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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…


A New Look for RF Venue Rack Products

This year, RF Venue made major improvements to the look of our rack and antenna distribution products. (We sent out an email to our general list about these improvements, but…


Multi-Mode vs. Single-Mode Fiber-Optic Cable: Debates and Differences

If you must know one thing about fiber-optic cable, it’s the difference between single-mode and multi-mode strands. Fiber-optic cable offers a bewildering variety of connectors, operational wavelengths, bundles/tacs,…


An In-Depth Look at Wireless Audio for The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park

This May, The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park opened with a six week run of The Tempest, starring Sam Waterson and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and continues July…


Don't Let Rehearsals Fool Your Wireless Microphone

Too often, we receive worried calls from techs or FOH engineers that go a little something like this: “We set up and coordinated our wireless during rehearsals on Tuesday, but…


Journey to the Center Conductor

A few days back we got an email from an engineer in Spain about whether our RF Optix fiber optic remote antenna system is compatible with a so-called “leaky coax”…


RF Optix Nominated for CAS Technical Achievement Award

The RF Optix fiber optic remote antenna system has been nominated for a CAS Technical Achievement Award. The Cinema Audio Society is a Los Angeles based trade organization for sound…


Five Wireless Microphone Mistakes That Are as Common as They Are Avoidable

They’ve happened to the best of us. After paging through stacks of manuals, phoning and perhaps yelling at manufacturer technical support lines, and checking and re-checking dozens of options…


International A/V Giant PRG Forgoes Coax in Favor of RF Optix RFoF System on Demanding New York City Corporate Event

PRG, a premier provider of international audiovisual services from 40 global offices, used the RF Optix RF over fiber-optic conversion system for a challenging corporate event in New York…


Diminishing Returns: At a Certain Point, Using Coax Is Insane

Coaxial cable has a place. If you remote an antenna less than 75 feet, low loss RG8X can’t be beat. It’s cheap, somewhat durable, and gives no more…