Primary Affiliation: DBK Associates and Labs - Bloomington, IN, USA
AES Member Type: Life Fellow
Don Keele has worked for a number of companies in the area of loudspeaker R&D and measurement technology including Electro-Voice, Klipsch, JBL, Crown, and Harman International. He holds eight patents with topics including "constant-directivity" loudspeaker horns, loudspeaker arrays, and signal processing. He is a fellow of AES and a member of ASA.
For ten years, he wrote for Audio Magazine as a Senior Editor performing loudspeaker reviews. More recently, he worked for Harman/Becker Automotive Systems in the advanced technology development group and was a member of the Harman corporate acoustics engineering group working under Floyd Toole. Currently he heads his own consulting company DBK Associates and Labs. His passion for the last 15 years has been to promote the use of CBT (Constant Beamwidth Transducer) loudspeaker technology in the loudspeaker industry. He has written 12 AES papers on this topic.
Mr. Keele holds two BS degrees in EE and Physics from California State Polytechnic University and an MSEE degree from Brigham Young University where he minored in acoustics. He has presented and published 50 technical papers on loudspeaker design and measurement methods and other related topics, among them the paper for which he won the AES Publication Award, "Low-Frequency Loudspeaker Assessment by Nearfield Sound-Pressure Measurement".
He is a frequent speaker at AES section meetings and workshops, has chaired several AES technical paper sessions. Mr. Keele is a past member of the AES Board of Governors and the AES review board, and is past Vice President, AES Central Region USA/Canada. Mr. Keele received the TEF Richard C. Heyser Award in 2001. In 2002, he received a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for work he did on cinema constant-directivity loudspeakers. More recently in 2011, he received the ALMA Beryllium Driver Award for Lifetime Achievement.
More Info: http://www.dbkeele.com/
P06: Transducers—Part 2
Theory of Constant Directivity Circular-Arc Line Arrays (Author)
Constant Directivity Circular-Arc Arrays of Dipole Elements (Author)
Oct 20: EB04: Transducers
Design and Implementation of a Practical Long-Throw High-Q CBT Array (Author)
Design and Implementation of a Constant-Directivity Two-Way 12” Woofer Wedge Loudspeaker System (Author)
A Tutorial on the Audibility of Loudspeaker Distortion at Bass Frequencies (Author)
Oct 21: EB05: Posters—Part 1
Implementation of a Dipole Constant Directivity Circular-Arc Array (Author)