WHAT DOES THE STUDIO CERTIFICATION PROCESS FOCUS ON?

The Studio certification program focuses on the following areas:

LISTENING AND VIEWING ENVIRONMENT

  • Acoustic performance
  • Structural isolation
  • Reverberation time
  • Preferred dimensions
  • Color scheme and ambient light for optimum video monitoring

SELECTION OF AUDIO AND VIDEO EQUIPMENT

  • Front and surround speakers
  • Subwoofer
  • Power amplifiers
  • Multi-channel equalizers and digital delays
  • Video monitoring

LAYOUT OF THE WORKING AREA AND EQUIPMENT

  • Loudspeaker position
  • Video monitor position
  • Optimum listening position
  • Site lines
  • Speaker focus angle

CALIBRATION PROCEDURES FOR THX CERTIFICATION

  • Audio and video calibration
  • Specific test equipment and signals
  • Performance requirements