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we DEFINE ourselves

Posted by Dan Fowler on February 19, 2012 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (754)

I recently had a buyer/client of mine ask me, "why do you re-invest in this newest technology so heavily and so often, it can't be cost effective". We discussed this at length. It made me ponder the philosophy of why-do-it-well when so many take a different path?

He argued it wasn't in the interest of the highest ROI if I kept buying the "latest and greatest gadget" as I could afford them. I had to agree...............in part.

The ROI does suffer on some of the jobs we do because the "best" is not applicable to that particular job or situation.

My point of view is, you judge a man by the quality of his tools.                                                                 If someone is willing to compromise his quality, that will come through in in the final job.


You have to have something that sets you apart. The ROI will be there if you strive to do the best job, with the best equipment, every time.That always gets noticed.

The ROI is not always the bottom line.

We recently went to Lake crossovers in the Xlc rig. The XTA's were doing a good job. They were a large step (quality wise) above the DX-38's we had been using. But the ability to walk the room and balance EVERY parameter of the PA function wirelessly with a tablet PC, was just too good a thing to pass up. It's a dream come true for a system engineer.

We then re-packaged the amp racks to match each other in sensitivity and have matching input/output panels. A LOT of shop work, with very little if anything to show a customer or client.

Makes no difference, I can tell the difference.

New HiPower LED Par cans are here!

Posted by Dan Fowler on October 5, 2011 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I'va added an emerging technology to the company inventory.

Not 3, not 5, but 10 watt LED Pars. The fixtures look like ETC Source 4 pars, and take the same gel frame, but the similarity stops there. They have 18-10 watt LEDs in a RGBW format. They refresh at 400 Hz so video flicker is non-existant. And they are BRIGHT, Those are mostly truss warmers and uplight fixtures but excel at many  functions .

The other 64's have 24-10 watt LEDs per can! Those blow a 1K Par 64 away! And the color is MUCH more saturated and brighter than a geled 1K is by far.

More on these as the show pics get posted.

Missed us by a mile...................

Posted by Dan Fowler on April 17, 2011 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The tornado of 4.16.11 missed us. DID NOT miss the Lowes Home Improvement or the St. Andrews Community.

Those are near total losses. Drove to a show at Amra's that night and went through the S. Saunders St. devastation.

Our hearts go out to all that suffered.

40x40 stage and top completed

Posted by Dan Fowler on May 4, 2010 at 11:02 PM Comments comments (0)

In time for the JCSU 2010 Graduation, the top and stage were setup at the 50 yardline. That was a winter 2010 project of mine.