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Michael Hedges

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Audio Fields:

  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Research & Development
  • Consumer - Home
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Transducers

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  • Technical Director


Michael is the Technical Director at Monitor Audio with experience in Residential Hi-Fi, Custom Install and Automotive audio. He has a first class degree in Acoustics from Salford University.

Michael been working in the design of high quality loudspeakers since graduating in 2009 and managed a joint department of acoustic and electronics engineers at Monitor Audio until October 2015. After this Michael moved to Jaguar Land Rover where he was the Audio Technical Specialist responsible for sound quality and audio strategy.
Michael has now moved back to Monitor Audio as Technical Director and is responsible for the R&D of products for Monitor Audio, Roksan and Blok.

Non-AES Awards & Award Nominations

Best Final Year student from Acoustic, Audio and Video
The University of Salford - May 2009

School Prize for Acoustics, Audio and Video
The University of Salford - May 2009

Education Background

The University of Salford
First Class, Acoustic BSc(hons)
2005 — 2009

Modules Included: Digital Audio, Principles of Acoustics, Enviroment and Industrial Nouse, Electroacoustics, Psychoacosutics, Analogue Electronics in Acoustics, Room Acoustics, Computer Simulation in Acoustics, Sound Reproduction, Digital Signal Processing, Speech Technology

Disseration: Developement of a Loudspeaker Modelling Technique using the Finite Element Method

Employment History

Technical Director
Monitor Audio, Roksan & Blok
Monitor Audio Ltd
June 2018 - Present

Audio Technical Specialist
Jaguar Land Rover Ltd
Nov 2015 - May 2018

Acoustic Design Manager
Monitor Audio Ltd
May 2012 — Oct 2015

Lead Acoustic Engineer
Monitor Audio Ltd
October 2010 -- April 2012

Acoustic Engineer
Monitor Audio Ltd
July 2009 — September 2010

Junior Acoustic Engineer
Monitor Audio Ltd
July 2007 -- July 2008

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