Mr. Kenton Forsythe




Vice-President – Strategic Engineering of EAW

Kenton Forsythe出生于1944年。

Kenton 1966年毕业于康涅狄格州纽黑文的耶鲁大学,获得学士学位。他最初在波士顿再开发局(Boston Redevelopment Authority)的交通规划部门工作,1968年离开那里,前往加州大学伯克利分校(University of California in Berkley, CA)攻读城市规划硕士课程。

1970年,他回到波士顿,在那里,他对扬声器制作的业余爱好随着dB Engineering的成立变成了一项业务。他建立了Forsythe Audio Systems,是K&L Sound专业音频部门的制造部门。1978年,他离开那里,与Ken Berger共同创办了EAW。

肯顿从小就是一个狂热的音乐爱好者。后来,他在加州大学伯克利分校(UC Berkeley)为朋友们设计扬声器,后来又在Forsythe Audio Systems和EAW制造扬声器。他在EAW担任了22年的首席设计工程师,并领导了许多创新产品系列的开发,包括国际旅游标准KF850。继Mackie Designs收购EAW后,Kenton被任命为战略工程副总裁。

他还参与了许多定制的设计,比如梵蒂冈城的圣彼德罗广场,以及麦加最大的音响系统Hajh的 “call to prayer system”。其中许多包括无数大型体育设施和国际知名主题公园的设计,现已经成为标准产品。他最近密切参与了EAW的几款新产品研发。

2011年,Kenton获得了Parnelli音频创新奖(Parnelli Audio Innovator Award),这是一个终生成就奖,以表彰他在专业扬声器系统设计方面的许多开创性贡献。

Vice-President – Strategic Engineering

head design engineer for 22 years at EAW

the recipient of Parnelli Audio Innovator Award

Kenton Forsythe was born in 1944.

Kenton graduated from Yale University in New Haven Connecticut in 1966 with a BA degree. He first worked in the Transportation Planning group at the Boston Redevelopment Authority, leaving there in 1968 to attend a Master of City Planning program at University of California in Berkley, CA.

He returned to Boston in 1970 where his avocation for speaker building turned into a business with the founding of dB Engineering. This became Forsythe Audio Systems and was the manufacturing wing of the Pro Audio division of K&L Sound. He left there to co-found EAW with Ken Berger in 1978.

Kenton has been an avid music lover since early childhood. This turned into designing speakers for friends while at UC Berkeley, which later turned into manufacturing them at Forsythe Audio Systems and then EAW. He was head design engineer for 22 years at EAW and lead the development of many innovative product ranges including the international touring standard KF850. Following the acquisition of EAW by Mackie Designs, later Loud Technologies, Kenton was appointed Vice-President – Strategic Engineering.

He also worked on many custom designs, such as Piazza San Pietro in Vatican City and the call to prayer system for the Hajh in Makkah, the largest sound system in the world. Many of these designs, including those for countless large sporting facilities and internationally renowned theme parks, have become standard product offerings now. He recently has been closely involved in several new products for EAW.

In 2011, Kenton received the Parnelli Audio Innovator Award, a lifetime achievement award, in recognition of his many pioneering contributions to professional loudspeaker system designs.