Moran David

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David Moran has been an audio journalist for many years with special interest in loudspeakers. He was audio editor (also managing editor and music critic) for the Boston Phoenix during the 1970s, and worked for dbx engineering through the 1980s. He has been president of the Boston Audio Society and editor of its Speaker newsletter, and has also reviewed loudspeakers for CD Review, Digital Audio, Speaker Builder, Car Stereo Review, and Sensible Sound magazine. Moran has produced and annotated CDs and has written about music for other publications, including the Boston Globe and Herald and Stereo Review, and online for the Boston Musical Intelligencer (; has received two NEA fellowships for classical criticism; and recently helped edit the NPR Listeners’ Encyclopedia of Classical Music. He currently works as a freelance editor and writer, chiefly in technology areas. Born into a music-loving family where his father was an early audiophile, Moran went on to study history and literature at the University of Rochester and at Brandeis University, where he received his BA. He has an MA in literature from Columbia University. He is an amateur pianist. He lives in the country outside Boston, Mass., with a large quiet backyard usable for measuring loudspeaker radiation half-anechoically, so he can often be said to be "out standing in his field”.

Written articles
How to design a winning, blind-preferred loudspeaker

David Moran noticed that the Infinity P362, a decade old speaker design which is still favored by the cognoscenti, has often beaten more recent designs in blind comparisons. David attributes this...

Sound reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms; Floyd E Toole

Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms - Floyd Toole Vol 8

David Moran

This book is not really new, but important enough to give it a review...