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Fred Harding

Fred Harding

Fred Harding is in sales and technical support at Capitol Sales, a full service distributor of electronic installation hardware. He is a frequent contributor to CE Pro, writing hands-on product reviews and technical tips.

Have suggestions or something you want to read about? Email Fred at fharding@capitolsales.com

Fred's Latest Posts

Hands On: Atlas IED AM1200 Self-Contained Sound Masking System

Atlas’s AM1200 Sound-Masking system is self-contained amp + speaker combo that drowns out distractions, keeps conversations private.

Fred Harding · November 22, 2019

Oh No, FCC Changes Channels: What to Do With All Those Off-Air Antennas

Get ready to re-scan most off-air TV antennas as new FCC changes force broadcast channels to change frequencies.

Fred Harding · August 06, 2019

And That’s Why 5G Cellular Repeaters Might Take Forever

Fred Harding says the FCC’s auction of 600 MHz spectrum portends a long, capricious road ahead for 5G peripherals like cellphone repeaters.

Fred Harding · May 06, 2019

Hands On: QSC Premium Business Music Solutions Amps, MP-M Series

Fred Harding takes a look at the new Premium Business Music Solutions (PBMS) including the three amplifier options and a series of music and paging mixers.

Fred Harding · January 17, 2019

Deeper Dive into 70v Audio – Speakers, Switchers, Streaming, Sweet Sound

In Part 2 of his 70-volt audio series, Capitol’s Fred Harding expounds on 70v features, options and considerations, including timers, pagers, video conferencing, music licensing, and hybrid 8-Ohm + 70v amps.

Fred Harding · November 26, 2018

70 Volt Audio: Introduction to the Products and Principles

Long the domain of commercial spaces, 70-volt audio systems are making their way into residential applications, with popular home-tech vendors delivering 70v speakers, amps and peripherals.

Fred Harding · November 21, 2018

Revisit All Your Mic and Communications Installs: FCC Auctions Could Kill Them

The latest FCC spectrum auction and T-Mobile win could cause trouble for wireless microphone devices in the 600 MHz band.

Fred Harding · March 07, 2018

Hands On: PulseAudio PA360 Battery-Powered Outdoor Speaker Tower Looks Familiar, Sounds Great

CE Pro contributor Fred Harding of Capitol Sales checks out Puls Audio’s 25-pound PA360, a 2.1-channel indoor/outdoor speaker featuring Bluetooth wireless and 8-hour battery, and looking a lot like another popular outdoor speaker tower.

Fred Harding · July 31, 2017

Hands On: Russound XZone70V Amp Boasts Big Benefits for Business Owners

For integrators dabbling in commercial or light commercial, Russound’s XZone70V mixer amplifier provides simple audio, control and music streaming to businesses.

Fred Harding · February 15, 2017

Hands On: Altinex AnyWire Sends HDMI 1080p Over Any Two Conductors

Fred Harding takes the ‘ugliest’ wire in his garage and sends high-def video over two conductors, thanks to Altinex’s AnyWire HDMI transmitter and receiver. Verdict: Not an April Fools joke.

Fred Harding · May 11, 2016