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ALMA Appoints New Standards Committee Chair
The new chair of the ALMA Standards Committee, John Busenitz, took over as Standards Committee Chair from Spiro Iraclianos during the recent Winter Symposium Board of Directors annual meeting. Standards coordination is an important initiative of the Association of Loudspeaker Manufacturing and Acoustics International (ALMA). ALMA endeavors to provide a definitive list of standards for the loudspeaker and acoustic industries published by organizations such as ALMA, AES, EIA, CEA and others. To see a synopsis of the list and to read more click here.
Winter Symposium, Las Vegas, NV “Product Development in the Global Paradigm: Acoustic Modeling, Measurement and Manufacturing in the Modern Marketplace” was held before the CES, at The Tuscany Suites & Casino
Symposium co-chairs, Mark Beach, Dyne Analytics, and Peter Andrews, Materion Electrofusion, and the ALMA Board of Directors, thank sponsors, exhibitors and attendees for their support and participation in making the 2013 Winter Symposium a fantastic success! To read more about exhibitor participation click here.
Seminars, Papers, Tutorials
The two-day symposium education track featured two powerful half-day seminars, and numerous papers, workshops and tutorials. The seminars were taught by widely-respected loudspeaker experts: Moving Coil Transducer Motor Design, facilitated by Richard Little, founder of Far North Electroacoustics and Miniature Speakers and Microphones: Design and Application, facilitated by renowned inventor and audio Systems Engineer Osman Isvan. Click here to read more about the education track.
Banquet Keynote Presentation
Jim Hunter, Program Manager, Klipsch Historian, and 34-year employee of Klipsch, premiered a documentary "The Life and Times of Paul Klipsch" to an enthusiastically received audience. He explained audio was Mr. Klipschs' fifth career! Hunter presented a slide show of archival documents and photos going back to 1798. For more click here.
Banquet Driver Awards Recognition
The Driver Awards recognize accomplishments, improvements and contributions that have “driven” the industry in three categories: The Beryllium Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes significant and sustained contributions to the loudspeaker industry over the lifetime of a career and was awarded in 2013 to Mr. Paul Klipsch (posthumously) and to Vance Dickason, Editor of Voice Coil Magazine. The Titanium Driver Award recognizes a specific technical contribution, accomplishment or expertise in the loudspeaker industry and was awarded to Dr. Sean Olive and Doug Button. The Gold Driver Award recognizes contributions to ALMA, the International Loudspeaker Association, and was awarded to Michael Oslac (Board Emeritus) and Phil Bunch. Go here for past recipients.