THX Home Theater 2 Professional Workshop

Building upon the Home Theater 1 Workshop, this Home Theater 2 course provides in-depth training on room acoustics and design, wall treatments and isolation, and AV hardware selection and placement. Hands-on training techniques are incorporated into this comprehensive program – detailing system set up, speaker positioning and audio calibration.

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General Course Information

The cost for this 2 day hands-on workshop is $1,200. This includes interactive exercises using state-of-the-art equipment, a comprehensive course book, a certificate of completion and discounts on THX merchandise. Attendees must cover their travel costs including airfare, hotels, parking, transportation and some meals.

THX Certified Professional Home Theater 2

Course Requirements

  • Home Theater 1 certification (can be taken concurrently with Home Theater 2).
  • Attend the entire Home Theater 2 Workshop.
  • Pass the Home Theater 2 online exam within 3 weeks of your course date.

Course Duration

Two days, 9am to 6pm. Plan travel generously to allow for possible traffic or other delays.

Detailed Agenda

Day One

  • Home Theater Design
  • Performance Goals
  • Designing the Room for Sound Quality
  • Room Dimension
  • Sound Isolation Strategies
  • Noise Control
  • Vibration Control
  • Model Decay Time
  • Determine Absorption Area
  • Determine Diffusion Area
  • Determine Treatment Locations
  • Treat Echoes
  • Place Listener
  • Place Sound System
  • Design Integration
  • Designing the Room for Picture Quality
  • Light Control
  • Picture Location
  • Sight Lines
  • Audio Component Selection
  • Electronics
  • Loudspeakers
  • Audio Component Placement
  • Electronics
  • LCR vs. Surround Speakers
  • Relative to Screen and Listeners
  • Height
  • Spread
  • Video Component Selection
  • Projectors
  • Projection screens
  • Screen Size and “Gain”
  • Direct View Sets
  • Video Placement
  • Heat Dissipation
  • Noise Control
  • Seating Placement
  • Relative to Screen
  • Relative to Room Modes
  • Control System Design
  • Theater Only
  • Whole House Systems
  • Project Management
  • Planning and Design
  • Costing
  • Relationships with Clients and Contractors

Day Two

  • Preparing the Tools & System Configuration
  • Acoustic Design
  • Speaker Location
  • Listener Location
  • Signal Assignment
  • System Verification
  • Signal Level
  • Signal Bandwidth
  • Signal Purity
  • Aiming Satellite Speakers
  • Position Subwoofers
  • Acoustic Room Treatment
  • Audio Calibration
  • Source Products
  • Controller
  • Equalization
  • Final Reporting
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