Toronto (August 11, 2008)–Education is key to eliciting the best sound possible from sound reinforcement systems. Recognizing that fact, Adamson Systems Engineering will host a workshop by Prof. Wolfgang Klippel of The Klippel GmbH, September 24-25, presenting an overview on the complex issues within design and manufacturing of loudspeakers.
The Klippel GmbH produces control and measurement systems for loudspeakers, based on results of loudspeaker research performed over nearly 20 years and published in numerous scientific papers and patents. Klippel has contributed to the development of large-signal models for loudspeakers which are the basis for digital compensation of the nonlinear distortion, and his pioneering work has been recognized by awards of the Audio Engineering Society.
The workshop will begin with a discussion on specifications of target behavior while considering expectations of the listener, interactions with the room and the behavior in the small and large signal domain. Next, geometry and material properties of a component are designed, using FEA, BEA and other new methods. Then, an evaluation of the first prototype, which includes motor and suspension diagnosis, as well as measurement of cone vibration and sound radiation into 3D space, is made. Finally, quality control within manufacturing is discussed under demands of 100-percent automatic testing.
More details on the workshop are available at the Adamson Systems Engineering website.