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Reliable, No-Nonsense Audio Expertise since 1990
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SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION & RE-WORKING

Do you have an existing sound or video system that seems to have some gremlins? Or is not as easy to use as you'd like? Or is missing something?

You may not need to have the whole system replaced. What you have may be adequate but in need of some TLC. Some problems can be solved by a thorough cleaning; in other cases re-calibration and minor repairs might be in order. If the system wasn't properly designed or installed, sometimes just re-wiring and recalibrating the existing components can do wonders. Or perhaps just upgrading or adding a component or two is all that's needed.

One re-work I did recently was a video control room at a university sports arena, where just by adding a few small components, removing a couple other components that weren't needed, and re-wiring all the audio and some of the video, I made the system much easier to operate, more versatile, and better-sounding. It only took a few days of work and the cost was a tiny fraction of the school's original investment in video equipment.

Other re-work projects I've handled include re-tuning existing PA systems for better fidelity, re-wiring PA cluster amplifiers to achieve higher SPL (sound pressure level, or volume) and cleaner sound, re-vamping a multi-room video editing and DVD authoring facility to improve workflow and product quality, upgrading an old analog mixer to a digital board with a digital drive snake and system processing, replacing damaged speakers and wiring in a mall concourse background music system, modernizing a theater in a product showcase facility, and many others.

Want me to utilize the help of your facility's staff people, to control costs? Not a problem. I'm very accustomed to delegating tasks and giving instructions on the fly. And, I pride myself on my communication skills and my ability to work well with other people.

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