AES Technical Committee

Loudspeakers and Headphones

Chair:    Juha Backman      Send Email

TC-LH - Mission:

The committee works to ensure that the AES membership has the opportunity to learn of relevant 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 151st AES Fall Show Oct/2021

More Info:

TC-LH Meeting (151st Fall Show:)

Thursday 14/Oct/21 11:00AM EDT Online

Contact the chair for online invitation.

Chair: Steve Hutt

Vice-Chair: Juha Backman

Preliminary Agenda:

Mission Statement.


Trends: - Comments welcome:


Discussion of pertinent standards.

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.

2021-6-3     TC-LH 150th Meeting Report
Description: TC Loudspeakers & Headphones Meeting notes from the 150th, Online, (Amsterdam), June 2021

2020-11-5     TC-LH 149th Meeting Report
Description: TC Loudspeakers & Headphones Meeting notes from the 149th, Online, (New York), October 2020

2020-7-2     TC-LH 148th Meeting Report
Description: TC-LH Meeting Report, 148th Vienna - On Line

2020-6-11     TC-LH 147th Meeting Report
Description: TC Loudspeakers & Headphones Meeting Report from the 147th New York

2020-6-11     TC-LH 146th Meeting Report
Description: TC Loudspeakers & Headphones Meeting notes from the 146th Dublin

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  Don Keele 
 Doug Button  Earl Geddes  Giles Davis 
 Jason Linse  John Busenitz  John Vanderkooy 
 Juha Backman  Mark Ziemba  Marshall Buck 
 Peter Mapp  Richard S Stroud  Ronald Ajemian 
 Scott Orth  Sean Olive  Stanley Lipshitz 
 Steve Hutt  Kenneth Deetz  Timo Esser 
 Wolfgang Klippel  Erling Sandermann Olsen  Alex Voishvillo 
 Neil Harris  Gottfried Schmid  Mark Dodd 
 Roberto Magalotti  Tim Mellow  Brian Sterling 
 Aldoshina Irina  Juergen Peissig  Stephen Thompson 
 David Carlstrom  Laurie Fincham  Paul Barton 
 Todd Welti  David Prince  Roger Schwenke 
 Michael Santucci  Michael Turner  Thomas Gmeiner 
 J M Woodgate  Sean O'Brien  Christopher Struck 
 Mattia Cobianchi  Stefan Irrgang  Charlie Hughes 
 Pat Dennis  Geoff Hill  Hans van Maanen 
 Richard Little  Robert Baum  John Dawson 
 CheahHeng Tan  David Murphy  Patrick James Hegarty 
 Michael Hedges  Patrick Flanagan  Francesco Baccelli 
 Pietro Massini  Omid Khonsaripour  Hessam Alavi 
 Per Sjosten  Manuel Perucci  Steve Temme 
 Balazs Kakonyi  Matteo Nucci  Stefan Dorr 
 Jack Oclee-Brown  Igor Levitsky  Rich Sulin 
 M. Andrew Lewis  Alan Phillips  Renato Yamane 
 Arndt Klingelnberg  Christian Lopez  Cedrik Bacon 
 Kommer Kleijn  Oleg Bogdanov  Gabe Slotnick 
 Lakshmikanth Tipparaju  Tim Gladwyn  Matthew Robinson 
 Dohyeon Son  Tommaso Nizzoli  Greg White 
 Steve Kollander 

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

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