Hello! Welcome to the on-line home of Derek Hughes, one of the UK's most experienced loudspeaker designers.

I have worked in the audio industry for over 50 years, both with the BBC in audio & video engineering and with Spendor Audio Systems where I was involved with the design & production of some of the world's finest domestic and professional loudspeaker systems.

These include the SP1, which I worked on with my father Spencer and, after his death, the SP2, SP1/2, S20, SA3 and S100, which formed the foundation of the Classic Series.

There were also Powered and Active versions of these speakers as well as a fully active SA range, the SA150, 200, 300, 400 and 500, for which I designed both the speaker and electronics.

More recently I have worked as a freelance consultant designer with several companies in the UK and Europe, including updated designs of the BBC LS3/5a & LS3/6 for Stirling Broadcast and the LS3/5, LS3/5a, LS5/8, LS5/9 and LS5/5 loudspeakers for Graham Audio.

I have also worked with Graham Audio to produce a high power, high quality music & effects loudspeaker system for the Royal Opera House in London. 

In current development, and derived from that project, are a range of more compact speakers for studio monitoring and high grade PA applications.

I also have experience in stereo and multi-track digital recording and editing.

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