Dynaudio recruits Jan Abildgaard Pedersen to CTO role

Pedersen worked on the development of the ABC room correction system for the Bang & Olufsen Beolab 5 loudspeaker.

David Davies

The highly aclaimed audio engineer and former Bang & Olufsen DSP research engineer Jan Abildgaard Pedersen has been appointed to the role of chief technology officer at Dynaudio.

Pedersen has worked on some pivotal DSP projects over the years, including the development of the ABC room correction system for the Bang & Olufsen Beolab 5 loudspeaker. He was also involved in the development of ICEpower at Bang & Olufsen, and has held senior roles at Lyngdorf Audio/Steinway Lyngdorf.

In addition, Pedersen is responsible for many patents and continues to have extensive involvement with the AES: as well as being a past-president of the association, he has served as conference chair at five international conferences and is currently serving as conference policy committee chair and awards committee chair.

Jan Abildgaard Pedersen, CTO of Dynaudio, commented: “It is vital to have deep knowledge in both acoustics and in DSP to develop true breakthroughs in audio quality. On the one hand you need to fully understand the acoustic challenges on the way toward perfect sound quality and on the other hand you need to fully understand the potential and possibilities of DSP.”