Tom Ridgway

PA System

Why Most Stadium PA Systems Fail At Critical Moments

And 3 easy tests to check yours TODAY Imagine the struggles and risks of evacuating everyone without your PA system? But in an emergency… Will Your Stadium PA System Work? Worryingly, many won’t. And here’s why. Stress testing is avoided by your maintainer for fear of what it might reveal, often linked to 2 & 3 <span style="text-shadow: 2px 2px 4px black;">Why Most <span class="has-yellow-color">Stadium PA Systems</span> Fail At Critical Moments</span>

PAGA system

Safe Seas Ahead: How PAGA Systems Impact Your Wellbeing

Unveiling The PAGA System: What You Need To Know A Public Address General Alarm (PAGA) system is a communication system used in various industries, including maritime settings like oil rigs and vessels. It combines public address capabilities with alarm functionalities to enable broadcasting of announcements and alerts across designated areas. In the event of an emergency, <span style="text-shadow: 2px 2px 4px black;">Safe Seas Ahead: How <span class="has-yellow-color">PAGA Systems</span> Impact <span class="has-yellow-color">Your Wellbeing</span>

PAVA System

PAVA System | What it is and How to Design One

How to use this document for designing PAVA Systems Below are some effective strategies and techniques that serve as a guiding framework for PAVA systems. These approaches are beneficial for a wide range of environments, including public spaces, commercial establishments, Staida, and power stations… This comprehensive PAVA checklist encompasses various crucial aspects such as: system design, <span style="text-shadow: 2px 2px 4px black;"><span class="has-yellow-color">PAVA System</span> | <span class="has-yellow-color">What it is</span> and How to <span class="has-yellow-color">Design One</span></span>

PAVA Test Tool

Fault Find Any PAVA System With The All New Zircle Impedance Meter

For testing and fault finding loudspeaker circuits your multimeter is helpful. You can measure the amplifiers output AC voltage, check for earth faults and continuity. Where it lets you down is trying to measure the resistance of a loudspeaker circuit. The results are inconsistent. A healthy and faulty circuit can give similar or very different readings. <span style="text-shadow: 2px 2px 4px black;"><span class="has-yellow-color">Fault Find</span> Any PAVA System With The All New <span class="has-yellow-color">Zircle Impedance Meter</span>

7 PAVA Loudspeaker Circuit Testing Tips Fire Techs Can't Afford to Miss

7 PAVA Loudspeaker Circuit Testing Tips Fire Techs Can’t Afford to Miss

Some preparation before you start testing your loudspeaker circuit Before you start testing, the following are always worth doing: How to estimate the loudspeaker circuit load Count the number of loudspeakers. If all are tapped the same, multiply by that tapping. If some are tapped differently, then you’ll need to do a bit more adding up. <span style="text-shadow: 2px 2px 4px black;">7 PAVA <span class="has-yellow-color">Loudspeaker Circuit Testing</span> Tips <span class="has-yellow-color"> Fire Techs</span> Can’t Afford to Miss

STI PA Speaker

The no B.S. Guide to Speech Transmission Index (STI PA) for Fire Techs

The Speech Transmission Index is built on over 100 years of acoustic and sound engineering research combined with a clever twist on classifying optical systems. It involves complex maths and complicated theories, some of which are not fully formed, whilst others are coming under closer scrutiny. But fear not, you don’t need to be a certified <span style="text-shadow: 2px 2px 4px black;">The <span class="has-yellow-color">no B.S. Guide </span>to <span class="has-yellow-color">Speech Transmission Index (STI PA)</span> for Fire Techs

100V Line

Demystifying 100V Line For PAVA Systems

A Guide for Every Good Fire Tech The two most popular ways of referring to a PAVA amplifier’s output are: 100V line and Constant voltage. For a long time these terms were a complete mystery to me, no explanation seemed complete. The two I heard the most, and still do, are: It’s the same theory as <span style="text-shadow: 2px 2px 4px black;">Demystifying <span class="has-yellow-color">100V</span> Line For <span class="has-yellow-color">PAVA Systems</span>

Impedance Meter

The 3 Impedance Meters You Need On Your Radar

The new PAVA standard BS5839 Part 8 came into force in October 2023. As part of your maintenance regime the standard now says to measure the impedance of every loudspeaker circuit. The relevant clause? 40.2 i) “All loudspeaker circuit impedances should be measured and compared to the previous year’s measurements (ideally using the same calibrated test <span style="text-shadow: 2px 2px 4px black;">The<span class="has-yellow-color"> 3 Impedance Meters</span> You Need On<span class="has-yellow-color"> Your Radar</span>

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By Measuring Background Noise Accurately Marilyn Monroe was never a size 16. This myth appeared when America switched its sizing system in the 1980s. Roughly a 16 to 18 size in the 1950s is the same as a size eight today. Marilyn’s dressmaker kept her measurements; her 22-inch waist would now be below a modern size zero! <span style="text-shadow: 2px 2px 4px black;">Unlock up to <span class="has-yellow-color">35% savings</span> on your <span class="has-yellow-color">PAVA </span> quotation