George Ntanavaras received the diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece in 1986. For more than 20 years, he has worked in the Research and Development Department of a large Greek Telecommunications Company, beginning his career as a design engineer and then in several Managerial positions. He currently works as a consultant for a Company specializing in Machine to Machine (M2M) services and applications. His audio interests include the design of pre-amplifiers, active crossovers, power amplifiers, and mostly loudspeakers. During his student years, he worked for a Greek Hi-Fi magazine doing audio equipment laboratory tests and writing technical articles. In the last 10 years, he has published many articles in the Audioxpress magazine. Music has always been one of his main interests and much of his spare time is dedicated to listening to classical music. He lives in Athens, Greece with his wife Eugenia and his two sons Sotiris and Christos.
George Ntanavaras wanted to design some simple speakers for his surround system. However, he found that things are not always as simple and easy as they seem. In the process, he tested many...