.

Read the entire review…

Call ahead for a personal tour at 800-473-6914 or contact us on line anytime!