Start-Up Kali Audio Hires Former JBL Principle Engineer

Kali Audio, a startup audio company based in Southern California, has hired Charles Sprinkle as director of acoustics.

In this role, Sprinkle will lead the company’s research, product development, and engineering efforts. Kali will be focusing on professional loudspeakers and audio accessories, with an emphasis on value engineering and strong relationships with their community of end users.

Says Sprinkle, “What attracted me about Kali was the freedom to explore peoples’ pain points with the audio gear they’re currently using and design products around giving them a better experience. In the time that I’ve spent in recording studios and at shows, I’ve come to understand that making a better speaker makes it possible for the person using that speaker to make a better product — whether that’s a record, a movie, or a live show. It’s exciting to be involved in that creative process, and to give people the tools they need!”

Before joining Kali, Sprinkle was a principal systems engineer at JBL Professional, where he was instrumental in the development of many award winning studio monitors and portable PA products.

Sprinkle’s first product with Kali, codenamed “Project Lone Pine,” will be debuting in June of 2018. Before the debut, Kali will be hosting private events in Los Angeles for retailers and industry influencers to demonstrate the product and introduce the company.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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