Wayne Harris Biography

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Wayne Harris with his baby!
Wayne Harris with his Cirrus SR20!

Director of Research and Development - Rockford Corporation (Retired)
President - Wayne Harris Enterprises
President - Spokane River Association
President and Founder - dB Drag Racing Association


Wayne has been with Rockford Corporation since 1988 (Retired in 2000). During this time, he has garnered two Design and Engineering awards from the Electronics Industries Association. The first of these was for the Hafler MAX-410 electronic crossover in 1989. In 1991, the Symmetry Mobile Audio Control System received the same prestigious award.

To view a RealVideo introduction to Symmetry, click HERE.

Other awards for Symmetry and its derivatives include:

Innovations
Design and
Engineering
1989
Innovations
Design and
Engineering
1991
Grand Prix
Technology
of the Year
1991
Grand Prix
Technology
of the Year
1995
ECAP
Processor
of the Year
1996
Grand Prix
Product
of the Year
1996
Grand Prix
Product
of the Year
1998
Grand Prix
Design and
Engineering
2003

Wayne holds numerous patents relating to these products, all of which are assigned to Rockford Corporation.


In 1996, Wayne founded TERMPRO.COM, a website dedicated to autosound enthusiasts. During that same year, he was dubbed one of six "Sound-Off Legends" by Car Audio magazine. The complete article may be found here.


In 1992, Wayne was personally named as one of the Top Ten Most Influential People in the car audio industry from 1987 to 1992 by Car Stereo Review magazine.


In 1989, Wayne introduced TERM-1, a software package that allowed installers and engineers to design and model low-frequency enclosures prior to construction. In 1991 TERM-2 was introduced followed by Term-PRO in 1992 and Term-CAD 3D in 1995. Wayne is also responsible for designing the computerized testing facilities Rockford uses to test and burin-in all of its amplifiers.


Wayne has been involved in the autosound industry since 1984. One of his first show cars, the "TERMINATOR" has been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions. The TERMINATOR achieved national recognition when it won first place at two National Level car audio events in 1984 and 1985. Wayne has also been credited for being the first to use stiffening capacitors and bus bars in an autosound installation.

From 1985-1988, Wayne worked as a design engineer for Orion industries, another American car audio manufacturer.

In 1990, Wayne served on the International Autosound Challenge Association's board of directors. He also participated as a contributing editor for Car Stereo Review magazine from 1989 to 1993.


In 1994, Wayne promoted the first ever dB Drag Racing event. Since then, dB Drag Racing has evolved into one of the most exciting auto sound competiton formats ever devised.


Wayne's hobbies include flying airplanes, scuba diving, storm chasing, personal watercraft, golf, electronics, computers, and auto sound.


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