ADRaudio

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Privately held company
Industry Audio electronics
Founded 2004
Headquarters Novo Mesto, Slovenia
Key people
Franci Pavlin, Ales Dravinec
Products Concert loudspeakers
Website http://www.adraudio.com/

ADRaudio is a European manufacturer of high end concert loudspeaker systems based in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. They offer a wide range of self-powered products with internal all-analog processing, as well as rackmount signal processors for system integration.

History[edit]

Three ADRaudio loudspeakers in place for a barn dance at a metal smithy
Quartet San Francisco performing at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, through ADRaudio loudspeakers

EONA ADRaudio was started by General Manager Franci Pavlin and Chief Engineer Ales Dravinec in 2004.

At the 125th AES Convention in San Francisco in 2008, Dravinec joined veteran loudspeaker designers Charlie Hughes (formerly of Altec Lansing and Peavey Electronics), Dave Gunness (formerly of Eastern Acoustic Works and Electrovoice), Pete Soper (of Meyer Sound Laboratories), Ralph Heinz (of Renkus-Heinz) and Tom Danley (has designed for Servodrive, Yorkville Sound, Danley Sound Labs) in a panel discussion, moderated by industry veteran Tom Young, to share thoughts about the art of loudspeaker design in the application of live sound reinforcement.[1][2] Not certain he would be able to appear at a follow-on seminar in New York City in October 2009, Dravinec declined to add his name to the pre-event announcement. Nonetheless, he appeared as a last minute panelist and rejoined Young, Gunness and Hughes as well as speaker designer Doug Jones, representing Danley Sound Labs.[3]

Jamie Taylor, Managing Director of Australian Event Productions, signed on as the Asia-Pacific distributor in 2008. During the ENTECH trade show in Sydney that year, Pavlin, Dravinec and Prescott came to exhibit the product line.[4] Of the M1225 monitor wedge, Taylor said it "is very loud, yet sounds very well rounded, and I can pick it up without breaking a sweat! I used these exact wedges on a national level touring band recently, and they nearly tried putting them in their van at the load out!"[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The SOTA of Designing Loudspeakers for Live Sound", Live Sound Seminar L2, AES San Francisco 2008. 125th AES Convention.
  2. ^ Young, Tom. (7 October 2008) "Re: My AES 125 Thoughts #2", LAB: The Classic Live Audio Board, Sound Reinforcement, Forum Home.
  3. ^ "State of the Art Loudspeaker Design for Live Sound", Live Sound Seminar L11, AES New York 2009. 127th AES Convention.
  4. ^ Events. ADRaudio.
  5. ^ EONA ADRaudio. Australian Event Productions.

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