About Stroud Audio
Our Company, Stroud Audio Inc., was incorporated on 11 Sept 2001 in Kokomo, Indiana to provide audio and electronics consulting and engineering services to the audio products and automotive industry.
Our electronics workbench has seen numerous audio, musical instrument, amateur radio and other various audio projects.
SAI has loudspeaker measurement equipment and powerful analysis software. Speaker drivers, enclosed speakers and integrated systems can be easily and quickly measured. We can design listening experiments and design listening rooms.
SAI offers training packages for car audio design and tuning, skilled listening, electronic circuit design, and guitar amplifier design.
SAI's audio consulting capabilities are based primarily on the training and experience of Richard Stroud, its founder and president.
About Richard Stroud
Richard earned a BSEE w/honors degree in 1963 from North Carolina State University. Richard brings to SAI over 40 years of design experience, including 33 years in electronics, audio and acoustics at Delphi Delco Electronics. Some of Richard's audio concepts are now a part of modern automotive systems.
At Delphi, Richard was a Technical Fellow and the supervisor of the strong audio design team that launched and supported the "Monsoon" audio system. His home in the US Midwest.
Richard is a member of the Audio Engineering Society and the Society of Automotive Engineers. He currently serves as Chairman of the AES's Technical Committee on Automotive Audio.
He has also served as Organizer for the SAE Audio Systems Session, an activity he served for over 30 years. He was also the SAE's Electrical and Electronics Activity Chairman.
Richard has written five technical papers for the Society of Automotive Engineers:
”More":The Selling of Audio
Masking Effects of Non-Flat Frequency Response
Reference vs. Preference: "Surround" of Surround Sound
Loudness Compensation in Motor Vehicles
Low-Cost Audio for Automobiles
The papers above are offered for your use with the permission of SAE. Please read the information at the end of the papers before printing.
Richard has five patents:
- Magnetic Wheel Speed Sensor
- FM "Music History" signal processing (with others)
- Level translator for AGC system
- Audio Amplifier having Linear Gain Control
- Non-linear noise reduction system (with Mike McQuilling)
He has chaired and participated in numerous workshops for both the SAE and the AES.
Richard has written a paper for the AES: Quasi-Anechoic Measurement of Loudspeakers using Notch Equalization presented in 2010 at the AES 129th Convention.
He has created and taught comprehensive electronic circuit design and audio installation courses both within Delphi, and at other companies.
He is a musician; guitar and bass player, singer, and songwriter. He built his first vacuum tube and transistor guitar amps and played at fraternity parties during his college years.
Richard has been a licensed Amateur Radio operator since age 15 (now W9KWG) and currently holds an Amateur Extra license. He has done much r.f. and antenna design and development in support of this hobby and other r.f. projects as well.
For a more complete resume of Richard Stroud, kindly see Richard's Resume.
Put SAI to Work for You
SAI can travel worldwide to work directly with your team, and can host your team here in Kokomo.
Please give us a call at +1-765-319-7727 or visit our "Contact SAI" page for more contact information.