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How Much Amplifier Power Do I Need?

I'm playing folk music in a coffee shop. How much amplifier power do I need? Our rock group will be playing in a 2000-seat concert hall. How many watts will we need? I just bought some PA speakers. I want to play them as loud as they can get without blowing them up. Which amplifier should I get?

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Hearing Loops

A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to ‘T’ (Telecoil) setting.

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Dante Audio

Dante replaces all of those connections with a computer network, effortlessly sending video or hundreds of channels of audio over slender Ethernet cables with perfect digital fidelity. All connections are now managed with software, making routes fast, readable and reliable.

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Commercial 70V/100V Speakers

Commercial speakers are far different than typical speakers for the home. Most commercial speakers are 70V/100V, because they use a transformer between the amplifier and the speaker. Home speakers are 8 Ohm and require a home run to the amplifier via speaker cabling.

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What is 4K, and how can I get it?

4K, also known as Ultra HD TV, is the next evolution in television picture quality. The resolution of standard HDTV (what we’ve been watching for the last decade or so) is 1920 x 1080 pixels, or about 2 million “dots” of detail on the screen.

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Tablets and Smartphones vs. Dedicated Touchpanel Controls

Do you own an iPad, and iPhone, or a similar smart mobile device? You likely have a few that your family uses every day. Now, these mobile devices can also be used to control home automation and music systems. Anywhere you are in the home, even outside the home too, the power of control is right there in your pocket.

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Sonos Wireless Sound

With technology constantly evolving, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with what’s new and what really works in the world of home audio and video. We are always scanning the horizon waiting for the next big thing to make its debut and prove to us, that it has what it takes to be just that, the next big thing, and SONOS has made that happen.

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Home Security and Peace of Mind

Xcite Audiovisuals is proud to announce our recent partnership 2 GiG, Monitronics and Alarm.com to offer you peace of mind with home security and monitoring systems. Helping you safeguard your home and your families is an area we feel is important and are excited to provide home security and monitoring systems.

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Home Networking

Over the last few years, home networks have become an essential part of every A/V entertainment system. The rapid increase in popularity of streaming video applications such as Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, and the increasing quality of these services, have added a heavy load to your home network.

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CL2/CL3 Low Voltage

CL2 is the designation for Class 2 Circuit wire and CL3 is the designation for Class 3 Circuit wire. Both are regulated under NEC Article 640, 725 & 820. They are both used for Video, Audio Interconnects, remote-control, signaling, and power-limited circuits. In plain English that means that CL2 and CL3 are rating types for

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