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Meeting Recap - July 18, 2012

AES Chicago Section Meeting Notice

TOPIC: The Evolution of Audio Technology that Transports the Cinematic Experience into the Home


DATE: Wednesday, July 18, 2012

TIME: 7:30pm; dinner (optional) at 6:30pm

LOCATION: Shure Incorporated, 5800 W. Touhy Ave, Niles, IL 60714

Advances in audio technology have brought the experience of the cinema to the living room. Traditional home theatre occupies significant space within the home. Audio system advancements have made possible compelling new form factors that have allowed home theater to gain mainstream acceptance. Guy Torio, an Audio System Research Engineer at Bose, will share the evolution of audio research and design for the home from multiple monolithic floor standing loudspeakers to all-encompassing single piece systems and everything in between. With regards to bringing the best possible experience into the home, technology advancements in the areas of acoustics, signal processing, and overall system design will be discussed.

After receiving a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Tech, Guy Torio worked for Shure as an Acoustic Development Engineer starting in 1995. At the beginning of 2001, Guy began working for Bose as an Audio System Engineer with the Automotive Systems Division (ASD), designing and tuning custom production systems. In 2005, Guy moved into the advanced development group, where he created new signal processing for automotive applications and provided training on new tuning tools. In 2007, Guy transferred to the Research division to work with the Home Entertainment Applied Research group. Today, Guy is a specialist research engineer and manages the system engineering section of the Audio Applied Research group, whose long-range charter is to serve all the divisions at Bose.