The Boston Audio Society (BAS) is an
independent non-profit member supported organization promoting the highest
quality of music reproduction and home theater, plus high standards
in recording and transmission.
More than just a local society, the
BAS attempts to speak to the worldwide community of audio and video
enthusiasts. Founded in 1972, the BAS meets monthly to hear and discuss
developments in audio, video and related fields.
Guest speakers over our 38 years have
included prominent engineers, designers, researchers, editors and reviewers,
musicians and critics, broadcasters and recording producers. On occasion
we hold joint meetings with the Boston chapters of the AES (Audio Engineering
Society), SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers),
and the ASA (Acoustical Society of America).
Our non-commercial journal, the B
A S Speaker (BASS), includes comprehensive and lively coverage of
these meetings as well as reviews, news columns, features, letters and
other articles on a variety of audio and video topics. BAS members range
from the novice enthusiast to the technically sophisticated. Consumers
and producers of audio and video equipment are both represented. Members
include freelance journalists, reviewers, and editors at audio and home
theater magazines, as well as design engineers, recording engineers,
consultants, and researchers who influence product development and the
course of the industry. Some members work for manufacturers (as technician,
design engineer, or marketing manager), others for dealers. All are
devotees audiophiles and videophiles in the best sense of the
term and tend to be technically and technologically aware, informed
about the marketplace, and keenly interested in scientific approaches
to audio and video. For these reasons, the BAS and the Speaker are a
vital forum. As someone involved in audio or video, you might well will
find the group an interesting, helpful resource.
Our meetings and journal might help shape
the future of consumer and pro audio/video even while clarifying its
past. Manufacturers, for example, can use the BAS to follow trends and
developments, and to gather informed reactions to products and events.
At the least, we attempt to be a clearinghouse for ideas, helping various
parts of the industry and experienced consumers keep in touch with one
To join, or to obtain more information,
please use the form HERE.
We invite you to join us!
David B. Hadaway
To read the BAS monthly
message, click HERE
or use the BAS MESSAGE button on the left!