HOME THEATER TRAINING
THX has joined forces with the Home Acoustics Alliance to offer three levels of professional training courses for enthusiasts and professionals.
THX-HAA HT ADVISOR CERTIFICATION
This class teaches the fundamentals of proper Home Theater design principles. We discuss professional design requirements for room construction and room layout including the proper positioning of seating, speakers, subwoofers and acoustical treatment. While the material is technical, the class will focus on creating a clear understanding using basic terminology and discuss ways for integrating proper acoustical design with modern interior design preferences.
THX-HAA HT INTEGRATOR CERTIFICATION
This is a how-to design/calibrate class evenly split between classroom training and hands-on workshops. Designed for the integrator, it continues with the HT Design principles introduced in the HT Advisor class with more technical explanations and examples.
The class discusses acoustical principles to afford a deeper understanding of THX and HAA design standards, and aims to prepare the student with better problem solving skills.
The class also includes the HAA TurboCal Workshop designed to start you running with an efficient and practical audio calibration process. In this class you will even calibrate a live system during the workshop. Training high points include training on FFT and RTA analyzers, how to be a pro-listener, understanding calibration documentation, advanced subwoofer calibration, speaker and seating placement and designing a practical acoustical treatment strategy. Prerequisite is previous HAA Level I or THX HT1.
THX-HAA HT ADVANCED INTEGRATOR CERTIFICATION
Formerly known as the HAA Level II, this workshop is an all hands-on session designed to put all your prerequisite training to the test. Students are teamed with up to 5 others, and tasked to incrementally design and calibrate a high performance system. Nothing less than amazing results are allowed.
Your team is asked to complete the HAA PowerCal process including several eye-opening instructor-led learning sessions conducted with a live system. You’ll understand subwoofer placement, room modal analysis, speaker/seating placement and acoustical treatment design from both a theoretical and experiential point of view. Our rule is that nothing is changed without measuring and hearing the difference.
This class will change your perspective on audio and open up a new opportunity in building high performance systems. Prerequisite is previous HAA Level I or THX-HAA HT Integrator class within the past year.