AES Los Angeles 2014 Presenter or Author
J. Robert Stuart
Primary Affiliation: Meridian Audio Ltd. - Huntingdon, UK
AES Member Type: Life Fellow
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J. Robert (Bob) Stuart was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1948. He received a B.Sc. in electronic engineering from the University of Birmingham and an M.Sc. in operations research from Imperial College, London. While at Birmingham he studied psychoacoustics under Professor Jack Allinson, which began a lifelong fascination with the subject.
In 1977 he co-founded Meridian and is now chairman and technical director of Meridian Audio.
His professional interests are the furthering of analogue and digital audio and developing understanding of the human auditory perception mechanisms relevant to live and recorded music. His specialities include the design of analogue and digital electronics, loudspeakers, signal processing and optical disc players.
Mr Stuart has contributed to DVD-Audio and BluRay standards and has served on the technical committees of the National Sound Archive and the ADA (Japan). He has a deep interest in music and spends a good deal of time listening to live and recorded material. He is a fellow of AES and a member of JAS, ASA, IEEE and the Hearing Group at Cambridge.
Digital Entertainment Group Presents High Resolution Audio Sessions (Panelist)
Oct 11: P14: Perception: Part 2
The Audibility of Typical Digital Audio Filters in a High-Fidelity Playback System (Author)
A Hierarchical Approach to Archiving and Distribution (Author)