Crank Tower Lifting Bar

Our good friends at Community Professional Loudspeakers needed an easily transportable demonstration rig to show off their latest speaker products. The demonstration kit they traveled with did not include any lifting towers. The crew would use crank towers or a forklift provided by the local Community dealer, who was the host. A key product being demonstrated on this road show is the IV6 Vertical Array Module system.

We designed a special lifting bar that would fit all popular crank tower arm sets, and most forklifts. It has convenient lifting handles on each end to make mounting it onto a tower or forklift easy for two people. The line array frame for the IV6 quickly pins to the lifting bar with pan and tilt adjustability. The lifting bar can be easily converted to support conventional speakers like the Community R2 series.

Steve Young, Director of North American Sales for Community stated, “We have probably used them at least 20 times so far and they are excellent!”

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

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Francis Lewis High School

Roger Ganz of Acoustic Distinctions and Gary McKenzie of GMAC Media Solutions got in touch with us for help rigging these D&B Audio clusters at Francis Lewis High School in Queens, NY. Each of the side clusters consist of one d&b ViSub and one d&b Vi7P mid-hi.

We provided custom frames for these d&b loudspeaker clusters, rigging components for the center cluster, as well as PE stamped drawings for the State of New York. This system was skillfully installed by Joshua Sherer of IATSE Local 1. These clusters look great and will serve the students for years to come. Go FLHS Patriots!

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

Pole Mount Test Rig

This morning we were moving our test rig used for rating Pole Mounts off of our parking area and onto the lawn for winter storage. The mount that this was used with (a not yet released product) has a 129mph static wind rating, which is class 3 hurricane force winds. There’s nothing like a chance to work with a big crane!

Schar Center, Elon University

Todd Foster from Fulcrum Acoustic introduced us to Brian Cox from
Audio & Light in Greensboro, NC. Brian needed assistance rigging these
clusters at the Schar Center at Elon University.

Polar Focus custom rigging for Fulcrum Acoustic Loudspeakers

Each of the eight main clusters has a total of three Fulcrum Acoustic AH-96
loudspeakers, and one CS121 subcardioid subwoofer.  The total cluster weight
is 723 lbs.

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Polar Focus provided all of the rigging gear, and PE stamped drawings for the
state of NC. We are especially proud that the 8 main clusters were packaged
fully assembled and fit neatly onto two skids at 96″ x 30″.

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We also supplied rigging for five fill speakers, which were Fulcrum Acoustic
DX1226. This new system looks and sounds great!

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

 

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.

Alerus Center Rigging

Polar Focus rigging for Fulcrum Acoustic loudspeakers University of North Dakota

Polar Focus provided all of the rigging hardware and PE stamped drawings for these 57 Fulcrum Acoustic loudspeakers at Alerus Center in North Dakota. Another great design by Dave Peterson at Peterson AV Consulting, Inc. Go Fighting Hawks!

Polar Focus rigging for Alerus Center

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

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