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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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PCB Awarded Patent For Universal Phantom Powered Preamplifier

PCB’s patented phantom powered preamplifier (426A14) has a unique modular design that mates with any pre-polarized ½” or ¼” IEC 61094-4 compliant microphone cartridge. This flexibility allows users to select the cartridge with performance required for a specific test while leveraging the investment in a single universal 48V preamplifier. Highlights include: o          Quickly and easily …

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Quantifying the Noise Reduction of ANC Headphones

3 December, 2019 Get the latest technote from AP: ANC Headphones:Measuring Insertion Loss Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) is a popular feature in consumer headphones and is considered an essential feature for headsets used in aviation and military communications. In this Technote, we describe how to use an APx500 Series audio analyzer to quantify the effectiveness …

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Unattended Environmental Noise and Weather Measurement

3 December, 2019 The NoiseScout noise monitoring system is designed for unattended monitoring of noise levels in environments such as construction sites and airports. It is a professional system that provides a wide range of configuration options. These now include Plug & Play interfaces to a weather station and a GPS receiver. NoiseScout update: What`s …

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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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SONOS Opportunities

SONOS Seeks Senior Audio Systems Engineer Department: Hardware Location: Boston, Santa Barbara At Sonos we pride ourselves in delivering world class sound experiences to our customers. We are growing our Audio Systems Engineering team to explore opportunities in a wide range of audio applications and deliver on an expanding product roadmap. We achieve aggressive sound targets …

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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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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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Tectonic Audio Labs Takes New Product On The Road To ALMA International And InfoComm

Product Expansion Complements Existing Flat Panel Speaker Technology NEWS PROVIDED BY Tectonic Audio Labs  Jun 05, 2019, 12:05 ET WOODINVILLE, Wash., June 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Tectonic Audio Labs, the leading provider of audio solutions using bending wave technology, will showcase products and the technology behind their innovations at two upcoming conferences. See the Full Press Release

NTi Audio cordially invites you to a free live webinar on Thursday 13th June 2019.

Webinar: Rating Level, for Industrial and Environmental Noise Assessments The Rating Level Lr is used to assess the level of disturbance of industrial or environmental noise. Its evaluation begins with a measurement of the averaged sound pressure level LAeq. Penalties are applied for tonal and impulsive characteristics dependent on the time of the day. The …

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New Features for the FX-Control Software

Good news for all FLEXUS FX100 customers! Version 3.0 of the FX-Control Software contains many new useful functions and is available for free download. A significant addition is in the field of electrical loudspeaker measurements. The calculation of the resonance frequency and the Thiele/Small parameters is now fully supported by the FX-Control software. These functions …

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PCB Piezotronics, Inc. Launches New IP68-Rated Connector and Cables Fully submersible for use in wet environments

April 15, 2019 Depew, NY – PCB Piezotronics, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), has released the new Connector Model RB and the Cable Model Series of 034Wxx and 078Wxx. These new four-conductor, shielded cables are suited for Automotive, Test & Measurement and Aerospace & Defense applications where water, moisture and dust …

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NTi Audio cordially invites you to a free live webinar on Thursday 25th April 2019.

Webinar: Acoustic Performance of Classrooms The acoustic performance directly affects the speech intelligibility within a classroom, which in turn has a big impact on the learning success of the students. The webinar therefore explains how to evaluate the acoustic performance, introduces typical target specifications, and introduces potential measures to improve a deficient classroom. See full …

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PCB Piezotronics, Inc. Launches Ground Isolated Miniature Triaxial ICP Accelerometers with TEDS

April 9, 2019 DEPEW, NY – PCB Piezotronics, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), has released its smallest, 0.47 inch (11.8 mm), ground isolated, miniature triaxial cube accelerometers with TEDS (Transducer Electronic Data Sheet).  Models J356A43 / 44 / 45 join the family of miniature triaxial ICP accelerometers with TEDS that are ideal …

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