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Bill Whitlock Presenting “Effective Audio Grounding Design” In Chicagoland Next Week

Tutotial to focus on proper audio grounding techniques to keep systems quiet and problem-free

By PSW Staff May 1, 2014

Bill Whitlock making a presentation. (Photo courtesy of AES.)

Jensen Transformers president Bill Whitlock is presenting “Effective Audio Grounding Design,” a tutorial focusing on proper audio grounding techniques to keep systems quiet and problem-free, at the upcoming Sound Marketing Tech Expo on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, IL, just outside of Chicago.

Specifically, Whitlock will present effective audio grounding and signal interface design to keep systems free from hum and buzz. “I firmly believe that the technical concepts in this class are best taught using analogies and intuition rather than complex mathematics,” he explains. “In my opinion, the audio business, especially the audiophile portion, is simply awash in misinformation and bad advice. Therefore, the remedial part of my task is to debunk myths perpetuated as ‘tradition’ among practitioners and as unintentional—but often self-serving—misinformation from manufacturers.”

Whitlock has served as president of Jensen Transformers for almost 25 years, and has also authored numerous technical papers and magazine articles as well as chapters in several books. He lectures at universities and industry trade shows and was named Technical Instructor of the Year by NSCA students in 2009 and 2010. And, he holds five patents and is a Life Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society and a Life Senior of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

The expertise Whitlock shares has received accolades from those who have attended his previous presentations. Steve Roth of Michigan-based Roth Electric Sound states, “Even though I’ve been before and drove five hours to hear Bill, I may drive five more hours and go to Chicago to hear him again. I cannot recommend this heartily enough to everyone anywhere near Chicago. This is the absolute shiznit if you wish to understand this subject.”

The session is free of change. Find out more and RSVP here.

The Sound Marketing Tech Expo is also presenting several other technical sessions, including a focus on using digitally steered arrays for maximum speech intelligibility in acoustically challenging spaces, a discussion of differences between the various audio protocols (AVB, Dante, etc.) and design scenarios for each, and more.

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