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AVL Designs Inc.’s Massry Center Acoustic Design Featured…

The Massry Center for the Arts is a showcase for music and visual arts at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. We were so very pleased with the final results of our acoustic design project for their Kathleen McManus Picotte Recital Hall, hailed as "acoustically superior" on their website.  It is gratifying for our work to be featured, among many other great concert halls, in the Capitol Region in the news. Featured in Schenectady’s Daily Gazette: Region’s Great Concert Halls Have Own Special Qualities   Details of our project:  Massry Center Picotte Recital Hall – College Of St. Rose
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AVL’s “LED Conundrum” Published On rAVE Publications

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." Charles Caleb Colton  With permission, rAVE Publications has reprinted our article, The LED Conundrum.  We are honored to have an opportunity to reach others with our know-how and sincerely hope that the wisdom we have shared about LEDs will help you to get the right LED's into your theater from the start so that you love them! LED Conundrum by Seth Waltz  
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AVL Designs Inc.’s New York State Police Project Receives CISCA Gold Award

AGAWAM, Mass. – March 29, 2017 – Sound Seal, a leading manufacturer of acoustical and noise control products serving the industrial, architectural, commercial and construction industries, just received the CISCA gold award for the New York State Police project we recently completed in Albany, New York. “We are very excited and beyond proud to receive the CISCA gold award for this WoodTrends project.” Said Jennifer Chagnon, Director of Marketing for Sound Seal. Our team worked very hard with Hyman Hayes Associates, AVL Designs and Lewis Engineering to ensure this complex job, like all WoodTrends jobs, was completed with accuracy and precision. The client was very pleased with the end result…
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AVL Designs, Inc. Boosts Sound at Glens Falls Civic Center

Sound & Video Contractors [SVC] Magazine 3/11/2017 Seth Waltz was interviewed by SVC Online Magazine [Sound & Video Contractor] concerning AVL’s sound design solution for the Glens Falls Civic Center, which hosts many large live events including sports and concerts. Excerpt: “On this edition of the SVC Podcast, Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Seth Waltz of AVL Designs Inc. in Penfield, New York about their new sound system design for the Glens Falls Civic Center in upstate New York. Waltz explains how they dealt with both budget and rigging restrictions to provide a system with fourteen Danley SH95 speakers power by Ashly amplifiers.” Article HERE Part 1 of the…
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The Latest from AVL …

      The LED Conundrum – Theater LED Fixtures A Brief Discussion on LED lighting “Everybody says they want LED theater lighting, yet we hear many people say that they have it and hate it. Totally believable and we know why - they got the wrong LED’s for their application.” In the old days of analog lighting (meaning incandescent and  halogen lights) lights  pretty much turned on and off and up and down when you told  them to. If you wanted to dim those lights, there were a variety of devices that would  dim them pretty well with the occasional lamp sing noise. (For those of you who don’t…
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