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For those who couldn’t take the lamentable Zoom bombing or who couldn’t log into the secure link when we restored order, I’ve posted the meeting on YouTube. I had to break it up into three parts because of the YouTube file-size limit. I didn’t want to compress the size beyond what I’ve posted.

Martin’s presentation is complete, then the Q&A is in 2 additional parts.


Date: SATURDAY, January 8, 2022, 1:30 PM Eastern

Place: ZOOM

Featured Guests: Martin Colloms, editor of HIFI CRITIC magazine, © 2014-2020

Topic: How should we navigate Audio/Video magazines in the digital age, and why do many still run analogue systems based on the LP?

We are delighted that the illustrious Martin Colloms, editor of HIFI CRITIC magazine will be our ZOOM guest. He will join us from the UK.

This is a joint meeting of The Audiophile Society, The NJ Audio Society, and the Boston Audio Society. The meeting will begin at 1:30, with Martin Colloms' Q&A starting at 2:00 PM. Participants should “raise their hands” using the Zoom “Reactions” to ask questions.

The HIFI Critic Magazine is an independent, advertisement free, audio review magazine. It features Colloms and the erudite editor of the Gramophone, Andrew Everard. Martin Colloms has a passion for audio and music and has written for many of the key hi-fi magazines worldwide. Martin has designed speakers for companies other than Monitor Audio and/or consulted on other speaker designs. The hard copy subscription costs $120 Airmail to USA. Over the years, the magazine has accumulated an endless list of reviews featuring hundreds of amplifiers, loudspeakers, and turntables.

Join the Zoom Meeting

Ken Schwarz is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Time: Saturday January 8, 2022, from 1:30 - 3:30 PM Eastern (SUGGEST 1:15 PM ) 

Meeting ID: 832 1157 3663

Passcode: 869091

  PLEASE NOTE that the login link, Meeting ID, and Passcode

If you are using a computer and this is your first time with Zoom, give yourself at least 15-20 minutes prior to the meeting to set things up: you click on the link in the Zoom instructions below and will be guided to download the Zoom software, HERE:

You can use your computer’s audio if you have a headset attached, or you can dial-in for audio. If you have a smart phone or tablet and a good internet connection, then you should install the Zoom app for your device and connect using it.

January 2022

1. In the BBC Music magazine, there is a review of Beethoven’s 9 symphonies. The reviewer says “there are two that I have heard so often that I can not longer respond to them”. He doesn’t say which but I guess 5 and 9. Nv20

2. I saw a favorable review in BBC Music of the comic operetta Passionnement by Andre Messager and decided to buy it.

Amazon sells the CD for $33.37 which is a little steep for light music. Or you can buy the MP3 file for $11.47 but no booklet. I found Prestomusic sells it for $9.25 with downloadable booklet. They state the bit rate, 320 kbps, and warn that there may be glitches in between tracks since MP3 files cannot be perfectly joined. Since the songs are all followed by silence that is not a problem. I burned a data cd and listened to it on my Blu-player. I was going to print out the booklet but it is 233 pages! I printed selected pages. Se21

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Webmaster's note: The BBC Music Magazine has changed their URL to

Below, other meetings and notices which
may be of interest to BAS members

12/17/2021 Mix Magazine reports on the fire at ZIPPAH Studios in Brighton.

And now, just a week later, an update on the amazing story from the WGBH news page:

In September 2009 the B A S held a microphone clinic, testing 37 different microphone models. The ambitious nature of the clinic effort, the extent of data collection, the number of individuals involved in microphone testing and in writing various sections of the report, and the complexity in determining how to construct the clinic report and make it available to members resulted it not being published until now. The dataset is extensive.

Representative samples were included in the abbreviated report in "The B A S Speaker"
(Fall 2015; v37n3)

Go to the MICROPHONE CLINIC PAGE for more...

When collecting and plotting "noisy" data it is often useful to have Microsoft Excel plot a Trend Line through it.  If that data is to be used for further work, it may be necessary to have an X-Y table of the Trend Line. That is not easy to get and this paper will show how to do it.
Joseph DeMarinis has a new article here: Extracting Numerical Data from an Excel Trend Line

Foster's Test Bench !
by Alvin Foster !    Click the logo: —>
The rapidly-becoming-famous BAS Headphone Test Article is now available in the BASS VOLUME 25, ISSUE 4, on Page 17, available HERE   PDF 3mb
Visit our PODCAST PAGE for:
The LIVE video podcast of our meetings,
Archived video of past meetings (only one so far!),
and Audio Podcast interviews by Alvin Foster
There is a supplemental and further explanation addendum paper to the E. Brad Meyer / David Moran paper published in the September, 2007 issue of the AES Journal. That page, which documents the experimental protocol and audio systems/source material is here:   
There is a Power Point Presentation of the lecture given by Dr. Barry Blesser at the March 2007 Meeting. The Meeting page synopsis is HERE; the Power Point Presentation (as a web page) is HERE

Some earlier BASS issues, previously available only directly by mail, are now available online, on the BAS SPEAKER page, HERE

Show your appreciation for the immense amount of dedicated work that went into both the original writing, gathering, editing and printing, PLUS the more recent scanning and conversion to PDF format, by joining the Society, HERE !

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There is a posting of an ABX article, The Digital Challenge by Stanley P. Lipshitz HERE

Webmaster's Corner:

Once again, for 2021 - and onward - is THE useful industry calendar of audio/related events, with kudos to all who put this list together:

Separately, AV-IQ has their event page here:

For a fully comprehensve understanding of meetings taking place - both real and virtual - in this ongoing pandemic situation, you need to look at BOTH listings.



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