Powersoft co-founder to address AES International Convention

This Friday Claudio Lastrucci, co-founder of Powersoft, will present a case study titled ‘Mains to Acoustic Efficiency’ at the Audio Engineering Society (AES) International Convention.

The professional audio technology and networking event is being held in Milan, Italy May 23 to 26 at the NH Hotel Milano. The 144th edition of the event, that alternates between a US and European location each year, will see Lastrucci present under the theme “Power of Sound”.

In an hour long session, Lastrucci will explore powering subwoofer cabinets at high levels, taking to Arena 1 on May 25 at 12.30pm as part of the Audio Applications Forum Sessions (AAF02).

He will present a case study demonstrating how the power requirements to feed a subwoofer are defined. Standardised and program audio signals will be applied and results directly measured on real devices. Measurements on true power input, true power output, and overall efficiency in the amplification chain will be addressed including different amplification topologies. Powersoft says this will reveal surprisingly high overall mains input to acoustic output chain efficiency in the specific, usable, passband of the speaker.

Lastrucci co-founded Powersoft in 1995 in Florence, Italy), and acts as research and development director for the professional amplifier manufacturer. In this role, he works across power electronic, audio amplification signal processing, applied mechanics, acoustic and transducer design. He has an Italian Laurea in Electronic Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering at Florence University. 

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