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.

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.


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.


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.


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!


Infocomm 2017

Polar Focus is kicking off summer with our annual field trip to Infocomm!

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We have a lot of exciting projects to tell you about, and we look forward to hearing about yours!  This year we have been working with Community Professional Loudspeakers to expand their I Series in a whole new direction.  Stop by Community’s Demo Room #W2243 to see a preview of our newest OEM design collaboration.

Polar Focus will be located in booth #6350 this year and we’re looking forward to showing off our new Raven frame for Renkus-Heinz Varia loudspeaker family.

Here’s a map showing our booth location:


Check out our Kestrel frame for Fulcrum Acoustic FL283 in Fulcrum booth #5881.
We look forward to seeing you there!


Raven Line Array Frame for Renkus-Heinz Varia

Polar Focus Raven line array frame for Renkus-Heinz Varia

Polar Focus would like to announce an addition to our OEM line array rigging solutions.  Designed for increased functionality and lower installation cost, our Raven frame for the popular Renkus-Heinz Varia family of loudspeakers allows infinitely adjustable pan and tilt under full load.

The ORH-VARIA-Raven fastens to the loudspeakers using the integrated side plate rigging hardware included with the Varia speaker. The Raven frame’s mounting hardware allows for super easy and lightning fast mating to the loudspeaker.  A wide range of quick pin accessories makes system design startlingly simple.

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We’re taking this rig on the road – check out the Raven frame at Polar Focus booth #6350 at Infocomm 2017 in Orlando.

Orpheum Theater

Polar Focus rigging for Electrovoice EVF speakers at Orpheum Theater

Steve Olson of the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis called us for help upgrading the house sound system, including new rigging. Steve elected to use a center cluster of ten Electro-Voice XLD291 along with left and right clusters each using one EVF 2151D with an EVH 1152S.

Each side cluster connected into a group using the Electro-Voice grouping hardware. Polar Focus provided the powdercoated lighting truss, and all of the hardware down to the tops of the speakers. Polar Focus also provided PE stamped drawings for the state of Minnesota for this design. Here are some photos Steve sent us of the completed installation. Beautiful work, Steve!

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

Ravena School System Installation

Polar Focus rigging for JBL PD6322

This beautiful system in Ravena, NY was installed by Ronco Communications & Specialized, led by Scott Hall. The job used JBL Professional PD6322/66 loudspeakers in a transverse format. It was desirable to use these speakers with yokes, but the speakers did not have yoke holes at the center of gravity.


Polar Focus designed laser plate adapters for the ends of the speakers, to present yoke holes and then fabricated custom matching yokes. The yokes were supported by the Polar Focus Stem product, which allowed for a clean penetration through the ceiling panel, and acted as a cable raceway so no signal cable was visible. This system looks and sounds terrific. Good work by Scott and the gang at Ronco!


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

Polar Focus rigging for Bose RoomMatch

Polar Focus rigging for Bose Roommatch

Southland Baptist Temple contacted Mark Lowrance of Lowrance Sound Company, Inc. of Union City, Tennessee to upgrade their sound system. Mark utilized a design with Bose Professional RoomMatch line array modules in a left and right configuration, along with a downfiring RMS-123 model subwoofer on each side.

Additional speakers from Bose were used as choir fills. Mark chose Polar Focus for our family of wood beam brackets for super clean installation. Polar Focus also offered an aftermarket line array frame for the Bose RoomMatch with integral tilt control and a full range of accessories. Using a Custom Beam Attachment to connect to the wood beams with a structural extension post that was also a cable raceway resulted in a very clean and safe installation. This system looks great and sounds better!

The team at Lowrance Sound specializes in high quality sound systems installed well.

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

Stagemaker & Polar Focus @LDI Tradeshow

Polar Focus and Stagemaker at LDI Conference

Here are Rick Montgomery and Tracie Allen of Stagemaker along with Mike Akrep and Caleb Walk of Polar Focus in the Stagemaker booth #2531 at the LDI Conference and Tradeshow in Las Vegas.

Polar Focus and Stagemaker are working together to show the Polar Focus Motor Zbeam. Stop by and say hi, you’ll see some state of the art hoists and speaker rigging.
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Caress Stadium

Polar Focus rigging for scoreboard at Caress Stadium

Polar Focus provided a custom mounting system for this 193 lb Fulcrum Acoustic AH463 speaker on top of the scoreboard at Caress Stadium in Houston, TX.


The brackets were welded structural steel, hot dip galvanized for corrosion resistance, finished with a UV resistant black powder coat for a nice clean look. Go Jaguars!

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