by Brian Grahn, Sales/Marketing

In what has become a near holiday tradition, TC Furlong will hold its Seventh Annual Digital Console Expo on Tuesday, December 5 in Chicago. Console manufacturers on-hand will include Allen & Heath, Ashly, Avid, Behringer/Midas, DiGiCo, PreSonus, Roland, SSL, Waves, and Yamaha.

Many complementary digital product manufacturers will also be present, including LINK, Luminex, Whirlwind, Rapco and Audinate.

Set to be held between 3:00-8:30 pm at the Moody Church in rooms #107/108 at 1635 N LaSalle Street, the Digital Console Expo is free of charge, but advanced registration is required.

Snacks and beverages will be provided and a raffle held for prizes and giveaways.

The Moody Church is accessible by public transportation with several pay lots. Limited street parking is available in the area.

Register today!

By Oz, Sales & Marketing

The LINA loudspeaker is the newest addition to the LEO family of loudspeakers from Meyer Sound. It is the smallest and lightest of the series. With its companion control element 750-LFC, it brings the inherent linearity, low distortion, and exceptional power-to-size ration of LEO family technology to a wider range of applications and venues.

TC Furlong Inc. recently designed and integrated a LINA loudspeaker system into a leading cultural icon in Chicago. We integrated the LINA system into a theatre that features a dynamic range of performance types, and the adaptability of the LINA system made it a perfect fit.

The LINA loudspeaker takes advantage of the existing MINA footprint, but has new drivers, an updated amplifier, and a signal processing package that, along with improved power supply, enables higher peak output. The improvements also add high-frequency headroom and lower distortion, which allows the LINA to faithfully reproduce audio with tremendous power, superior intelligibility, and extremely low distortion.

Along with the LINA, the 750-LFC low-frequency control element was part of the design of the installed system. The combination of these two loudspeakers helps to extend deep bass in the system, performing down to 36 Hz. The LINA and 750-LFC are driven by the Galileo GALAXY loudspeaker management system.

The recent fine arts integration included twenty-six LINA linear line array loudspeakers, four 750-LFC low-frequency control elements, as well as an array of additional Meyer loudspeakers such as UP-4XPs, UPA-1Ps, UPM-1XPs, and custom rigging structures.

TC Furlong Inc. is a long-time Meyer Sound dealer in the Chicago area, and we have a large inventory of Meyer Sound loudspeakers in our rental inventory. For more information on adding a Meyer Sound to your next rental or show, contact our Rental Team at 847.367.9588 or

If you have any questions about purchasing a LINA system, or anything from our list of over 100 professional audio manufacturers, contact our Sales Team at 847.367.9588 or


Join us next week at the Copernicus on Tuesday, November 14 to hear a live demonstration of the LINA and 750-LFC loudspeakers! Doors open at 10:00 am with the first demonstration at 11:00 am. Lunch will be served at 12:30 with a second demo at 3:00 pm and ending at 4:30 pm.
There is still time to register to join us for this demo! You can register below!

TC Furlong has served the professional audio market with live sound rental and sales for the last 45 years. We will host a Meyer Sound LINA demo on Tuesday, November 14 at the Copernicus Center, 5216 West Lawrence Avenue in Chicago.

Easily the smallest and lightest in the speaker series, LINA and its companion control element 750-LFC bring the inherent linearity, low distortion, and power-to-size ratio of LEO Family technology to a wider range of applications and venues.

Doors open at 10:00 am with the first demonstration at 11:00 am. Lunch will be served at 12:30 with a second demo at 3:00 pm and ending at 4:30 pm.

The LINA demo is free of charge and open to all audio professionals. Registration is required as space is limited.

By Oz, Sales & Marketing

A few months ago, we posted a blog about how TREND SPL metering software can help manage and regulate the difficult-to-determine SPL levels in your space. While TREND is a great standalone product, the more options there are for this kind of regulation, the better.

“Better audio” includes design and implementation of live sound pressure level monitoring and management such as TREND or Studio Technologies SPLnet.

Studio Technologies SPLnet is an sound pressure level monitoring system that operates through sound and information technology. The platform provides professionals with the data needed to monitor and manage sound and noise on a real-time basis. The systems can be built for either environmental monitoring in places like construction sites, industrial or commercial sites, or transportation, or they can be built for live event systems such as outdoor concerts, indoor performances, sporting events, or houses of worship.

An SPLnet system is made up of two main parts: A Main Electronics Unit (MEU) and a measurement microphone. There are two kinds of each of these parts. The MEU comes either powered over Ethernet (POE) or conventionally powered with a power supply. The microphones come in either Class 1 or Class 2. Depending on the environment and the required measurements, some combination of these two will fit most needs.

Studio Technologies also makes a software called SPLcapture that is able to record and visualize the data recorded by the system’s hardware. It graphically displays audio spectra data and industry-standard algorithms provided by the SPLmonitoring unit, records SPL data in a log file, provides standard reports, and integrates seamlessly with SPLmonitoring units.

An added feature of the SPLnet hardware is that it is cross compatible with the TRENDpro software. The integration of the two allows for more adaptive and expanded systems that can measure at multiple points simultaneously and allow for easy-to-read displays of all metering environments. The SPLnet microphones and MEUs add accuracy to the measurements for TRENDpro. To read more about TRENDpro, you can check out our blog post.

If you are interested in getting more information about SPLnet or other SPL monitoring options, you can contact our sales team at or 847-367-9588.

We also carry these systems in our rental inventory. For more information about renting this system or anything else in our extensive rental inventory, contact our rental team at or 847-367-9588.


We have some remaining items from our garage sale and everything must go!  All items are available for local pickup only.  Limited quantity available, so call now before it’s too late!


1) Pair of RAMSA Speakers – **SOLD**
     Two Ramsa WS-A10-W in white


2) Electrovoice 5018MT 18” Driver – $100
     Brand-new 18” Driver, 8 Ω, 400 W


3) Large Cable Bin – **SOLD**
     Includes 16-, 8-, & 4-ch multipair looms, various insert cables, and more!


4) Bucket of Adapters – **SOLD**
     Includes XLR, ¼”, Banana, Speakon, RCA, and more!


5) Vintage JBL Speaker Cabinet – $450
     Includes functioning D130 and 075 drivers.


6) Electrovoice Sx80MB – $25
     U-bracket for EV Sx80 speaker.


7) Ultimate BAG605 bags – **SOLD**
     Set of 3 nylon speaker stand bags.


8) Behringer EP2000 (Open Box) – $210
     2000W Power Amplifier.  Open box sale.

All items are available for local pickup only, and all sales are final.  Contact the Sales Team at 847-367-9588 or today!