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Eleven Engineering and ACI Announce New Alliance

Audio Components International, Inc. Becomes a Value Added Partner (VAP) of Eleven Engineering, Creating a Resource for Both ACI and Eleven’s Customer Bases for New Product Development and Design of Various Wireless Audio Products


EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, May 10, 2022 – Eleven Engineering, Inc. (, a market leader in semiconductor products for wireless audio for professional, home theater, multi-room, portable, 12 Volt (car, truck, motorcycle, power sports, marine) and gaming applications, is proud to announce a new design and development Value Added Partner (VAP) alliance with Los Angeles-based Audio Components International, Inc. (ACI).

The VAP agreement creates a resource for both ACI and Eleven’s customer bases for new product development and design of various wireless audio products utilizing Eleven Engineering’s high performance wireless audio semiconductors and SKAA technology.

“We are excited to have ACI as our latest Value Added Partner,” said Rex Whitehead, Eleven Engineering executive vice president, sales & marketing. “Eleven Engineering is very stringent with whom we work alongside, and we have the utmost confidence in ACI and its market-leading design team. Their reputation precedes them as their history of industry knowledge and success makes them the ideal partner for us and our customers.”

ACI serves major consumer electronics brands with design and develop expertise for loudspeaker products using decades of vast experience in acoustical, mechanical, and electrical engineering. ACI works to increase a customer’s capacity and productivity while seamlessly integrating with the customer’s sales, engineering, and quality teams.

“We are excited about our new partnership with the team at Eleven Engineering,” said Tommy Draffen, founder and CEO of ACI. “John Sobota (Eleven Engineering CEO) and Rex Whitehead have been a pleasure to work with and they recognized our competence and experience to be an attractive partner. We quickly and enthusiastically signed on to enhance and expand our product offerings, and feel Eleven’s technology and the people behind it fit well with our principles. This is the right choice for our customers due to the innovation, quality, and value that this solution provides.”

SKAA is the new wireless HiFi audio standard developed by Eleven Engineering, Inc. SKAA transmitters work with iOS & Android mobile devices, Mac & Windows computers, televisions, and just about any product with a line output or a headphone jack. SKAA is also available as a built-in technology not requiring an external transmitter in purpose-designed partner products, which are featured at In environments laden with heavy Wi-Fi and Bluetooth traffic, SKAA navigates through these hostile environments with best-in-class reliability. SKAA also allows for uninterrupted audio signals which are delivered with the highest sound quality to all speakers without the latency that is inherent in other wireless solutions.

For more information, please contact Rex Whitehead at 480-650-3979 or email, and please visit,, SKAA wireless YouTube channel, and Facebook/.

About Eleven Engineering, Inc.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada-based Eleven Engineering, Inc. is a market leader in microprocessors SiPs (System in Package) and modules designed for wireless audio for Home Theater, Multi-Room, Portable, and Pro Audio products. Eleven’s XInC2 multithreaded processor was designed specifically for digital wireless audio applications but is also well suited for other realtime intensive microprocessor applications. Eleven’s high-performance wireless audio semiconductors, equipped with XInC2 wireless processor cores, are complete solutions for high-quality digital wireless audio transport.

Developed by Eleven, SKAA is the new standard for wireless audio. With guaranteed, seamless compatibility between all products incorporating it, SKAA is the modern-day wireless equivalent to the venerable RCA audio cable of the past, which for decades enabled anyone to freely connect audio products to each other regardless of brand.  SKAA’s adoption is growing exponentially in key audio markets including:  Pro, DJ, Whole House, Home Theater, Party Speakers, Outdoor & Garden, Marine & Power Sports.

About Audio Components International, Inc. (ACI)

Audio Components International, Inc. (ACI) was founded in Los Angeles, CA in 1995 to serve the major consumer electronics brands with design and develop expertise for loudspeaker products.  Using decades of vast experience in acoustical, mechanical, and electrical engineering, ACI works to increase customers capacity and productivity while seamlessly integrating with the customer’s sales, engineering, and quality teams.  ACI leverages 30+ years of relationships with several of the industry’s leading manufacturers to match market demands with factory capabilities along with continuing innovation, thereby ensuring successful products in the marketplace.

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