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Boston Summer Concert Series Upgrades to Technomad Paris Sound System

For more than 20 years, Boston residents and visitors have enjoyed the sounds of New England summer at the waterfront Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer Concert Series. For the event’s 22nd year, the ‘Summer in the City Entertainment Series’ got a boost from Jeff Hansen’s All Tech Sound and Production Services Group, Inc. with the installation of six new Technomad Paris speakers.

The new sound system replaced 15-year-old speakers. To find the best solution for the crowd-friendly outdoor event running Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights each summer from June through August, Hansen’s team researched the best products available on the market. The biggest challenge for the installation was moving sight lines between the individual speakers. Installed on pylons in the ocean, which also hold the Boston Harbor Hotel’s visitor-friendly dock, the speakers abut a dock that moves up and down with the water line. The concert series needed low-profile speakers installed that were both pleasing to the eye for thousands of visitors who pass by weekly, but also offered good sound dispersion, while overcoming the sight-line challenge.

Technomad Paris speakers were the only audio product on the market that All Tech Sound found that fit the full bill. “We were looking for something that gave us good coverage and excellent sound quality,” said Jeff Hansen, owner, All Tech Sound and Production Services Group, Inc. “The new Technomad Paris speakers give the outdoor Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer Concert Series a much warmer sound, very good dispersion throughout a wide area, and a great sound quality. For speakers with such a low profile, this is an impressive mix.” 

The Technomad MP Series offers weatherproof, full-range speakers that are compact in design and high in performance. Built for permanent outdoor installation to work in all weather conditions, the speakers offer horn-loaded compression drivers paired with powerful state-of-the-art low frequency drivers to produce clear and intelligible sound in any environment. The Paris is the largest and most powerful of the MP Series. 

During the summer series, concert goers relax to the sounds of Sinatra, Big Bands, and Jazz. The free concerts are a summer highlight for visitors to Boston’s Harborwalk Terrace and one of the city’s most anticipated summer traditions for long-time residents. As the sun sets, the harbor comes alive with the upbeat sound of bands performing on the hotel’s floating barge stage. This year they sound even better!

 

With a 25-year legacy, Technomad continues to make all of its products locally in Deerfield, Mass., and work with clients across the globe, including Disney, Universal Studios, the U.S. military and many more. The world’s first truly weatherproof professional-grade loudspeakers are recognized for their quality, durability and performance.

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Paris Loudspeakers sound off at Miller Central Speedway

Every Saturday night throughout the spring and summer, South Dakota auto-enthusiasts head to the bleachers of the Miller Central Speedway to watch the Green Flag fall and to root for their favorite drivers. Miller Central Speedway is a half-mile oval dirt track located in central South Dakota. Home to WISSOTA Auto Racing events, the Speedway features Late Model, Street Stock, Superstock, as well as Pump-N-Pak Purestocks. MSC is a longstanding institution in the Miller community and the Speedway celebrated its 50th racing seaon in 2015.

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Several improvements have been made to the Speedway since new owners Dale and Susan Hargens took charge. Pit work, track re-shaping, and an improved concession selection were the first upgrades on the to-do list. An enhanced audio experience has been the most recent. In spring of 2018, the Miller Speedway team worked with Jeff Hanson of Unique Sound Installations to upgrade the horns that had been broadcasting track events since 1975. Jeff pointed the MSC team towards Technomad’s Paris loudspeakers. The Paris loudspeakers are compact, completely weatherproof and powerful enough to compete with the ever-present roar of engines at the Speedway. Four Paris Loudspeakers were installed on the Miller Speedway press box.

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“I included an easy-to-operate sound processor with a strong amp and microphone. They loved the sound quality!” says Mr. Hanson.

A week before the first big race of the season, Jeff received a call from Dave. The audience for the first race was going to be larger than expected, could they add two more Paris speakers?

“With short notice, I contacted Technomad and explained my situation,” says Jeff. “Without hesitation, you guys shipped the speakers that day and I was able to install the additional two speakers the day of the big race. Thanks to the people at Technomad. You helped me secure a customer and make a few friends along the way.”

We’re proud to know that the Paris loudspeakers are going strong at Miller Central Speedway and appreciate partners like Jeff and Unique Sound Installations that invite us to be a part of cool projects like this one.

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Loudspeakers at the Waterpark – Adventure Cove, Singapore

Remarkable photos shared by RockComms in Singapore, of Technomad loudspeakers and subwoofers installed at the Adventure Cove Waterpark (Bluewater Bay).  The water park is part of Resorts World Sentosa which operates
the Universal Studio franchise in Singapore.

In addition to the awesome flying whale sculptures (!) you can see the Technomad Berlin 6040 full range loudspeaker in Desert Sand color, some Oslo 18 subwoofers (originally developed for Disney Imagineering) also in Desert Sand, and pole–mounted Paris 616 loudspeakers.

Singapore presents a tough environment for loudspeakers, with average temperatures around 31º C (88º F) during the day with little seasonal variation. Singapore receives a considerable amount of rainfall – approximately 2340mm (92 inches) annually. The region is extremely humid, with humidity levels usually between 70% and 90%. (Source: World Travel Guide).

That’s just the standard weather – add the corrosive environment of a chlorinated pool and you have an extraordinary challenge for any loudspeaker.  Fortunately Technomad’s military-grade construction and no-compromises audio design is ready to meet the challenge.

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Clearwing Productions Chooses Technomad for Phoenix Zoo Audio Improvements

Technomad loudspeakers enliven “water lagoon experience” for visitors while giving zoo long-term outdoor audio solution

BOSTON, October 16, 2013 – The systems design and integration experts at Clearwing Productions last year overhauled the Phoenix Zoo’s annual seasonal spectacular “ZooLights,” transforming a linear roadside display into an immersive, 360-degree audio and lighting experience that encircled the zoo’s central water lagoon.  The advanced audio system from Technomad performed so well that zoo officials opted to use the system year round, delivering multi-zone background and event music to visitors across the lagoon area.

 

The Phoenix Zoo initially hired Clearwing Productions to increase the production value of the annual lighting show, though the two teams quickly determined that the audio system was underperforming ­– not to mention falling apart.

“The Phoenix area is inundated with sun and UV rays, which is very tough on outdoor products,” said Nick Pitman, service and systems engineer, Clearwing Productions.  “The previous speakers were dry rotted or full of water, and most had cracks from UV rays.  They wanted something that would produce great audio and last more than a year.  That’s when we looked at Technomad.”

Technomad delivered an advanced outdoor audio solution comprising 24 loudspeakers, 12 subwoofers and multiple wired power amplifiers, all fully weatherproof to protect against UV rays and other outdoor elements.  The Clearwing design included 12 speaker poles surrounding the lagoon, each with two Paris weatherproof loudspeakers pointing in opposite directions from a height of 16 feet.  One Technomad Chicago subwoofer and two PowerChiton amplifiers were added to the base of the pole.

The PowerChiton amplifier modules simplified the installation for the Clearwing team and ultimately reduced project costs for the Phoenix Zoo, eliminating lengthy complex underwater wiring jobs to connect traditional indoor amplifiers to outdoor loudspeakers.

“We knew that we wanted an outdoor amplifier that was simple in design but offered longevity,” said Pitman.  “This solution gives us 120 volts and a speaker line output in a compact, outdoor-rated package.  One PowerChiton feeds the Paris loudspeakers and another feeds the subwoofer on each pole.  Most importantly, the PowerChiton design has no fans, eliminating any heat-related performance problems. They just keep working.”

The end-to-end distributed audio architecture includes Harman or BSS equipment to route, zone and delay signals for everyday use or special events as required.  Network protocol signals are converted back to balanced audio en route to the PowerChitons.  From there, the Paris loudspeakers deliver full-range musical reproduction with broad dispersion across the entire lagoon, with the Chicago subwoofers filling in the low end with additional bass output.

“The zoo had previously used rock speakers, and after the lighting upgrade they made it clear they wanted to add real audio,” said Pitman.  “The Paris loudspeakers cover the area thoroughly, while the subs emphasize specific points in the music or dramatic show scenes without pushing the bass to nightclub levels.  Everyone involved agrees that this was the most effective outdoor audio solution for the job.”

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Technomad LLC, founded in 1995, designs and manufactures loudspeaker systems for the professional audio and security/military technology industries.  The company invented the first reliable full-range weatherproof loudspeaker and now offers nine models ranging in power from 60-watt loudspeakers to 1250-watt subwoofers — most available in Turnkey PA System packages featuring amplifiers, mixers and other signal processing equipment in pre-wired racks.  The company also manufactures a variety of audio infrastructure and communications equipment including playback and recording systems, weatherproof power amplifiers and turnkey remote audio systems.  Contact Technomad at 617-275-8898 or visit http://www.technomad.com for more information.

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Technomad Loudspeakers Blanket Snow-Covered Mountains of Scandinavian Ski Resort

BOSTON, January 22, 2013 — The largest ski resort in Northern Europe has amplified the lighting and sound experience for its guests, with Technomad advanced audio loudspeakers as the centerpiece.

 

SkiStar, located in the Åre municipality in northern Sweden, is giving skiers an interactive experience on the slopes with its new high-quality, multi-zone entertainment system.  The Technomad loudspeakers, projected by systems integration company Watt & Volt Sverige AB, communicate the history of SkiStar and deliver atmospheric audio in eight locations.   Watt & Volt worked alongside project leader Ljusarkitektur AB, which is responsible for the new lighting structure that accompanies the audio system.

The complete, synchronized system delivers a captivating lighting and sound experience to skiers, with audio originated through zoned DMX-controlled MP3 players.

“This is a completely new concept for ski resorts in the north of Europe, perhaps even beyond,” said Hamrin.  “To our knowledge, it is the only system in the north of Europe of its kind, in the way the ambient sounds connect surrounding areas with the lighting installation.”

Watt & Volt, which recently joined Technomad’s European dealer network, chose Technomad loudspeakers for their complete weatherproof construction and ability to withstand harsh outdoor environments — also noting excellent audio quality and broad coverage as benefits.

“There is nothing to compare with Technomad,” says Niklas Hamrin, managing director, of Watt & Volt.  “We find the audio quality to be very good, especially considering the extremely rugged build.  Their loudspeakers provide the appropriate protection considering the large snow amounts and extremely low temperatures, which can drop to between -30 and -40 Celsius.”

Technomad Paris loudspeakers, which provide full-range audio output in a classic column design, were installed at locations where musical reproduction and exceptional bass output were required.  Watt & Volt chose Technomad Vernal loudspeakers, the most compact model in the company’s portfolio, at stations where intelligible speech is a priority.  Hamrin added that both models satisfy unobtrusive audio system requirements from SkiStar and Ljusarkitektur.  The loudspeakers are installed alongside compact, protective, heated cabinets with built-in amplifiers to complete the outdoor installation.

Future expansion plans include the installation of more Technomad loudspeakers at outdoor gondolas throughout the resort.  The gondola systems will include battery-powered, RFID-controllable MP3 players built into ultra-compact, highly protective plastic cases.