Audio Pioneer Klayman Dies
Arnold Klayman, a pioneer in the world of audio technology and the inventor of the Sound Retrieval System, has passed away at the age of 82, SRS Labs announced last week.
“This is a very sad day at SRS,” SRS’ CEO, Tom Yuen, said in a statement. “Arnold was a genuine innovator whose contributions extend across a wide range of audio products. He was one of the very first to apply the science of psychoacoustics to improve audio playback, and he had a keen understanding of the human hearing process.
“He will be deeply missed,” Yuen added.
Klayman created the Venturi bookshelf speaker in the 1970s, and went on to start a research facility in 1980, founding SRS while working for Hughes Aircraft in the 1980s. Klayman joined SRS Labs in 1994 and remained until his retirement in 2006.
Klayman is survived by a son, Jonathan.