There has been a lot going on since our last newsletter, and we would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little about it.

First, some welcome new products news: The long anticipated DXT tweeter (27TBCD/GB-DXT, H1499-06 ) is finally in initial production, and available for evaluation samples. For those of you who ordered samples of this tweeter earlier this year, you should receive them shortly. If you would like to obtain product samples, but haven’t yet ordered them, please contact your SEAS sales representative.

Next, we are pleased to announce that SEAS will once again be exhibiting at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. You will find us in the same location as last year: The Venetian Tower, 29-112. As always, there will be exciting new products, presented with our traditional Norwegian hospitality. A number of important internal changes are taking place inside SEAS to better serve you, our customer. Shortly, we will be launching a new, and highly improved version of our web site. In addition to being far easier to navigate, it will provide access to far more comprehensive information about our products than previously available.

We have also undertaken a new and wide ranging internal evaluation of our value chain from start to finish. This includes areas such as sub- suppliers, distribution, internal and external communications, etc. You will be hearing more about this in future communications.

Finally, in our continuing effort to offer the highest level of technical competence in the loudspeaker industry, we are pleased to announce the newest member of the SEAS R&D team: Mr. Håvard Sollien. Håvard joins us, having just finished his graduate studies at the Norwegian Technical University in Trondheim (NTNU). For his Master’s Thesis, Håvard researched a novel approach for calculating Thiele/Small parameters by measuring diaphragm velocity via two microphones positioned very close to the diaphragm surface. The driver’s transfer function could then be derived via comparison of input voltage to diaphragm velocity. Adaptive filtering was then applied to fit the measured data to a small signal model of the driver.

We strongly believe that Håvard’s educational background, combined with real world experience in our lab, will result in an even higher level of product quality and innovation in the future. We are proud to have him as part of the SEAS team.