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Phone: (253) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Santa Clarita , California , United States
NWAA Labs inc
90 Tower Blvd.
Elma , Washington 98541
United States


Employment History

  • Owner and Chief Scientist
    NWAA Labs inc
  • Owner
    Northwest Audio
  • President
    Northwest Audio
  • Technician and Researcher
  • Design Engineer and Scientist
  • Consultant and A Member
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Led by Ron Sauro, Owner and ..., 18 Aug 2008 [cached]
Led by Ron Sauro, Owner and Chief Scientist of NWAA Labs, Technomad's range of IP56-rated weatherproof loudspeakers underwent GLL testing for the first time.
"GLL testing is a critical step forward in accurate data collection for loudspeaker design engineers, particularly those specifying a venue that will include clusters of multiple loudspeakers," said Sauro. "Engineers and consultants who download the GLL files can more accurately predict what will happen in a room or facility when multiple cabinets are used, and also predict and better understand the interaction between all the cabinets and drivers in the loudspeakers. The GLL format provides a very accurate resolution of phase that is superior to how we previously measured and presented data."
Sauro added that manufacturers like Technomad benefit from GLL testing through physically assembling loudspeakers in a "virtual reality" or simulated environment, measuring the drivers without crossovers or digital signal processing, and making design changes that are instantly noticed.
Update: Interview with Ron Sauro from Pro AV Magazine
5-Minute Interview: Ron Sauro
A former NASA engineer and scientist, Sauro now heads up NWAA Labs, a Santa Clarita, Calif.-based lab for testing loudspeakers and materials for the audio industry Among other things, the lab tests loudspeakers for conformance to the Generic Loudspeaker Library specification, which was introduced at the AES convention in New York in October 2006.
PRO AV: Tell us a little about NWAA Labs.
SAURO: NWAA Labs was founded to fulfill a long-standing, but unrealized industry requirement for independent, standardized loudspeaker and acoustic materials testing. I was able to adapt the array I designed at NASA for magnetic data acquisition for use in gathering sound data at NWAA Labs. This design allows for an exponential increase in the rate of data acquisition, reducing the time involved from many hours, to often less than 40 minutes, thus minimizing the environmental variations that hamper accurate measurement, particularly phase measurements.
PRO AV: What is the Generic Loudspeaker Library?
SAURO: The Generic Loudspeaker Library is a method of inputting, calculating, and displaying complex speaker directivity data. It's accomplished by measuring individual drivers, in place, and then mathematically integrating these balloons with crossover transfer functions.
SAURO: It is especially useful for the construction and simulation of line arrays and complex cluster arrangements in order to predict lobing and other acoustic results more accurately. In other words, GLLs can be used by simulation programs to accurately predict real-world performance of complex and variable configurations of loudspeaker boxes and arrays.
PRO AV: How can AV pros use GLL results and GLL files?
SAURO: Consultants can take advantage of independent testing to confirm equivalent performance between loudspeaker boxes created by different manufacturers.
SAURO: We are receiving more and more requests from consultants and contractors for GLL data and more than a dozen manufacturers have adopted the GLL format. (Technomad Associates of Boston most recently received GLL certification from NWAA Labs for its IP56-rated weatherproof loudspeakers.)
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This kind of attention to detail is what makes this facility easy and good to use" said Ron Sauro, President of Northwest Audio and Acoustics.
Q&A with Ron Sauro, ... [cached]
Q&A with Ron Sauro, NWAA Labs
A former NASA engineer and scientist, Ron Sauro now heads up NWAA Labs, a Santa Clarita, Calif.?based lab for testing loudspeakers and materials for the audio industry....
Orange County Regional Chapter - Acoustical Society of America, 17 Nov 2009 [cached]
Ron Sauro NWAA Labs, Inc.
Ron Sauro served in the USAF (1964-1968) as a "Heavy Ground Radar Technician" in isolated sites such as the DEW Line and Viet Nam. As a Technician and Researcher at the NASA Ames Research Center (1968-1972) he specialized in low field magnetics and helped design experiments for the Apollo Missions including the Lunar Surface Magnetometer (LSM) and the Lunar Portable Magnetometer (LPM). He also designed Magnetics experiments on the Voyager, Pioneer and Viking Spacecrafts.
From 1973 to 1980 he was a recording and touring musician heading groups in Las Vegas. He was Proprietor and Owner of Ron's Keyboard and Electronics Services, Tacoma, WA from 1980 to 1995. As Owner of Northwest Audio and Acoustics (1989-2004) Ron designed and installed acoustic corrections and speaker systems in diverse places and facilities. These includes Las Vegas Speedway; University Presbyterian Church in Seattle; Qurum Amphitheater in Muscat, Oman; Hollywood Park Race Track in Inglewood, CA and the Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol Building. Since 2004 Ron has been President of NWAA Labs offering testing and researching acoustics. He made a major discovery in acoustics in 2007 and has presented invited papers at the ASA meeting in Portland in May, 2009, and the INCE meeting in Ottawa, Canada in August 2009. He will present invited papers at ASA in Baltimore in May, 2010.
MACHâ„¢ Testing, 26 May 2011 [cached]
Originally developed by NASA scientist, Ron Sauro, in 1968 for use in testing the Pioneer, Explorer and Voyager spacecrafts in addition to the mannned Apollo lunar program, the MACH™ Testing method has been reformulated into a revolutionary process for evaluating loudspeakers and materials. This cross-pollination of technology from the realm of space research to the world of sound and acoustics research has produced a high-speed testing system unlike any other.
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