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Bose Makes Push To Enter Kitchen Appliance Market

You’ve probably heard the name associated with high-quality speakers and audio equipment, but kitchen appliances? That’s right, the Bose Corporation seems to be interested in expanding their line of products to include cooktops. What does that mean for the audio giant? See below to learn more:

Bose has been a top name when it comes to the audio speaker and sound system industry for years, but who would have thought they could enter the kitchen appliances industry? They have recently filed a patent application for a “cooktop power control system” that has the ability to change the power of the burners based on desired and actual cookware temperatures.

If they do in fact create an induction cooktop, they will have to face competition from top appliance manufacturers like Samsung and GE.

We’d like to see the outcome of their desire to enter the kitchen appliance industry, but for now we’ll continue to focus on their quality sound systems and speakers.

With state of the art equipment and technology, we provide the crystal clear sound you have been searching for. So when you’re looking for audio equipment for your next event, call on the experts at CitiView Audio Visual!

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How To Test Speaker Wires and Connections

What’s one of the most common problems with speakers? Their wires get tangled up in a pile and the hardest part is figuring out where they are supposed to go. But you don’t have to spend hours untangling the mess, you can trace the wires with common household batteries.

Speakers and their wires have a positive and negative polarity and so do batteries. Therefore you can hold one speaker wire to one of the batter terminals (using AA or AAA) and hold the other wire to the remaining terminal to find out where they are supposed to go.

To do this, take one of the wires and repeatedly touch and disconnect it from the terminal. You should hear a static sound each time the wire touches the terminal and this will allow you to identify the speaker. It’s a good idea to label each wire with is corresponding speaker so you won’t get them mixed up again.

When you need professional audio solutions, you can count on the highly skilled technical sound engineers at CitiView Audio Visual. Give us a call today at 212-632-5196 for more info!

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Why Is Audio Restoration Software Important?

Ever wonder what it takes for music, film and television to sound so clear and pleasing to our ears? We can guarantee that the first audio recording is not what you hear as the final product. Just think of how the air conditioning units, electrical buzzing from the power supply and car sirens or horns in the background would sound in the final production of your favorite song or movie. You can thank expert audio engineers and their restoration software for taking care of these undesirable sounds and creating “music to your ears”!

With home recording on the rise due to factors such as low budgets and little time, “dirty audio” is becoming more prevalent as well. Just think, while you may decide to belt out your latest song in your room it wasn’t built to filter out extraneous sounds.

That’s why you need to call in the experts who have a plethora of knowledge with audio restoration software. That’s where we come in! Our audio engineers have the latest technology and know exactly what it takes to make your event sound spectacular. We’ll provide you with the crystal clear sound you have been searching for!

For more information about audio solutions in the NYC area, contact CitiView Audio Visual today and don’t forget to connect with us on Twitter!

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The Future of Audio News

If you had to guess the most popular way people listen to audio in their cars which method would you choose? With so many options, from satellite radio to smartphone streaming, chances are you wouldn’t choose traditional terrestrial radio, right? After all, more and more new cars are making it possible to connect to the internet where you can access just about anything, and we mean anything!

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While some believe traditional radio news is on the verge of becoming obsolete, others “see an opportunity to reshape how news and information are conveyed,” according to Current. However, listening to traditional radio news may not be as traditional as you may think. Rivet Radio has created an app accessible via iOS and Android devices where users can set preferences and create news playlists based on what they want to hear as well as their location.

It’s important to keep in mind that we spend lots of time traveling via automobile and we all need something to keep us busy. Although advancements in technology are fast and ever changing, I’m sure we can all agree that we will continue listening to audio in our cars for years and years to come.

If you’re looking for professional audio solutions in New York City, there’s only one number to call: 212-632-5196. CitiView Audio Visual has the tools and expertise to make your event stand out!

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For High Resolution Audio, Does The Format Really Matter?

MP3, FLAC, WAV. does it really make a difference? When it comes to listening to music, high-resolution audio is the way to go. But what’s more important, the quality of the gear used to record or the format?

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Before we get into the details, it’s vital to point out that sound quality is determined by the quality of the gear used to record and the skill and expertise of the audio engineers. If you have bad equipment and the audio engineer doesn’t have much experience, chances are the audio won’t sound very good.

You can think of it all in terms of a high-definition television. Look at the difference between a sporting event or a movie broadcasted in HD and then compare it to a black and white film from the 60s. Even if you transferred the old movie to a 1080 Blu-ray, it wouldn’t make the film any clearer and the same holds true for audio.

When it comes down to it, high-resolution audio files are more expensive than standard definition files, so is it worth it? There are a few things to consider before making a decision:

  • Do you have high quality speakers or headphones?
  • Is the recording good enough to benefit from high resolution mastering?
  • Will the audience or listeners be able to tell the difference?

At CitiView Audio Visual, our expert audio engineers are highly skilled and have years of experience and training. We know exactly how to make your event sound spectacular and reach your entire audience so give us a call today at 212-632-5196 to learn more!

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A Brief History of Audio

From the first tinfoil cylinder to today’s advanced equipment, the world of audio has come a long way. Think about what life was like before microphones, headphones and speakers were invented. How was anyone able to hear anything? Take a look below to find out how audio first began and how it has evolved over the years:

It all started with Thomas Alva Edison working in his lab in 1877. It was then, when he succeeded in recovering Mary’s Little Lamb from a strip of tinfoil wrapped around a spinning cylinder. This was the beginning of audio as we know it.

A year later, the first music was put on a record, you may know it by the tune of “Yankee Doodle.” Then, roughly 10 years later Edison introduces the first electric-motor driven phonograph and the first “talking movie” comes around in 1913. Edison used his Kinetophone process to make this work – a cylinder player mechanically synchronized to a film projector.

In 1941, commercial FM broadcasting comes to fruition in the United States just before the first stereo tape recordings were created by Helmut Kruger in Berlin. For the next few decades, major advancements are made in the audio world which brings us to the Winter Olympics in 1998. The opening performance begins with Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” which was masterfully played and sung by synching live audio feeds from five continents across the globe. Pretty amazing!

At CitiView Audio Visual we are always looking forward to the future of audio. But for now, you can count on us any time you need audio services for your live event! Give us a call at 212-632-5196 for more information!

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Planning For A Corporate Event

Ever wonder what goes into planning for a corporate event? Most of the time, people only see the final steps, when it’s all put together and everything is running smoothly – we hope. While planning for an event can be extremely stressful, here are a few tips to take some of the pressure off:

  1. What is the goal of the event? It’s nearly impossible to begin preparing for an event if you don’t have a clear goal. It’s important to sit down and gather all of the necessary information to in order to help you decide on the venue, the participants and anything else needed to achieve your goal.
  2. Choosing an event management company: It’s a good idea to have an event company ultimately run your event. They are the ones with the knowledge, expertise and resources in order to make your event really stand out. That’s where we come in. Our staff has years of experience under their belts and have the technology and equipment to make your event shine!
  3. The Set-up: Are there going to be speeches or special presentations? Think about what you’re going to need to make sure the audience receives a clear message. Consider setting up a stage and make sure to rent any audio and visual equipment you may need.

At CitiView Audio Visual, we have what you need to make your corporate event one to remember. We provide everything from audio and visual equipment to projection screen rentals and streaming services. Give us a call at 212-632-5196 the next time you’re preparing for an event.

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Why Hire A Professional Audio Engineer?

There are certain things you should leave to the pros and recording your events is definitely one of them. If you want to make sure everything is captured, clear and heard without any problems hiring a professional audio engineer is a must. After all, you have plenty of other things to take care of during the day of the event.

Why Record Your Event?

Whether you want to use the content in your next podcast, in a future promo video or simply to look back on as a fond memory, it’s always a smart choice to record your event.

Experience Is Key

Why leave something so important in the hands of an amateur? Recording your live events is something that shouldn’t be overlooked and if key pieces are left out, you’re going to regret it. That’s why you should choose somebody with years of experience and technical training, like the pros at CitiView.

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Want your audio to sound to be crystal clear? With state of the art equipment and technology you’ll get exactly what you’re looking for. This may not be the case if you decide to go with a beginner.

Interested in recording your next event? Call on the experts at CitiView Audio Visual, where ideas are turned into beautiful things.

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We are LIVE on Social Media!

At CitiView Audio Visual, customer satisfaction is one of our top priorities. We want to make sure you stay up-to-date on the latest event production and audio/visual news and that  getting in touch with us is a breeze.

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Connect With CitiView Audio Visual on Social Media!

As a result, we’ve gone LIVE on the social web. Want to connect with us to see what we’re up to? See below to find out how:

Facebook

We’re very active on Facebook! We invite you to like our Page to stay up-to-date on tips, offers and more. You can also invite friends, leave us a review and send us a direct message.

Twitter

Love to Tweet? So do we! Reach out to us on Twitter at any point with questions, concerns or anything else, but remember to keep it to 140 characters or less! We’ll get back to you shortly.

Google+

CitiView Audio Visual also has a presence on Google+. Connect with us here for everything you need to know about projection screen rentals, audio engineering and live streaming.

Blog

Last, but not least – don’t forget to check out our blog. We present you with the latest news, tips and updates from the audio visual world.

Connecting with us on social media has never been easier! You can also visit our website or give us a call at 212-632-5196 to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Professional Audio Solutions

Have you ever been to a live event where there were technical difficulties with microphones or speakers? It actually happens more often than you may think and it can really leave the audience with a bad taste in their mouths. Whether you’re a rockstar musician, throwing a wedding or conducting an important presentation, don’t forget about the importance of audio.

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You want your audience to hear your message right? Well, our highly skilled technical sound engineers have years of audio training under their belts and they know exactly what it takes to make your event sound spectacular.

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Recording is another one of our areas of expertise. Why take the time and effort to put together an extraordinary event only to have people forget about it later on? Recording your event is the perfect way to provide yourself with content for the future too. You can share the material on a podcast, use sound bites for a video or share content with people who weren’t able to attend.

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Want to make sure your audio is crystal clear? That’s one less problem you have to worry about when you choose CitiView. With our state of the art equipment and technology, we provide you with the crystal clear sound you have been searching for.

For more information about our audio services, contact us today at 212-632-5196 and remember CitiView Audio Visual the next time you are hosting an event!