LOS ANGELES, CA – HARMAN International Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HAR), the premium audio and infotainment group, will have a major presence at the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention as it returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center Thursday, October 9 through Sunday, October 12 for the first time in twelve years. HARMAN, the premiere sponsor of both the annual AES President’s Reception and the AES Student Zone, will present several research papers, highlight new Professional audio equipment, and demonstrate the company’s latest innovative music restoration technology, Clari-Fi, throughout the week.
“Participating in the Audio Engineering Society convention is an extraordinary opportunity for HARMAN to showcase our thought leadership and technology expertise while exchanging ideas with our industry peers,” said Dr, Sean Olive, HARMAN Director of Acoustic Research and current AES President. “In addition to our presentation of multiple technical papers this year, we are expanding our involvement at the convention through sponsorship of a great space for AES student members to engage at the show for networking and discussion around the rapidly progressing field of audio engineering.”
AES Gold Medal for Audio Research and Education
HARMAN will kick off the conference with a major highlight during opening ceremonies on Thursday, October 9. Renowned Audio Pioneer and Former HARMAN Corporate Vice President of Acoustical Engineering Dr. Floyd Toole will be presented the AES Gold Medal for Audio Research and Education, which is the highest honor offered at the esteemed annual event. Current AES President and HARMAN Director of Acoustic Research Dr. Sean Olive - a longtime friend and colleague of Dr Toole - will present the award.
Dr. Toole will also present a two-hour tutorial titled Sound Reproduction: The State of our Science on Thursday, October 9, at 10:45 – 12:45pm in Room 306 AB.
HARMAN to Present Latest in Audio Research
With the world’s largest audio research and development team, HARMAN puts itself at the forefront of audio engineering to provide an outstanding listening experience across all its products. At AES, HARMAN engineers will present their latest research papers across transducer, perception, and audio application categories. Research papers to be discussed include:
- The Correlation between Distortion Audibility and Listener Preference in Headphones – Thursday, October 9, 2:30 – 5:30pm in Room 309
- Nonlinear Flux Modulation Effects in Moving Coil Transducers – Saturday, October 11, 9:00am – 12:00pm in Room 308 AB
- Identification Compression Driver Parameters Based on a Concept of Diaphragm’s Frequency-Dependent Area – Saturday, October 11, 9:00am – 12:00pm in Room 308 AB
- The Influence of Listeners’ Experience, Age, and Culture on Headphone Sound Quality Preferences – Saturday, October 11, 2:00 – 5:30pm in Room 308 AB
- General Volterra and Swept-Sine Diagonal System Estimation and Modeling Performance – Saturday, October 11, 3:00 – 4:30pm in S-Foyer 1
AES Student Zone & AES President’s Reception Presented by HARMAN
HARMAN is proud to present the AES Student Zone which will be made available to all students and volunteers attending the convention who represent the future of the audio industry and are the behind-the-scenes power driving the show. Students and volunteers will use the zone to check-in for their service at the convention as well as to meet and relax between assignments throughout the week. Dr. Sean Olive will also host the annual President’s Reception on Saturday October 11th – a HARMAN-sponsored, invitation-only event at the 2014 AES Convention.
HARMAN’s Clari-Fi Technology On Display
HARMAN will exhibit its state-of-the-art Clari-Fi music restoration technology, which was first showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year. Clari-Fi is specifically designed to improve the quality of compressed, digitized music scores by analyzing the source of the audio file and restoring the full sound of the audio in real-time. Through a proprietary predictive algorithm, Clari-Fi recaptures the missing highs and lows and restores vocals to their natural tone typically lost through the compression process. Compatible with all audio devices such as car stereos, smartphones, and home audio systems, Clari-Fi enables listeners to recapture the audio quality resulting in a truly immersive audio experience.
Check out Clari-Fi on the showroom floor at T2.
HARMAN Professional at AES 2014
JBL Professional will showcase its 3 Series studio monitors, which deliver professional studio reference monitoring at a remarkably affordable price. The first studio monitor line to incorporate JBL’s patent-pending Image Control Waveguide, the 3 Series is designed to deliver exceptional imaging and detail in any listening environment.
Studer’s Vista V digital mixing console will make its US debut at AES. The new 52-fader Vista V is based on the same Quad Star technology as its predecessor, the Vista X, but in a more compact footprint ideal for smaller studios, OB trucks and large live productions.
dbx will be showcasing the AFS2 Advanced Feedback Suppression Processor, designed to completely eliminate feedback from a PA system. The AFS2 is ideal for bands, DJs, live sound and fixed installation applications and offers a host of upgraded features including a Wizard auto-setup function, a completely redesigned Advanced Feedback Suppression module, and a large LCD display.
AKG is showing five new models in its Project Studio line of microphones, designed for enthusiasts and professionals alike. The new additions to the Project Studio line include: the P120 general purpose recording microphone; the P170 general purpose instrument microphone; the P220 large-diaphragm true condenser microphone; the P420 large-diaphragm dual-capsule true condenser microphone; and the P820 dual-capsule tube microphone
Come by T1 on the showroom floor to experience the products.
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and integrated control solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson ®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.3 billion for the twelve months ended June 30, 2014.