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[AES Pacific NW Section - Seatle USA]
Around the Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

NOTE: anyone can attend this meeting regardless of their status as an AES member.
February Meeting Notice

Creating A New Loudspeaker Design

Presented by
The AES Pacific Northwest Section

Digipen Institute of Technology
Wednesday, February 26th 2020, 7:30PM

Loudspeaker designers and the music lovers who use their products share a similar dilemma. When confronted with a clean sheet, the designer must ask themselves "what's possible?" When shopping for a new set of speakers the music lover would like to know "what's reasonable". They would both like to know what to expect from a system just by looking at it.

While overall sound quality is what defines a system, the bass response is typically what dictates the size, power requirements, and a good deal of the cost of a loudspeaker system. Looking at the family of designs typically possible from a "bass reflex" loudspeaker allows the designer to quickly home in on the requirements for a proposed system. The results can also be used to assess what to expect from an existing design. Another question asked is which bass reflex designs can be realized with a ported cabinet versus the family of very attractive design options that are only realizable with a passive radiator design.

Join us on February 26th to learn more about the yin and yang of creating a commercially viable loudspeaker system.

About the presenter

Gary Gesellchen is a Mechanical Engineer who built his first pair of custom speakers while still in high school. He launched his own speaker company, Vanatoo, with partner Rick Kernen after a 25 year career in design, manufacturing, and management with electromechanical computer peripherals makers (disk drives and printers). After a lifetime of studying, building, and testing, Gary is beginning to understand speakers. He lives in Seattle with his wife Claire and two kids, and as a native born Northwesterner enjoys the great outdoors and all it has to offer.

Greg Dixon
AES PNW 2019-2020 Section Chair

n.b. The material presented at our meetings is the opinion of the presenter and not necessarily that of the Society. You are encouraged to conduct your own research and to form your own opinions before adopting the presented material as Truth.

Our meetings are open to anyone interested in Audio. AES membership is NOT required for you to attend our meetings.
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