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The following standards and information documents are published by the Audio Engineering Society. The latest printing will include all amendments and corrections and will be available within a week of its date.

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AES-Stds-Comp: Standards In Print, Complete Set: 2016-02-08

AES2-2012: AES standard for acoustics - Methods of measuring and specifying the performance of loudspeakers for professional applications - Drive units

AES3-2009 (r2014): AES standard for digital audio engineering - Serial transmission format for two-channel linearly represented digital audio data

AES3-1-2009 (r2014): AES standard for digital audio - Digital input-output interfacing - Serial transmission format for two-channel linearly-represented digital audio data - Part 1: Audio Content

AES3-2-2009 (r2014): AES standard for digital audio - Digital input-output interfacing - Serial transmission format for two-channel linearly-represented digital audio data - Part 2: Metadata and Subcode

AES3-3-2009 (r2014): AES standard for digital audio - Digital input-output interfacing - Serial transmission format for two-channel linearly-represented digital audio data - Part 3: Transport

AES3-4-2009 (r2014): AES standard for digital audio - Digital input-output interfacing - Serial transmission format for two-channel linearly-represented digital audio data - Part 4: Physical and electrical

AES3-Am5-2008: Amendment 5 to AES standard for digital audio - Digital input-output interfacing - Serial transmission format for two-channel linearly represented digital audio data

AES3-Am.6-2008: Amendment 6 to AES standard for digital audio engineering - Serial transmission format for two-channel linearly represented digital audio data

AES5-2008 (r2013): AES recommended practice for professional digital audio - Preferred sampling frequencies for applications employing pulse-code modulation (revision of AES5-2003)

AES6-2008 (s2013): Method for measurement of weighted peak flutter of analogue sound recording and reproducing equipment

AES7-2000 (s2012): AES standard for the preservation and restoration of audio recording - Method of measuring recorded fluxivity of magnetic sound records at medium wavelengths (Revision of AES7-1982)

AES10-2008 (r2014): AES Recommended Practice for Digital Audio Engineering - Serial Multichannel Audio Digital Interface (MADI)

AES11-2009 (r2014): AES recommended practice for digital audio engineering - Synchronization of digital audio equipment in studio operations. (Revision of AES11-2003)

AES14-1992 (s2014): AES standard for professional audio equipment - Application of connectors, part 1, XLR-type polarity and gender

AES15-1991 (w2002): AES Recommended Practice for Sound-reinforcement systems -- Communications interface (PA-422) (Withdrawn: 2002)

AES17-2015: AES standard method for digital audio engineering - Measurement of digital audio equipment

AES18-1996 (s2008): AES Recommended practice for digital audio engineering - Format for the user data channel of the AES digital audio interface. (revision of AES18-1992)

AES19-1992 (w2003): AES-ALMA standard test method for audio engineering -- Measurement of the lowest resonance frequency of loudspeaker cones. (Withdrawn: 2003)

AES20-1996 (s2008): AES recommended practice for professional audio - Subjective evaluation of loudspeakers

AES22-1997 (s2012): AES recommended practice for audio preservation and restoration - Storage and handling -- Storage of polyester-base magnetic tape

AES24-1-1999 (w2004): AES standard for sound system control - Application protocol for controlling and monitoring audio devices via digital data networks - Part 1: Principles, formats, and basic procedures (Revision of AES24-1-1995)

AES24-2-tu (w2004): PROPOSED DRAFT AES standard for sound system control - application protocol for controlling and monitoring audio devices via digital data networks - Part 2, data types, constants, and class structure (for Trial Use)

AES26-2001 (s2017): AES recommended practice for professional audio -- Conservation of the polarity of audio signals (Revision of AES26-1995)

AES27-1996 (s2012): AES recommended practice for forensic purposes -- Managing recorded audio materials intended for examination

AES28-1997 (s2012): AES standard for audio preservation and restoration - Method for estimating life expectancy of compact discs (CD-ROM), based on effects of temperature and relative humidity (includes Amendment 1-2001)

AES31-1-2001 (s2012): AES standard for network and file transfer of audio - Audio-file transfer and exchange Part 1: Disk format

AES31-2-2012: AES standard on network and file transfer of audio - Audio-file transfer and exchange - File format for transferring digital audio data between systems of different type and manufacture

AES31-3-2008 (r2013): AES standard for network and file transfer of audio - Audio-file transfer and exchange - Part 3: Simple project interchange

AES31-4-2015: AES standard for network and file transport of audio - Part 4: XML Implementation of Audio Decision Lists

AES32-tu: PROPOSED DRAFT AES standard for professional audio interconnections Fibre optic connectors, cables, and characteristics (for Trial Use)

AES33-1999 (w2004): AES standard -- For audio interconnections -- Database of multiple-program connection configurations (Withdrawn: 2004)

AES35-2000 (w2005): AES standard for audio preservation and restoration - Method for estimating life expectancy of magneto-optical (M-O) disks, based on effects of temperature and relative humidity.

AES38-2000 (s2012): AES standard for audio preservation and restoration -- Life expectancy of information stored in recordable compact disc systems -- Method for estimating, based on effects of temperature and relative humidity.

AES41-1-2012: AES standard for digital audio - Audio-embedded metadata - Part 1: General

AES41-2-2012: AES standard for digital audio - Audio-embedded metadata - Part 2: MPEG-1 Layer II or MPEG-2 LSF Layer II

AES41-3-2012: AES standard for digital audio - Audio-embedded metadata - Part 3: AAC & HE-AAC

AES41-4-2012: AES standard for digital audio - Audio-embedded metadata - Part 4: Dolby E

AES41-5-2012: AES standard for digital audio - Audio-embedded metadata - Part 5: EBU loudness, true-peak, and downmix

AES42-2010 (r2015): AES standard for acoustics -- Digital interface for microphones

AES43-2000 (s2012): AES standard for forensic purposes -- Criteria for the authentication of analog audio tape recordings

AES45-2001 (s2017): AES standard for single programme connectors -- Connectors for loudspeaker-level patch panels

AES46-2002 (s2008): AES standard for network and file transfer of audio Audio-file transfer and exchange Radio traffic audio delivery extension to the broadcast-WAVE-file format

AES47-2006 (s2017): AES standard for digital audio - Digital input-output interfacing - Transmission of digital audio over asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) networks

AES47-Am1-2008: Amendment 1 to AES47 - AES standard for digital audio - Digital input-output interfacing - Transmission of digital audio over asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) networks

AES48-2005 (s2015): AES standard on interconnections - Grounding and EMC practices - Shields of connectors in audio equipment containing active circuitry

AES49-2005 (s2012): AES standard for audio preservation and restoration - Magnetic tape - Care and handling practices for extended usage

AES50-2011 (r.2017): AES standard for digital audio engineering - High-resolution multi-channel audio interconnection

AES51-2006 (s2017): AES standard for digital audio - Digital input-output interfacing - Transmission of ATM cells over Ethernet physical layer

AES52-2006 (r2017): AES standard for digital audio engineeringAES standard for digital audio engineering - Insertion of unique identifiers into the AES3 transport stream

AES53-2006 (r2011): AES standard for digital audio - Digital input-output interfacing - Sample-accurate timing in AES47

AES54-1-2008 (r2013): AES standard on interconnections - Grounding and EMC practices - Connection of cable shields within connectors attached to portable balanced audio cables

AES54-2-2008 (r2013): AES standard on interconnections - Grounding and EMC practices - Shields of balanced audio wiring within fixed and portable passive connector panels, jack fields, and passive microphone splitters

AES54-3-2008 (r2013): AES standard on interconnections - Grounding and EMC practices - Shields of balanced microphone-level outputs of active equipment other than microphones

AES55-2012: AES standard for digital audio engineering - Carriage of MPEG Surround in an AES3 bitstream

AES56-2008 (r2014): AES standard on acoustics - Sound source modeling - Loudspeaker polar radiation measurements

AES57-2011 (r2017): AES standard for audio metadata - Audio object structures for preservation and restoration

AES58-2008 (r2013): AES standard for digital audio - Audio applications of networks - Application of IEC 61883-6 32-bit generic data

AES59-2012: AES standard for professional audio - Audio application of 25-way D-type connectors in balanced circuits

AES60-2011: AES standard for audio metadata - Core audio metadata

AES62-2011 (r2017): AES standard for audio connectors - Modified XLR-3 Connector for Digital Audio

AES63-2012: AES standard for interconnections - Data connector in an XLR connector shell

AES64-2012: AES standard for audio applications of networks - Command, control, and connection management for integrated media

AES65-2012: AES standard for interconnections - Connector for surround microphones

AES66-2012: AES standard for professional audio equipment - Application of connectors - Miniature XLR-type polarity and gender

AES67-2015: AES standard for audio applications of networks - High-performance streaming audio-over-IP interoperability

AES68-2014: AES standard for audio connectors - XL Connectors to Improve Electromagnetic Compatibility

AES69-2015: AES standard for file exchange - Spatial acoustic data file format

AES70-1-2015: AES standard for audio applications of networks - Open Control Architecture - Part 1: Framework

AES70-2-2015: AES standard for audio applications of networks - Open Control Architecture - Part 2: Class structure

AES70-3-2015: AES standard for audio applications of networks - Open Control Architecture - Part 3: Protocol for TCP/IP Networks

AES-1id-2012: AES Information Document for Acoustics - Plane wave tubes - Design and practice

AES-2id-2012: AES information document for digital audio engineering -- Guidelines for the use of the AES3 interface

AES-3id-2001 (w2010): AES information document for Digital audio engineering - Transmission of AES3 formatted data by unbalanced coaxial cable (WITHDRAWN)

AES-4id-2001 (s2008): AES information document for room acoustics and sound reinforcement systems - Characterization and measurement of surface scattering uniformity

AES-5id-1997 (r2014): AES information document for acoustics - Loudspeaker modeling and measurement - Frequency and angular resolution for measuring, presenting, and predicting loudspeaker polar data

AES-6id-2006 (s2017): AES information document for digital audio - Personal computer audio quality measurements

AES-10id-2005 (r2017): AES information document for digital audio engineering - Engineering guidelines for the multichannel audio digital interface, AES10 (MADI)

AES-11id-2006 (s2013): AES Information document for preservation of audio recordings - Extended term storage environment for multiple media archives

AES-12id-2006 (r2017): AES Information Document for digital audio measurements - Jitter performance specifications

AES-14id-2010 (s2017): AES information document for interconnections - Universal jack for IEC 60603-11 and B gauge 6,35 mm plugs

AES-16id-2010 (s2014): AES information document for transfer technologies - Stylus dimensions and selection

AES-21id-2011 (r2017): AES Information Document for audio-file transfer and exchange - Screen-less navigation for high-resolution audio on Blu-ray Discâ„¢

AES-R1-1997 (s2008): AES project report for professional audio -- Specifications for audio on high-capacity media

AES-R2-2004 (s2012): AES project report for articles on professional audio and for equipment specifications -- Notations for expressing levels (Revision of AES-R2-1998)

AES-R3-2001: AES standards project report on single programme connector -- Compatibility for patch panels of tip-ring-sleeve connectors

AES-R4-2007: AES standards project report Guidelines for AES Recommended practice for digital audio engineering - Transmission of digital audio over asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) networks

AES-R6-2011: AES project report - Guidelines for AES standard for digital audio engineering - High-resolution multi-channel audio interconnection (HRMAI)

AES-R7-2006: AES standards project report - Considerations for accurate peak metering of digital audio signals

AES-R8-2015: AES standards project report - Synchronisation of digital audio over wide areas

AES-R9-2008: AES standards project report - Considerations for standardising AES metadata sets

AES-R10-2008: AES standards project report - Use cases for networks in professional audio

AES-R11-2009: AES standards project report - Methods for the measurement of audio video synchronization error

AES-R12-2014: Standards project report - AES67 Interoperability PlugFest - Munich 2014

AES-R15-2015: Standards project report - AES67 Interoperability PlugFest - Washington 2015

AES-R16-2016: AES Standards Report - PTP parameters for AES67 and SMPTE ST 2059-2 interoperability

AES-R17-2017: Standards project report - AES67 Interoperability PlugFest - London 2017

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