Meetings of the Society
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Meetings of the BAS are held at various locations. The directions to each month's meeting are always given on the NEWS page.

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Alvin Foster Bernard Kingsley
E. Brad Meyer John S. Allen
David Hadaway  
BAS Meetings 1996 - Present
For 1972 - 1995 go to the NEXT PAGE
A link in the DATE column indicates a full page synopsis of that month's meeting.
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The BAS Speaker Issue column contains the issue# which has the write-up about the that particular month's meeting. Past issues are available.

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In the Writer's column, the initials refer to the following authors / summary writers:
AF Alvin Foster DS David Satz JR Jim Richardson MR Michael Riggs
BG Bernie Gregoire DT David Temple JS John Schafler PB Pieter G.W. Bras
BH Bob Henry EBM E. Brad Meyer JSA John S. Allen PM Peter Mitchell
CD Carl Deneke GE Gary Eickmeier JW Jay Woodruff RP Russ Prymak
CL Cary Lu HB H.G. Beloit KD Ken Dean RZ Rick Zwicker
DBH David B. Hadaway HZ Harry Zwicker KN Ken North SK Scott Kent
DG Dick Glidewell JC Joel Cohen MPF Mark P. Fishman VF Virginia Frisby
Mar Steve Hluchan Optimizing High-Efficiency Horn Loudspeakers    
Feb No meeting for Feb 2018 !             
Jan Eric Boehlke
Kenneth Wacks
Steve Owades
Reports on the 2018 CES by BAS members    
Dec Members! Showcase your favorite recordings, and for sale or trade    
Nov Brian McCreath
Antonio Oliart
Nick Squire
Symphony Hall broadcast & Recording Facilities    
Oct Alvin Foster, Nick Noiseux Reports on the AES Convention    
Sep Jim Lackey Natural Sound, Framingham    
Jul   Private home meeting / sound system demo    
Jun Richard Goldwater Music Playback on a Surround System    
May JK Pollard Dept Of Transportation gearshift report    
Apr Virgil Zaporteza Setup, Design, and Demonstration of a Home Video Theater    
Mar Richard Burwen Burwen Sound Studio    
Feb Ken Wacks + Annual CES report, supplemented by Alvin Foster    
Jan Robert Domos Bang & Olufsen Newbury Street store    
Dec Everyone! Favorite recordings, and for sale or trade    
Nov John F. Allen His career and pioneering technologies in Sound reinforcement    
Oct David Joyce Your electrical system    
Sep Amichetti & Atagi Speech comprehension and memory for speech    
Jun   Favorite / interesting recordings    
May founders of: The Museum of Broadcast Technology, Woonsocket RI    
Apr Dave Griesinger Headphone EQ to Simulate Binaural    
Mar Dave Moran,
Nick Noiseux
Tribute to Roy Allison    
Feb Eric Blackmer Earthworks Audio, "It's About Time"    
Jan   Annual CES report    
Dec Brian Zolner Bricasti Design, a consumer / pro high-end manufacturer    
Nov Brad Swanson iZotope    
Oct everyone ! Showcase your favorite recordings!    
Sep Frank Doris & Kurt Van Scoy Audio-Technica Headphones, Headphone Amps, Cartridges, Mics    
Jul   iZotope in Cambridge    
Jun Paul Manos The Audio Shoppe, Hingham, MA    
May Richard Goldwater Auditioning Dolby Atmos and 3D-Auro    
Apr Everyone ! Nominations for President, other internal and necessary items.    
Mar Ken Wacks
Nick Noiseux
Alvin Foster
The 2015 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Report    
Feb   Cancelled due to weather.    
Jan James Lindenschmidt Acoustic treatment for your listening room.    
Dec Members ! White Elephant Sale    
Nov AudioGraph The BAS Amplifier Test Clinic Standards    
Oct Alvin Foster The Sept. 27, 2014 New York Audio Show    
Sep Dr. Ken Wacks Overview of the Electricity Industry    
Jul Roger DuNaier King Audio Electrostatic loudspeaker (Prince III) + headphones    
Jun Dr.Alicia Quesnel, et al The Hearing Mechanism, how it works    
May   No info yet.    
Apr   No info yet.    
Mar Nick Noiseux, Bob Miller... Selling on the Internet (E-bay, Craigslist), &
Are Laptop Computer Sound Cards Any Good?
Feb Dave Griesinger Recent Experiments In Control Of Early Reflections and Reverberation in Concert Halls    
Jan   Annual CES Report    
Dec Members ! White Elephant Sale    
Nov John S. Allen Recording illustrated lectures; audio, video, Power Point    
Oct Tom Perazella "Speaker Voicing", the key to outstanding sound    
Sep David Moran Lies, Damn Lies, and Audio Gear Specifications    
Jul Bridget Carr A tour of the BSO archives    
Jun Emotiva Equipment and demo    
May Stephen Hluchan Physics, Perception, and Price: wow and flutter in the audio business    
Apr David Janszen The JansZen is back!    
Mar Dr. Whom 4k video + 19.2 chan surround demo    
Feb BAS Members White Elephant Sale    


  Annual CES Report    
Dec Stephen Owades Comparing the technical differences of the BSO broadcasts    
Nov Don Vieweg How to set up/integrate a subwoofer    
Oct AudioKarma AudioKarma  ( meeting ) at Frank's Shop in Clinton MA    
Sep David Moran Ref. Spkr for the BAS (Infinity P362 vs Sony SS-MB350)    
Jul David Stanwood Theory & Practice of measuring & creating the touch of pianos    
Jun Glenn KnicKrehm The Constellation Center, Cambridge    
May   Monitor Speaker Shootout    
Apr Chase Home Theater demo-largest house in New England w/SMPTE    
Mar Charlie Repka Recording tips, Mic setup, solving acoustical problems    
Feb John Marks Theory and practice of making natural sounding organ recordings    
Jan   Annual CES Report    
Dec BAS Members White Elephant Sale    
Nov Alvin Foster Summer Audio Shows (AXPONA, AES, Parsons, RMAF, CEDIA...    
Oct Sean Olive Evidence that Teenagers May Prefer Accurate Sound    
Sep Dick Burwen Demo of Bobcat, Audio Splendor software, and his room    
Jul   Special meeting at Ben Roberts'.    
Jun John Allen & Alvin Foster Recording a concert: video and audio lessons learned    
May Wisdom Audio Jon Herron, VP Sales, discusses Wisdom Audio products    
Apr Peter Tribeman;
Steve Feinstein
Atlantic Technology AT-1 Floorstanding Speaker    
Mar Jonathan Novick (from Audio Precision) "Lies, Damned Lies, and Specifications"    
Feb Joe DeMarinis Winchester Lab Dayton Audio OmniMic Measurement System    
Jan   Annual CES Report    
Dec David Moulton "Equalization and the Music Lover"    
    No meeting for November.    
Oct David Hadaway "Perceptual Encoding" and "Digital Audio Educational CD"    
Sep Gordon Vinther Designing a full range, single horn loudspeaker    
Jul David Maeshiba
John Emme
Demonstration and Discussion / Classic Line 3-inch Single Driver Loudspeaker    
Jun Mark Schubin Metropolitan Opera world-wide live HD Theatercasts    —
May Members! Members' favorite audio recordings; Micha Shattner - Mic Clinic results    —
Apr Benj Kanters Hearing Conservation Workshop    —
Mar BAS Members White Elephant Sale    —
Feb   Annual CES Report    —
Jan Don Keele Constant Beamwidth Transducer Technology Line arrays JSA 32-1
Dec   Meeting cancelled due to weather.    —
Nov   Microphone Test Clinic    —
Oct Chairmen of mic testing clinic Microphone Clinic Demonstrations & Early Registration    —
Sep Members! Off-the-air FM, HD Radio, Digital TV - panel on free broadcasting    —
Aug Roy Gregory (held at Goodwin's) About cables, cords, and support from Nordost    —
Jul Winslow Burhoe The Zvox PhaseCue System ( ) AF 31-4
Jun Alex Case Unlocking the Creative Potential of Recording Studio Effects    —
May Tim Ryan Fidelis Audio-Visual - "Quality Sound in a REAL room"    —
Apr Steve Krampf Chestnut Hill Sound MF  —
Mar BAS Members White Elephant Sale    —
Feb Bob Ludwig BAS visits Gateway Mastering in Portland, ME. DBH  —
Jan   Annual CES Reports AF 31-1
Dec   Cancelled    —
Nov Leo Beranek, Chris Blair, Jon McPhee Acoustic Design of Modern Concert Halls (MIT Panel) JSA 31-2
Oct Tom Horrall Room Acoustics & Noise Control    —
Sep J.D. Hagstrom ATC Loudspeakers    —
Jul Poh Ser Hsu Innovations in Subwoofer Design    —
Jun Bob Miller Members' favorite or otherwise interesting recordings RM  —
May Jamie Howarth Plangent Processes demo. See JSA 30-3
Apr Bob Miller Condustors & Orchestras at Boston Symphony Hall...
Recording mistakes    (webmaster's note: mis - takes?)
Mar Keith Larson 'Floating point differential compression' KL  —
Feb Joseph DeMarinis Techniques for Speaker Measurements JDM  —
Jan   Annual CES Reports, BAS first live podcast DBH 30-1
Dec Jim Doucas,
Nick Noiseux
Boston Classical Orch. Playback; Flea Market    —
Nov Michael Foti Tour of WGBH JSA 30-1
Oct John Marks Fidelis Audio-Visual Derry NH; demo + favorite tracks JD  —
Sep Jonathan Wyner Mastering the recordings made by BAS members at Ryles AF 30-1
Jul Alvin Foster Tube amps vs transistors ! AF 29-4
Jun Bob Miller Ryles Recording results from July 2006; Campos Tapes    —
May Steve Hluchan Fried Products - Transmission line speakers from scratch    —
Apr Smith & Larson Automated testing of speaker drivers;    —
Mar Dr. Barry Blesser His new book: Spaces Speak, Are You Listening? Experiencing Aural Architecture (with Linda-Ruth Salter) JSA 30-2
Feb CES Attendees Annual CES Reports DBH 31-4
Jan Jim Thiel Guests of Spearit Sound DBH 29-1
Dec You ! White Elephant Sale (Flea Market) DBH 29-1
Nov Justus Verhagen, PhD Ribbon Loudspeakers - Construction, History, Advantages WH  —
Oct Stephen Owades Report on CEDIA's best DBH 29-1
Sep Dr. Bill Wolk A few words about Ira Leonard; Ryles Recordings results DBH 29-4
Jul James K. Jones Live Recording opportunity - Jazz Ensemble    —
Jun James K. Jones Mixing for A Live Audience - Riles Jazz Club JPL  —
May Rick Levine Is High Fidelity Dead? DBH 30-4
Apr Robert Crowley Soundwave Research - The new Crowley & Tripp Ribbon Mic. DBH 29-3
Mar Mead Killion Ph.D. Etymotic Research Company JSA 28-2
Feb You! Members' favorite or otherwise interesting recordings DBH 28-4
Jan CES Attendees Annual CES Reports JSA 28-2
Dec Brad Michel Making Realistic Recordings - Harmonia Mundi JSA 28-1
Nov #1 Larry Kirn New Digital (switching) Amplifier at Jam Technologies DBH 28-4
Nov #2 Joel Cohen Special Video demo - Home Theater Systems Framingham    —
Oct Dave Malkepour visit to Professional Audio Design in Rockland, MA. DBH 28-3
Sep Brian Bonnick IMAX 3D Theater; Mr. Bonnick is Senior VP of Technology DBH 28-3
  (there is no August meeting)
Jul Walter Swanbon A visit to Fidelis, a high end retail audio store    —
Jun Jack Renner
Chuck Dubé
Telarc Records;
WFCR-FM U Mass Amherst - Digital HD radio
DBH 31-3
May   White elephant sale; NY HI FI show report    —
Apr Klaus Peter Preamp & Amp designs for Live recording DBH 28-1
Mar Professor Jonathan Zittrain Copyright Wars CD  
Feb Daniel Kolbet Soaring Audio Power amp; CD Media Center; Signal loss
compensation circuit; Factors in audiophile sound quality
CD 30-03
Jan   Annual CES Reports ! DBH 27-2
Dec Paul Milner, PhD How Age & Loud Music Affect Our Hearing & Modern Approaches to Hearing Correction DBH 28-2
Nov Alvin Foster,
Ira Leonard
Utilizing Sophisticated Acoustical Test Equipment to Help Understand and Measure A Critical Listening Room at the University of Lowell AF 30-2
Oct E. Brad Meyer High Res Audio vs. CD Quality channel, an ABX test DBH, EBM  —
Sep Alex Case, Bill Carman Recording/Listening room for the Sound Technology Program at the University of Lowell    —
Jul Jesse Spence Driver Design - Basics and More - Bully Subwoofers NN  —
Jun -----> John F. Allen, Leo Beranek, David Griesinge, Glen KnicKrehm, Jonathan McPhee, Stephen Owades "A Panel Discussion of Concert Hall Acoustics" JSA 27-2
Apr David Moulton David Moulton's Beolab 5 Loudspeakers JSA 26-3
Mar Brigitte Carr,
Robert Miller
BSO Archives JSA 26-2
Feb David Kaye David's history as a Large reinforcement sound systems designer DBH 27-1
Jan Alvin Foster Annual CES Reports DBH 26-2
Dec Ralph Glasgal,
Robin Miller
Ambiophonics    —
Nov The Curator of: Frederick Historic Piano Collection DT 26-2
Oct Micha Schattner Recording experiences and sound editing software JPL 29-2
Sep E. Brad Meyer A Studio and Monitors for Critical Listening JSA 27-1
Jul HerbSingleton,
Brooks Tanner
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Audio Projects; wood shop DBH 26-2
Jun David & Theodore Temple Quality Home Sound (Martin Logans) + A Live Piano Concert DBH 26-1
May Eric Blackmer Earthworks  Mics & Speakers JSA 26-3
Apr Paul Reynolds
John Newton
Phillips SACD demo at Berklee College of Music CD 27-1
Mar Al Southwick at Audio Engineering Specialists, Portsmouth, RI DBH 25-4
Feb Alan Goodwin, Peter McGrath, Grant Carpenter Goodwin's High End in Waltham; Wilson Spkrs, Gordon Mic Pre. JSA
Jan Alvin Foster Annual CES Reports ! DBH 25-2
Dec Alvin Foster BAS Birthday Party; White elephant sale; Multi-tone testing    
Nov Al Southwick Headphone Clinic results; open forum DBH 25-4
Oct   Live recording session at Sanders Theater Harvard DBH 25-2
Sep Victor Campos Audio Past and Future JSA  —
Jul   Spearit Sound - High End Loudspeakers AF  —
Jun Karl Winkler Sennheiser Corp. -- Microphone History & Technique CD 25-3
May Paul Feinberg Musical Trials & Tribulations of an Excellent Trombonist DBH 25-2
Apr April 21: Hi-Fi visit to his home  (click HERE ) DBH 25-1
Al Foster, D. Hadaway,
Jim Doucas
Headphone Testing Clinic AF
Robert Adams
Analog Devices JSA 24-4
Jan   Annual CES Reports DBH 24-3
Dec    White Elephant Sale DBH 24-3
Nov Dr. Richard Goldwater Home A/V System DBH 24-3
Oct Alvin Foster Al's incredible homemade speakers; room acoustics / treatment  AF 24-3
Sep Robert Berkovitz Sensimetrics Corp. A discussion of Audio Forensics. DBH 24-2
July JK Pollard
+ Al Foster
  AF  —
June   EOSS Sound Poles DBH 24-2 
May Win Burhoe  (also 5/78) DBH 24-4
April   Atlantic Technology DBH 24-2
Mar   ELP Laser Turntable for LP's and 78's JSA 24-3
Feb   Boulder JSA 24-1 
Jan   Annual CES Reports JSA 24-1 
Dec Ron Coffin The Co-Drive Woofer DBH 23-4
Nov John Marks John Marks Records DBH 23-4
Oct Ralph Glasgal Ambiophonics in NJ EBM  —
Sep   Acoustic Room Treatment -Owens-Corning (and at Goodwins HERE) DBH 23-4
July John Emerson
How to Get Perfect Digital TV Reception JSA
June Scott Billington Rounder Records CD
May   Dolby Surround and Digidesign at WCVB-TV JSA
April   Hi-Rez projections (also see 4/98) JSA & DBH
Mar   Winter CES Report JSA
Feb Eugene Pitts III The Audiophile Voice (also 6/82) CD 24-4
Jan Ken Kessler Annual CES Reports CD
Dec Clarke Johnsen owner of The Listening Studio   (also 3/91) DBH
Nov David Griesinger Principal Scientist, Lexicon Corporation JSA
22-5, 6
Oct   Genelec Powered Monitor Loudspeakers DBH
Sep Stephen Owades Architectural Acoustics conference report JSA
July Kermit Gray High End Monitoring Loudspeakers CD+MF
June Steve Rochlin The Internet and Audio Development DBH
May Joseph D'Appolito Predictive Evaluation of speakers with PC software JSA
April Yoshi Segoshi 47 Laboratories DBH
22-5, 6
Mar David Moulton Small Room Acoustics GE
22-5, 6
Feb Ira Leonard Auditory basics, Hearing Conservation, Home Theater DBH+JSA
Jan   Annual CES Reports  
Dec   Flea Market    —
Nov Leslie Williams (also see 7/97)  
Oct   Future of the BAS DBH
Sep Paul Barton PSB Loudspeakers  
July Michael Hobson Classic Records  
June Robert Rieder International Jensen  
21-5, 6
May Doug Plumb Measuring Low Frequency Performance  
22-5, 6
April Joel Cohen Hi Rez Projections (also 4/00) JSA
Mar   B&W Loudspeakers    —
Feb   Platinum Loudspeakers    —
Jan   Annual CES Reports    —
Dec Robert Berkovitz    
21-5, 6
Nov Tomlinson Holman    
21-5, 6
Oct David B. Hadaway   JSA
21-5, 6
Sep   Mach I Acoustics at Sound II  
22-5, 6
July Leslie Williams (also 11/98)  
June   Zenith DVD and HDTV  
21-3, 4
May   Wisdom Audio  
22-5, 6
April   Environmental Technology Center  
21-5, 6
Feb   Winter CES + Audio Test Cards  
21-5, 6
Jan   Annual CES Reports    
Dec   Steinways at Steinert  
Nov   Farewell to Roy Allison  
21-5, 6
Oct Alvin Foster Bob Carver Subwoofer AF
Sep Joel Cohen Video Projection JC
June   The Cohens Needled   21-2
May   Memorial for Peter Mitchell; 70's Quad and today's multichannel sound JSA
April John F. Allen & Stephen B. Cohen Mixed Soundtrack at General Cinema, Framingham, MA    
Feb Tom Horrall Acoustic Planning for Home Theater    
Jan John Otvos Waveform Loudspeakers (Canada)    
For 1972 - 1995 go to the NEXT PAGE


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