Meeting Topic: Car Audio Systems
Moderator Name: Jason Corey
Speaker Name: Jeff Vautin and Bud McLellan, Bose Corporation
Meeting Location: Duderstadt Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
On Monday, January 21st, 2013, Jeff Vautin (University of Michigan alumnus) and Bud MacLellan from Bose Corporation's Automotive Systems division visited the University of Michigan student section of the AES to give a presentation about designing acoustic system for vehicles. A car is one of the harshest acoustic environments for an audio system; it has simultaneously very reflective and very dry material, and the small space introduces harmful standing waves. Mr. Vautin and Mr. MacLellan talked about the techniques Bose uses to get around these challenges to produce the best audio quality possible, ranging from optimal speaker placement to the different digital signal processing methods used for different speakers throughout the car.
Written By: Peter Leonard