Meeting Report — November 7, 2007

Date: November 7, 2007 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Topic: REVIEW OF EARLY CONSTANT-DIRECTIVITY HORN DEVELOPMENT, TEF MEASUREMENTS, AND THE NEARFIELD PAPER
Place: ESCO Communications, 8940 Vincennes Circle – Indianapolis, IN

Don Keele has worked in the sound industry since his first engineering job, starting with Electro-Voice:1972, Klipsch: 1977, JBL:1978-1984, Crown International: 1985-1991, Audio Magazine: 1990-2000, and Harman since 2000. Keele has two BS degrees in EE and Physics, and graduated from Brigham Young Unversity with an MSEE with a minor in acoustics.

He worked on EV’s line of large-format constant directivity horns the HR9040, HR6040, and HR4020, JBL’s first series of Bi-Radial horns the 2360, 2365, and 2366, and JBL’s 4430 and 4435 Bi-Radial Studio Monitors, the 2404 tweeter, and the 4660 defined-coverage loudspeaker system. In 2005 he joined the Harman corporate R&D group working under Floyd Toole after working for four years at the Harman/Becker Automotive Systems division in the advanced technology development group. Currently he is back at Harman/Becker working in the “Simulation and Virtual Acoustics” group. He holds three patents and has five pending.

Don is a fellow of the AES and also got to kiss Charlize Theron in 2002 when he received a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for work he did on JBL’s Cinema constant directivity loudspeakers.

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