Commercial Audio and Video Control

EAR features products by Extron & Crestron

Extron and Crestron manufacture computer-video interfaces, switchers, configurable control systems, distribution amplifiers, computer-video scan converters, scalers, signal processing equipment, and high resolution cables. These products are used to integrate computer, video, and audio into presentation displays for today’s boardrooms, presentation/training centers, university lecture halls, and other applications.

With over 10,000 audio and video control products, Extron & Crestron can complete your system requirements and maximize your system functionality and investment.

Contact an EAR product specialist today for complete details.

Avid Video Specials

Avid Video Specials

New Special Pricing and Features for Avid Shared storage – Isis 5500

All new lower pricing and higher capacity coming for Avid’s most popular shared storage product. The Isis shared storage systems have been the platform of choice for heavy post production and collaborative shared environments for many years. Special pricing and financing available until March 28th, 2014.

The Avid new ISIS 5500 Primary Engine — 32TB and 64TB Systems with System Director Function, 1 Year ExpertPlus w/ hdw Support start at $38,000 less system discounts.

EAR can also help you add Avid’s award winning Interplay, Sphere and Pulse products to increase speed, quality and flexibility!  Until November 15th, 2013 ask about  the “Two New Reasons to Move to ISIS” Promotion.

Contact an EAR product specialist today for special pricing and terms at 800-473-6914 or you can reach us on line with our contact form.


Choose from Mac or PC, local or shared storage to match your best workflow. EAR can provide best of performance or a system to fit your price point.  Test drive Media Composer for 30 days free! Save now and get “bundled discounts” and get your system configuration for free. Contact us on line or call 800-473-6914.

The best news? Avid’s Media Composer bundle is surprisingly affordable with new pricing for professional and educational users. EAR has been building Avid, Apple and Adobe workstation configurations since 1989 and we can save you time and money without limiting your performance. Contact one of our product specialist today to get a quick quote or personal demonstration.

Avid Ships Media Composer Version 7

Media Composer has long been the most trusted tool of professional editors. Media Composer 7 opens your possibilities even further, simplifying and accelerating file-based workflows and extending real-time production everywhere so you can focus on telling the best story possible. From new high-res workflows and AMA media management, to automated media operations and global collaboration, experience the industry’s preeminent NLE, now starting at just $999 USD buy now

  • Accelerate HD delivery from high-res sources, with full creative control of image framing
  • Spend more time on your story, as the software tackles media tasks in the background
  • Collaborate remotely and extend real-time production everywhere in the world
  • Get the industry-proven and trusted film and video editing tool starting at just $999 USD
  • Add advanced color correction tools to Media Composer with the new Symphony option

What’s New in Media Composer 7:

Accelerate HD delivery from high-res sources
With the new FrameFlex tool and LUT support, you can acquire 2K, 4K, and 5K media and deliver the HD programming required today, eliminating time-consuming transcodes and resizing.

Maximize creativity time with acceleration through automation
With new Dynamic Media Folders, copying, consolidating, and transcoding tasks can be automated in the background, so you can keep editing without the wait. What’s more, Avid media management now looks after all of your AMA-linked files too.

Extend real-time production everywhere
Media Composer 7 Interplay Edition provides connectivity with Avid Interplay and Interplay Sphere, so you can edit, sync, and share projects and media with anyone around the world over the Internet.

Make your picture sound as good as it looks
Take control of the overall program volume and insert plug-ins to adjust the tone with the new Master Audio Fader. And with Clip Gain, you can adjust gain on a specific clip, independent of track-based automation.


Product Compatibility: Product Compatibility:  Dell T3600, M4700, M6700 and Lenovo D30 Systems Qualified with Media Composer, Symphony and NewsCutter

EAR offers HP Z820 systems qualified with Media Composer, Symphony, NewsCutter, Mojo DX and Nitris DX

Support Avid Applications: Media Composer 6.5 or higher,  Symphony 6.5 or higher,  NewsCutter 10.5 or higher

HP 820 Workstation Specifications: Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1, Dual 8-Core Xeon® E5-2665 Processors @ 2.4GHz 20MB cache, 16GB DDR3-1600 (8x2GB) RAM, NVIDIA Quadro 4000 2GB GPU,  1TB 7200 RPM SATA 1st HDD, 16X SuperMulti DVDRW SATA

Specifications and links to the slot configurations will be published to the Avid Knowledge Base Windows Specification Document.

Availability: The HP Z820 Dual Intel® 12-Core Xeon® E5-2640 2.5GHz Workstation is available for purchase now.  Contact EAR sales for complete pricing and details for your workflow.

For more information, visit the Media Composer Family page.

Contact us today for more details about Avid products and over 300 other professional audio and video manufacturers 800-473-6914.

Job Openings at EAR

Professional Sales Position Opening at EAR

After 34 years we’re still growing! We’re presently looking to fill the following positions below. We’d prefer to find people that enjoy the benefits of a small company including team efforts and personal responsibilities. Pay and benefits based upon applicants skills and experience. We have 2 positions open at this time:

Position #1 : Professional audio and video sales

Scope of work: Sales of professional audio, video and business development. Strong people skills and personal motivation very important. We are willing to train to strengthen any technical or sales areas. Some travel required for business development and product training. Pay and benefits based upon experience and skills.

Applicants must have some proficient product knowledge of video and audio production equipment, including computer products and accessories. Previous sales experience with these products is a must and some technical knowledge is required. Experience with design and installation a big plus, but not required.

Salary and commission rate is commensurate with experience.

Details and availability on this page subject to change without notice. To apply or request additional information email: ed (at) or call (602) 267-0600


EAR Professional Audio Video is an equal opportunity employer and small business located in Phoenix, Arizona since 1978. To learn more about us, visit “About EAR” page.

Panasonic 0% Finance Promotion

Special Factory Promotion – Offer Good Until March 31st 2014


• 0% Interest, 12 month finance term
• Zero Down / Purchase Option = $1.00 Buy Out • Deferred payments  for 90 Day Deferral • Must be on one shippable purchase order


• 0% Interest, 12 month finance term
• Zero Down / Purchase Option = $1.00 Buy Out


• Offer valid on Panasonic Audio Visual Products Only
• Non-Panasonic products are not eligible for this promotion
• Services, such as installation, are not eligible for this promotion • Business qualifies beginning  until March 31st 2014
• Subject to credit approval
• Documentation fee of $95 applies

Promotion is valid for ALL Panasonic Professional Video cameras, switchers, displays and projectors.

Promotional rate also applies to ALL Panasonic Professional Video accessories, Professional Display and Projector equipment that are bundled with a camera or switcher. Visit our financing page for more details.

Call us today about this limited-time promotion, or other flexible terms customized for your budget, contact an EAR product specialist at 800-473-6914 or contact us now on line.

Apple Mac Pro – New Models Availability & Pricing

Apple New Mac Pro Is Here

The custom factory configured details for Mac Pro releasing early 2014. See on display now the fastest Mac Ever built is as quiet as a Mac Mini, designed and assembled in the USA for the next generation of professional users.

buy now button$2,999 Mac Pro 3.7Ghz 3.7Ghz Quad-Core 12GB Ram, 2GB VRAM, 256GB SSD. Configure-to-order options include faster 8-core or 12-core Intel Xeon E5 processors, AMD FirePro D700 GPUs with 6GB of VRAM, up to 64GB of memory, and up to 1TB of PCIe-based flash storage. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available. Contact an EAR Apple sales specialist today to get a quick quote or product more details.

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$3,999 Mac Pro Configurable to 3.5GHz 6-core processor with 12MB L3 cache, 3.0GHz 8-core processor with 25MB L3 cache, or 2.7GHz 12-core processor with 30MB L3 cache.Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available. Contact an EAR Apple sales specialist today to get a quick quote or product more details.


Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available closer to launch date. Orders placed in advance can be changed to custom configuration models.  Contact an EAR Apple sales specialist today to get a quick quote or product more details.

Availability: Shipping in Early 2014. Early orders ship first!  Get a quick quote.

Gone is the desktop or rackmount look inside and outside, replaced by an all new black glossing tubular design, 1/8 the size of the previous design (9.9 inches high). Apple states the new Mac Pro gets it’s power from an all new “thermal core” inside using a Xeon chip 2x faster than the previous generation Mac Pro. Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller said the new Mac Pro will use the next-generation Intel Xeon E5 processors with up to 12 cores (more details posted as Apple provides details). Until full details are released, we can only assume the new Mac Pro will accommodate the latest extreme performance Intel processors. The Mac Pro will be using flash storage rather than today’s SATA drives, a nice but more expensive upgrade. Apple is claiming that the flash storage will be 2.5 times faster than the fastest SATA-based solid-state drive and up to 10 times faster than 7200 rpm SATA hard drives.

Internal buss speeds are 10 times faster than any existing Apple hardware. Apple designed the Mac Pro around new PCI Express-based flash controller technology to deliver up to 1250 MB/s. Add-on cards and accessories will use an expansion chassis via Thunderbolt2. Each of these six ports support 6 devices/port. Thunderbolt to Firewire adapters are also available for legacy cameras, disk drives, tape decks and hundreds of other existing products.

Upgraded graphics using on board dual workstation CPUs. 584GB/sec, 4096 stream processors. Huge graphics functionality with support for 4 multi-stream 4k displays at 7 teraflops over OpenCL.  All assembled in the USA.

The Back Panel is simple and compact. Audio, 4 USB 3.0 ports, 6 Thunderbolt 2 ports, Gigabit ethernet, HDMI out, and motion sensor that lights up the back panel when its turned.

With this new form factor, where do you stuff the PCIe cards? Easy, just connect an accessory Thunderbolt card cage. Apple has moved away from the bigger, heavier power hungry desktop form factor. With more products existing as a virtual app or application, the need to digitizing or analog interface cards is on the way out. There are already a number of successful Thunderbolt attached card cages and rack kits available today and used with the Mac Mini platform. Thunderbolt 2 provides 20Gbps throughput, 6 devices per port, backwards compatible. More factory fresh details.

Apple is clearly excited about their new design and concept in high performance computing. With this major refresh they have also breathed some new life into their Mac Pro of today. For those users expecting more of a traditional packaging and foot print for their edit bay or desktop, the sleek polished aluminum tube may not be preferred to the tried and trusty 60 lb package available now. There are positive benefits to both the new and the old beast. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but the future is not with the status quo.

get a quick quote Need a quick quote and professional pricing? Contact and EAR product specialist today.

Request a quick quote. Visit our Mac Pro store:

You can place your order in advance by contacting an EAR Apple product specialist today. We can help define your best options and stage your order to be placed the moment the new Mac Pros are announced.

For more information on Apple products (including professional discounts), contact an EAR product specialist at 800-473-6914.

EAR has been an Apple reseller since 1989 and is the Southwests only Apple Professional Video Reseller (Pro VAR). Stop by for a hands on demo in our new show rooms!