Polar Focus @Infocomm 2018

In June, Polar Focus went on our annual field trip to Infocomm in Las Vegas.  It was a great show!  Community Professional Loudspeakers was displaying their IV6 line array in their booth and demo room, complete with Polar Focus rigging.  In case you missed the show, here’s a video of Mike showcasing our new line array rigging hardware designed for this amazing new Community product.

Mike and James had a great time talking to everyone and hearing about upcoming projects.

20180607_111332Need help rigging, mounting or aiming your loudspeakers or line arrays?
We can help!  Call us at (413) 586-4444.

 

 

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Seismic post rigging for Community Bible Church

Polar Focus supplied two PY1-CBA-4 beam clamps and seismic-compliant 11′ posts for this JBL VRX932 speaker cluster at Community Bible Church in California.

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Brett Lawson from Lawson Audio Visual contacted us for assistance rigging these two JBL loudspeaker clusters.

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Each cluster consists of three JBL VRX932 loudspeakers, and one JBL918S subwoofer.  Total weight for each cluster is 353 lbs.

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The Polar Focus post hardware allows the speaker signal wire to be fed through the rigging, allowing this super clean look!  Great work, Brett Lawson and the team at Lawson AV!

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Pro audio rigging design, roof attachment, supplemental structure, sales, support
and PE stamped drawings in any US State and Canada provided by Polar Focus.

Call us today for more information – (413) 586-4444.

US Steel Tariffs

A note on rising steel prices due to recent US tariffs:  Our steel vendors have already begun to contact us about limited availability, price increases, and price volatility in the steel industry.

Polar Focus is committed to providing the safest and highest quality rigging hardware systems and components and will continue to do so. We added a ‘steel surcharge’ in our system today for those instances where a markup would be necessary. We will keep working with our vendors to ensure we get the best steel prices we can.

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If you have received a quote or estimate from us in the recent past,  please double check with us on pricing before sending a purchase order. We have not raised our prices in over 10 years, due to relative market stability.  We appreciate your business!

Need help rigging, mounting or aiming your loudspeakers or line arrays?
We can help!  Call us at (413) 586-4444.

Chandelier of Sound for Purdue University

Polar Focus rigging for Purdue University

Here are a few great images of the Purdue Football system we posted about a few days ago. Polar Focus supplied the complete structure, supporting the four Fulcrum Acoustic FL283 line arrays, two Fulcrum US 221-2 subwoofers and four 70″ Sharp screens.Purdue Weight Room

Some of these photos show the load distribution system, which spread the load of all of this equipment across multiple stepped roof trusses.

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The total weight of the entire assembly is 2772 lbs! The load distribution system was almost as nice as the main AV rigging.

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Photos courtesy of Idibri and ESCO Communications. Go Boilermakers!

20170822_162459Need help rigging, mounting or aiming your loudspeakers or line arrays?
We can help!  Call us at (413) 586-4444.

 

Polar Focus Suspended Video Screen Yoke Mount

Polar Focus rigging for Lowe's Warehouse video screen

Large display screens don’t have hardware or mounting points configured for pan and tilt yoke applications. But at Polar Focus, we do that! Here’s a neat video showing a 70″ Panasonic TH-70LF50U screen that will be one of many suspended in a large industrial distribution center. Great job by Will Vazquez and the team at Whitlock!

Pro audio rigging design, roof attachment, supplemental structure, sales, support
and PE stamped drawings in any US State and Canada provided by Polar Focus.

Video screen mounting too!

Call us today for more information – (413) 586-4444.

Community IV6 Line Array Rigging

Polar Focus rigging for Community IV6 line arrays

We’ve been working hard building the full rigging product line for the new Community Professional Loudspeakers IV6 line array system. Here is a carrier rack with 17 line array frames just out of QC and headed down to the paint shop.

These frames will be totally sandblasted, undercoated in a zinc rich powder coat for corrosion protection, with a top coat of Community black or white. We’re really excited about this new product line and working with the team at Community.

Need help rigging, mounting or aiming your loudspeakers or line arrays?
We can help!  Call us at (413) 586-4444.

Our Saviors Church

Polar Focus rigging for Our Savior Church

Polar Focus assisted Video Services, Inc. of Mankato, MN on this Peterson AV Consulting, Inc. project. We provided three type 4 Custom Beam Attachments for the steeply rolled purlin that would suspend these Fulcrum Acoustic loudspeakers.

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The design utilized one Fulcrum GX1226 and two Fulcrum CX896 speakers mounted in matching yokes. This rolled purlin had the steepest roll angle of any type 4 CBA installation we’ve ever done. Looks great, sounds great!

Pro audio rigging design, roof attachment, supplemental structure, sales, support
and PE stamped drawings in any US State and Canada provided by Polar Focus.

Call us today for more information – (413) 586-4444.

PM1-17-G Pole Mount

Polar Focus Pole Mounts

This image is the output of our Finite Element Analysis package being used to confirm the WLL (Working Load Limit) of our popular PM1-17-G Pole Mount. We’re doing this rigorous analysis as part of a project with our friends at Community Professional Loudspeakers.

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We’re developing a way to extend their new IV6 line array product as a pole mounted line array for top performance and easy installation. We’re really looking forward to watching this line array become a popular outdoor sound system.

Community Pro IV6 line array, Polar Focus rigging

Polar Focus rigging for Community Professional Loudspeakers IV6 line array

Community Loudspeakers is here at WFX to introduce the new IV6 line array product family. Polar Focus is at WFX to support Community’s efforts to introduce this product to the marketplace. This new product family from Community utilizes a Polar Focus line array frame with infinite tilt adjustability and full compatibility with all of the Polar Focus line array accessories and structure attachment products.

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The team at Community did an excellent job creating a line array that both sounds and looks great. With 13 sound systems in the line array show at WFX, Community’s product line was by far the best-looking, and cleanest line array product there. As many pro users know, a lot of line arrays can have a strongly mechanical or visually cluttered look with pronounced logos and a lot of visible hardware.

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Each IV6 module has 54 combinations of switchable settings for either box attenuation or horn attenuation. This means that an entire line array can be run passively from a single amplifier. Community has engaged the creators of the Ease Focus program to create a new version just for predicting the correct settings on their modules.

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When you combine the high quality of this system, Community’s always competitive pricing and their worldwide distribution network, we think this is going to be a big hit in the marketplace. Go Team Community!