AES Show: Make the Right Connections Audio Engineering Society

AES San Francisco 2008
Live Sound Event L3

Thursday, October 2, 5:00 pm — 6:45 pm

L3 - AC Power and Grounding

Bruce C. Olson, Olson Sound Design - Minneapolis, MN, USA
David Stevens
Bill Whitlock, Jensen Transformers - Chatsworth, CA, USA

How do you kill the hum without killing yourself? This panel will discuss how to provide AC power properly, avoid hum and not kill the performers, technicians, or yourself. A lot of the advice out there isn’t just wrong, it is potentially fatal. However, being safe is easy. The only question is, why doesn’t everyone know this! We will also discuss the use of generator sets, the myths and facts about grounding, and typical configurations.