Date: December 4, 2016 (November
Place: Boston University, Life Science
& Engineering Bldg, 24 Cummington Mall 1st Floor Conference,
Room 103, Boston, MA 02215
Guest: John F. Allen
Topic: His Career
John F. Allen will talk about his career
in sound reinforcement and stereo as well as the technologies
he pioneered. John has been involved in sound reinforcement
and reproduction since the 1970's. In 1976 he designed and
installed sound reinforcement for the Boston Esplanade and
received a Presidential commendation for it. In 1979 he
began developing what would become the first digital ready
sound system for theaters. First implemented in 1980, the
computer designed system increased theater attendance by
25% in the first year. In the 1980's his company High Performance
Stereo, already acclaimed across the US, expanded globally.
In 1984 John installed the first digital sound system in
a movie theater. Mr. Allen's systems are the National Park
Service standard. John was named sound director for the
Boston Ballet in 1988. Honored for the "best orchestra
sound in ballet", no one mentions the transparent sound
reinforcement system which helped achieve this distinction.
A long time BAS member, John has also
served in the AES and SMPTE. Frequent author and lecturer,
he has been advancing the state of the art all his life.
John F. Allen is the founder and president of High Performance
Stereo in Las Vegas NV. His website www.hps4000.com
reads like a hit parade of achievements.