The Association of Loudspeaker Manufacturing & Acoustics International (ALMA) Winter Symposium banquet keynote presentation will feature the world-premier screening of “The Life & Times of Paul Klipsch” at 6 p.m., Sunday, January 6, at The Tuscany Suites & Casino in Las Vegas.
Jim Hunter, program manager, Klipsch historian and a 34-year employee of Klipsch, has amassed a documentary of Paul Klipsch, whose fifth career in life was audio. Hunter will present a slide show presentation which will include archival documents and photos going back to 1798. He has at least 5,000 scans to choose from. It will include mention of technical papers at GE in 1927, as well as the Chilean Nitrate Mining Company in 1928 to 1929.
“It is difficult to separate the man from the company, however, we can trace the development of the industry from Edwin Armstrong demoing FM with Klipschorns, to the Audio Fair in New York, to correspondence and visits with Dick Heyser, Arthur Fiedler, Saul Marantz, Avery Fisher, Sherman Fairchild, John Eargle, and more,” said Hunter.
The ALMA Winter Symposium, “Product Development in the Global Paradigm: Acoustic Modeling, Measurement and Manufacturing in the Modern Marketplace” will be held before the CES, January 6-7, 2013, at The Tuscany Suites & Casino, 255 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas. The program will cover technologies such as micro-drivers, microphones, hearing aids, and other transducer-related technology.
The Winter Symposium will feature training seminars covering various aspects of modeling, measurement, design, and manufacturing in today’s multi-national-cooperative-environment. There will be technical paper presentations, tutorial sessions, round table and panel discussions, an exhibit hall showcasing suppliers to the industry, and an annual banquet where the “Driver Awards” will be presented to deserving recipients.
Visit www.almainternational.org for more information and to register to attend, exhibit or sponsor the symposium.