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
Guest speakers over our
(!) years have included prominent engineers, designers, researchers,
editors and reviewers, musicians and critics, broadcasters and recording
engineers and 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 another.
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!