Meeting Notice: Sept 14th AGM plus Anatomy of a Loudspeaker Driver

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Melbourne Section of the AES will be held on
Monday September 14th 2015 at 7:30pm at The SAE Institute – Lecture Theatre, 235 Normanby Rd South Melbourne (directions below)

The short AGM will be followed by a presentation by Michail Barabasz on the topic

Anatomy of the Loudspeaker Driver

Michail’s wide-ranging talk will cover the full range of considerations affecting the successful design of loudspeaker systems. They will include topics like the listening room (and its effect on loudspeaker reproduction), loudspeaker component parts, post Plessey Rola (what has changed in the past 40 years), speaker testing (why measure, what should be measured, and QA testing), how pro-audio, monitor and HiFi speakers differ, and design software.

The SAE Institute – Lecture Theatre
235 Normanby Road
South Melbourne

Directions: Entry to SAE is via the Students’ Entry, now located in Woodgate St (at rear of building).
Please report to the Supervisor’s Desk at this entry, and you will be directed to the Lecture Theatre (upstairs at the back of the building).

About Michail Barabasz:

Michail started his career at Plessey Rola as an R&D engineer, where as a loudspeaker designer he was responsible for many classic designs like the C60/C80/C100 and C12P, as well as the PE800/1200 range.

By the time Plessey Rola ceased operations in 1974 Michail was their Engineering Manager.
He then moved on to start his own loudspeaker company, Lorantz Audio.

At Lorantz he has designed and manufactured all their current range (approx. 78 models) as well as the AER (Audio Engineering Research) range of HIFI loudspeakers which have been marketed internationally.

He has also instigated loudspeaker research into uncharted areas of loudspeaker design.
This work included:
Fine element modelling
Cone shape optimization
Suspension optimization

(Collaborator David Featherson was credited with a PhD for his work on this project)

Michail has co-authored papers published in both the AES Journal and elsewhere, as well as presented at AES and other conferences.

Visitors and Guests are welcome