Archive for March, 2020

Keep Pace

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Keeping pace with our industry and technology is essential.  It’s important to have reliable sources of information and instruction.  It’s also important to maintain a solid foundation in the basics of audio and video.  Too often the basics are being taken for granted.  More on that soon. 

Industry associations, manufacturers, and distributors are prime resources.  CEDIA offers training at a significant but fair cost.  Manufacturers and distributors offer free instruction seminars that also include lunch. 

Industry recognized blogs such as CE Pro and Smart Brief publications are trustworthy choices.  In addition, e-mags such as Home Theater Review, Audioholics, Tech Hive, TV Technology, C/Net, Stereophile, The Absolute Sound, and AVS Forum offer solid insight.

Internet sites such as Wikipedia offer dependable explanations of technologies.  But be wary of opinionated unqualified amateur blog sites. 

Let’s confront neglected AV basics.  I first recognized this condition long ago while conducting a product sales training.  It was visible in the glazed looks and anxious demeanor of many trainees.  The root cause was assuming everyone was on the same playing field of knowledge; they were not.  I witnessed their distress in basic terms such as ‘stereo’ and ‘high fidelity’. 

The problem was resolved by adding introductory basics to the sales training.  This included elementary terms, a sketch of AV physics, plus how stuff works.  The result was eye-opening — more than anticipated.  New recruits and even seasoned staff thanked me. 

Through the years the training outline expanded into a personal binder of notes that included upgraded explanations of the AV physics, technology, and related subjects.  Ultimately that binder morphed into this website. 

Join our quest to ‘save the world from poor fidelity’. Use this website to get new recruits up to speed or to refresh what you already know.  And give our sponsors your consideration with a click. They cover the overhead.