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  • Henry Engineering Makes All the Difference

    Posted on October 15, 2014 by Jessie Phillips

    In 1982 Hank Landsberg was working as Director of Engineering for Drake-Chenault, a radio programming producer in Canoga Park, CA. Much of the original studio gear at this time was actually consumer "hi-fi" equipment and so Hank spent many hours building "booster amplifiers" to interface this unbalanced equipment with the balanced audio consoles. He realized that other engineers might also be having this problem and thus Henry Engineering was founded. Hank first designed The Matchbox HD, thinking he'd sell a few hundred to local professionals. 32 years later, this is still Henry's best selling product with over 75,000 units sold worldwide.

    What sets Henry products apart? Performance and reliability. With most of their products manufactured in the USA, they are the ONLY company that makes solution products that are 1/3 rack-width and have built-in AC power supply. They do not use "wall warts" because the limited voltage degrades product performance and reduces reliability. Henry products have an established reputation for exceptional performance, very long-term reliability and affordable pricing. Over 100,000 have been sold to audio professionals worldwide and thousands are still in service after 25+ years of continuous use.

    The Henry Engineering Matchbox HD quickly and easily connects consumer gear to professional equipment, eliminating the hum, buzz and distortion caused by mismatched levels and impedance. It is ideal for devices that play and record and offers a true 100dB S/N ratio, with 22 dB of headroom to yield 122 dB of dynamic range. A bi-directional unit, it employs four independent amplifiers to convert stereo inputs and outputs from unbalanced -10 dBv levels to +4 dBm balanced 600 ohm lines. The Matchbox HD has an internal power supply and at 1/3 rack width, can be mounted using the optional rack shelf, or wall mounted with optional wall/cabinet mounting brackets.

    Henry Engineering - The Matchbox HD Pro Stereo Interface Amplifier Henry Engineering - The Matchbox HD Pro Stereo Interface Amplifier. Starting at $195 @ www.pacrad.com

     

    Quickly catching up to its analog counterpart, is the USB Matchbox II - a professional USB-to-XLR multi-mode stereo audio codec.  Essentially, it takes the best features of Henry's previous USB products and puts them into one box. It features balanced analog inputs and outputs on XLRs, plus an AES/EBU digital output and a handy headphone jack on the front panel. Just plug-and-play for great audio with USB convenience and Henry reliability. The USB Matchbox II is ideal wherever computer audio needs to interface with a professional analog or digital audio system.

    The USB Matchbox II Multi-Mode Professional Codec at Pacific Radio The USB Matchbox II Multi-Mode Professional Codec.
    Starting at $539 at www.pacrad.com

     

    The Henry Engineering Rack Mount Shelf is constructed of steel for durability and has a tough black finish that prevents rust and scratching.  Specifically designed to fit up to three Henry Engineering units on a single rack shelf.

     

     

    Join Pacific Radio and Henry Engineering for a hands-on product demo and training at our store in Burbank, CA. October 28th 12-2pm. Hank Landsberg will be covering new products as well as the tried and true best sellers. We hope to see you there!

    Pacific Radio October Lunch & Learn With Henry Engineering - RSVP


    This post was posted in Uncategorized, Product News and was tagged with Henry Engineering, Matchbox HD, Pro Audio, USB Matchbox II, USB-to-XLR, plug-and-play, rack mount, rack shelf, amplifier, henryeng, digital output, impedance, pro audio solutions

  • Great Systems Need Great Racks

    Posted on July 31, 2014 by Jessie Phillips

    Mid-Atlantic Electronics Racks

    Racks and Enclosures are the spine of any modern AV and Networking installation.  These metal structures provide the foundation to support electronic equipment, power, cooling and cable management. At Pacific Radio we carry a large selection of Middle-Atlantic Products' racks and cabinets - with many accessories and options that let you customize for your installation.

    A well designed A/V rack can keep your system operating smoothly, save you time working on projects and is easy to adapt/upgrade when your needs change.  But every situation is different and there is no off-the-rack solution (pardon the pun) that fits everyone's needs. So whether you need a smaller wall mounted rack or a full floor multi-rack system - you can customize it with Mid-Atlantic frames and accessories.

    Wall Mounted Rack middle atlantic

    Middle Atlantic's DWR wall cabinets provide easy rear access while keeping floor areas clear. 

    Full Size Equipment Rack Middle Atlantic

    Gangable and Stand Alone Floor Racks in a variety of sizes with side and door panels available to suit your needs

    Rack Cooling Fans Middle Atlantic

     

    A wide array of cooling products to meet your system's thermal management needs

    Rack Mounted Power Supply Middle Atlantic

     

    US Engineered power systems for reliable, accessible, safe power distribution to your rack mounted equipment.

    Rack Shelves Drawers Middle Atlantic

    Rack Shelves can be static, adjustable or sliding to fit your needs. Drawers come in several sizes with optional Locking capability.

    Rack Accessories Middle Atlantic

    Wheels, Lighting, Cable management features - all designed to help you get the most out of your rack.

    If you need help designing a rack to fit your needs feel free to call the Pacific Radio team - we can help get you the set up you need.

    And if you're in the Los Angeles area be sure to join us for our upcoming Lunch & Learn event with Middle Atlantic Products!  Their product demo will include a visit with the Middle Atlantic training truck.  For more details and to RSVP please click on the banner below.

    Middle Atlantic Training

     


    This post was posted in Product News and was tagged with pacific radio, electronics, lunch and learn, pacrad, audio, middle atlantic, rack

  • Meet Our Staff: Sean Hanna

    Posted on July 22, 2014 by Jessie Phillips

    Sean Hanna, PacRad.com Website Administrator

    Sean Hanna
    Website Administrator

    Sean's been working for Pacific Radio for just about 2 years.  Although born in Laguna Niguel, CA, he spent most of his childhood in Houston, Texas. But LA is where he's always felt he belongs.  His father designed micro-processors and Sean has been into computers and audio engineering/production ever since he was a kid.

    He began playing around with web design in 2002 and found out he was good at it.  Boy are we glad he did - he's the brains behind all things web-based at Pac! Everything about the design and functionality of our website gets him excited. And he loves thinking of new ways to create a great user experience for our online customers.

    When he's not coding for us, you can find him at home hanging with his 12-year old pug, writing music, playing video games, or meeting up with friends to check out electronic music shows.  Thanks for your creative ideas and initiative in Serving the Professionals through the web!

    (Previously shared in our July 16, 2014 Newsletter)


    This post was posted in Pacific Radio News and was tagged with pacific radio, electronics, pacrad, PacRad Staff

  • Meet Our Staff: Rudy Mendoza

    Posted on July 22, 2014 by Jessie Phillips

    Rudy Mendoza - PacRad.com Sales and NoShorts Supervisor

    Rudy Mendoza
    SALES ASSOCIATE / NOSHORTS SUPERVISOR

    Rudy has worked at Pacific Radio for just about 2 years. He brings a fresh and current industry knowledge to our sales team and also oversees some of our coolest custom designs coming out of NoShorts. Rudy first got into Electronics about 5 years ago when he began studying Audio Engineering. His opportunity to work with "The Amber Melody Project" as an intern got him working with studio equipment outside of class. He got his first studio job in 2011 with "King Dave" as an assistant engineer and from there he was hooked! Rudy's passion is for making music and performing.

    Born and raised in Los Angeles, he loves the nightlife, proximity to the beach and having all his friends close by. On the weekends you can find him hanging with his family or out with friends at one of his favorite venues in Hollywood. Although not really much of a modern band guy he follows a lot of local DJs, including Clockwork, Carnage and Mercer - and loves classics like Sublime and Alice in Chains.

    His favorite part of working for PacRad is having the opportunity to talk with the industry professionals doing what he aspires to do - making Grammy award winning music! We know someday we'll see you on the red carpet - but in the meantime we're happy to have you on the Pac team!

    Thanks for bringing your passion and experience while Serving the Professionals with us!

    (previously shared in our June 12, 2014 Newsletter)


    This post was posted in Pacific Radio News and was tagged with pacific radio, pacrad, noshorts cable company, noshorts, music industry, PacRad Staff

  • Fiber Optics For Your Network

    Posted on July 15, 2014 by Jessie Phillips

    Fiber Optics for your Local Area Network

    Fiber Optic Cables.

    Not so long ago Fiber Optic Cables were a far-off concept, mostly used to transmit data over great distances. But as demand for more and faster data transmission increases, fiber optics are taking center stage. In recent years, the replacement of street-level cabling with fiber optics has been bringing better broadband service to homes and businesses. The next step is moving this network technology indoors.

    Rapid changes are underway in both the data center and equipment closet.  As a result, new installation and maintenance techniques are being employed within enterprise applications. Passive Optical Network (PON) applications are quickly making their way into hospitals, universities, campuses, hotels, casinos, and high occupancy buildings. Fiber is no longer limited to just access equipment - single user fiber connectivity is now a reality.

    When managing a data center, or local area network, maximizing your uptime is key - and that means having a reliable and efficient system in place. TE Connectivity's TruNet Fiber Panel System (TFP) offers efficient deployment, user-friendly design and superior functionality.

    TFP TruNet Series at PacRad.com

    The TFP series are modular and configurable for a variety of uses. Build your system with a combination of TFP Rack Frames, Adapter Packs and Adapter Cassettes. The Adapter Packs utilize ADC KRONE's angled design for easy access and exceptional cable management. The TrueNet Fibre Panels' functionality can be extended with its MPO plug-and-play angled cassettes. The Adapter Cassettes snap into place effortlessly and even come from the factory pre labelled with simple installation instructions.

    • A modified hinge design that allows easy removal of the panel's door
    • An extra latch to facilitate plugging and unplugging patch cords;
    • Three locking points on the sliding tray: one for easily making moves, adds and changes, one for smooth installation, and the other at the closed position;
    • Extra depth in the new chassis for improved slack storage (15+ inches); and
    • User-friendly latches on the rear cover

    TE Connectivity's TFP fiber panels can be ordered in different rack unit sizes and are completely modular to configure to a variety of applications. The unique modular adapter packs incorporate an angled adapter design to allow easy access to each port and superior cable management and bend radius protection.

    To learn more join us at our Lunch & Learn event in Burbank, CA July 30th!

    TE Connectivity Lunch & Learn Event

    (TE Connectivity and ADC have merged to become a leading Electronics/Communications Design & Manufacturing Company)


    This post was posted in Product News and was tagged with lan, fiber optics, te connectivity, networking

  • Made In The USA!

    Posted on June 23, 2014 by Jessie Phillips

    4th of July Made In USA

    The 4th of July is a great time to celebrate our "Made In USA" products!  Pacific Radio is a family-owned American company and for the past 82 years we have always believed in supporting American businesses and manufacturers.

    In the electronics industry great products are made both in the USA and overseas so we do carry both – but whenever possible we make sure to carry high quality products that are made by American manufacturers.  When you buy “Made In The USA” products you are supporting the economy, job creators and small businesses right here in the U.S.. You can be assured that products are made within high US safety standards, environmental standards and quality standards. So you know it’s a good product made in a responsible way.

    Check out our Celebration Prices on on some of our quality Made In The USA tools and equipment:

     

    When you have a choice, choose quality, innovative products that are Made In America:

    Xcelite tools are Made in America

    Xcelite Tools – American made tools including high quality pliers, screwdrivers, wrenches, strippers and cutters.

    Plano Molding Cases are Made In America

    Plano Molding Storage Cases – great for storing and organizing small parts in the shop and transporting them on the road.

    Henry Engineering Audio Equipment made In America

    Henry Engineering – Audio gear to connect your equipment and convert and distribute sound.

    Caig Laboratories products are made in America

    CAIG Laboratories makes professional quality cleaners, circuit pens, compressed air cans and other items electronics professionals depend on.

    Serpac Cases for electronics, and audio visual equipment are made in America

    SERPAC manufacturers of durable enclosures for electronics, and
    A/V Equipment - Proudly made in America.

    Racks Unlimited Inc is an American Manufacturer

    Racks Unlimited Inc is an American family-owned company specializing in quality server racks and components.

    Klein Tools - quality made in America

    Klein Tools - Makers of professional quality tools for over 150 years and Commited to American Manufacturing

    Bondhus Quality American made tools

    Bondhus Tools - Quality American-Made tools -Bondhus® tools are designed by toolmakers and designed to last and are backed by an UNCONDITIONAL manufacturer's lifetime warranty!


    This post was posted in Pacific Radio Events, Product News and was tagged with pacific radio, plano, serpac, tools, usa, klein tools, xcelite, Racks Unlimited, CAIG, Henry Engineering, MegaPro, Bondhus, Made In America, Made In The USA

  • How To Get Clean Sound

    Posted on June 10, 2014 by Jessie Phillips

    How To Get Clean Sound

    Electricity. It’s necessary to run your sound system – but can come at a price. The AC power your system runs on can cause annoying hum and buzz distortion in your audio. It’s distracting to your performer, your live audience and certainly nothing you want to preserve in a recording.

    The “Noise” you are hearing is generally defined as any voltage at a frequency other than 60 Hz.  The "Buzz" you hear are actually harmonics of 60 Hz, generally 3rd, 5th, 7th, etc. and are usually the largest components of ‘Noise’. Not to mention common electrical surges and spikes and other harmful AC events can put your valuable equipment at risk.

    How to clean your sound?  A good Power Conditioner will both filter and cleanse incoming AC power and dramatically improve your equipment's performance. Your audio sounds better and your video looks cleaner.

    The average surge suppressor or power strip offers little in the way of protection and doesn’t filter or clean contaminated power at all.  However, Furman power conditioners always offer three levels of protection and purification:

    • Noise Filtration – (LiFT) AC Power filtering to ensure clean power for unequaled audio & video clarity
    • Voltage Protection – Advanced EVS circuitry detects dangerous voltage irregularities and safely powers down itself and connected equipment in unsafe conditions.
    • Surge Protection - Furman's exclusive SMP technology provides the highest level of surge & spike protection available.

    There are a variety of features on a Power Conditioner – which is right for you depends on your system and your needs.

    You can choose between 15 or 20 amp version – and a model with or without Voltmeters and Ammeters:

    Furman Power Conditioners

    15 amp  Power Conditioner (PC 8C)

    15 amp Power Conditioner with Voltmeter (PL Plus C)

    15 amp Power Conditioner with Voltmeter and Ammeter (PL Plus DMC)

    20 amp Power Conditioner with voltmeter (PL Plus C)

    20 amp with voltmeter and ammeter (PL Plus DMC)

    To learn more about Power Conditioning and clean sound please visit our site - or attend our upcoming Lunch & Learn event featuring speakers from Shure and Furman.

     


    This post was posted in Product News and was tagged with audio, Shure, Furman, power conditioner

  • Are You Being Heard?

    Posted on May 28, 2014 by Jessie Phillips

     

    The best presentation in the world doesn’t matter if you can’t be heard. 

    Whether you’re fronting a band, addressing a corporate function, speaking at a town hall meeting or giving the Sunday morning sermon at church, you need to be heard.

    While there are many elements to quality audio – it all begins with capturing your voice via the microphone. Thanks to the latest wireless technology speakers/performers are no longer burdened by a tangle of mic cables, adjusting mic stands and can even go hands-free.

    Centraverse Microphones from Shure at PacRad.com

    Centraverse Wireless Microphones

    Introducing Shure’s new line of Centraverse Installed Sound Microphones – these offer reliable and economical state of the art sound.  An excellent choice for meeting rooms, podiums, houses of workship and desktops.  Complete and easy to install, they include Commshield RF filtering – to guard against unwanted RF interference from portable wireless devices (smartphones, etc)

    Centraverse microphones are high quality, easy to set up, affordable and are available in a variety of physical formats:

    Shure BLX Wireless Microphone System

    The BLX Wireless System

    Shure’s BLX Wireless systems are simple to set up, have an intuitive interface and give you professional quality sound.  Pick your style:

    • Lavalier Wireless System (BLX14/CVL) – Clip on microphone, bodypack transmitter and wireless receiver
    • Handheld Wireless System (BLX24 with PG58 or SM58) – Quality handheld microphones and single channel receiver

    Clear On-Site Workplace Communication.

    Professionals working at communication base stations or in TV, film, and recording studios, in paging situations or in language labs will appreciate the Shure 515SBG-18X Gooseneck microphone.  Durable low handling noise, high signal-to-noise ratio and equipped with a push-to-talk button the microphones provide clear, quality voice reproduction even when long lengths of cable are used.

    Microphones for musicians

    Legendary Vocal and Instrument Microphones

    The SM57 Instrument microphone gives outstanding performance, is reliable and diverse for clean instrument reproduction – especially for recording drums, guitar and woodwinds.

    The SM58 Vocal microphone is an industry standard.  Shock mounted to cut down on handling noise, with a built-in spherical wind and pop filter, this rugged mic performs consistently on stage indoors or out.  Tailored for vocals with brightened midrange and bass rolloff this quality mic is excellent at isolating the main sound source and minimizing background noise

    With the right quality, professional equipment that fits your situation, and your budget, you can be sure you are being heard.

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    Shure has been manufacturing innovative audio equipment for over 80 years

    Pacific Radio Electronics is an authorized dealer of Sure brand microphones.  We have been servicing audio and electronics professionals since 1932.  Let us help you put together the right audio equipment for your needs.

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    In the Los Angeles area?  Join us June 25th for a free Lunch & Learn event:Shure & Furman Free Lunch & Learn Event

    This post was posted in Product News and was tagged with pacrad, audio, microphone, wireless, Shure

  • May News

    Posted on May 23, 2014 by Jessie Phillips

     

    Pacific Radio Monthly News - Solutions for All Your Connectivity Needs

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    PacRad's

    2014 Series

    June: Shure/Furman

    July: ADC/TE Connectivity

    August: Mid-Atlantic

    Sept: Platinum Tools

    Oct: Henry Engineering

    Nov: Vendor Fair

    New Products at Pacific Radio
    Radio Design Labs D-SH1M Stereo Headphone Amplifier at Pacific Radio

    Furman

    M-8x2 Power Conditioner

    This Merit Series Power Conditioner is the perfect low cost AC power solution for any rack mount system. The eight switched outlets in the rear panel will power up and protect all your equipment up to a 15-amp load. Designed for applications where lights are not required.
    BUY NOW!
     

    SERPAC SE120FGP Seahorse Waterproof Case for GoPro Camera

    SERPAC Waterproof Case for GoProCamera
    The rugged SE-120FP Case is just what you need to protect your GoPro digital camera and accessories. Its built to withstand incredible abuse in extremely harsh environments. Molded from tough polypropylene, this case is lightweight, watertight, airtight, dustproof and economical.
    BUY NOW!

    2014 Events

     

    InfoComm Show

    June 14-20

    Las Vegas, NV

    Summer NAMM

    July 17-19

    Nashville, TN

    CEDIA Expo

    September 9-13

    Denver, CO

    Digital Video Expo

    October 1-3

    Pasadena, CA

    NSCA Best Practices

    October 16-17

    Anaheim, CA

    SMPTE

    October 20-23

    Hollywood, CA





    May 2014

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    through June 15, 2014.

    Vanco 233201X Super Flex Flat HDMI® High Speed Male to Female Cable w/ Ethernet (1 ft)

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    Vanco WyreStorm Compact Matrix Selector Switchat Pacific Radio

    Vanco VPW-280772 Powered by WyreStorm HDMI® 4x2 Compact Matrix Selector Switch

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    Vanco WyreStorm Compact Matrix Selector Switchat Pacific Radio

    Vanco 280592 - HDMI over Single Cat5e/Cat6 Cable Extender

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    MEET OUR STAFF

    MARK NYMAN

    SHIPPING MANAGER

    Mark is the mastermind behind our shipping & logistics department, making sure our customers get what they need when they need it! Although a new addition to the Pac team, just since Spring of 2013, he's been in logistics for over 23 years! Mark's education at the Center for Media Arts in New York City adds to his enthusiasm and passion for doing whatever he can to help our company be as successful as possible. He's an avid air guitarist, but ONLY to rock music, not the weak poppy stuff, and generally just likes to keep his co-workers laughing. He eats peanut M&M's in 3's and licks the salt off potato chips and saltines before eating them. Outside of work, he strives to be the greatest dad on the planet to his daughter and can be found listening to and playing heavy guitar driven music. Lately, he's been hitting the batting cages in preparation for the PacRad softball season. You can also find him hiking, biking and exploring new places with his girlfriend. Thank you for giving 110% while Serving the Professionals with us!
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  • Lunch & Learn with Vanco

    Posted on April 15, 2014 by Jessie Phillips

    Lunch & Learn Series at Pacific Radio


    This post was posted in Pacific Radio Events and was tagged with pacific radio, electronics, lunch and learn, vanco, audio, video, event

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