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.

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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.

New installation at Virginia Military Institute

Polar Focus rigging for Bose RoomMatch at Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA has ten beautiful new
Bose RoomMatch clusters installed by Jim Hogan of IES Communications.

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Polar Focus supplied components from our Ultimate Line Array Rigging for Bose,
which included our Spine Frame Adapters, PY Quick Disconnect Fittings,
and spreaders.  Every cluster is easily adjustable in pan and tilt under full load.
Polar Focus rigging for Virginia Military Institute

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
This project came in as a rush and Polar Focus was able to manufacture the white
hardware within the installation timeline.  In the photo below, the rigging hardware
is almost invisible.Polar Focus rigging for Bose RoomMatch at Virginia Military Institute

The RoomMatch clusters truly look great in the venue – looks like speakers floating
in air.  Jim had great things to say about how much easier Polar Focus rigging made
the installation process:

“We got it all done, and even had to take down the last 3 and redo because they put the
wrong cabinets on the clusters. The more we did the faster we got. Imagine that!

They went up really easy once we got past the construction issues.”

Polar Focus rigging for Virginia Military Institute

We were very glad to help, and hope the students at VMI benefit from the new
system for years to come.

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

EAW QX at University of Nebraska

EAW QX Speaker Clusters at University of Nebraska

We’d like to share this recent installation of Polar Focus rigging for 12 EAW QX speaker clusters at Baxter Arena at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.IMG_0167

A total of 38 EAW QX loudspeakers were installed at the shiny new Baxter Arena.EAW QX Speaker Clusters at University of Nebraska

Polar Focus provided the complete transition between the roof structure and the EAW QX Series loudspeakers. There are a total of 24 QX-300 series, 4 QX-500 series, and 10 QX-118 Subwoofers. Polar Focus also supplied PE stamped drawings for the state of Nebraska.EAW QX Speaker Clusters at University of Nebraska

The system was designed to allow for sightlines and easy rigging for rock concerts.EAW QX Speaker Clusters at University of Nebraska

The guys at Electronic Sound in Omaha did a great job collecting all the roof data and installing the loudspeakers cleanly. Hockey fans at UNO will be enjoying this new sound system for years to come. Go Mavericks!EAW QX Speaker Clusters at University of Nebraska
Photos courtesy of Electronic Sound

Polar Focus reduces labor cost and variability by providing rigging systems which are pre-assembled to the maximum extent possible.  Our standard 10:1 design factor provides the high level of safety and peace of mind required by our customers.

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

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

EAW Anya sound for Boston University

Polar Focus rigging for EAW Anya at Boston University Tsai Center

Polar Focus® recently supplied custom rigging components to Boston Light & Sound for these gorgeous new EAW Anya line arrays at Boston University Tsai Center.  The EAW Anya speakers have the special characteristic that their vertical aiming angle is fully electronically controlled.  The speakers always remain at 0 degrees tilt.  For that reason, Polar Focus did not provide any tilt feature on this system.

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These EAW Anya clusters are each supported by a Polar Focus Motor Zbeam.   Polar Focus created a new fitting for the Anya, as an adapter between the Anya frame and the Motor Zbeam.   A Motor Zbeam allows for a single electric chain hoist to support a speaker load with control over pan and tilt. This system has a 2:1 mechanical advantage using a 10 inch diameter chain pulley. Thus a one half ton chain hoist can be used for one ton of loudspeaker load. The pan angle of the speaker load is controlled by a Zbeam axle for easy aiming.

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This system was skillfully installed by Zeke Zola and Mark Rowinski at Boston Light & Sound.  It truly looks splendid, great work guys!

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The Anyas are each supported by a Stagemaker SR-5 chain hoist.  It was a tight space working in the ceiling of the Tsai Center.

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Photos courtesy of Eastern Acoustic Works.

Polar Focus rigging for EAW Anya at Boston University Tsai Center

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

Need help rigging, mounting, or aiming your loudspeakers or line arrays?

Call us at 413-586-4444

First-ever Installation of Meyer Leopard Line Arrays

H8165 - Gateway Fellowship - Meyer Leopard line arrays, Polar Focus Custom Beam Attachment

Polar Focus provided a pair of Custom Beam Attachments, Seismic Posts, and Spine Frame Adapters to Chad Rose of Rose Media Integration for this installation at Gateway Fellowship Church in Poulsbo, Washington.

Gateway Fellowship - Meyer Leopard line arrays, Polar Focus Custom Beam Attachment
First ever installation of Meyer Leopard line arrays for the lucky congregation at Gateway Fellowship.  Polar Focus Type 4 Custom Beam Attachment and Seismic Stem were used to fly these clusters.

Meyer Sound engineers were on hand for system tuning, as this was the first ever installation of the new Meyer Leopard line arrays. They had praise for Polar Focus products and said this was the cleanest installation they had ever seen.

Gateway Fellowship - Meyer Leopard line arrays, Polar Focus Custom Beam Attachment
Beautiful installation!

The Roof Attachment to a rolled wood purlin is using our state of the art Type 4 Custom Beam Attachment. Pan and tilt of the line array is, of course, fully adjustable under full load.

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A closer look at Polar Focus roof attachment for the Meyer Leopard clusters.

The Seismic Post has a large universal joint on top, allowing lateral motion of the building in the event of an earthquake. The universal joint enables the Seismic Post to pivot with the building movement, without putting torque on the roof beam. Power and signal cables are routed through the 10 foot Seismic Post, allowing for the cleanest look possible.

Gateway Fellowship - Meyer Leopard line arrays, Polar Focus Custom Beam Attachment
You can see Gateway is already enjoying their new system!

We enjoyed being a part of this exciting project!  Polar Focus reduces labor cost and variability by providing rigging systems which are pre-assembled to the maximum extent possible.

Gateway Fellowship - Meyer Leopard line arrays, Polar Focus Custom Beam Attachment
Gateway Fellowship installation – Meyer Leopard line arrays, Polar Focus Custom Beam Attachment

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

JBL VRX Line Arrays at NYU Law

Polar Focus Wall Mounts and Blackbird frame for JBL VRX line arrays at NYU School of Law.

Great photos of a recent install of JBL line arrays at the Tishman Auditorium at New York University School of Law.  Polar Focus worked with Jim Anderson at HB Communications in North Haven, CT to supply Wall Mounts and our Blackbird frame, an aftermarket frame for JBL VRX 932 and 918S series line arrays.

Polar Focus Wall Mounts and Blackbird frame for JBL VRX line arrays at NYU School of Law.
Polar Focus supplied Wall Mounts and our Blackbird frame for JBL VRX line arrays at the Tishman Auditorium at New York University School of Law.

Designed for increased functionality and lower installation cost, the OJB-VRX-932 is a replacement array frame for the JBL VRX-AF used with the JBL VRX-932/918S loudspeaker family. The OJB-VRX- 932 fastens to the loudspeakers using the M10 threaded holes in the top of the JBL speakers, bypassing the lighter weight clips between speakers. The bolt-in method also addresses potential erosion on the aluminum JBL VRX-AF frame by those steel clips at the area of steel to aluminum contact.

Polar Focus Wall Mounts and Blackbird frame for JBL VRX line arrays at NYU School of Law.
Polar Focus Wall Mounts and Blackbird frame for JBL VRX line arrays at NYU School of Law.

The OJB-VRX-932 features infinitely adjustable tilt control while under load without requiring re-rigging the cluster, or using chain hoists. When attached to supporting XY Grid® family hardware, the OJB-VRX-932 can be pan adjusted in seconds without
re-rigging anything.

Polar Focus Wall Mounts and Blackbird frame for JBL VRX line arrays at NYU School of Law.
Tishman Auditorium – Stage view of the JBL VRX line arrays.

Pan and tilt options, and more data on this product can be found on our Blackbird Datasheet or our Blackbird Options Datasheet.  The Blackbird is versatile and offers both single and two point support.  Multiple quick change top options are also available.

Polar Focus Wall Mounts and Blackbird frame for JBL VRX line arrays at NYU School of Law.
Polar Focus Blackbird frame for JBL VRX 932 series can offer full pan and tilt control.

Another top notch installation from the engineering team at HB Communications!

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

JBL VTX Line Arrays for Honda Center in Anaheim, CA

Polar Focus pan and tilt adjustable assemblies for use with JBL VTX line arrays

The guys were hard at work on the shop floor last week, putting together gigantic pan and tilt adjustable assemblies for use with enormous JBL VTX line arrays with custom subwoofer clusters that are currently being installed at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California; home of the Anaheim Ducks.

 Polar Focus, Inc. assembling pan and tilt adjustable assemblies for use with JBL VTX line arrays.
Polar Focus, Inc. assembling pan and tilt adjustable assemblies for use with JBL VTX line arrays.

This system is being expertly installed by Diversified Systems.
Evident in this photo, Polar Focus reduces labor cost and variability by
providing rigging systems which are pre-assembled to the maximum extent possible.

 Polar Focus pan and tilt adjustable assemblies for use with JBL VTX line arrays.
A drawing of the speaker cluster.  JBL VTX line array with a custom subwoofer cluster.

Polar Focus provides the best value, the best products, and the best service in Audio Rigging. Our turnkey systems form a complete transition from the top of your speakers up to and including the roof attachment.

Polar Focus offers a full family of rigging products including Zbeam, Spine Frame Adapter™, Tilt Cable Kits, Motor Zbeam, XY Grid System for cluster construction, LiftAll slings, Stagemaker hoists, wall mounts, pole mounts, line array frames for outdoor applications, and roof attachment products.  We also offer design and manufacturing services for custom and OEM products.

If you don’t see what you need on our website, we can help!
Call our Audio Rigging Consultants at (413) 586-4444.