AES New York 2015 Presenter or Author

Todd Eichenbaum

Todd Eichenbaum

Primary Affiliation: Harman Luxury Audio - Shelton, CT, USA
AES Member Type: Member

Since February, 2013, Todd Eichenbaum has been the Director of Engineering for the Luxury Audio business unit at Harman International Industries, Inc., where he oversees the Electronics Engineering Center of Excellence in Shelton, Connecticut. At the Engineering Center he leads a team of 10 talented engineers who design Mark Levinson, Lexicon, and JBL Synthesis electronics for the home, and he also works closely with Harman’s Luxury Audio acoustics team in Northridge, California. In 2014, Todd also began collaborating with Harman’s top automotive engineers on the design and tuning of Mark Levinson sound systems in Lexus automobiles.

Prior to joining Harman, Todd was Director of Engineering at Krell Industries, Orange, Connecticut. He worked there more than 21 years altogether, from 1998 to 2013, as well as from 1988 to 1995. During that time, he designed or oversaw the design of at least 60 preamp, power amp, and loudspeaker products, dating as far back as the KSP-7B preamp and KSA-250 power amp, and continuing through the Full Power Balanced amps, the Evolution product line, and the iBias concept. He was also the primary collaborator on the Krell sound system in the Acura RLX.

From 1995 to 1998 Todd was Senior Engineer at Precision Power, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona. During that time he designed the PPI 2500F1, a limited edition, $15,000, 500W/channel, discrete automotive power amp. He also designed a novel line of hybrid vacuum tube/solid state automotive stereo power amps. In addition, Todd worked on PPI’s “tweak and tune” team, helping tune vehicles for competition and demonstration.

Before joining Krell the first time, Todd received his BSEE degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, in 1986, and his MSEE degree from Stanford University, Stanford, California, in 1988. He had a brief internship at Koss Stereophones, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1987. He was active in Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi engineering honor societies, and he also won Northwestern’s Faricy Award for Creative Art in 1983.

Todd lives in Connecticut with his wife and sons, where he enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and listening to jazz.

Session List

Oct 29: EB1: Transducers—Part 1
New Design Methodologies in Mark Levinson Amps (Author)

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