Boston Audio Society
The Boston Audio Society (BAS) is an independent, member-supported organization promoting the highest quality of music reproduction and home theater, and high standards in recording and transmission.
More than just a local society, the BAS attempts to speak to the worldwide community of audio and video enthusiasts. Founded in 1972, the BAS meets monthly to hear and discuss developments in audio, video and related fields. Guest speakers over our 35 years have included prominent engineers, designers, researchers, editors and reviewers, musicians and critics, broadcasters and recording producers. On occasion we hold joint meetings with the Boston chapters of the AES (Audio Engineering Society), SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers), and the ASA (Acoustical Society of America). Our non-commercial newsletter, the
BAS Speaker (BASS), includes comprehensive and lively coverage of these meetings as well as reviews, news columns, features, letters and other articles on a variety of audio and video topics.
BAS membership ranges from the novice enthusiast to the technically sophisticated. Consumers and producers of audio equipment are both represented. Members include freelance journalists, reviewers, and editors at audio and home theater magazines, as well as design engineers, recording engineers, consultants, and researchers who influence product development and the course of the industry. Some members work for manufacturers (as technician, design engineer, or marketing manager), others for dealers. All are devotees — audiophiles and videophiles in the best sense of the term — and tend to be technically and technologically aware, informed about the marketplace, and keenly interested in scientific approaches to audio and video.
For these reasons, the BAS and the Speaker are a vital forum. As someone involved in audio or video, you might well find the group an interesting, helpful resource. Our meetings and newsletter might help shape the future of consumer and pro audio/video even while clarifying its past. Manufacturers, for example, can use the BAS to follow trends and developments, and to gather informed reactions to products and events. At the least we attempt to be a clearinghouse for ideas, helping various parts of the industry and experienced consumers keep in touch with one another.
Members receive the BAS Speaker, the Boston Audio Society's
newsletter, published nominally four times per year and distributed to paying
members. (To become a member, click
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Gordon Vinther Vinther Labs' Horn-Loaded Speaker
Article By Alvin M. Foster
Beranek's Acoustics -- Completely
By Beranek and Mellow
Why Bother? A very frank article about digital audio.
Article By Barry Blesser
The Art Of Listening
By Frederick J. Ampel
Lies, Damn Lies, And Specifications
Article By David J. Weinberg
Concert Audience Engagement - The Perception of Closeness.
Engage Us With Sound
Article By Fred Geil and David J. Weinberg
The Digital Challenge
A Report By Stanley P. Lipshitz
iPod Touch Audio Performance
Article By Alvin Foster And Stephen H. Owades
February 2007 Meeting With Jim Thiel Of Thiel Audio
Article By David B. Hadaway
More On The Great Preamp Myth
Witchcraft On Trial
The Mechanism Of CD Rot
Article By Mark P. Fishman
Data: Believe It Or Not???
Article By Frederick J. Ampel of Technology Visions
Article By Bob Graham
CD-R Errors -- A Worrisome Trend
Article By E. Brad Meyer
Sound Reproduction: Loudspeakers And Rooms By Floyd Tool
Loudspeakers, Rooms, and Books Aren't Perfect
Review By Howard W. Ferstler
Four Headphones, Only Two Ears
Article By Peter V.K. Brown
Ultrasone Pro 750 Cans' Velvet Sound
Review By Richard Freed
Panel Discussion on Dealer/Customer Interface
The Listening Room
A New Balanced-Line Receiver Circuit And IC- Part 3
Article By Bill Whitlock Of Jensen Transformers
More About Absolute Polarity Article By Dan Shanefield
Levinson JC-1 Versus
Fidelity Research FRT-3
A Comparison Steven L. Seto
Does MP4 = CD Quality? Article By Barry Fox (England)
In Search Of The KEF Corelli Article By Collins Beagle
Speaker Efficiency- An Initial Review Article By Peter W. Mitchell
Loudspeaker Distortion At Low Frequencies Article By R. A. Greiner (Wisconsin)
Live vs. Recorded: Comparison of the John Oliver Chorale's Performance of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis
Article By Poh Ser Hsu and E. Brad Meyer
The 'Best' Loudspeaker: Revisiting Dispersion Issues
Article By Alvin Foster
Bob Ludwig On Digital Audio
Cartridge Brushes and Skating Force
Stanton Magnetics Replies to a Reader
Clarity Versus Fidelity Article By Dan Shanefield of BAS Speaker
The Digital Challenge: A Report Article By Stanley P. Lipshitz
August - September 1984 issue of BAS Speaker
Frank Van Alstine August 1997 issue of
ABX: Preliminary Discussion By E. Brad Meyer
BAS Speaker December 1990
Shure SE530PTH In-Ear Monitors Review
By The Boston Audio Society
BAS Speaker September 2007
Diagnosis and Treatment of Audiophilia, a Syndromic Affliction of the Modern Day
By Richard P. Goldwater -- BAS Speaker March 1973
McIntosh and Marantz
Test-Clinics: What Do They Tell Us?
BAS Speaker October 1972
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