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 143rd New York
  • TCLH Meeting: Friday, October 20/2017, 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm Room 1C03
  • Chair: Steve Hutt
  • Vice-Chair: Juha Backman
  • Agenda:
  • Mission Statement.
  • Introduction.
  • Trends: - Comments welcome:
  • Standards:
  • Discussion of pertinent standards.
  • AES2-2012, to be re-affirmed 2017. This standard requires some attention to develop a consensus amongst the community before updating with target release of 2018. Comments are welcome.
  • x241 End-of-Line Transducer testing - first draft status report.
  • Note, the standards meeting SC04-03 Loudspeakers.... will be held Friday October 20/2017, 3:00-4:30pm Room 1C04.
  • 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.

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

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

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