The AES recognizes and honors those who have made outstanding
contributions to the field of audio in engineering, technology,
service, and the arts through its Awards Program.
In 2016, D. B. “Don” Keele, Jr. was presented with the
AES Gold Medal Award for outstanding and significant research, design and product development, over a period of more than 45 years, of loudspeakers and loudspeaker systems providing broadband constant-coverage performance.