About Art Noxon

Art Noxon is a fully accredited Acoustical Engineer with Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering/Acoustics and Physics. A Professional Engineer since 1982, he is licensed in Oregon to practice engineering in the public domain with the specialty area of acoustics. A prolific inventor, he developed and patented the iconic TubeTrap, the original corner-loaded bass trap/treble diffuser, 150 other acoustic devices, and counting. Lecturer, writer, and teacher of acoustics, he has presented 7 AES papers, numerous magazine articles, white papers and blogs. He is president of Acoustic Sciences Corporation, the company he founded in 1984.
Licensed Professional Engineer


Diffusion is the scattering and weakening of reflected sound. A properly diffused reflection produces a more natural sound, contributing to enhanced Ambience in a room. The concept [...]


Let’s Talk Some Anatomy

Let's Talk Some Anatomy - No, we wont ask you to memorize any bone or organ names, and there will be no quiz. But, let's [...]

Let’s Talk Some Anatomy2021-12-15T11:19:49-08:00

Let’s Talk HiFi Speakers pt 2

Check out Part 1 of this series What do people love about dipole speakers? One of the most frequent comments we hear is that the [...]

Let’s Talk HiFi Speakers pt 22022-01-06T11:19:33-08:00

Let’s Talk HiFi Speakers pt 1

Check out Part 2 in this series Here we see some common dispersion patterns found in HiFi Loudspeakers. Recall that the bass range is omnidirectional [...]

Let’s Talk HiFi Speakers pt 12022-01-06T11:23:28-08:00

Upper Partials Make the Music

We now know that good articulation improves the attack transients in musical playback to provide the dynamics of a live performance. We know that Upper [...]

Upper Partials Make the Music2021-12-09T09:57:45-08:00

Articulation and the Small Room (AES-1988)

Articulation and the Small Room Presented at the 85th AES Convention, Los Angeles, CA, November 6, 1988 —Arthur M. Noxon  Acoustic Sciences Corporation. Eugene, OR. [...]

Articulation and the Small Room (AES-1988)2023-04-27T11:58:41-07:00

Rest In Peace: Bruce Swedien 1934-2020

Acoustic Sciences Corporation is extremely saddened that recording and mix engineer legend Bruce Swedien passed away on November 16th.  He was a passionate devotee [...]

Rest In Peace: Bruce Swedien 1934-20202022-05-19T09:30:03-07:00

Putting the Art in Articulation

This week we Putting the Art in Articulation as we look into the effect of poor articulation on tonal transients. These are sonic events that [...]

Putting the Art in Articulation2022-06-01T15:09:00-07:00


What does it really mean for an audio playback system to be accurate? One common answer is a flat frequency response. Another common answer [...]



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