The State of the Audio Industry

(Reprinted courtesy AVIXA)

By Barry Vogel- CEO of ALTI LLC (Audio & Loudspeaker Technologies International)

In a world with super-sized high-definition state of the art displays, it always seems as though audio takes a back seat. Being in the industry, it astounds me that the advances in technology and the science of sound doesn’t seem to get the attention it deserves.

ALTI is a loudspeaker-centric association that encompasses electro-acoustic drivers and the surrounding signal path. That expanded focus beyond drivers alone began about 5 years ago and is a part of the story. It is new technologies, new loudspeaker formats and materials, DSP and related signal manipulation, MEMS microphones, and more that should rightfully share the spotlight with the other communication formats.

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