Excelsior Audio provides consulting, design, measurement and analysis services in the field of electro-acoustics and acoustics. We are located in Gastonia, North Carolina just minutes from Charlotte.

Our mission is to provide our clients with the best possible audio solutions for their particular needs.

Our principal consultant, Charlie Hughes, has over twenty-five years of experience in the field of electro-acoustics. During most of his career Charlie's primary focus has been loudspeaker system design and optimization for directivity control and sound quality. He also has expertise in measurement methods and software modeling. Charlie has designed over 60 commercially successful loudspeaker products.

We specialize in consulting and design services to manufacturers of loudspeaker systems. If you need assistance with the design of a horn, crossover, enclosure, or an entire loudspeaker system call us. We can also help you set up lab and production QC measurement systems.

We also provide for the analysis, optimization, and design of loudspeaker system solutions for Houses of Worship, theaters, and auditoria. We can provide expert advice on sound systems for business. Whether you need a background music system for a restaurant or office or a high powered sound system for a club we can help you achieve your goals.

Our experience with listening, system measurement, and calibration allows us to accurately evaluate and optimize the tuning of your home theatre or audiophile playback system. When necessary we can also recommend acoustical room treatments to further enhance the capabilities of your playback system.

We will be delighted to discuss your needs with you to optimize your existing sound system, custom design a new sound system, or recommend acoustical treatment to solve your problems.

Some of the services we provide include the following.

  • Complete Loudspeaker System Design
  • Enclosure Design
  • Waveguide / Horn Design
  • Loudspeaker Driver Parameter Specification
  • Crossover Design and Optimization
  • Loudspeaker Measurement and Optimization
  • EASE Data Entry Services including creation of EASE GSS and GLL files
  • Venue Loudspeaker/Sound System Design, Measurement, Alignment, and Optimization
  • Technical Writing
  • Informal Instruction on Electro-Acoustic Measurement using TEF, EASERA, or SysTune
  • Audio Engineering (Mixing) for Live Sound Reinforcement
  • Alignment and Calibration of Home Theater and Audiophile Systems
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