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CareerEdit

Boothroyd trained as a mechanical engineer and went on to study industrial design at the Royal College of Art. He is currently the Managing Director of Cambridge Product Design Ltd and is the co-founder and Design Director of Meridian Audio (Previously known as Boothroyd-Stuart).[1] Meridian, established in 1977, won the Design Council Award for Outstanding British Product an unprecedented three times.[2]

DesignsEdit

An early landmark in Boothroyd's career were his cabinet designs for the Lecson AC1 pre-amp and AP1 power amplifier which he produced in 1974.[3] The Lecson hi-fi is now in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum.[4][5] The Lecson Audio System was selected as one of the important representations of British technological and design innovation to have taken place between two London-hosted Olympic Games.[5]

In 1981, he provided the case design for the BBC Micro, the computer used in the BBC’s Computer Literacy Project.[4][6] He also worked on the design for the RiscPC computer.[7]

Pioneer commissioned Boothroyd to produce a unique appearance for its new surround-sound speaker system. His design was used in the Pioneer Elite Reference speaker system.[8]

Acorn productsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ RV Veera (21 July 1999). "Continuous Quality Boost at Meridian". New Straits Times. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Premier Products from Britain". New Straits Times. 6 May 2004. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Lecson". www.thevintageknob.org. July 2008. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  4. ^ a b Warman, Matt (21 April 2012). "The great sound of Britain". telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  5. ^ a b Osborn, George (3 April 2012). "Meridian founders and Sinclair graduate to the V&A". cabume.co.uk. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  6. ^ Erol Gelenbe and Jean-Pierre Kahane (16 March 2009). "Fundamental Concepts in Computer Science". Imperial College Press. Retrieved 29 April 2010.
  7. ^ Burley, Ian (June 1994). "Acorn RISC PC 600" (PDF). Personal Computer World. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  8. ^ Thomas J. Norton (19 March 1999). "Pioneer Elite Reference Loudspeaker System". Stereophile. Retrieved 25 April 2012.

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