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AES creates new standards working group

Working group SC-04-08, on Measurement and Equalization of Sound Systems in Rooms, will draw from expertise already contributing to AES Standards and invites participation from other interested experts.

Bruce Olson (pictured), chair of the AES Standards Committee has announced the creation of a new standards working group, SC-04-08, on Measurement and Equalization of Sound Systems in Rooms. Olson has also named Ben Kok – an experienced acoustic consultant from the Netherlands – the working group chairman. The group will draw from expertise already contributing to AES Standards and invites participation from other interested experts. Two newly initiated projects have been assigned to this group, developed from an initial proposal presented by the AES Technical Committee on Sound for Digital Cinema and Television, chaired by Brian McCarty. They are: AES-X218: Measurement and Calibration of Sound Systems in Rooms Intended to document parameters affecting the audience experience of a sound system in a generalized room, and identify appropriate objective methods of measurements to quantify them. The intent is to identify tools and procedures to measure the performance of a loudspeaker system in a room, and support accurate, reliable calibration of this system to a specified performance. The findings of the working group will be published in an AES Standards Information Document. AES-X219: Method of measurement for frequency and impulse response of sound systems in auditoria This project is to specify a method of measurement for frequency and impulse response of sound systems in auditoria. The project is intended to produce a Standard, and the development discussions are expected to draw on modern measurement techniques. The first face-to-face meeting of working group SC-04-08 will be held at the 134th AES Convention in Rome May 4-7, 2013. www.aes.org

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