AES New York 2015 Presenter or Author

Charles Hughes

Charles Hughes

Primary Affiliation: Excelsior Audio - Gastonia, NC, USA
Secondary Affiliation: AFMG - Berlin, Germany
AES Member Type: Member
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Charlie Hughes is the principal consultant at Excelsior Audio, providing consultation, design, and measurement services primarily to loudspeaker manufacturers since 2004. Charlie received a B.S. in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1988. From this time until starting Excelsior Audio he worked as a loudspeaker design engineer at Peavey Electronics and Altec Lansing. He currently has 5 patents issued relating to loudspeaker design and directivity control. Charlie is a member of the AES, CEA, IEC, and Syn-Aud-Con. He is very active on several AES and CEA standards committees, serving as the chairman for CEA R3 WG1. Charlie assists the Ahnert Feistel Media Group (AFMG), located in Berlin, Germany, in the development and testing of many of its products (EASE, EASERA, SysTune, SpeakerLab, FIRmaker, etc.). He provides domestic and international training for some of these products and well as customer support. Charlie also provides technical writing services, having written several product manuals for different manufacturers. His articles have been published in Audio Xpress, Live Sound, Syn-Aud-Con Newsletter, and Voice Coil. Charlie has presented multiple papers and been an invited speaker and panelist at numerous AES conventions. Additional info can be found at

Session List

Oct 30: P6: Transducers—Part 2: Loudspeakers
Progressive Degenerate Ellipsoidal Phase Plug (Author)

Nov 1: PD11: Loudspeaker Measurements (Presenter)

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