2015: 100 years of sound – book publication and celebration


To celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the loudspeaker a number of initiatives uniting industry and research environment has been launched during 2015.

Danish Loudspeakers 100 years – the coffee table book

Thursday, December 10, 2015 is the exact day of the anniversary. 100 years earlier, on December 10, 1915, the Dane Peter Laurits Jensen and his partner Edvin Pridham presented their groundbreaking invention – the first electrodynamic loudspeaker – to the public in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. The next day The San Francisco Bulletin published an enthusiastic article about the event: “Great invention made of Californians solves many problems. The slender tone of a single violin heard about a mile away. The sound operatic Luisa Tetrazzini’s voice reverberating throughout the sdtadium, and a piano solo resembling the chimes of Westminster Abbey played  by Colossus of Rhodes”. The loudspeaker was born.

To mark the historical day Danish Sound Innovation Network publishes a coffee table book entitled Danish Loudspeakers 100 years. The book has been edited by DELTA and made with generous contributions from the Danish loudspeaker industry.

Get the online version of Danish Loudspeakers 100 years here.

If you are interested in a hard copy, contact info@danishsound.org to hear about the options.

100 Years of Sound – the speaker’s 100 years anniversary

On November 5, 2015 the Danish sound community celebrated the speaker’s 100th year anniversary in Struer, home of notorious Bang & Olufsen. The full day event was organized by Danish Sound Innovation Network, Struer – the City of Sound and hosted by Struer Museum . It included a string of presentations focusing on the speaker’s historical significance as well as a glimpse into the future of the dynamic speaker. The line up included Jan Larsen, Danish Sound Innovation Network, Søren Vase Legarth, DELTA SenseLab, Kresten Bjørn Krab-Bjerre, Bang & Olufsen, Ole Witthøft, System Audio, Professor Ole Lauridsen, og Lars Risbo, Purifi.

See a mood reel of the event:

More videos on Danish Sound Innovation Network’s YouTube channel here.

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