MarkAudio-SOTA is a joint cooperation between SOTA Acoustics and Markaudio Loudspeakers, LTD. It harmoniously brings together a dream team of specialists in each aspect of speaker design — including speaker drivers, voice coils, crossovers, and cabinets — to build best-in-class sounding speakers that have build quality and visual appeal to match.
“Founder Steve Cheng formed SOTA Acoustics Limited in 2014. Having maintained a keen audio interest over many years, the time came to turn dreams into a reality. Steve is the Executive Director and Chairman of Telefield, a substantial manufacturing company group based in Hong Kong, experience that will assist SOTA in its growth and development.
Consultant Mark Fenlon leads on product development and technical application. Mark also contributes to SOTA’s marketing development. Mark’s engineering background initially comes from the energy sector specializing in material flow dynamics, production and control.
Dr. Scott Lindgren is well-known as a loudspeaker designer and has produced a large number of highly-regarded systems for the commercial and custom-build markets, working both individually and as part of international development teams. Dr. Scott specializes in enclosure and filter design.
An engineering science graduate, Matsubara has over 35 years of transducer and loudspeaker leading design experience based in Japan and China with major international Hi-Fi brands. His research includes the operational efficiency of audio drivers. Matsubara’s contribution to Markaudio SOTA includes large scale loudspeaker projects working in collaboration with Mark Fenlon and Dr. Scott Lindgren.
Manager Thomas Lo leads SOTA’s business and marketing development. Thomas has over 15 years of experience in consumer electronic products industry. His work includes electronic games, telephones, AV products, EMS products, home appliances, remote control, security, home automation, and DSP products for some of the world leading brands.
Senior Engineer Kelvin Lam is a senior engineering manager. Kelvin has over 20 years of experience in business development and research and development in electronics industry. He was employed by the Hong Kong Productivity Council from 1987 to 1992 where he served as an engineering technologist and was subsequently promoted to associate consultant of Electronics Services Division in 1992.
Engineer Chow Kin Wong, known to his friends as “KW” is our electronic engineer. He has over 25 years of working experience in electronic manufacturing industry, involved in R&D of security products, telephones, thermal control products etc, He is familiar with New Production Introduction process to bring new products into production. In Speaker development stage, he helps in selecting right components for cross-over circuits.