Hadaway, BAS President, 1999-2009, is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
He graduated from Rice University with an MA in physics. After spending
most of his Navy service in Washington D.C. in a "think tank",
in 1975 he founded DB Systems, a high-end audio manufacturing company.
He and DB Systems are now located in Rindge, NH
recording and editing concerts, he enjoys playing tennis (having just
won the B singles in the Jaffrey Tennis Tournament). His musical tastes
tend toward the late romantic symphonic repertoire. He shares his home
with 2000 long-playing records, 1600 compact disc recordings, and 400
laser video discs as well as the red wriggler worms he raises for composting.
of the "Founding Fathers" of the BAS, AlvinFoster is
the CEO of the letter shop. He
obtained a doctorate degree from Boston University in 1974, with major
courses in Organizational Management.
to founding AMF Mail Advertising, Foster was an administrator in the
Needham Public Schools, an Instructor at Boston State College, and an
Assistant Dean of Students at Boston University
Photo by Selftimer Studios of Waltham
Mr. Allen's beard styling by Himself
Hair styling by Metrocuts of Waltham
Beanie by Interstellar Propeller, Berkeley
Headphones by Grado Laboratories
Eyeglass frames by Artcraft
Lenses by Corning
T-shirt by Crazy Shirt, Hawaii
Dress Shirt by Arrow
Slide Rule by Pickett1
his website HERE
connected with the BAS only as a retiree, E. Brad Meyer was president
for several years. He has been recording concerts since the late 1950s
and worked making measurements, calibrating instruments, reducing data,
writing reports and learning acoustics at the Cambridge, Mass. firm
of Bolt Beranek and Newman from 1966-1972.
started his own company, Point One Audio, in the late 1970s; he does
location recording and digital editing of classical and some folk material.
(He is also a folk guitar player of no special distinction) He has been
on the Executive Committee of the Boston section of the Audio Engineering
Society since the early '80s, and served two years as its chairman.
In addition to his duties as writer and sometime editor of the Boston
Audio Society Speaker, Meyer has written articles for the Boston Phoenix,
High Fidelity and Stereo Review, and has had one BAS column republished
F. Allen is the founder and president of High Performance Stereo
in Newton, Mass. He is also the inventor of the HPS-4000 cinema sound
system and, in 1984, was the first to bring digital sound to the cinema.
here to see
his fascinating website.
Kingsley is engaged in research at Boston University and teaches
business at Becker College. He was previously a faculty member of
the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill).
past life he was a sales manager for a major consumer electronics
to just about everything, thinks Haydn's Cello Concerto was the best
music ever created and will argue endlessly about tuners.
published articles in several health care journals as well as Stereo
Review and Stereo Equipment Review and is currently senior editor
southern Ohio into a music-loving family where his father was an early
audiophile, David Moran came east for college and graduate school,
40 years since, he has been a writer and editor in technology areas
and on music. He has received two NEA fellowships for classical criticism.
He was managing editor and audio editor of the Boston Phoenix
during the 1970s, and worked for dbx engineering through the 1980s,
where he was heavily involved in the Soundfield Imaging loudspeaker
been president of the BAS and editor of the BAS Speaker (currently
assistant editor). He also is an amateur pianist.
written about music in a range of publications, about loudspeakers for
Stereo Review and in AES preprints, and has tested speakers for
CD Review, Digital Audio, Speaker Builder, Car Stereo Review
and currently for Sensible
Sound Magazine (these reviews are reprinted in the BASS).
outside Boston in the country, with a large and quiet backyard usable
for measuring loudspeakers half-anechoically. Several db-exers noted
that as a speaker tester Moran would be "out standing in his field."
Shanefield, one of the several BAS members-at-a-distance, lives
in far-away New Jersey. Nevertheless, he has managed to shoehorn many
articles into the BAS Speaker, one of which (in November 1974) triggered
an avalanche of "objective" audio listening tests, worldwide.
He has a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Rutgers, worked in Bell Labs
for 20 years, then was a professor at Rutgers for 15 years, and he is
now "pretty much" retired.
the author of two engineering textbooks. His full length articles have
been printed in such shiny-cover magazines as Audio, Stereo Review,
and Nuts & Volts, including a seminal article about double-blind
audio tests in the March 1980 issue of High Fidelity.
Ben Roberts was born and raised in
Springfield, Ma and joined the military at 17. His first duty station
was in Korea, followed by the 82nd Airborne Division in North Carolina
where he jumped out of perfectly good airplanes 34 times. From there he
was stationed in Germany where he lived in Wurzburg for a few years, and
then moved to Heidelberg for a few more. In 2005, he elected to go to
Fort Campbell, Kentucky where he rappelled out of perfectly good helicopters
before deploying to Tikrit, Iraq. His second tour with the 101st Airborne
in Iraq was in Baghdad at Camp Striker, where he received a Bronze Star
Medal and the distinguished Sergeant Audie Murphy Award. He is now a member
of the Mass National Guard as a Platoon Sergeant. He currently lives in
Framingham and is happily married to Clara, who originally hails from
Maryland and is an accomplished singer.
He enters the Boston Audio Society from
the Nashville Audio Society. Thus far, he has primarily been involved
in the music reproduction aspect of the hobby, but looks forward to
learning as much as he can from the other members. His goal is to bring
younger members to the Society to help keep it strong and active well
into the future.
Ober, your insanely dedicated webmaster,
is not only a rumor in his own time, but has had an illustrious 60 year
career in audio. He has worked at both Moog and ARP synthesizer companies,
built a slew of recording studios (and then recorded and mixed in them),
radio stations, prize-winning audiophile grade discos (yes), taught one
of the first Recording Engineering Class in the country, and owned his
own high-end "stereo" store. Currently he runs SOUNDOCTOR, (www.soundoctor.com)
and is a world authority on the frequencies from 5 hz through deep ultraviolet,
including anything even remotely resembling purple. He lives in North
Carolina with his wife and a zillion cats.
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