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KLIPPEL is an innovative leader in providing unique test equipment for electro-acoustical transducers and audio systems. Founded in 1997 by Dr. Wolfgang Klippel, the novel techniques developed for control and measurement systems of loudspeakers and other transducers are the result of over 30 years of fundamental research. This provides more accurate physical models of loudspeakers, micro-speakers and headphones valid for both small and large amplitudes. The focus is on revealing the root causes of signal distortion and defects and giving practical indications for improvements in design and manufacturing of audio products.   

KLIPPEL offers a broad portfolio of products and services. The main products are the KLIPPEL Analyzer System with the R&D applications and QC System (End-of-Line Testing) and the KLIPPEL CONTROLLED SOUND TECHNOLOGY. These cutting-edge technologies have changed the way loudspeakers are developed and manufactured in the audio industry.

The KLIPPEL Analyzer System empowers engineers around the globe in creating, evaluating and testing audio products over the full life cycle in the lab, on the production line and in the field. Based on a common hard- and software platform, these tools allow products to be created that exceed the end-user’s expectations while minimizing manufacturing costs. KLIPPEL‘s vast research on acoustics, loudspeaker modeling and system identification is the basis for unique measurement and simulation tools as well as innovative DSP algorithms.

The KLIPPEL CONTROLLED SOUND TECHNOLGY (KCS) stands for a new paradigm in active loudspeaker control and correction. The adaptive control structure is based on electro-acoustical modeling and combines real-time monitoring of the transducer parameters with active protection against thermal and mechanical overload, nonlinear distortion cancellation, system alignment and stabilization of the voice coil position.

KLIPPEL leads the industry with measurement and control technology based on fundamental research along with many years of practical experience and high-level support and education.

Our Vision
We help to optimize audio systems in size, cost and quality in all applications and worldwide by:

  • Providing high quality, innovative measurement technology for the product development and manufacturing
  • Developing powerful control technology
  • Educating industry, engineers and students

EU-ESF project funding

Klippel GmbH is supported by the European Union and the European Social Fund in Saxony in the implementation of the following projects:  

  • Innovationsassistent FuE Projekt: Digitale Verarbeitung und Übertragung von Audiosignalen auf moderne Prozessorarchitekturen
  • Innovationsassistent FuE Projekt: Automatische Messung von mechanischen, akustischen und elektrischen Feldern