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Austin, TX, 78758 

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Brane Audio is a sound technology company that is unlocking a radically new experience of sound. The company’s flagship product, Brane X, is the first mobile speaker in its size class with an internal subwoofer. Brane's breakthrough Repel-Attract-Driver (R.A.D.) delivers a 10x increase in sub-bass without any sacrifice in size or power consumption. R.A.D. represents the most significant innovation in audio driver technology in a century and breaks Hofmann’s Iron Law by using a proprietary array of permanent magnets to cancel internal air pressure forces. This novel force cancellation design allows Brane speakers to be compact, efficient, and capable of producing deeper bass than any comparable speaker on the market. Brane was founded in 2015 and is proudly based in the live music capital of Austin, Texas. Our team of engineers and scientists works tirelessly to push the boundaries of sound with an unrelenting commitment to invention and scientific curiosity.

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Austin Chronicle

Austin-Based Brane Audio Is Changing the Laws of Physics in Speaker Tech

Joe Gross – March 10th, 2023

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Billboard’s Best of CES 2023

Melinda Sheckells – January 27th, 2023

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The Brane X portable speaker knocked us for a loop at CES

Jonathan Takiff – January 9th, 2023

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The New York Times

The Best of CES 2023: What We’re Looking Forward to Most

January 6th, 2023

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Engineering 360

Listen up: CES 2023 to feature exciting new audio gadgets

Emily Councilor – January 4th, 2023


Joe Pinkerton

Co-Founder and CEO

Mr. Pinkerton is the founder of several technology companies, has taken one company public and is a named inventor on over 100 issued/pending patents. His patented products have generated sales in excess of $1 billion and reduced the carbon footprint of customers by over 1 million tons. Mr. Pinkerton is a recipient of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for central Texas. He studied physics at Albion College and Columbia University.

Dr. William M. Lackowski

Co-Founder and CTO

Prior to joining the parent company of Brane Audio, Dr. Lackowski was the Chief Scientist at the Center for Nano and Molecular Science and Technology at the University of Texas at Austin. In that position, he provided internal scientific consulting to over 300 center users, was instrumental in securing external funding (including a recently awarded $15 million Department of Energy Frontier research center) and managed the operation of a shared $50 million nanoscience instrumentation facility. Dr. Lackowski also held scientific positions at Sandia National Laboratories and Texas A&M University.

Dr. Lackowski received his PhD and MS degrees from Northwestern University in physical chemistry. He received his BS degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in chemistry. He has authored or co-authored 19 papers on various aspects of surface nanotechnology including developing novel scanning probe microscopic techniques and has served as a reviewer of nanotechnology grants submitted to the National Science Foundation.

David A. Badger

Co-Founder and VP Engineering

Prior to joining the parent company of Brane Audio, Mr. Badger was the Principal Controls Engineer at Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW, acquired by Langley Holdings). In this capacity he developed novel control methods for the company's core technologies including partial magnetic bearings for energy-storage flywheels, line-interactive utility voltage regulation and electromechanical energy conversion.

Mr. Badger received a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin where he also worked in research engineering at the UT Center for Electromechanics. After graduation, he worked for Texas Memory Systems in Houston, developing high bandwidth, multi-ported memory systems and high speed array processors. He is a named inventor on over forty patents.

Dr. W. Neil Everett

Co-Founder and VP of Research

Prior to joining the parent company of Brane Audio, Dr. Everett held a research position at the University of Texas at Austin as a post-doctoral associate in a biophotonics and non-linear optics lab. Previous to that, he held a post-doctoral research position at Texas A&M University where he worked in the field of surface and interfacial science devising methods for dispersing and stabilizing nanoscale materials, such as quantum dots and carbon nanotubes, for optical, materials, and electronics applications. Additionally, he worked in the Micro and Nano Systems Cluster at the Institute for Materials Research and Engineering in Singapore as a Research Scientist designing, fabricating, and testing BioMEMS devices.

Dr. Everett received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering and BS and MS degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University. His PhD research centered on the development of experimental techniques for measuring weak biomolecular interactions using diffusing colloidal probes. Aside from his biophysical research, he has nine publications related to nanotechnology and materials/device fabrication.