-Read our tutorial articles to get a detailed picture of what hifi
speaker design is all about.
-Browse the list of loudspeaker manufacturer websites and use
our database of downloadable loudspeaker datasheets to select
-Choose the right design software that suits you best to
calculate your enclosure dimensions and buy everything
you need from a retail shop.
-Assemble your crossover-less speaker and let your lab equipment
(or measurement software) acquire the necessary response
measurements. Use your crossover design software to decide a
crossover network that fits your acoustical targets.
-Browse the list of component manufacturer websites and buy all the
-Use a suitable pcb and your soldering equipment to conclude
your crossover network implementation.
-If you get addicted to hifi speaker design you can try to
broaden your technical background by consulting our
book review section and -why not- browsing the
journals of the existing audio societies.
-You can also get closer to audio enthusiasts' community
through our list of worldwide audio websites,
web-magazines and discussion fora.
(text and links copied from the original AES website)
The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide by promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge and research.
Learn more about the origins of the AES here.
Currently, over 14,000 members are affiliated with more than 75 AES professional sections and more than 95 AES student sections around the world. Section activities may include guest speakers, technical tours, demonstrations and social functions. Through local AES section events, members experience valuable opportunities for professional networking and personal growth.
Find a section in your geographic area here.
Membership details and an online registration form are provided here.
The AES also serves the educational needs of its members and the audio industry at large through international technical meetings, equipment exhibitions, and a wide range of publications.
Conventions, which include scientific presentations, student activities, workshops, and exhibitions, are held annually both in the US and Europe. Additional conferences and regional summits are held periodically throughout Latin America, Asia, Europe, and North America.
See more information about past, current and upcoming events here.
Many research papers presented at conventions are ultimately published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Audio Engineering Society. Other convention papers and conference proceedings are compiled in the online AES E-Library. Members have access to this information for a small fee, along with a wealth of other resources, including tutorials and technical documents, through the AES website.
See more information about publications here.
Finally, the AES is continually involved in the creation and maintenance of international standards in the areas of digital and analog audio engineering, communications technology, acoustics, media preservation and creative practice. Through the AES Technical Council and its subsidiary working groups, AES members and the Society as a whole are at the forefront of both established and emerging audio technologies and techniques.
See more information about standards here.
For more information about the AES and any of its activities, contact the Society here..