Powersoft’s Claudio Lastrucci to present case study called Mains to Acoustic Efficiency at AES Milan

Powersoft co-founder Claudio Lastrucci will present a case study entitled Mains to Acoustic Efficiency at the Audio Engineering Society (AES) International Convention in Milan, which takes place from 23 – 26 May 2018.

The AES event, which alternates between a US and European location each year and is in its 144th edition, will take place this year at the NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre. With its Power of Sound theme inspired by Italy’s rich heritage of innovation, Lastrucci will be sharing key insights to all attendees during a one hour long session which is set to be a highlight of this year’s AES convention.

The Powersoft co-founder will be exploring powering subwoofer cabinets at high levels, taking to Arena 1 on Friday 25 May at 12.30pm as part of the Audio Applications Forum Sessions (AAF02). During this session, Lastrucci will present a case study demonstrating how the power requirements to feed a subwoofer are defined. Standardised and program audio signals will be applied and results directly measured on real devices. Measurements on true power input, true power output, and overall efficiency in the amplification chain will be addressed including different amplification topologies. This will reveal surprisingly high overall mains input to acoustic output chain efficiency in the specific, usable, passband of the speaker. Lastrucci co-founded Powersoft in 1995 in Florence (Italy), and acts as research and development director for the professional amplifier manufacturer. In this role, he works across power electronic, audio amplification signal processing, applied mechanics, acoustic and transducer design.

Said Lastrucci ahead of his presentation: “As an Italian audio manufacturer it is wonderful to welcome to the AES Convention to Milan for its European outing this year. Our home country is known globally for its technology and manufacturing prowess, rooted in a culture of invention and innovation which is evident way back in history. “The AES convention is a key date for us every year, I look forward to sharing our knowledge and expertise with our peers at the event, as well as meet with industry colleagues old and new to share ideas and insights on the latest pro-audio industry developments."