Italian Professional Audio Manufacturers Embrace AES Milan Convention

— Renowned Italian brands and distributors to exhibit, sponsor and present during the
144th Audio Engineering Society International Convention, 23-26 May, 2018 —

New York, NY, May 8, 2018 — As the professional audio community prepares to gather at AES Milan – Europe’s premier professional audio technology and networking event, taking place 23-26 May at the NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre in Milan, Italy – Italian manufacturers and distributors are also preparing to exhibit and share audio technology insights at the event. “Numerous respected professional audio brands throughout Italy are built upon a historical and globally-known heritage of invention, construction, manufacturing and global export, inspiring the ‘Power of Sound’ theme for the 144th AES International Convention,” notes AES President David Scheirman. The most prominent city in Northern Italy, Milan is a technology and manufacturing stronghold in the heart of a nation characterized by old-world charm and world-renowned as an incubator of innovation, with a thinker-craftsman-inventor culture built upon the historical legacy of icons like Leonardo da Vinci and the father of radio, Guglielmo Marconi.

World-renowned manufacturers of processors, amplifiers, transducers and loudspeaker systems will exhibit and sponsor at AES Milan, including Contralto Audio, Faital, ITEK, K-Array, PowerSoft and Teknosign. Presenting in the AES Milan Technical Program’s Audio Applications Forum will be K-Array’s Daniele Mochi, addressing the topic “How Line Array Technology Has Inspired a New Approach to Microphones”, while Claudio Lastrucci of Powersoft will present a case study on powering subwoofer cabinets at high levels, with the title “Mains to Acoustic Efficiency.”

Italian manufacturers will be also be participating in the Professional Sound Expo (PSE), open to all attendees, including Exhibits-Plus registrants. Sessions on the exhibition hall PSE stage will include Faital’s Marco Baratelli and Grazia Spatafora presenting on “The Importance of Thermal Simulation in Loudspeaker Design: Case Study for a Compression Driver.” K-Array’s Mochi will discuss “The Advantages of Electronic Beam Steering and Its Relation with FIR Filters” and “The Longer, the Better: K-array’s Pure Array Technology Explained,” while PowerSoft’s Lastrucci will reprise his “Mains to Acoustic Efficiency” presentation for the PSE audience. Also in AES Milan’s Exhibition Hall, in addition to exhibiting manufacturers, will be Italian distribution companies AudioSales, ARET, Digiland, Midiware, Mogar Music, SMAPaudio, TEDES and VD Music Group.

Register now for the 144th Audio Engineering Society International Convention, and take advantage of best pricing, including substantial member discounts with Advance Registration, extended through May 14 in honor of AES Membership Month. Advance Registration includes the Exhibits-Plus option, giving attendees access to the exhibition, the PSE and special events. During Advance Registration, attendees can opt for a complimentary Exhibits-Plus registration by using the VIP code AES144NOW. For the ultimate AES Milan experience, an upgrade to All Access registration gives attendees access to all the Convention has to offer. The four-day technical program at AES Milan 2018 will runs 23 – 26 May, while the expo will be open 24 – 26 May.

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