Past meetings of the Society
May 2007

May 2007 Meeting

Date: Sunday, May 27, 2007
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Boston University, Life Science & Engineering Bldg, 24 Cummington St, 1st Floor Conference Room (room 203), Boston, MA 02215, (617) 271-6588

Featured Guest: Steve Hluchan, Chief Financial Officer and Executive VP in charge of Business Development for Fried Products
Topic: "Transmission Line Speakers--Starting from Scratch"

This presentation is a ramble through the evolution of the Transmission Line speaker with first-order series networks, following the logic that resulted in the ultimate speaker design choices, starting with the nature of sound produced by musical instruments and the Physics inherent in sound reproduction. It is a perspective loosely based on the experiences of Irving "Bud" Fried in developing a musician's speaker: one that is faithful to the reproduction of acoustic instruments in performance venues, with a leaning toward the reproduction of classical music (particularly symphonic and chamber music), Jazz, Band and live ensembles. The objective is to provide an understanding of what constitutes a "Speaker of Truth" that carried forward into Fried Products, the most advanced and the current realization of Bud's inspiration. As those who knew Bud can attest, he was objective, nothing less than candid, in confronting marketing hype, unscientific design - sometimes intentionally fraudulent practices - and outright duplicity with respect to the consumer interests (A little like Paul Klipsch in this regard).

Directions:  At Boston University, Cummington St is an east-west street just south of Commonwealth Ave. It is one-way going west. Parking on both Commonwealth Av and Cummington St. is free and available.

From Storrow Drive going east, take the first BU exit. At the stop sign turn right on Commonwealth Ave (A left is not permitted). Bear left and at the 3rd light take a u-turn, go half a mile and turn right on Blandford St. (at a traffic light) and turn right on Cummington St.

From Commonwealth Ave going west, after Kenmore Square, after the tracks come up out of the tunnel, turn left onto Blandford (at a traffic light). Then turn right onto Cummington St.

MBTA Green line - exit at Kenmore Square or the next stop, Blandford St. & Commonwealth Av. Walk a short distance and make a left turn onto Blandford St. and right onto Cummington St.


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