AES Technical Committee

Loudspeakers and Headphones

Chair:    Steve Hutt      Send Email
Vice Chair:    Juha Backman      Send Email

TCLH - Mission:

The committee works to ensure that the AES membership has the opportunity to learn of relevent new transducer technology as it develops, with an emphasis on sound field generation from loudspeakers and headphones.

Resources & Events

The TC on Loudspeakers and Headphones helps to maintain a Topic Website on Loudspeakers and Headphones.

Areas of Concentration

  • Transducer Design
  • Electronic Processing Techniques
  • Distortion Analysis
  • Measurement Techniques
  • Specifications
  • Digital speakers

Current Areas Of Work

  • standards,
  • workshops,

Recent/Planned Activities

  • AES 146th Dublin 20-23/March/2019
  • TCLH Meeting: schedule TBA.
  • Chair: Steve Hutt
  • Vice-Chair: Juha Backman
  • Preliminary Agenda:
  • Mission Statement.
  • Introduction.
  • Trends: - Comments welcome:
  • Standards:
  • Discussion of pertinent standards.
  • AES2-R Revision has started
  • x241 End-of-Line Transducer testing - draft in process
  • - on going discussion: Power Testing drivers & systems
  • New Topics:
  • Attendees are encouraged to raise new topics for discussion.

Meeting Report:

These documents do not necessarily express the official position of the AES on the issues discussed at these meetings, and only represent the views of committee members participating in the discussion. Any unauthorized use of these publications is prohibited. Authorization must be obtained from the Executive Director of the AES: Email, Tel: +1 212 661 8528, Address: 551 Fifth Ave., Suite 1225, New York, New York 10176, USA.

2018-11-6     TC-LH 144th Meeting Report
Description: TC-LH Meeting Report, 144th Milan

2018-11-5     TC-LH 145th Meeting Notes
Description: TC-LH Meeting Report, 145th New York

2017-10-24     TCLH_AES143_MeetingReport
Description: TC Loudspeakers & Headphones meeting report from 143rd convention, New York.

2017-6-9     TCLH_AES142_MeetingReport
Description: TCLH Meeting Report, 142nd Berlin

2016-10-31     TCLH 141 Meeting Report
Description: Meeting notes for TCLH 141st 30/Sep/16 Los Angeles

2016-9-12     TC-LH 140th Meeting Notes.
Description: Meeting notes from the TCLH meeting 5/June16 - Paris

2015-11-2     AES 139th TCLH Meeting Notes
Description: TC Loudspeakers & Headphones Meeting notes from the 139th, New York, 31 October 2015.

2015-6-10     TC-LH 138th Meeting Report
Description: TC Loudspeakers & Headphones Meeting notes from the 138th, Warsaw, May 2015

2013-5-7     AES 133 TCLH San Francisco minutes
Description: Meeting minutes from the Technical Committee meeting on Loudspeakers and Headphones, Held in San Francisco on October 28, 2012.


2013-5-13     AES Tutorial Diagnostics on irregular loudspeaker defects
Description: AES Tutorial Diagnostics on irregular loudspeaker defects, WOLFGANG KLIPPEL, Rome 2013

Committee Members

 Angelo Farina  Bob Zurek  David Dage 
 Don Keele  Doug Button  Earl Geddes 
 Giles Davis  Jason Linse  Richard Small 
 Ronald Ajemian  Marshall Buck  Stanley Lipshitz 
 Peter Mapp  John Vanderkooy  Mark Ziemba 
 Juha Backman  Jim Stratman  Steve Hutt 
 Scott Orth  John Busenitz  Simone Koo 
 Ryan Mihelich  Robert Franks  Richard S Stroud 
 Laurie Fincham  Philippe Herzog  Erling Sandermann Olsen 
 David Carlstrom  Mark Dodd  Thomas Gmeiner 
 Todd Welti  Peter Brown  David Prince 
 Paul Barton  Alex Voishvillo  Aldoshima Irino 
 Neil Harris  Stephen Thompson  Wolfgang Klippel 
 Michael Howes  Roberto Magalotti  Brian Sterling 
 Timo Esser  Tim Mellow  Kenneth Deetz 
 Rachel Cruz  Roger Schwenke  Alan Trevena 
 Michael Turner  Paul Apollonio  Karl Kerstein 
 Michael Santucci  Francesco Tordini  Edgar Kirk 
 Brian Fligor  Gottfried Schmid  J M Woodgate 
 John Dawson  Arndt Klingelnberg  Alan Phillips 
 Christopher Struck  Hans van Maanen  Robert Baum 
 M. Andrew Lewis  David Murphy  Paul Peace 
 Steve Temme  Ronald Sauro  Charles Hughes II 
 Peter John Chapman  Oleg Bogdanov  Igor Levitsky 
 Richard Little  Geoff Hill  Mattia Cobianchi 
 Per Sjosten  Richard Pyatt  Patrick Flanagan 
 Patrick James Hegarty  Pat Dennis  CheahHeng Tan 
 Marcin Kalinowski  Pietro Massini  Alfred Svobodnik 
 Alexander Lindau, Dr.  Jack Oclee-Brown  Michael Hedges 
 Jesse Lippert  Gabe Slotnick  Hessam Alavi 
 Colin Bigland  Renato Yamane  Cedrik Bacon 
 Murilo Alvares  Balazs Kakonyi  Stefan Irrgang 
 Sean O'Brien  Rich Sulin  Guenther Weber 
 Kommer Kleijn  Omid Khonsaripour  Francesco Baccelli 
 Viktor Dobos  Christian Lopez  Stefan Dorr 
 Matteo Nucci  Manuel Perucci 

To request membership in this Technical Committee please email the Chair by using the link above.

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