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Audience Appoints Phil DuCote as Audio Engineer

San Marcos, CA, July 30, 2020 Audience  today announced it has appointed Phil DuCote as its new audio engineer. DuCote will be involved in the engineering of all Audience products including speakers, cables, power conditioners and accessories.

Phil DuCote has been a loudspeaker designer for Audience over the past two years. He has an extensive background in a variety of engineering disciplines including CAD (computer aided design), testing, quality control, digital electronics, acoustics, CIM (computer-integrated manufacturing) and other areas.

“I’m excited to become more involved in the development of new Audience products, as well as looking at possible refinements to existing Audience designs,” said DuCote. “We have some extremely interesting ideas in the works and I look forward to taking a greater part in helping to make them happen.” 

Prior to joining Audience, DuCote held positions at Hickory Audio Lab, Furlow-Philbeck Consulting Engineers, Three Phase Audio, The Central Louisiana Electric Company and Brute Force Audio. In addition to his manufacturing expertise DuCote has been an educator at Buford High School, the Atlanta, GA Department of Technical and Adult Education, Gwinnett Technical Institute and Southern Technical College. He was an officer in the U.S. Air Force and has PhD and Master’s degrees from the University of Georgia and a BA from the University of Louisiana.

“Since the day Phil joined the Audience team we have been continually impressed with his depth of audio engineering knowledge and his ability to apply it to designing products that offer exceptional audio quality and performance,” said John McDonald, president of Audience. “Phil is such a valuable asset that it’s a logical move to expand his role in the company. We’re fortunate, and I am grateful, to have such a multi-talented person on our team.”

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About Audience

Audience was formed in November 1997 by John McDonald and the late Richard Smith, as a design and production company focused on building the best possible audio and video equipment. To pass the Audience test, each product must truly make a significant contribution to the reproduction of audio and/or video. Audience offers loudspeakers, electronics, cables, power conditioners, high-resolution capacitors and the Auric Illuminator optical disk resolution enhancement.

Audience’s commitment is to develop the very best products possible, and the company is committed to unexcelled customer service and product support. All Audience cables have an unconditional lifetime warranty and power conditioners have a ten-year warranty. For more information visit



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