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The Ultimate Holiday Videoconferencing Set-Up

Updated: Dec 21, 2020

With everything going on in the world, it’s no surprise that the holidays will be a little different this year. Most provinces have implemented restrictions on gathering size and some have banned gatherings altogether, leaving people physically isolated from family and friends this holiday season. But this doesn’t mean we can’t still see the people who mean the most to us. Presonus offers the perfect technological solution to this problem: a videoconferencing set-up that will make it feel as though your family and friends are in the same room no matter if they are on the opposite side of the city, the country, or the world.


This videoconferencing set-up is comprised of three Presonus products, each of which are sold separately: the PD-70 microphone, the Eris E3.5 BT speaker, and the AudioBox USB 96. The PD-70 microphone is built specifically to hyper-fixate on your voice and only your voice, providing a crisp and clear sound to whomever is on the other end of your videoconference. The sound will resonate with such clarity that if your friends and family close their eyes, they’ll be able to imagine you’re right there with them. With incredible off-axis rejection, the microphone leaves behind all mechanical and background noise. This enables you to videoconference from anywhere in your house without worrying about whether the other end will hear the inevitable sound of your kids or roommates fighting in the next room.


Crisp sound quality on the other end is just the beginning. With the Eris E3.5 BT speaker, you’ll hear every detail of what’s happening on the other side of your videoconference, giving you the illusion of being there by ensuring you don’t miss a thing. Equipped with 3.5-inch woofers, this speaker provides a cleaner, higher-quality sound. At 8.3 inches tall, the speaker offers you the convenience of videoconferencing from almost anywhere in your house. Despite its small size, the speaker emits a powerful, accurate sound in a broad range without any audio distortion, providing a large optimal listening area. You can even control high- and low-frequency levels to guarantee you always have the best possible sound! And with Bluetooth connectivity, you can effortlessly connect the speaker to any device, ensuring perfect sound quality no matter what.


To connect the microphone to the computer, however, you’ll need an audio interface. The AudioBox USB 96 seamlessly connects the PD-70 to the computer of your choice without warping the unique sound of your voice. This audio interface can also link your speakers to the computer if you ever crave the stability and precision of a wired connection. As an added bonus, the AudioBox is usually used for recording. Although this isn’t very useful while videoconferencing, you can always use the AudioBox to send your family and friends a special, pre-recorded audio holiday card this year. Chances are they’ll find it much more personal and meaningful than an awkward holiday photo.


The combination of these Presonus products will give you the perfect audio set-up. But with a dirty computer screen obstructing your view of your loved ones, high-quality audio will only give you so much. For a streak-free, easy clean that won’t damage your devices, consider iCloth cleaning wipes. Made specifically for monitors, phone screens, TVs, and more, each perfectly moistened wipe delivers a flawless clean that leaves you free to video chat your loved ones unencumbered by annoying fingerprints and smudges.


Since gatherings are mostly canceled this year, it’s likely you haven’t given as many gifts as normal. This year, give yourself a present that benefits all your loved ones as well. Contact us at any of our 9 offices today to learn how you can integrate this ultimate holiday set-up into your home!

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