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Coronavirus Part 3 – For Global Supply Chains the Worst Is Yet to Come

America is starting to awaken to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic in humans. For global supply chains, the worst is yet to come. We are already experiencing shortages of consumer goods as Americans stock up on supplies. This is just the beginning.  Inventory Is Running Out Most industrial companies have 30-60 days of parts and …

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Kugou Selects Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers for New Hi-Res X1 Earphone

Two Knowles balanced armature drivers combined with a dynamic driver deliver the highest possible performance for listening to Hi-Res Audio ITASCA, Ill. – March 12, 2020 – Kugou, a digital music interactive service provider and unit of Tencent Music, and Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN), a market leader and global supplier of advanced micro-acoustic, audio processing, and precision device solutions, today …

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CELESTION CF1540HD LOW-MID CONE DRIVER

The 15-inch Celestion CF1540HD bass speaker is the smaller sibling of the well-established and best-selling CF1840JD. Featuring a cast aluminum chassis, it reproduces frequencies from 35Hz to 2,000Hz. With a power handling rated at 1,200W (AES standard) and 2,400W continuous, the speaker is well-suited to the high output of the Class-D amplifier sections that see …

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GRAS Sound & Vibration Joins Battery Ventures’ Acoustic Test and Measurement Group

Denmark-Based Company Will Continue to Focus on Growth and Global Market Leadership in Measurement Microphones Denmark-Based Company Will Continue to Focus on Growth and Global Market Leadership in Measurement Microphones Holte, DK – February 2020 – GRAS Sound & Vibration (“GRAS”), a global manufacturer of acoustic-measurement microphones, has reached an agreement with Battery Ventures, a global, …

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Eminence New N314X-8 Compression Driver Leads the Way with Textreme Diaphragm

Reprinted courtesy AudioXpress  February 6 2020, 00:35 Recently, Eminence announced that it had already successfully implemented and tested a new compression driver using the new thin ply carbon diaphragm from Textreme. The announcement of the new Eminence N314X-8 Compression Driver confirms that the Kentucky company is now ready to offer the world’s first driver using the …

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Redefining the Shape of Sound: Resonado Introduces Flat Core Speaker Technology at CES 2020

28-December 2019, South Bend, Indiana Resonado, a South Bend, Indiana company founded at the University of Notre Dame, has a new take on electrodynamic speaker topology. The company developed a proprietary reconfigured speaker with a planar voice coil mounted perpendicularly to a flat “racetrack” diaphragm that was named Flat Core Speaker (FCS) technology. The innovative …

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Redefining the Shape of Sound: Resonado Introduces Flat Core Speaker Technology at CES 2020

December 19, 2019 Courtesy AudioXpress Resonado, a South Bend, Indiana company founded at the University of Notre Dame, has a new take on electrodynamic speaker topology. The company developed a reconfigured speaker with a planar voice coil mounted perpendicularly to its flat “race track” diaphragm, to which Resonado calls Flat Core Speaker (FCS) technology. The …

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Audio Ferrofluids – A Good Idea That Just Keeps Getting Better!

By Vanessa Rene In the early Nineteen Sixties, a NASA engineer named Stephen Papell first developed Ferrofluid.  His mission was to create a means of transporting rocket fuel in zero gravity.  The concept of adding surfactant-coated magnetic particles to the fuel which could then be manipulated by peristaltic magnetic fields was a novel idea, but …

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Eminence Launches Tour Grade Family of Professional Audio Woofers

Courtesy AudioXpress December 12, 2019 It was hardly a secret that Eminence was planning to shake up the pro audio industry with its new Tour Grade – American Muscle subwoofer series. After months of teasing the market and receiving a lot of market feedback, Eminence introduces the company’s first pro audio high power woofer family …

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New artificial head for low noise measurements of ANC headphones and more

HMS II.3-LN for close to the ear sound sources – Low inherent noise of 16 dBSPL(A) Measuring very low signal levels like idle noise of Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) headphones requires highly accurate measurement equipment. With HMS II.3-LN (Low Noise), HEAD acoustics is launching a new artificial head that is suitable for low noise measurements …

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NTi Audio cordially invites you to a free live webinar on Thursday 5th Dec 2019

Webinar: Sound System Troubleshooting When setting up a sound system, you frequently encounter problems such as no signal, hum or bad sound quality. The XL2 Audio Analyzer, together with the MR-PRO Signal Generator represent the perfect combination of handy tools that assist you to cope with these challenges. The webinar covers the most common issues …

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Stetron Introduces New Series of Microspeakers

Buffalo, NY, Thursday October 20, 2019: Stetron has introduced several new surface mount microspeakers designed for portable or hand held product applications as well products exposed to harsh temperatures. 13×13, 15×15 and 20x20mm. All the speakers are wideband, low profile, surface mount and rugged construction with high output SPL. The microspeakers feature a high temperature …

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Flexibility Redefined: the APx500 Flex Audio Analyzer Bringing the power and versatility of APx500 measurement software to 3rd party audio interfaces—at an unbelievable price BEAVERTON, OREGON, October 1, 2019: Audio Precision announced today the APx500 Flex audio analyzer, enabling the use of APx audio measurement software with ASIO-capable third-party audio interfaces or sound cards. With the introduction …

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Upcoming Audio Test Seminars Presented by Audio Precision

Complimentary learning events currently offered in Seattle, Chicago and Detroit BEAVERTON, OREGON, August 8, 2018: Audio Precision announced today several upcoming seminars in the U.S. These one-day events cover a range of audio measurement topics and are offered free of charge to attendees. As seating is limited, advanced registration is recommended. Getting the Most Out of …

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Get an Inside Look at How Samsung Uses Acoustics Simulations

Step into the state-of-the-art Samsung Audio Lab to see how they develop loudspeakers, soundbars, and other audio products using multiphysics simulation. In this Inside Look video, we meet Allan Devantier and Andri Bezzola as they explain how a combination of simulation, validation, and testing enables them to develop optimized audio products for Samsung. They also …

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coreA2B: High-performance solution for testing audio performance on A2B® technology

Press Release Herzogenrath, July 31, 2019 Hands-free calling, voice recognition, personal audio zones and more: Providing high-quality audio is an important part of modern audio systems in vehicles. For this purpose, Analog Devices Inc. has developed Automotive Audio Bus® (A2B®) technology, optimized for delivering superior audio quality. Now, HEAD acoustics launches coreA2B, the A2B measurement …

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HQS-ANC-Headset: HEAD acoustics’ comprehensive test solution for ANC headphones and headsets

Press Release July 24, 2019 Testing and optimizing the ANC performance and the overall speech and audio quality of headphones and headsets is essential for manufacturers. HEAD acoustics offers a comprehensive solution for this: HQS-ANC-Headset is the new test suite for the communication analysis system ACQUA. Evaluate ANC performance “Customer demands for state-of-the-art ANC headphones …

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Global Certification Forum: HEAD acoustics provides world´s first certified test solution for super-wideband-capable mobile devices

July 17, 2019. HEAD acoustics is the world´s first – and up to now the only – manufacturer of measurement technology to have received approval from the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and the PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB) responsible for North America for its test solution for super-wideband-capable mobile devices. The successfully certified test …

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HEAD acoustics presents leading-edge testing solutions at the AES Headphone Conference

July 15, 2019. At the AES International Conference on Headphone Technology in San Francisco, USA from August 27 to 29, HEAD acoustics will present the entire spectrum of leading-edge testing solutions for headphones and headsets. The solutions include speech and audio quality testing, ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) performance evaluation, realistic background noise simulation, and a …

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USTR Announces List 3 Exclusion Request Process and Other US-China Trade Developments

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 There have been several significant U.S.-China trade developments in June.  Notably, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued procedures for seeking an exclusion for parties adversely affected by the increased 25 percent tariffs on $200 billion of goods imported from China that came into effect on May 10, 2019 …

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Tariff update

Guest editorial by MISCO President Dan Digre including links to pertinent information The following is a guest editorial by Dan Digre. President of MISCO and a founding Member of ALMA (Now ALTI) There are also links to pertinent information regarding the Tariff issue. Hundreds of American trade associations and companies are in Washington this week to testify about the …

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Rare metals used in most tech products could be cut off from U.S. by trade war with China (from CBS 60 Minutes)

From smartphones to cars and defense missiles, modern U.S. life depends on rare earth elements, but China dominates the industry and may end U.S. access to the unusual metals Nearly five years ago, we reported a story on something called rare earth elements. Now, they’ve become a major element of the U.S.-China trade war. Rare …

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ADVANCES IN AUDIO & ACOUSTICS: YOUR POST-SHOW GUIDE TO AISE2019

Author: Andy Lewis, Global Sales Manager, Truextent® Advanced Acoustics Between the recent ALMA International Symposium and Expo (AISE2019) and InfoComm 2019, Orlando has been buzzing with audio professionals from around the world. Our Materion team was on the AISE show floor with hundreds of loudspeaker and headphone engineers during the well-attended event to discuss all-things …

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