Century Pro Series HD 1.6X Tele-Converter camera lens

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The Century Pro 1.6X Tele-Converter lens allows you to zoom in at greater lengths. This comes in handy at events where a camera may be stationed far away from the stage or speaker. Now available to rent!

New Frosted Podium for rental

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We recently had another Frosted Podium made for rental. Above is a pic of it in use at Aria in downtown Minneapolis for the Minneapolis Jewish Federation. We also provide a a uplight that shines from the base of the podium if you want it to be lit. This podium is 16″ wide.

AV For You’s Recent Events

We’ve been busy over the past couple of weeks. Here’s a couple pics of some recent events we took part in.

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We provided a stage/runway, lighting, a PA system, and our color wall for a fashion show at the Calhoun Beach Club in Minneapolis.

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Our Line Array speakers, 24 Ch. Presonus sound board, ADJ uplights, ETC S4s, and wireless mics were used for a community event at the Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis.

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Two of our 9×12 Screens were used at the Rivercenter in St. Paul for a event along with our Line Array speakers, and Grey pipe and drape.


EIKI LC-HDT700 Projector


We’ve added a couple of new EIKI LC-HDT700’s to our inventory. These projectors cast a brighter and more vivid image than most of our projectors because it’s 7000 Lumens. Check out more specs below.


  • 7,000 ANSI lumens, 90% uniformity and 2700:1 contrast ratio.
  • Native 1080p resolution. Compatible with inputs up-to UXGA and WUXGA.
  • Supports analog and digital video input in all color standards up-to 1080p.
  • 3LCD+One imaging system delivers more sophisticated color.
  • 10-bit color processing, for superior color reproduction.
  • A wide range of optional lenses is available. Projects images up-to 600″ diagonal.
  • Vertical and horizontal power lens shift. Built-in RJ45 for Network monitor & control.
  • Horiz. & Vert. Digital Keystone Correction. Corner Keystone Correction.
  • Edge Blending & Color Matching. Picture in Picture & Picture by Picture.
  • Accepts composite, component, and S-Video in all major standards.
  • Optional network module for projector monitoring and control.
  • Self-advancing cartridge air filter provides up-to 10,000 hours use.
  • Wireless/wired remote with mouse control. 27.5% – 490% digital zoom.
  • Variable power management option. Optional local or remote keylock.
  • Compatible with Crestron RoomView & AMX Device Discovery Technology.
  • Custom warm-up screen option. Built-in color auto picture control.
  • 3 year/6000 hrs. (whichever comes first) projector warranty.




New Behringer X32 Digital Mixer


The newest addition to our inventory the Behringer X32 Digital Mixer. This 40 input mixer has 32 programmable Pre Amps and 32 channel audio interface. Check out more specs below.


  • -40-input channel, 25-bus digital mixing console for Studio and Live application
  • -32 MIDAS-designed, fully programmable mic preamps for audiophile sound quality
  • -25 Fully automated motorized 100 mm faders allow for instant overview, powerful scene management and DAW control
  • -16 XLR outputs plus 6 additional line in/outputs, 2 phones connectors and a talkback section with integrated or external mic
  • -Individual and dynamic LCD Scribble Strips on all channels and buses creating easy assignment and intuitive channel distinction
  • -32 x 32 channel USB 2.0 audio interface, with DAW remote control emulating HUI* and Mackie Control*
  • -iPad* and iPhone* apps for professional remote operation available free of charge—no host PC required
  • -High-resolution 7″ day-viewable Color TFT for easy viewing of workflow components and parameters
  • -Main LCR, 6 matrix buses and 16 mix buses each featuring inserts, 6-band parametric EQ’s and full dynamics processing, plus 8 DCA and 6 mute groups
  • -Virtual FX rack featuring 8 true-stereo FX slots include high-end simulations such as Lexicon 480L* and PCM70*, EMT250* and Quantec QRS* etc.
  • -40-Bit floating-point DSP features “unlimited” dynamic range with no internal overload and near-zero overall latency (0.8 msec)
  • -Powerful scene management for convenient handling of complex productions
  • -48-channel Digital Snake ready** via AES50 ports, featuring KLARK TEKNIK’s SuperMAC networking capability for ultra-low jitter and latency
  • -USB type-A connector providing file storage and uncompressed stereo recordings plus show presets and system updates
  • -Dedicated and easy-to-use channel strip section with direct access controls and graphic user interface for intuitive workflow
  • -Additional user-definable control section allows for on-the-fly adjustments of your favorite parameters
  • -ULTRANET connectivity for BEHRINGER’s P-16 Personal Monitoring System** plus AES/EBU stereo digital output and MIDI
  • -Networked remote control for show setups with on-screen software editor via Ethernet
  • -Built-in expansion port for audio interface cards or digital networking bridges
  • -Future firmware updates, incl. new FX “Plug Ins”, downloadable from behringer.com free of charge
  • -Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany

Source: http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/X32.aspx

Video Mapping

Over the past couple weeks we have been working on Video Mapping for events. This allows us to project various moving images on any surface or shape. Check out some demo videos below to see what we’re talking about.





Saphyr SPX450 Video Switcher



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We recently purchased a brand new Saphyr SPX 450 Video Switcher. Check out the specs below. Now available to rent!

Saphyr at a glance
> New Remote Control Software: RCS² (Windows, Mac & Linux)
> Very fast processing and true Seamless switching
> 2 operating modes: Mixer and Native Matrix modes
> Up to 3 layers on Frame Background
> Full audio digital compliant on DVI-D & HDMI Plugs
> Quick Frame mode
> Ability to modify the Program in real time without using the Preview
> New Freeze features (Input/layer/screen)
> New Dynamic Fit
> Capability to switch between any input plugs (16 plugs available)
> New Mosaic Preview
> Video output (CVBS, YPbPr, 3G-SDI)

Key features
• 10 Seamless inputs
• 2 outputs (Program and Preview)
• 16 input plugs available (4 x DVI-D, 4 x HDMI, 4 x Universal Analog & 4 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI)
• Layer: Pan & Zoom resizing up to 1000%
• All audio inputs can be embedded or deembedded on all plugs
• Audio Top layer mode
• Balanced stereo audio on all outputs
• 2 S/PDIF inputs and 2 S/PDIF outputs
• Chroma/Luma Key and Titling
• 8 Memory Presets per output (64 via RCS²)
• 8 Full Frames, 8 Logo Memories & 1 animated Logo
• Mosaic Preview mode: 1 live image and 9 images refreshed as fast as possible or 10 images refreshed as fast as possible

Source: http://www.analogway.com/en/products/mixers-seamless-switchers/high-end-seamless-switchers/saphyr/

AV for You Rents Vintage Game Show Mic 1960’s 1970’s Sony ECM-31Rental

For all your Retro Game Show needs. AV for You now rents a Sony ECM-31 microphone.

Get the look and sound of the vintage games shows from the same model mic that was used on those game shows. Looks like the mics from Lets Make a Deal, The Price Is Right, The Dating Game.