Bill Whitlock will not be teaching at CEDIA EXPO this year, but he has been invited by the Central Indiana Audio Engineering Society to present “An Overview of Audio System Grounding and Interfacing” on the eve of EXPO in Indianapolis.
Whitlock, an AES Life Fellow, is an expert on system grounding and interfacing issues with 40 years of experience designing analog audio circuits and systems, and he owns four patents. He will talk about the “hidden” forces that drive ground loops, how they contaminate audio signals, and new tools to make troubleshooting faster and easier.
Other topics will include equipment design errors, the “pin 1 problem,” the “power-line prima donna” syndrome, how manufacturers manipulate or omit “specs” to deceive, how new test standards and instruments can make manufacturers honest, why exotic cables or power conditioners probably won’t help, and what your electrician can do to reduce or eliminate problems.
The seminar will run from 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, at the JW Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom 7-8. Although attendance is free to anyone interested in the subject, seating is limited to 150. To guarantee a seat, register here. If you can’t attend, visit Jensen at CEDIA booth 3052 and ask for the PDF file of the class materials.