Meeting Topic: BOSE — Check Them Out!
Moderator Name: Alan Clayton, Dave Petican
Speaker Name: Dave Petican - Ontario Territory Manager; Tony Christina - Bose Representative; Eric Warner - Sales Engineering Team Lead, Northeast at Bose Corporation; Pascal Castonguay - Regional Business Manager at Bose Corporation.
Other business or activities at the meeting:
Alan Clayton welcomed everyone to this event and thanked all the sponsors. He mentioned the location for next month's executive committee meeting. Finally, of course, he thanked Bose for arranging this evening for the Toronto AES.
Alan encouraged guests to become new members of the Toronto section. He noted member benefits and provided information about the social media platforms the Toronto AES could be followed.
He briefly discussed the next event noting some presenters were yet to be confirmed.
Elections were held for the new Executive Committee. A nomination was made for Ross Whitney to hold the position of Vice-Chair which was unanimously accepted. Anthony Kuzub is the new Toronto Chairman.
Executive Committee member Frank Lockwood thanked Alan Clayton for his leadership and contributions during his term as Toronto's chair, again to unanimous agreement.
Meeting Location: Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel - Toronto, Canada.
Dave Petican was introduced and he outlined the evening's events.
Pascal Castonguay lead his presentation with a video about Bose' background. Bose' products extend into the military and health professions. The video also featured information about their noise cancellation technology. Dr. Bose originally planned to have a university. While that never materialized he had a plan B: the corporation was to handed over to MIT to do what they felt best. Bose' focus is on the customer, and is privately held.
At the conclusion of the video presentation Pascal extended the floor to Tony Christina and later Eric Warner.
Throughout the evening, the format for the various presentations was similar: an introduction of the technology/product line, some technical background and usage considerations, audio demonstrations, and a Q&A sessions.
Items covered included the Edgemax line; the Panaray line; Arenamatch DeltaQ Arrays and software tools.
During the final Q&A, the subject of Bose' amplifiers was brought up and discussed at length. Since Bose has many lines of products the presenters decided to focus on speakers for this evening.
At the close of the evening, one of the executive members - a live location recording engineer - remarked how this presentation had given him complete and positive changeover regarding his opinion of the Bose line and wished them much success.
Written By: K. Machat