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Technomad To Debut Turnkey PA Concept For Restaurants At NSCA Show

New 70-volt Turnkey PA System Delivers Improved Quality Audio In A Rugged, Weatherproof Design To Outdoor Seating Areas (February 28, 2007)
DMN Newswire--2007-2-28--Technomad Associates, LLC will introduce a flexible, highly-configurable new version of its Turnkey PA Systems for the professional audio industry at the upcoming NSCA show. (Booth #759, Orlando, March 15-17.)

The currently available Technomad Turnkey PA systems are complete, pre-integrated, plug and play packages featuring Technomad loudspeakers, an audio mixer, power amplifier, speaker cable, speaker mounting brackets, a dynamic microphone with cable, and a rack enclosure.  These systems are a popular choice with coaches and athletic directors for high school and collegiate stadiums, pools, hockey rinks and other sports facilities. 

The new 70-volt Turnkey PA System is specifically designed for restaurants, retail spaces, and other facilities that need a technically superior, rugged and weatherproof speaker system for audio output in outdoor seating areas, and want to take advantage of the simple Technomad Turnkey systems approach.  The 70-volt design allows integrators to operate many loudspeakers off of a single amplifier and implement longer cable runs in the system architecture ? a benefit for extending the indoor audio system to outdoor areas.


The typical 70-volt Turnkey PA System will include four to six Technomad Vernal 15-T loudspeakers, with the option for a 70-volt Technomad Soho 12 sub-woofer driven by a central amplifier.  Technomad Vernal loudspeakers are an excellent choice for outdoor patio areas due to a compact design that combines unmatched Technomad reliability, fidelity, and audio projection.  Like all Technomad loudspeakers, the Vernal offers military-grade reliability and are unaffected by moisture, cold, head, UV and most other common sources of damage.


The 120x120 degree audio dispersion of the Vernals also can reduce the amount of speakers needed in a typical outdoor audio system.  The result is a richer, fuller sound that fills the entire outdoor space with fewer speakers.  The addition of the Soho 12 subwoofer provides the bass response that many restaurants require for full-range music reproduction.


?Restaurant owners with outdoor seating areas achieve immediate benefits with a completely pre-integrated outdoor audio system that is easy to setup with a compact footprint, said David Meyer, Commercial Sales Manager for Technomad Associates, LLC.  ?The 70-volt Turnkey PA System is designed for easy integration into the indoor audio system.  It accepts the audio feed from the existing indoor system and pushes it to the Turnkey PA audio rack, where the signal is processed and distributed to the Vernals outside.  And the traditional weatherproof design that is paramount with Technomad systems means that the speakers are built to withstand the harshest outdoor elements.  Long term cost-efficiency becomes clear as the speakers will last far longer than indoor speakers that are ?weatherized for outdoor use.


Meyer added that restaurants can also operate the 70-volt system as the primary restaurant PA system, powering Vernals for both outdoor and indoor areas.  The provided mixer is available with a push-to-talk microphone, as well as line-level inputs for background music sources.  The provided two-channel amp allows one amp channel to regulate volume for the outdoor area, while the other amp channel controls volume for the indoor loudspeakers.  A simple rotary switch allows the operator to adjust the volume of each speaker to fine-tune the volume of the speakers relative to each other.  Indoors, bar-area speakers can be set louder than dining room speakers, while still allowing simple overall volume adjustment from the master amp volume.


Other potential outdoor audio applications for the Technomad 70-volt Turnkey PA system include retail and gallery space environments.  Customers can attach their own audio gear and rackmount them in empty spaces in the Turnkey PA rack enclosure.  This is an important benefit due to the wide variety of hardware available from the various background music providers.


Visitors to Technomads NSCA booth (759) can see a fully operating traditional Turnkey PA System with Vernal speakers.  Representatives will be at the booth to provide specifications and further details on the new 70-volt Turnkey PA System, which will receive its public debut later this year. Options include choice of 12 standard colors for the Vernal loudspeakers, choice of push-to-talk or wireless microphones, and mounting hardware for background music sources.



Technomad Associates, LLC, founded in 1995, designs and manufactures loudspeaker systems for the professional audio and security/military technology industries.  The company invented the first reliable full-range weatherproof loudspeaker and now offers eight models ranging in power from the 60-watt Vernal 15 to the 800-watt Chicago 15/12 subwoofer.  In 2000, Technomad introduces its range of complete Turnkey PA systems that have turned previous complex integration jobs into simple, one-line orders.  Please contact Technomad at 617-275-8898 or visit for more information.

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