Category: People

What Is HiFi Audio (and Why You Should Care)?

It’s hard to compare live music to a set of headphones, speakers or soundbar.  When you see an artist or a band on stage, playing their instrument, singing their song, you can feel it — not just hear it. Live music evokes a visceral response from us as people.  And it doesn’t matter how good… Read more »

5 Reasons to Call On Tech’s Freelance Market

Technical services managers and IT leaders have been put in a particularly difficult spot as the demand for technology continues to clash with supply chain issues. Couple that with perhaps the greatest challenge yet: talent and skill shortages.  The so-called Great Resignation brought on by the pandemic has led to record-high numbers of workers leaving… Read more »

DIY + AV HERO = A Thing of Beauty. Here’s Why…

An increasing number of homeowners have taken on more do-it-yourself (DIY) projects to enhance where they live — and, for some, where they work. From #WFH offices to backyard theaters, homeowners have grown ambitious. For some, maybe too ambitious. Every so often, a zealous DIY-er takes on a project that proves too challenging and they… Read more »

3 Reasons Why the Gig Economy is the Best Place to Look for AV Services

The gig economy is not a new concept, even as it relates to the slow-to-change AV industry. As technologies associated with the AV industry expand and become more ubiquitous, the demand for fast, affordable, and competent support will continue to increase. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “cheap, fast, good? Pick two, because you can’t… Read more »


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Empower vs. Employ

I’ve spent most of my adult life employed by some great companies. Guitar Center, TekWorks and AVI Systems to name just a few. The benefits of working for these companies were significant as they provided health care, 401K plans and vacation pay. I am forever grateful to the founders of these companies and what working for… Read more »

To be a “Candidate”

I know there are a lot of people looking for work right now – a lot of people applying for jobs, interviewing and hoping to be the right candidate. Recently the word candidate jumped out at me in a surprising way it hadn’t before – it contains the word “candid”.  Interesting right? Maybe there’s a connection between being… Read more »

What are the Qualifications of an AV HERO?

Qualifications AV HERO Assessment Test includes the following four categories: Audio, Video, Control/Networking, and Service/Troubleshooting. All are represented equally. It is our stance is for individuals to be an effective all-around AV HERO, they need to have a decent knowledge base in all four categories. If a HERO is familiar with the below terms, concepts,… Read more »

Recommended Tool and Supply List

Every AV HERO needs the right supplies and tools to get the job done right the first time. This list is by no means all encompassing. It is a decent starting point but other specialty tools and supplies may be required based on a job’s unique circumstances. Below are the recommended tools and supplies. If… Read more »

The Origins of AV HERO

Like all good stories, the story of AV HERO started in, well, you guessed it, a bar. I was having a beer (sounds good right now doesn’t it?), looking at the TVs and this thought came to me, “what would this bar owner do if all of a sudden these TVs stopped working?” The honest… Read more »

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