Below are unsolicited comments from our customers, some with photos and video that they shared.
Inquiry from our Contact Form (6/2015)
Visitor: “wondering how long my Technomad loudspeakers will last?… Mine are 15 years old, never been inside.”
Steve at Berry College writes: “I first was introduced to the Technomad line of products several years ago at the Infocomm show in Orlando… I was excited to try a pair of NOHO enclosures at our soccer/Lacrosse field. Needless to say they performed as well as…promised, so we decided to try another pair of NOHO’s at the football practice field and they too performed flawlessly. Our latest project was to replace our old baseball field sound system… We installed two Berlin’s and a PowerChiton amp, sending the audio signal via CAT6 cable. The system offers exceptional Audio quality at any volume level and the coverage area is phenomenal. All of this coupled with great technical support from the team at Technomad is what makes Technomad my first choice for Audio.”
From: Pat Divietro To: [email protected]
Subject: New Customer Comment
UPDATE: Sept. 2013 Your speakers are great! Sill going strong. Thanks for a wonderful product……. – Pat Divietro
“Everything came in fine, and on time. Basic set-up: Two Berlins on top of a press box for a High School football field. Basic amplifier, Mic., CD player, and hand-held wireless mic. The coach was curious, to say the least, about replacing their multi-horn PA with ‘JUST’ the two Berlins; that is, until I got things hooked up and going. “Oh, my !” was just about the only thing he could get out of his mouth, initially !!! They are happy with it, to say the least. It was installed at the Winters’ Blizzards football stadium, in Winters, Texas. Thanks again for your products.”
Ray, Tru-Sound, Stamford TX – Telephone: 940 256 3393
Friday, September 28, 2012 9:49 AM
To: Dan Subject: Video
“Dan, I had shot a vid for ya at our last home game (first time with the new system) but, it didn’t turn out as good (song, wind, etc). Also, the first one, the speakers were just temporarily set on top of press box. Now, they are permanently mounted on top of press box. Before the game last night, i shot this one for ya. I think this one is awesome! Really shows how outstanding this system is. I am on the 50 and almost on the CENTER of the field ( a lil closer to home side than exact center due to the newly painted Eagle on the center, but still basically center). Just listen to the clarity AND how loud it is! Awesome!!! Thanks again Dan! I really appreciate everything you did for us. I truly feel that this system helped pump up the boys and get the “12th man” pumped as well! The crowd was so into the game and pumped. The atmosphere was just OUTSTANDING, thanks to yall! Again thanks a ton Dan, Ann, and ESS! ” Technomad Dealer: ESS Nashville
January 26, 2009
We installed two Noho loudspeakers on the pressbox in our (2A) football stadium to replace some old horn loudspeakers that provided little sound from our scoreboard. They provide full sound with a punch (but not over-powering) for our home crowd and ample sound for our visiting fans. I was thoroughly impressed by their performance. I would highly recommend them for anyone seeking quality outdoor PA loudspeakers for their athletic stadiums, concert/rec areas, etc. Thank you for providing a new level of enjoyment to our community.
Alvord Middle School
November 3, 2008
Just wanted to let you know that we have been getting so many compliments about our new Technomad sound system for our athletic fields. The sound is great.
Aurora Christian School
April 27, 2007
I am writing to compliment you on an exceptional product. Six (6) Vernal 15 loudspeakers were installed in the new fire sprinkler test facility at Tyco Fire & Building Products Research & Development Center in Cranston, RI. The area is also used as a training facility where fire sprinklers are demonstrated to classes of between 20 to 50 persons. By its nature the space is constantly exposed to high humidity levels as well as having the worst possible acoustic characteristics. Addressing groups of this size without a PA system proved nearly impossible. I don’t believe I could have found a more suitable sound reinforcement solution than the Technomad Vernal 15. We have been using them for approximately 2 months with a wireless microphone system and they have performed flawlessly.
Thanks again, Doug Pagano Tyco Fire & Building Products Cranston, RI
February 28, 2007 Dear Technomad, We recently completed a sound upgrade at Club Med’s Cancun village using many Technomad products such as Vernal 15, Noho C, Berlin 15/H and Chicago 15/12 subwoofers. We love the obvious ruggedness and generally high sound quality of everything we have had our hands on from Technomad, but I would like to especially draw attention to a couple of products that we feel are simply outstanding in every way: the Vernal and the Chicago. The Vernal speaker has helped us to deliver audiophile sound quality in a large open air restaurant that is ocean side. The projection and fidelity offered allowed us to use far fewer speaker locations than would have been required by any other solution we tested, resulting in far fewer phasing issues that happen when one must use a large number of individual loudspeakers placed closely around the periphery of the building. There is no “swooshing” as people move through the restaurant and the sound is ENTIRELY consistent from seat to seat. No other product we tested delivered results anywhere close. The Vernal is now our default restaurant/lobby speaker regardless of environmental conditions. We are also particularly impressed with the Chicago subwoofer. We have auditioned nearly every off the shelf dual 15″ bass enclosure, and we also make our own custom units which are very high quality. Anyone can make a bass box capable of high SPL, and make it very rugged. I must say, the Chicago is one of the most musical bass enclosures we have ever come across, “ruggedized” or not. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that is uses a 15″ woofer and a 12″ woofer instead of dual 15″ woofers; whatever the reason, musicality is something we have seen take a back seat from most major manufacturers these days and it is truly a breath of fresh air to get MUSICAL results in the first couple of fundamental octaves. This musical performance also makes for a very easy crossover solution matching a wide variety of tops. We recommend the Chicago anywhere a pleasant-to-listen-to bass performance is required (live theater instantly springs to mind), don’t think of these as simply being tough. Bill Weir Core Audio, Inc. Huntersville, NC
June 8, 2005
Dear Technomad, As a designer/installer I have worked with countless number of speaker products over the past 15+ years but very few that are weather-proof. So while a recent outdoor installation requirement called for a great sounding speaker that could handle the changing seasons of the Northeast, I had but a few options. One option of course was Technomad, in this case the Vernal 15. I couldn’t be any happier with the choice! While they are the smallest speaker in your offering, they don’t sound like small loudspeakers. The pattern coverage and frequency response for a speaker so small in stature exceeded my expectations. In addition, with as little as 50 Watts, I was able to achieve coverage in excess of 60+ feet from the loudspeakers. They are a small miracle! I will proudly specify Technomad for any future installation requiring weather-proof loudspeakers. Oh and my customers….they’re smiling from ear to ear! Scott D. Hibbard
Oct 17, 2004 “We used 4 of your Berlin series to replace a dilapidated 70 volt system that was the butt of jokes for years. The stadium seats 8000and the new system covers the home side with fidelity, and without killing them, hits the visitors side also. We uses 2 QSC 2.0HV’s to power the boxes with 750 Watts each into 8 Ohms. From the mixer, we run the whole system through a Behringer digital cross-over for eq and limiting. The whole system runs through a Furman AS-120 sequence power center with a key on lock. Simple, self-sufficient, sounds great. But remember this is Louisiana! Summers 45 days + at 100 degrees F. Fall will rain for 2 1/2 weeks straight. Winters with freezing rain. And ANYTIME of year the humidity hovers about at 95% Your Stuff is the best. Pat Divietro Airline Vikings Bossier City, LA” see photos of this installation by clicking here
July 24th, 2003 Subject: New Customer Comment [re Stadium PA system] In June 2002, Dyersburg High School (Dyersburg, TN) wanted to install a new sound system for their football stadium. They wanted a system that provided the full range of sound and one that was powerful enough to cover a rowdy crowd of 6,000. There were no stadiums in our region that were using Technomads, so we had no way of sampling their capabilities. We had heard through the “grapevine” that we should give Technomad a try. We selected 4 Noho C’s… When the loudspeakers came in, I just flat out said these are not big enough to throw sound across the field. All four loudspeakers were installed on the “home” side, as recommended by Technomad. We turned it “on” and “cranked it up” and it was like WOW! Simply put, unbelievable. When you come to a football game, no matter where you are at in the stadium, you clearly can hear the announcer. The music sounds great. One teenager said, “the new PA was like a rock concert on the 10th row.” The home team says “Thanks Technomad!” -the visiting team is not near as thankful. Mark Grant C/ODyersburg High School Dyersburg, TN
8/11/02 Dear Technomad, We have now completed 2 installations with the Noho, Paris and Vernal models into indoor swimming pool complexes. The Noho’s have been used in cluster arrangement to cover the large reverberant space of these pool halls and I must say the clarity is excellent. The dispersion and coupling between each speaker is smooth with no real hot spots, and the intelligibility is superb even over 30 meters of throw. The efficiency of the Noho’s is providing high output without the need for a huge power amplifier. The Paris loudspeakers are being used as mobile units for the Aqua-robic instructors at poolside and are subject to wet chlorine conditions on a daily basis with no reported problems to date. I must admit I originally thought the Paris sounded a bit “odd” but in practical use it provides exceptional clarity for the instructors voice with enough bass output to cater for the up tempo music used in the classes. Thanks for the opportunity to use these loudspeakers. Tim Farrant Engineer Buzz Audio, New Zealand. — BUZZ AUDIO. http://www.buzzaudio.com http://www.buzzaudio.co.nz PO Box 6677, Te Aro, Wellington. 43 Hania Street, Wellington City. NEW ZEALAND. Voice/Fax 64+4+385-2478 Cellphone 25-508339.
Hey Technomad, I purchased a couple of Cairos 3 years ago on a friends’ recommendation. These babies kick butt! I have an 8 piece special event band and carry my own sound (3 different systems) and I still can’t believe how good these things sound. I use the Cairos with EAW SB250s’ (only because I already had the subs) and the sound is remarkable. I also like the fact that you can run them full range, in addition to being bi-amped, with the help of a “jumper plug” supplied by you folks. Thanks for making me a Technomad believer, Joey Scott Joey Scott & the Connection http://www.joeyscott.com
2/21/2002 Gentleman, Ladies – I want to take this opportunity to thank you for developing the Vernal 15 loudspeaker. I have been in the entertainment industry for 17 years, and now own a small audio consultant, design and installation company. One of my most hi profile projects over the last couple of years has been the installation of the sound systems for the Alamo in San Antonio. The install had to meet stringent criteria for aesthetic appeal. The outdoor systems had to be small enough to hide, but loud enough to cover large areas, Vernal 15’s were used to accomplish this feat of the semi-hidden loudspeakers in the trees, and under the overhangs of historic buildings on the grounds of the Alamo. Not only did they meet the scrutiny of the curator of the Alamo, they have also met my criteria for audio performance. The units have been in those trees for well over a year now and have yet to show any signs of audio degradation, despite the Texas weather. There is now an outdoor amphitheatre being built on the grounds for re-enactments, and I have specs written in the contractor bid to use Technomads for that istallation as well. Thanks for a well designed product and excellent service; it sure makes my job easier. I will continue to spec Techomad components. Dan Poteete San Antonio, TX
6/15/2001 Well, i’m your next convert! – I’ve been an EV diehard since i started my company 2 years ago. Recently I’ve been doing more outdoor announcing events and am tired of trying to cover my loudspeakers when they are up on 12 foot high platforms. 2 weeks ago i rented 2 berlins and 2 noho’s. the noho’s, mounted on top of poles in the back of my pickup truck covered an entire ski area parking lot with over 3000 people present! – i was dumbfounded! this was at the start of the race, when i drove to the finish to fire up the berlins, i was again stupified by the sound they produced! but the best part was when it began pouring out and i was under my tent just carrying on with my normal announcing and music stuff and i did not have to go sprinting for bags to cover the loudspeakers! – it rained sooo hard the finish line was under 3 inches of water! – i love em! Jonathan Couture, Vermont
6/4/2001 Hello Technomad – Just wanted to give you a quick update. I have finished the baseball and track field installations using the Paris 616. They worked extremely well for the venue. It is not as large as the football field [done previously, see below]. I used the QSC Plx line of amps again and some dbx processing. The Paris 616 had nice response to any change I made on the eq. Once again the client was thrilled. Thanks for the great product as always. Jon Bannan The College of New Jersey Information Management 609-771-2304 – Office
2/8/2000 Dear Technomad, We install Technomad loudspeakers in the ITERA Corporation Headquoter in Moscow in September 1999. This mulizone sound system include six Vernal’s for indoor swimming pool and two Vienne’s 16, which were install directly in the sweating-room of the Russian baths. During 5 months Vienne’s worked in the incredible conditions – extremely high temperature (more than 100C) and 100% humidity. We did’nt think that any kind of equipment can work in that terrible place. And now we know the name of this equipment – Technomad. – Dmitry Karikh [email protected] Nagatino Ltd. Moscow, Russia
9/23/99 Hello Technomad, I just wanted to send you a email thanking you for your help during our speaker purchasing time. I just completed the installation in The College of New Jersey’s football stadium. I must be honest, never hearing the cabinets before and seeing how small they were in comparison to the stadium I was a little worried. But as soon as I powered up the amplifier rack I was AMAZED. Those boxes absolutely amazed me. My boss was very happy. The Athletic department was blown away by the sound that the Noho’s produce. They responded extremely well to my changes on the eq. As I walked the field and the seating I could not find a single hot spot. It was complete, even distrubution. The problem they had before was people off the campus could hear the announcer and or their music which resulted in many complaints. As soon as I step outside of the complex the sound dies to a nominal level. This resulted in no complaints our opening day. All I can say is that I have a large number of facitlites that I will be retro-fitting this year. I am absolutely going to be installing your loudspeakers. It is hands down. Thanks again for all of your help with this project and we will be talking soon. Thanks, Jon Bannan The College of New Jersey mailto:[email protected] PS. feel free to post this or use us as a reference. I will gladly recommend your products.
BAV BUTTONíS AUDIO & VIDEO 1337-H Lindale Dr. Chesapeake, VA 23320 Dear Technomad: O.K. You win. The testing phase of the Technomad Berlin installation at a local U.S. Coast Guard base was, is, and forever shall be the most awesome audio experience of my life (and the customer’s)! Words alone can not express the experience of watching the entire base “fall out” to the parking lots, “fall in” formation(s), and snap to attention during the first “live” test. Seems the customer forgot to put the word out and nobody knew it was a test. Most of these people were working inside typical brick, glass, and concrete buildings and were not listening for the signal. However, they heard the sound clearly enough even inside the buildings to recognize it and “fall in” as required in a military environment. The awesome part is that the entire base was covered by only six (6) Technomad Berlin loudspeakers; three each mounted on two RADAR towers located approximately 3/4 of a mile apart! The tower electronics (BGW Mil 3 power amp, DBX 1/3rd octave equalizer, and Bogen 600-Ohm telephone-to-line level transformer) were located in the buildings at the base of each RADAR tower. 12 Ga. Wire was run approximately 60 ft. up the towers where the loudspeakers were mounted via 5/8th in. steel cables. One of the barracks buildings was selected as the location for the signal sources and required timer equipment due to its central location between the two towers and the availability of unused telephone lines. Transmission of the low-level signal to the towers was via two of these telephone lines using 600-Ohm transformers as required. One of the above mentioned towers is located within 100 yards of the docks and, as mentioned above, the other is approximately 3/4 of a mile away. THIS SYSTEM HAS ENDURED TWO HURRICANES WITH NO SOUND RELATED SERVICE CALLS. Quite frankly, I would stake my life on these loudspeakers. After two hurricanes they just hang there; six little dots in the distance waiting for electrical input. I swear they are so far away you have to look for them even when you know where they are. After the system was aligned, we ended up with an unexpected twenty two ft. “wall of sound” in front of the barracks where the low level electronics are located and, with the customers permission, played some short sections from James Brown, and Dave Matthew CDís. Everybody present just stood there shaking their heads in disbelief. If I hadnít been there I would not have believed it. You provided us with the hardware we needed to complete the job on schedule and at a performance level that can only be described as awesome. Thank you for your support. Sincerely, Earl Rayfield, Technician Buttons Audio & Video
“The Technomads go into some of the harshest and abusive environments on a cruise ship and no one ever complains about them. We hear about every piece of equipment, but we normally have to ask, ‘How are the Technomads holding up?,’ and the answer is always, ‘They are working great.'” Greg Dunn, WaveLength Systems Design
“We have completed many projects requiring specially prepared, weatherized loudspeakers. We wished we had a line of loudspeakers like Technomad for past projects, just from the economy aspect of the job.” Greg Kirkland, Thomas-Gregor Associates
“When I use the Technomads, I find I need only about half the amount of loudspeakers than with other brands. The coherency and linearity is fantastic. Gain before feedback is incredible and dispersion is mindboggling.” Joe Klein, Corporate Sound & Lighting
“The harmonics are incredibly intricate and reproduction is as faithful as I have ever heard on any sound system.” Norm Jacques, Vector Associates
“I’m the sound manager of Pyynikki Summer Theater, the leading open air stage in Finland, and I am willing to endorse your loudspeakers to kingdom come. I honestly can’t think of a better loudspeaker to be used outdoors, they sound excellent and take any weather. Take it from me, we sure do have ‘any weather’ over here.” Simo Savisaari, Pyynikki Summer Theater, Finland
“In Canada, we have some really harsh weather conditions and a lot of various harsh indoor environments from pools to ice rinks. I cannot suggest a better loudspeaker then Technomad WeatherTechs for these type of applications.” Brad Oja, Nat/Com Communications
1996 ‘Best New Technology’ Reader’s Poll Award Winner. Live Sound! International Magazine
“These Speakers should stand up to the rigors of rental company use and abuse, or the weather exposure they might get on a tour boat or as partially protected flown loudspeakers in a sports stadium… for durability Technomad is tough to beat… these loudspeakers should last well into the next century.” Pro Audio Review Magazine
>”Anyone who needs a ‘ruggedized’ field or permanent installation (sound) system should take a look at these products.” – MIX Magazine
“This is one speaker well-suited for club use, and you can even load-out in the rain without panic. The weather-resistant packaging will allow you to do that one-off in the park and not have to throw trash bags over your loudspeakers at the first sight of clouds. In fact, the Noho/C will be rocking out tunes long after your most dedicated fans have run for cover.” – EQ Magazine
“Blue Man Group’s show incorporates several elements; paint, water, bananas, twinkies and the occasional drunken audience member. The front-fill system is made up of the military-quality Vienna loudspeaker by Technomad. Housed behind a metal grille in the forestage, these hearty little loudspeakers survive a shower when the deck is washed down between shows and must provide up to 103 dB SPL A-weighted within a half hour after the cleaning! A rigorous testing session in 1996 proved the Vienna to be the most durable compact speaker, without compromising sound quality, on the market. Our strenuous water, flame, drop and impact testing of the durable loudspeakers was not even in the same ballpark as what these loudspeakers withstood during the rigors of load-in and tech rehearsals. Unsuspecting carpenters lag-bolted directly though one of the units in several places; instead of destroying the enclosure, the sound crew simply took a cutting torch on low flame to the ABS outer plastic housing and sealed the enclosure back to its original density. Try that with a birch cabinet!” – Jim Van Bergen, Sound Designer Blue Man Group’s ‘Tubes’.
On Fri, Nov 21, 1997, 4:57:40 PM GMT PAUL HONEYCUTT wrote: Wednesday night I attended a concert by the Irish band “Solas” at the Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley, CO. The band had one of the best mixes I have ever heard for an acoustic act. The UCCC is a theatre that seats 750+ people with two balconies. On each side of the stage were stacks of four little Technomad loudspeakers. They were some of the most natural sounding loudspeakers I have ever heard. As a live sound engineer myself, who usually leaves a concert thinking I could have done a better job, that’s high praise. Having never heard of your loudspeakers before I asked my buddies on the Live Audio Bulletin Board (http://www.best.com/~roaddog/live_audio/) about them and got your e-mail address. Please send a full line catalog or info on the Noho C, Berlin, Cario & Chicago loudspeakers to: All the best, Paul Honeycutt Stone Soup Enterprises, Fort Collins,
I got the Technomad loudspeakers and the rack on time. I feel like I made the right choice. I did my first job with them the other night. Several people commented on how clear the sound was. I was playing Christmas music outside on the town common and it was the first time I’ve tried stereo sound reinforcement outside. It worked great. There was a place where volunteers were passing out hot chocolate and it was right next to one of the Nohos. I asked them if it was too loud, but they said it was fine. When the promoter of the event went up to the stage to do the raffle, she walked up to the mic, “testing” and pulled back saying, “oh, my.” I don’t think she’d had sound that good before. They’re still talking about it. I volunteered my time and system for this event, and I think it was a good investment. I’m looking forward to many more rewarding events with my Technomad Loudspeakers. Regards, Paul Mikalauskas Professional Audio-Video Services From: Derek731 Date: Sun, 26 Apr 1998 00:39:11 EDT To: Email Technomad Subject: Nohos
I just got off the Vistafjord-Cunard Lines, where 4 of the Nohos were just installed on the back deck. The system is sub-mixed from the disco which over looks the back deck. Our first test of the system was Easter morning with the sunrise service taking place on the back deck. I know not exactly a stunning way to show off the new loudspeakers, but don’t worry, the DJ and I gave it a thorough test and let me tell you, it blew everyone away. The Disc Jockey thought they were too small to cover the whole deck. He’s a believer now, trust me. I did manage to get some pictures for you. Well you’ve got yourselves another satisfied customer. Hope all is well. Derek Warner, c-deck 731 Date: Thu, 11 Apr 1996 09:38:31 -0400
Re: Outdoor sound systems – advice sought Author: RustyCNWY Date: 1998/11/07 Forum: alt.stagecraft By far the best loudspeakers I have found for constant outdoor environment applications are cabinets made by TECHNOMAD. Do a search, you’ll find them. Mil-spec stuff, high quality to say the least. The guys who designed them are total pro-audiophile geeks, the guys you want designing this stuff. Great in the rain, on cruise ships, under waterfalls, etc.
James Hepler wrote: “If anyone plans on buying any new loudspeakers for their home/commercial stereos or sound systems, email me personally. I’ve recently heard a new system that has changed the way I listen. The technomad kicks so much ass I don’t have to capitalize it”. – James Heple
The fact that Technomads are built to withstand just about anything, including improper signal being fed into them, is fantastic. I have worked for several cruise lines over the years and the loudspeakers that are used outdoors always get trashed in a matter of months. I’ve watched deck hands wash down the decks and point their hoses directly at Peavey loudspeakers still set up from the afternoon band sets. Needless to say the Peaveys bit the dust. RCCL has your loudspeakers on two ships right now and I have advised purchasing that as each ship blows through their current deck loudspeakers, they replace them with Technomads. And believe it or not, I haven’t yet heard the (Technomad) speaker itself! But people I work with say they sound great! Clayton Chamberlin, Audio Consultant Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
Since 1994, Technomad loudspeakers have become the most talked about line of loudspeakers throughout the pro audio industry, worldwide. The readers of Live Sound InternationalMagazine voted Technomad loudspeakers the BEST NEW TECHNOLOGY of 1996, MIX Magazine called Technomad THE TOP PRODUCT OF THE 1994 & 1995 AES SHOWS & in February 1998, Theater Crafts International Magazine called Technomad’s Vienna 16 loudspeaker, “the most durable compact speaker, without compromising sound quality, on the market. .