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The Ultimate Guide to In-Ear Monitors, Straight from the World’s Best Monitor Engineers

[Editor's Note: These interviews were first published in August of 2014. We've revived this post because of a sharp uptick in sales of in-ear monitoring systems (IEM) into both integrated…


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40,148 Fans, 15º F, and 2 RF Coordinators for '17 NHL Centennial Classic

Confused, I asked Ike Zimbel, seasoned RF Coordinator and owner of Zimbel Audio Productions, how he and only one A2, Tony Crea, successfully assayed, databased, calculated, and enforced 302 transmitters…


The Ultimate Guide to In-Ear Monitors, Straight from the World’s Best Monitor Engineers

[Editor's Note: These interviews were first published in August of 2014. We've revived this post because of a sharp uptick in sales of in-ear monitoring systems (IEM) into both integrated…


New Information Suggests Repacked UHF Band to Span 470-619 MHz, or Wider

On Wednesday last week Robert Weller, former Chief of Technical Analysis at the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology, former Vice President of Spectrum Policy at NAB, and current…


Correct Antenna Distribution in Three Simple Diagrams

Never heard of antenna distribution for wireless audio? Or heard about it, but don't really know what it is? It's one of those things where, yeah, OK, you can get…


Incentive Auctions Conclude First Phase, Stage Two, with $54.6 Billion Ask

Through now familiar smoke and mirrors, analysts, economists, and various industries scramble for scraps of information tossed to them by the FCC and private sector participants about the progress and…


Incentive Auctions Fail to Meet Final Stage Rule, Reset to be Scheduled at Lower 114 MHz Target

This morning the spectrum policy, broadcast, and telecom worlds awoke to a flurry of headlines, all urgent, but diverse in tone. The first pass through the Incentive Auctions has come…


What in Blazes is Going on with the Incentive Auctions?

"After five years of speculating about the Incentive Auction, it’s about to get real… Last year, I described the auction as ‘a once-ina-lifetime, virtually risk-free opportunity to expand your…


Why Wireless Shootouts Don’t Work, Part Three

Welcome to the third and final chapter of “Why Wireless Shootouts Don’t Work.” Here’s number one, and two. Why three chapters? Well, that wasn't the plan, but in…


Why Wireless Range Shootouts Don't Work, Part Two

One part was not enough. And another part, “Part Three,” will follow this. Last week’s post on the futility of wireless gear shootouts received a mixed response, for good…


Why Wireless Range “Shootouts” Don’t Work

“Shootouts” or “Range Tests,” as commonly performed, reveal next to nothing about the performance of an external antenna or radio system. Range tests are often done by taking a transmitter…