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RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES / ORGANIZATIONS  (85)
Audio Engineering Society (main)   Boston Chapter
Audio Engineering Society  (links page)
Audio Engineering Society Mastering Group  (new, 2018)
Audio Engineering Society, Los Angeles Section

Acoustical Society of America  NEW URL     Boston Chapter

AAF Advanced Authoring Format Association
ALMA International Loudspeaker Manufacturers Association has renamed themselves
ALTI, Audio & Loudspeaker Technologies International. Go figure.
AMPS  Association Of Motion Picture Sound (UK)
Advanced Media Workflow Association
APRS  Association of Professional Recording Services (UK)
ARSC Association for Recorded Sound Collections
ATSC  Advanced Television Systems Committee
AVIXA  Audio Visual Integrated eXperience Association  yeah, yeah, another baron von tollbooth...
AVNU.org  (They don't even tell you what the acronym stands for...)
BSRA  British Sound Recording Association
Cinema Audio Society
Common Amplifier Format Group  another interesting approach.
Consumer Electronics Association
CEDIA  Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association
CES  Consumer Electronics Show
CTA  Consumer Technology Association
DanishSound.org  Quite a surprise.
DEG  Digital Entertainment Group (still more Baron Von Tollbooth busyness in corporate suits)
DLNA  Digital Living Network Alliance  (yes, they tried to make it sound like DNA)
EISA  Expert Imaging and Sound Association  (magazines)
EBU  European Broadcasting Union
EventSafetyAlliance.org
FilmSound.org
GrammyPro
HDMI.org  (do you know it stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface?)
Home Acoustics Alliance
Home Theater Alliance
IABM  International Association for Broadcast & Media
IABM Glossary of tech Terms - quite terrific!
IASA  International Assn of Sound and Audiovisual Archives
IEEE  Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers
IFPI  International Federation of the Phonographic Industry
InfoComm
Ircam  (France - English version)
ISBN  International Standard Book Number
ISNI  International Standard Name Identifier
ISRC  International Standard Recording Code  (more new stuff to learn about !)
and here: http://isrc.ifpi.org/en/
ITU  International Telecommunications Union
MakingVinyl.com  
METAlliance   NEW   as of 2/1/19
www.midi.org  (the MIDI Manufacturer's Association)
Important info about the new MIDI 2.0  HERE
mpeg.org (Motion Pictures Expert Group)
MPEG-H Audio Alliance   Uh-oh. Here we go again...
mpse.org  (Motion Picture Sound Editors)
Music Loudness Alliance   NEW   as of 3/23/18
NAB National Association of Broadcasters
NAMM   National Association of Music Merchants
NARAS  National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
NARM  National association of Recording Merchandisers
Nashville Songwriters Association
NCAC  National Council of Acoustical Consultants
NMPA  National Music Publishers Association
NRSC  National Radio Systems Committee
NSCA  National Systems Contractor Assn.
Open Connectivity Foundation (incorporating previous UPnP - Universal Plug N' Play)
Open Music Initiative  
PAMA  Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance
PARA  Professional Audio-Video Retailers Association
Producers Guild of America
PLASA Professional Lighting & Sound Assn.
MERGING WITH ESTA Entertainment Services Technology Assn. in 2011
RIAA  Recording Industry Association of America
RIGHTSCOM and DDEX Digital Data Exchange
SBE Society of Broadcast Engineers
SMPTE  Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
SMPTE  New England Chapter (Boston) UPDATED
SPARS   Society of Professional Audio Recording Services
ULE alliance  (more Baron Von Tollbooth nonsense but still relevant)
USB.org  (everything you were afraid you might need to know)
W.A.M. Women's Audio Mission  (Women in Pro Audio)
WAVE   Women In AV (UK)
Women In Consumer Technology
Womens International Music Network (WIMN)
WiSA  Wireless Speaker and Audio  
4K Ultra HD  Just when you thought it was safe to buy a TV...
8KAssociation  Yes, 4 times the craziness. Whatever happened to 3D and holograms?
OTHER AUDIO CLUBS / SOCIETIES - US  (33)
Arizona Audio Video Club   
Atlanta
Audio Video Club of Atlanta
Audio Society of Minnesota
Bay Area Audiophile Society  or HERE if they ever fix the link
Bay Area Tube Audio Enthusiasts
Carolina Audio Society  coming soon...
Central Coast Audio Club   
Chicago Audio Society
Colorado Audio Society
Connecticut Audio Society
Dallas Audio Club (link to Yahoo group)
L.A. Audiophile
Los Angeles / Orange County Audio Society  NEW URL 2/2019
Miami Valley Audio Enthusiast (Ohio) email
Midwest Audio Club
New England Vintage Electronics Club   New Listing!
New Jersey Audio Society
New York Audio Society
Northeastern Wisconsin Audio Society
Oregon Triode Society
Pacific Northwest Audio Society
Purdue Audio Society (Purdue University)
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest
San Diego Area Audio Group  (email only)
Sarasota Audiophile Society   new listing
S.E. Mich. Woofer & Tweeter Marching Society
South Florida Audio Society  
Space Coast Audio Society  (email only)
Suncoast Audiophile Society  (Tampa-St. Pete)
The Audiophile Society of NYC  718-802-0183  email
The Audio Syndrome  516-489-9576
Utah Audiophile Society
OTHER AUDIO SOCIETIES - INTERNATIONAL  (13)
Audio Society of New South Wales (Australia)
also see their forums, HERE
Audio Club Of Athens (Greece)
Hong Kong Tube Audio Club
IHIFI Istanbul HiFi Club (Turkey)
Krakow Society of Sonic (Poland)   added 2013
London Live DIY HIFI Circle
Matrix-HiFi (Spain)  English version  SUPERB, don't miss.
Melbourne Audio Club (Australia)
Swiss High End Society (in German, French)
Toronto Audiophiles (Yahoo Group)
West of Scotland Hi-Fi Club
The incredible industry event Worldwide Calendar is HERE !
AUDIOPHILE AUDIO SHOWS TO VISIT - USA  (11)
Axpona
California Audio Show
CanJam New York  
Capital Audio Fest  
Florida Audio Expo
High-End show at CES  
Lone Star Audio Fest
Los Angeles Audio Show  
New York Audio Show  
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest  
Toronto AudioFest  
OTHER GROUPS OF INTEREST  (17)
Auditory.org
AudioAsylum.com
AudioForums.com  (see forums, below )
digitalprosound.com  which is part of...
digitalmedianet.com  also  LOUDjournal.com
Electronic Music Foundation
www.filmsound.org
Fraunhofer Institute  (home of MP3)
HRRC Home Recording Rights Coalition (go figure)
Imaging Science Foundation
www.recording.org
pro-music.org
pronetguide.com (huge)
prorec.com  (Resources for the Recording Pro)
streamingmedia.com
wildlife-sound.org
COMPANIES of SPECIAL INTEREST  (13)
BSO  Boston Symphony Orchestra
www.dolby.com
DTS
Fraunhofer IIS
HDCD and SACD HERE  and  HERE
Lexicon and LARES
Master Quality Authenticated  and on Wikipedia HERE
TMH Corporation
THX
WGBH  Boston's own.
OTHER LINK PAGES  (36)
Audiolinks.nl   (don't miss!)
AudioNova
AudioScientific.com a fabulous link site!
Audioweb links page (huge) and Audioweb HOME   Sorry, gone...
AudioWorld.com
Audio Survey (a shopping reference...)
Avid Listener  NEW and very promising!
Dick Olsher's Audio Mecca
digital-recordings.com
Belgian Educypedia homepage    Updated links
Belgian Educypedia audio section   speaker section
EAW links  (very comprehensive!)
eCoustics.com
electronic music links ( on EMF site)
ePanorama.net   (a list of tech magazines)
HIFI Links  (odd, but useful)
Home Theater World  (a great manufacturers listing)
Jenson's Pro Audio Links
John Klett's TechnicalAudio.com
The List of Great Audio Sites
Microphone Links
The Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording
Nolody Studio
pro and theater sound links
ProAudioSearch
samerweb links  (electronics and very entertaining)
SavantAudio links page (large and complex)
Speakerbuilding Link List  (large and complex)
Steve Ekblad's Audio Grid    actual links page
Synthesizer Resources
Hifi on WWW  (The UNIK site - huge and entertaining)
Virtual Times Audio Links  (some outdated but still useful)
Worldwide Pro Audio Directory (huge)
Old Radio Digital World  an oxymoron from the UK. Cool!
MAGAZINES and PUBLICATIONS: PRINT & ONLINE  (189)
personal blogs - newsletters - 'almost a magazine' - a real paper magazine + more
A list of now defunct magazines HERE
6 moons.com 
The Absolute Sound
Adam Rayner    (seemingly out of nowhere, comes yet another audio blog...)
American Radio History   Stunning magazine archive - all PDF's
Analog Planet
Archimago's Musings  well worth the long reads... many trustworthy peeps consider this THE best
Ask.Audio Magazine
Audio Engineering Magazine (historical PDF's )
Audio Express / Audio Amateur /
Voice Coil / Multimedia Manufacturer / AudioBytz
AudioEnz  New Zealand ! Nice !
Audio-Head
AudioHolics
Audio Ideas Guide
AudioJudgement
Audio Media International
Audio Musings by Sean Olive
AudioPhilia
Audiophile Audition  and  The Binaural Source
Audiophile Heaven
AudiophileNirvana
Audiophile.one
Audiophile.online
Audiophile.org
AudiophileReview.com
Audiophile Style   (complex yet vague, plus there's a forum, see below)
Audiophile Voice
AudioPrimate.blog
Audio Pro News
Audio Reputation
Audio Revolution  (review site)
AudioReview.com  (review site)
Audio Review Italy  (in Italian)
AudioStream
Audio Technology (Australia)  (wonderful!)
AudioUtopia.com 
Audio Video Interiors   sorry, gone...
Audio Video News
AudioWorld.com
Australian HI FI
BBC Music Magazine
Orion Blue Book   $FEE Charged for use
BestofHighEnd.com
Bound For Sound
British Audio Journal  (UK)
Broadcast Engineering
Car Audio Magazine
Car Sound Magazine (like Car Audio Magazine... only different)
Computer Audiophile
Computer Music Journal
DaGoGo
Daily Audiophile  A quick aggregate of reviews of all the OTHER magazines
Darko
db Magazine  (historical PDF's)
DVDetc.com  
ElectronicMusician.com
Entertainment Design
www.enjoythemusic.com
EQ Magazine
EX Hi Fi  (review site)  (also see under forums)
Fidelity Online (Germany) with Google translate included
GoodSound.com
Gramophone  (UK)
haute fidélité  (French)
Head-Fi.club  NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH...
Head-Fi.org
HiFiAnswers  (UK)
Hi Fi Choice  (UK)
Hi Fi Critic  (UK)
HI FI +
Hi Fidelity (Poland)
HiFi Media  (Hungary)
Hi Fi News & Record Review
HiFi-opinions.com  from Belgium. Dutch and English.
HiFi Page
Hifi Pig  You know you want to read this.
Hi Fi Statement  (in German)
Hi Fi Trends
HiFi Zine
HI FI World  (UK)
Homebuilt HiFi
Home Cinema Choice  (UK)
(...secrets of...) Home Theater & HI FI
Home Theater Magazine
Home Theater Review  
Home Toys
InAudio  World class audio magazine from Greece
In Ear Matters
Inner   Audiophilia - Culture - Music
Inner Ear Report  (Canada)
InnerFidelity
International AudioVideo Review
Internet Audio  (it's on paper, not on the web. Go figure.)
Ken Kessler  (a personal blog)
L.A. Audiophile  (also see forums, below)
LinearAudio.net
Listener
Live Design  
Live Sound International ...superb articles, insight and wit
Loudspeaker Industry Sourcebook
Magazine-Audio  In French Only
Metal-Fi  odd, but compelling.
Mix Magazine  and The Mix Foundation
MonoAndStereo.com
Music Business Worldwide
Music Education Technology
MusicTech.net
MyAudioSound  (UK)  and  Building a Home Studio
NoAudiophile.com
NoiseAddicts.com
NoiseFloorAV.com  kind of a nice blog, but hateful wordpress.
NOVO  (was Canada Hi-Fi)
Nuts & Volts
One-to-One The magazine for the CD/DVD duplication industry
ONHIFI.com  with Wes Phillips
Part Time Audiophile and The "Occasional" magazine
the Perfect Vision
Planet HIFI
Positive Feedback
Prairie Audio Man Cave  interesting personal blog
Preservation Sound Another over the top site presented in wacko ever-so-annoying wordpress. Great!
Pro Audio Encyclopedia
Pro Audio Review
Professional-Sound.com (Canada)
Pro Sound News  (not to be confused with)
Pro Sound Web
Radiomuseum.org  I can't figure it out either, but it sure is interesting
Radio World
Real HD-Audio  including posts from Dr. AIX, Mark Waldrep
Recording Engineer's Quarterly
RE/P Prosound Web has reposted articles from Recording Engineer/Producer magazine
and PS, I don't know why the misspelled link works, but it does !
Recording Magazine  (Music Maker Publications)
ReMix  Like MIX Magazine, only different...
Residential Systems Online
Resolution  replacing Studio Sound Magazine
Retro Vintage Modern HiFi  a spectacular and gorgeous collection of whatever!
RevolutionHomeTheater.com
schwann ...sadly, closed... more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwann_catalog
SensibleSound.com
SonicScoop  some nice classifieds here, as well
SonoMag Sound + Lighting from France  FRENCH HERE
Sound and Picture
Sound and Video Contractor
Sound and Vision Magazine
Sound Guys
Sound on Sound  (Pro for the UK and Europe)
SoundReproduction.com (new and excellent)
SoundStage Magazine
SoundStage Network of sites  (10 of them!) and Reviewer's Choice
Stereo-Magazine  (from Germany, in English)  [FlipView]
Stereo Net  (US Edition)  There's also a UK edition.
Stereophile
Stereophile Guide to Home Theater
Stereo Sound (in Japanese)
StereoTimes
Studio Covers
Studio Knowledge Magazine (web)
Superior Audio Magazine
Surround Professional Magazine
Synth And Software   brand new!
TapeOp
The Audio Beat   (not to be confused with...)
The Audio Beatnik
The Audio Critic  Back issues are now at this repository in PDF form. www.biline.ca/audio_critic/
TheAudiophileMan.com
The Clueless Audiophile  (super nice blog)
The High Fidelity Report
The Master Switch
The Poor Audiophile
The Sound Blog  (acousticengineering.wordpress.com )
TNT Audio   (English and Italian)
TONE Audio Magazine  (and a bunch of sub category magazines)
TPI Magazine Total Production International   (UK, subscription)
TWICE  The Week In Consumer Electronics
TwitteringMachines
EE Times
UltimateAV
Ultra High Fidelity
VALVE  (tubes)
The Vinyl Factory   If you like vinyl you belong here.
VTV (Vacuum Tube Valley)
Web Audio Magazine  (you be the judge)
Web of Hi Fi  (from Poland, in English)
WHAT HI FI ? (UK)
Widescreen Review
Woofer & Tweet  A satirical comic look at the audiophile
MAGAZINES devoted to RECORD COLLECTING (Vinyl !)  (12)
Classical Recordings Quarterly
fanfaremag.com
Goldminemag.com  
RecordCollectorMag.com
RecordCollectorNews.com
the-record-collector.com  
therecordcollector.org  
recordcollector.co.uk
RocklistMusic.co.uk   -or- Rocklist.net
nice article at Slug Magazine
Vintage Jazz Mart
FORUMS / DISCUSSION GROUPS  (browser based)
Remember the fabulous concept of actually going to a search engine and FINDING SOMETHING ?
Yeah, me too.
Never really worked though because of all the advertising and greed.
Just horrible noise to signal ratio.
I've saved you all the astonishingly annoying work. Have fun.   — barry
AUDIOPHILE / CONSUMER FORUMS  (39)
Acoustic Fields   www.acousticfields.com/acoustics-forum
Art Of Sound   www.theartofsound.net/forum
AudioAficionado.org   www.audioaficionado.org
AudioAsylum.com   www.audioasylum.com
AudioCircle    www.audiocircle.com
audiocourses.com    www.audiocourses.com
AudioGon   www.audiogon.com   (I wish)
Audioholics    www.audioholics.com/forums
Audio Junkies.com    www.audiojunkies.com
Audio Karma.org    www.audiokarma.org
Audiophile Style Forum  www.audiophilestyle.com/forums
Audio Review    http://forums.audioreview.com
AudioRoundTable   www.audioroundtable.com
AudioShark   www.audioshark.org
Audio Video Revolution    www.avrevforum.com
AV Forums.com (UK)    www.avforums.com/forums
AVS forum (the 900 lb gorilla)    www.avsforum.com/forum
AV Nirvana    https://www.avnirvana.com/forums
Classic Speaker Pages   www.classicspeakerpages.net/IP.Board
Computer Audiophile    www.computeraudiophile.com/forum
DIY audio.com    www.diyaudio.com
DIY Tube.com    www.diytube.com/phpBB2/index.php
DV Info.net    www.dvinfo.net/forum/index.php
Ethan Winer's Audio Expert Forum    http://the-audio-expert.freeforums.net
Free Speaker Plans www.freespeakerplans.com/kunena  (note very slow)
Home Theater Equipment   www.hometheaterequipment.com
Home Theater Forum   www.hometheaterforum.com
Home Theater Shack.com    www.hometheatershack.com
HT Guide.com    www.htguide.com
Hydrogen Audio    https://hydrogenaud.io
Speaker Plans    http://forum.speakerplans.com
Stereophile Forum   https://stereophile.com/forum
Super Best Audio Friends   www.superbestaudiofriends.org
Techlore.com    www.techlore.com/forums
The Art Of Sound    www.theartofsound.net/forum
US Audio Mart (forum part)  www.usaudiomart.com//forum
Vinyl Audio.net    www.vinylaudio.net
The WAM HiFi Forum  https://hifiwigwam.com/forum  (note - very slow)
What HiFi forum   www.whathifi.com/forum   UK
What's Best Forum    www.whatsbestforum.com
PRO, SEMI-PRO, M.I.   (29)
3D audioinc.com   www.3daudioinc.com/3db/
440 forums.com   http://en.440forums.com
Audio Science Review    www.audiosciencereview.com
Broadcasting World Forums    http://forums.broadcastingworld.com/forum.php
Cacophony Forums (ex-Mackie)   http://cacophony.aspinock.com/index.php
Creative Planet Network    https://forums.creativeplanetnetwork.com
Electrical Audio.com    www.electricalaudio.com/phpBB3  Fun with Steve Albini
Future Producers.com    www.futureproducers.com/forums
gearslutz    www.gearslutz.com/board
Harmony Central   www.harmonycentral.com/forum   (every kid with a gittar in his bedroom)
Head-Fi    www.head-fi.org/forum
History of Recording.com   http://audioforum.historyofrecording.com
HomeRecording.com    www.homerecording.com
HomeRecordingConnection.com www.homerecordingconnection.com/forum_home.php
cult of the infinitely baffled http://ibsubwoofers.proboards.com  (the deaf advising the blind, but nicely.)
John Sayers Rec Studio Design   www.johnlsayers.com/phpBB2  Aussie nice
KVR Audio    www.kvraudio.com/forum
M-Audio user forum   http://community.m-audio.com/m-audio
Pro Audio Design    www.proaudiodesignforum.com/forum/php/viewforum.php?f=1
Pro Recording Workshop    www.tapatalk.com/groups/prorecordingworkshop
Prosound web forums  (5)    www.prosoundweb.com/forums
recording.org    www.recording.org
Secret Society of Lathe Trolls    www.lathetrolls.com
Sound Forums    https://soundforums.net/forum
Sound On Sound    www.soundonsound.com/forum
Speaker Plans.com   https://forum.speakerplans.com
Sweetwater   www.sweetwater.com/forums  (closed, so read only)
Tape Project Forum    http://tapeproject.com/smf
Tape Op    https://messageboard.tapeop.com
MANUFACTURERS' FORUMS   (4)
Axiom Audio Forum (mfg)    www.axiomaudio.com/boards
Decware.com   Forum here: www.decware.com/cgi-bin/yabb22/YaBB.pl
Klipsch community    https://community.klipsch.com
Outlaw audio    http://saloon.outlawaudio.com
MOBILE / 12 VOLT   (2)
Car Audio Forum    www.caraudioforum.com
Car Stereo Forum    www.carstereo.com/forum   (the same, only different)
OTHER very useful forums   (2)
Tech Support Guy    https://forums.techguy.org
Engineering Tips    www.eng-tips.com
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