An audio engineer is concerned with the recording, manipulation, mixing and reproduction of sound. Many audio engineers creatively use technologies to produce sound for film, radio, television, music, electronic products and computer games. Alternatively, the term audio engineer can refer to a scientist or engineer who develops new audio technologies working within the field of acoustical engineering.
Audio engineering concerns the creative and practical aspects of sounds including speech and music, as well as the development of new audio technologies and advancing scientific understanding of audible sound.
In-Car Entertainment, (sometimes referred to as ICE, or IVI as in In-Vehicle Infotainment), is a collection of hardware devices installed into automobiles, or other forms of transportation, to provide audio and/or audio/visual entertainment, as well as automotive navigation systems (SatNav). This includes playing media such as CDs, DVDs, Freeview/TV, USB and/or other optional surround sound, or DSP systems. Also increasingly common in ICE installs are the incorporation of video game consoles into the vehicle.
In-Car Entertainment systems have been featured in TV shows such as MTV's Pimp My Ride. In Car Entertainment has been become more widely available due to reduced costs of devices such as LCD screen/monitors, and the reducing cost to the consumer of the converging media playable technologies. Single hardware units are capable of playing CD, MP3, WMA, DVD.
Audio power is the electrical power transferred from an audio amplifier to a loudspeaker, measured in watts. The electrical power delivered to the loudspeaker, together with its sensitivity, determines the sound power level generated (with the rest being converted to heat).
Amplifiers are limited in the electrical energy they can amplify, while loudspeakers are limited in the electrical energy they can convert to sound energy without distorting the audio signal or damaging themselves. These power ratings are important to consumers finding compatible products and comparing competitors.
Velodyne, Inc. is a Silicon Valley-based technology company with three major divisions: Velodyne Acoustics, Velodyne LiDAR, and Velodyne Marine. Thirty years ago, David Hall's audio invention defined the experience of home theater, before the term was commonly used, to include clean sound and low distortion bass. More recently, Hall has applied this same technology to headphones. Velodyne currently has three headphone models on the market: the vPulse in-ear headphone, the vFree, which is an on-ear wireless headphone and the over-ear vTrue studio headphone, with 4 new models to be released this year. David Hall remains the technology visionary behind Velodyne alongside Marta Hall, President of Velodyne, and a nationally recognized public artist. Together they create and oversee the development of new products, fusing technical innovation with the art of beautiful industrial design.
JL Audio is an American manufacturer of consumer audio products. They produce marine, home, and mobile audio products, but are best known for their subwoofers. JL Audio is known as one of the pioneers of the car audio industry.