RS 2019: Creating Engagement in Sound

The Electro-Acoustics Group Committee of the Institute of Acoustics is pleased to announce Reproduced Sound 2019, Creating Engagement in Sound. The conference will be held at the Bristol Hotel on 19-21 November, 2019. The conference dinner will take place on Brunel’s S.S. Great Britain.

Now in its 35th year, the conference represents the cutting edge of modern audio and acoustics in an informal environment that allows consultants, manufacturers, contractors, end users, academics and students to mingle and share insights and information.

The conference programme is now available and can be viewed here.

Information on conference registration fees can be found here. To register, please go to the IoA’s event website.


The call for posters remains open. The poster sessions are intended to give opportunities for delegates, especially students, with work in progress or topics that are not yet ready for a full paper, to present their work. Please send any proposals to Linda Canty ( for consideration.


Francis Rumsey

The Peter Barnett Memorial Award for 2019 will be presented to Professor Francis Rumsey for his significant contributions to knowledge and education surrounding the areas of sound quality, spatial audio and psychoacoustics. Francis serves as a technical writer/editor for the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society and was previously the Chair of the AES Technical Council. He is a past recipient of the AES Bronze Medal and AES Board of Governors Award. Francis’s lecture will be on “Psychoacoustic quality evaluation in the context of interactive sound and virtual reality”.


Developments in digital signal processing often dominate discussion and marketing in the loudspeaker industry. Funktion-One however, demonstrate that there is still much to be gained in transducer and acoustic design, having made significant advancements in recent years. Presenting their latest technology in an informal listening session for our Tuesday evening demo, Funktion-One also welcomes participants to bring their own choice of music for auditioning.

1800 Bar open and light refreshments
1900 Demonstration starts

Please tick Tuesday evening on the registration form if you plan to attend and RSVP to

Jim Griffiths

Our after dinner talk will be given by Jim Griffiths, director of acoustic consultancy, Vanguardia. Jim has 40 years experience specializing in the sound management and control at over one thousand music events. He is a past recipient of the IoA’s Tyndall Medal for his work in entertainment acoustics. Jim’s talk, “40 years of sound management at concerts and festivals”, will reflect on the ever-changing nature of large-scale events, focusing on musical style, sound system design, acoustic modelling software, noise monitoring technology and noise-related legislation and codes.

The Royal Albert Hall – Sound of the Future

The Sound of the Future project was an ambitious undertaking to replace the existing sound system and bring the biggest improvement to sound in the Royal Albert Hall since the installation of the iconic acoustic ‘mushrooms’ in 1969. The new sound system is the world’s largest loudspeaker install in a single room. Stephen Stringer of Sandy Brown Associates will deliver the keynote which will address the brief, development of the specification and system trials in the hall.



Exhibiting at Reproduced Sound is a very unique opportunity to show your company and products to some of the UK’s leading consultants, scientists, sound designers and specifiers. This year’s conference is expected to attract 100 delegates from all over the world.

If you or your organisation are interested in becoming a supporter of Reproduced Sound, and have your logo and link here on the website, plus a stand at the show and an opportunity to include your insert material in the delegate packs, please also contact Linda –