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As part of our ongoing leadership in the Pro Audio industry, we hosted our inaugural Networked Audio Event at their Queens NYC headquarters. Audio networking is one of the hottest topics in the industry, and the event featured informative overviews of Audinate's Dante, and other technologies, as well as real-world case studies provided by keynote speakers. Co-sponsored in part by Ashly, Audio-Technica, Clear-com, Focusrite, Mackie, Soundtube, Stewart Audio, and Symetrix, the summit attracted over 50 attendees from various parts of the Pro Audio industry:  integrators, engineers, and industry representatives.

Dale's Technology Development Manager Joel Guilbert was the mastermind of the event: "We were happy to educate our valued customers on the latest technologies, and hopefully de-mystify networked audio and show them how to integrate this solution into their sig nal chains."

The real treat of the day was the appearance of Joe Shalhoup and Dave O'Brien of NBC News, who gave an in-depth overview of how they used the Dante audio format to set up their network's top-rated broadcasts such as Meet the Press, the 2016 Democratic National Convention, and the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. Other presenters offered solutions, tips, and presentations of microphone and mixing solutions that feature networking capability.

The event was streamed live on our Facebook page, with over 1500 people tuning in. One lucky attendee, CJ Wachter, even took home a Focusrite AM-2 Headphone Amplifier as a prize!

Dale's co-owner Valerie Lager shared her thoughts on the company's commitment to new technologies: "We can't stress enough the importance of being on the cutting edge in our markets, and I'm elated we had such a fulfilling and engaging event that reinforces our position as a leader in this exciting field."

We wish to thank our co-sponsors for their contributions and to all who attended the event and made it a success!

Couldn't make the event? Click HERE for a full recap and links to videos from our Facebook page.

Cool New Gear from Winter NAMM 2017

The Winter NAMM show, held every January in Anaheim, California, never fails to disappoint when it comes to manufacturers unveiling great new gear and technology. Click HERE for a listing of new and interesting things we saw at the show!


Dale Now Offers Early Pickup Hours!

Early Pickups
Are you a contractor who needs to hit the job site first thing in the AM? Can't grab those mics or cables for your session during our usual hours? Not to worry - Dale's warehouse is now open starting at 8:30 am for customer pickups (Monday through Friday).

Come to our Queens headquarters at 148-04 95th Avenue in Jamaica, go to the pickup door alongside 95th Avenue, and ring the bell. If you have a van or truck, we can accommodate you in one of our spacious loading bays. If traveling by train, we are conveniently located near the Archer Ave/Sutphin Blvd station on the E, J, and Z trains, or the Jamaica hub of the Long Island Rail Road.


Sennheiser AMBEO: Music Blueprints Workshop

In support of Sennheiser's recent launch of its AMBEO Music Blueprints online guide to 3D audio recording, Sennheiser invited members of the NYC audio community to an exclusive AMBEO 3D recording workshop.

Topics covered included AMBEO 3D recording for 9.1 loudspeaker reproduction, AMBEO for binaural 3D playback on standard headphones, and AMBEO 3D Ambisonics audio for VR applications.

The event was held at Sennheiser's elegant pop-up store in SoHo, Manhattan. Dale Pro Audio was there - read the full article HERE.



Sennheiser and Skywalker Sound's Leslie Ann Jones - High Resolution Audio: Myth Or Reality?

In today's digital music world, how important is audio quality? With so many options available for listening - streaming over Spotify, downloading songs from iTunes, and so forth - are you really hearing music in its best form?

In this masterclass hosted by our valued partners at Sennheiser, Skywalker Sound's Leslie Ann Jones (at right) tackled these topics. The event was held at the Sennheiser popup store in SoHo, NYC - read the full article with video interview HERE.



Manhattan and Queens Locations Now Consolidated

Effective November 18th, our Manhattan office is permanently closed and consolidated with our Jamaica, Queens location. 

For the large majority of you, this change will have absolutely no effect: same salesperson, same process, same level of service. For those customers who generally pickup orders from our Manhattan location, be assured that your satisfaction is our priority, and we will strive to make this transition as seamless as possible for you.

For the complete announcement from Dale's co-owners Valerie and Michael Lager, click HERE.


Dale Offers Professional Systems Integration Services

Need expert advice and solutions for the wireless spectrum? Dale can help. We’ve recently expanded our pre/post sales service by retaining the services of RF specialist Ed Wieczorek and system designer/consultant Andrea Cummis.


Andrea CummisAndrea Cummis has spent over 30 years as an engineering, operations, and technology executive and consultant for broadcasting and media companies (MSG-TV, Bloomberg and more). Her experience with systems integrations design and installation will benefit clients in the area of IP and associated technologies for networking within facilities (mega church, broadcast facility, etc).

Ed Wieczorek
Ed Wieczorek
is an Emmy Award-winning broadcast engineering veteran, who has also developed several wireless systems for entertainment and broadcast clients. He has served as a wireless engineer for NBC, as well as offered repair, modification and consulting services to many top-name clients (FOX, Food Network, Yahoo and more).

Mike DescoteauEd and Andrea will work alongside our broadcast sales director, Mike Descoteau, to offer hands-on, pre-sales engineering and design, as well as assist on equipment installations for RF or IP networking solutions. For more information on these services please click HERE.

Stanley Lager, Dale's Founder Passes | 1922 - 2014

Dale Pro Audio
With great sadness we announce the passing of Stanley Lager, the founder of Dale Pro Audio. Stanley Lager founded Dale Electronics Corporation in 1956, and grew the business over the following decades into the great Pro Audio dealership it is today, Dale Pro Audio.

An industry icon, Stanley was a friend to countless customers, manufacturers, and factory representatives alike. He taught us all so much, and he will be greatly missed.

The Lager family appreciates everyone's sympathy at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to Meir Panim http://www.meirpanim.org/

The Lager family
also welcomes expressions of condolences and remembrances of Stanley to be posted on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/daleproaudio/posts/10151988962991884