Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 19:00
Location: 
Southampton Solent University
1 East Park Terrace
SO14 0YN Southampton
United Kingdom
Event Details: 

John Watkinson will explore the theory and demonstrate the practicality of Time accurate Loudspeakers - in his own style which will make you think hard!

Much is said about the frequency response and polar diagram of a Loudspeaker
– But in order to faithful reduce the sound field – the timing of a loudspeaker is important
– can it be does with ordinary Loudspeakers??....
Come and discuss with John and use your own ears to hear if you agree with him!

This meeting is held with the SMPTE Student Chapter at Solent

Come and meet old friends and make new ones from some of those just starting out in our industries 
over ample refreshments from, 18h30 before hearing John at 19h00 

Refreshments are to be served   will be up on ‘The Bridge’, which is on top of the ‘Pod’ 
which is in the middle of the Spark building

 

Speaker

John Watkinson is a very independent consultant, technologist and author. He has written several books on digital audio and video technology; is a regular columnist for international industry publications; and has delivered numerous papers at conferences of AES, SMPTE, IEE and IOA  

 His customers include major television broadcasters worldwide.    

John  is a graduate  of Southampton University – with a BSc (hons)  in Electronic Engineering and MSc from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) at the University of Southampton

He is a Fellow of the AES, a member of the British Computer Society and a chartered information systems practitioner

Join’s books include,   MPEG-2; The Art of Digital Audio; An Introduction to Digital Video; The Art of Sound Reproduction; An Introduction to Digital Audio; TV Fundamentals and Audio for Television

Travel

The main entrance to reception is on East Park Terrace, opposite the park see google map

We are meeting the SPARK  Building Palmerston Room  Its entrance at the other end of the Campus to the left of the Main Entrance see site map

For more information please visit: http://www.solent.ac.uk/about/find-us/find-us.aspx

Travelling by car

Southampton is just 75 miles (120km) from London and 21 miles (34km) from the Channel ports.

From the north-east (London)

From junction 12 of the M25, take the M3 towards Southampton. At junction 14, take the A33 until you reach a roundabout with Jury's Inn in the middle. Here, take the third exit onto East Park Terrace. The University is on your left.

From the north (Birmingham)

From junction 9 of the M40, take the A34 towards Oxford. Follow the A34 to a roundabout with the M3. Take the M3 to Southampton. At junction 14 take the A33 until you reach a roundabout with Jury's Inn in the middle. Here take the third exit onto East Park Terrace. The University is on your left.

From the east (Dover)

Follow the A27/M27 and leave at junction 5. Take the A335 for Southampton, bearing left to stay on it at the traffic lights. Turn left onto the A33 and then at the roundabout with Jury's Inn in the middle. Here take the third exit onto East Park Terrace. The University is on your left.

Parking

The University has limited parking on site – this accessed from St Andrews Road

Pass  the University in East park Terrance and turn left at the end –into New Road – drive to the junction (Ignore entrances to Left)  Turn Left into St Andrews Road – and then fork left into the Staff car park.  Use the first two car parks on the right ( Labeled D and C)  and enter the Spark building from car park D  

You are strongly recommended to look at this map  to see the whole route
 

You exit by the same route you entered....

 But there are several car parks in the immediate vicinity.

 

Travelling by train

The closest train station to use is Southampton Central Station.

If you exit via Platform 1, turn right, walk up the hilly footpath towards the Civic Centre building (large white stone building with clock tower). Then follow Civic Centre Road and New Road straight on till you see the University ahead of you.

If you exit on Platform 4, turn left, walk up the hill towards the Civic Centre building (large white stone building with clock tower). Then follow Civic Centre Road and New Road straight on till you see the University ahead of you.