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An Invitation from SMPTE

An Invitation from SMPTE

SMPTE Invites AES Members to their Melbourne cinema-audio event

– As the Director Intended –

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers active Standards group 25CSS and John Maizels in conjunction with their Melbourne chapter and support from Village cinemas Australia (Tim Weeks) is hosting a discussion group and practical session focussing on cinema sound.

A Village Cinema theatre

This will be held from 3:00 pm on Monday 27th June at:
Cinema 11, Village Cinemas,
Jam Factory,
Level 1,
500 Chapel Street South Yarra.

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June 2022 Meeting Notice: DaS AuReality Demo

We are returning to the SAE Institute!

The next in-person meeting of the AES Melbourne Section will be held on
Monday 20th June 2022 at 7:30pm, in the SAE Institute Lecture Theatre, South Melbourne.

*Note – there will be NO live online element to this meeting.

Joe Hayes, Inventor and CTO of Vastigo Ltd, will conduct a
Live Demonstration

of his DaS AuReality (Diffusion at Source) loudspeaker systems.

Vastigo V10 Demo Speakers
NewAudio AS8 Speaker

Joe invites everyone to bring along their favourite critical listening music (Audio CD format only) to exercise the system.

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Meeting Report: April 2022 – Involve Audio Demonstration

With COVID restrictions significantly eased, the Committee has made the decision to trial some in-person events as well as to maintain some online events for the 2022 meeting calendar.

On Monday April 11th a small cohort gathered in person for the first time in over two years for a Section Meeting. We visited the Involve Audio facility at Mentone, where Charlie Van Dongen demonstrated his designs for the complete surround sound chain with improved soundstage imaging – decoding, amplifier, loudspeaker processing, as well as electrostatic loudspeakers.

The feast provided - pizza and sandwiches
Charlie’s hospitality was most appreciated – photo Rod Staples


On arrival, we were greeted by a veritable feast of pizza and sandwiches along with soft drinks to start the evening.
We thank Charlie and his accounts person John Di Paolo for their generosity.

Charlie making his introductory remarks
Charlie welcomes us to his facility –
photo Rod Staples







Charlie started out by introducing his colleagues David Alexandrou – head of electronics, Ron Berger -electronics and software development, and Wayne Cary – mechanical and process audio consultant, who would assist him with the demonstrations.




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April 2022 Meeting Notice: Charlie Van Dongen – From loudspeakers to listeners – On-site Listening Session

We are finally meeting in person again!

The first in-person meeting of the AES Melbourne Section (in what seems like forever) will be held on
Monday 11th April 2022 at 7:30pm.

*Note – there will be NO live online element to this meeting.

Charlie Van Dongen, of Involve Audio will host us at his Mentone (Vic) manufacturing facility, revisiting his earlier presentation with a practical demonstration of:

From loudspeakers to listeners

the complete surround sound chain 
Part 2 – Listening

In the earlier session in February 2021 Charlie Van Dongen of Involve Audio, based in Melbourne, Australia described this end-to-end sound reproduction chain extending from the latest generation of loudspeaker transducers through amplifiers and render electronics that have been developed based on just how humans perceive sound.

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