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Synergy Audio Visual 
107 Northern Road
Heidelberg Heights 3081

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Gordon Rosario 
THX Inc. and Home Acoustics Alliance 
0413 883 544 

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THX-HAA Melbourne 2017 Training Session 

The THX-HAA Training session will be at the Synergy Audio Visual April 3-7 located near Melbourne Australia!  The two preeminent names in audio and acoustical training and certification have joined forces! HAA and THX will be partnered in offering three new training certifications and classes. The new training reflects the best of both organizations providing three levels of certifications.  THX-HAA training has been featured at CEDIA training events as well and is a great way to get hands-on learning using CEDIA best practices.

THX Techs have been asking for an advanced audio and acoustics class to follow up on their HT1 and HT2 classes... it's here!  The new training, including a complete overhaul of the HT1 and HT2 classes, takes the best of both HAA and THX to make the finest audio training in the industry.  These classes are completely new!  With important discussion topics like Dolby Atmos, new acoustical treatment strategies, a new more effiencient calibration process, and more, This session will be fun and extremely useful for the Pro who wants to be the best.

  • In depth technical explanations geared for an integrator to become an expert or the expert to become the best!
  • Learn the latest state-of-the-art techniques to design acoustically perfected listening room including correct speaker, seating, sub-woofer, and acoustical treatment placement.
  • Follow-on support via the THX and HAA community and web portals.
  • True hands-on work during the Integrator and especially the Advanced Integrator Workshops.
  • Time tested and recommended training with new ideas for maximizing sonic performance: THX and HAA have been training integrators for many years. 
  • An introduction to professional listening techniques in the Integrator Workshop.
  • Extensive listening training in the Advanced Integrator Workshop.
  • Correct use of audio analysis tools (RTA, FFT, ETC) and use of the AVPro Report Writing Software.
  • Equalization training and in the Advanced Integrator actual calibration of a parametric EQ.
  • Small class sizes; Advanced Integrator Workshop is limited to 6 students.

HAA Calibrators are welcome as well!  If you've always wanted to take the HAA Level II Workshop, you can attend the THX-HAA Advanced Integrator class.  Upon completion of the certification tests, you'll earn both the HAA and the THX certifications and permission to use these logos on your website and business cards.  If its been over a year since you've taken the HAA Level I course, you should also sign up for the prerequiste THX-HAA Integrator class as a refresher and as a new source of valuable training.

Sign up for just the THX-HAA Advisor class alone or add the THX-HAA Integrator class.  For THX Calibrator who have previously earned the THX HT1 and/or THX HT2 certifications, you can go straight to the THX-HAA Integrator class/THX-HAA Advanced Integrator Workshop package and save.  We also offer a complete 5-day package for added savings.

THX-HAA HT1 Advisor Certification (Apr 3): This class teaches the fundamentals of proper Home Theater design principles. We'll discuss professional design requirements for room construction and room layout including the proper positioning of seating, speakers, sub-woofers 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 HT2 Integrator Certification (Apr 4-5): This is a how-to design/calibrate class evenly split between class room training and a hands-on workshop. While designed for the integrator, it continues with the HT Design principles introduced in the HT Advisor class with more technical explanations and examples. It discusses acoustical principles to create a deeper understanding of THX and HAA design standards aiming to prepare the student with better problem solving skills. The class includes the HAA TurboCal Workshop designed to start you running with an efficient and practical audio calibration process; we will calibrate a live system during the workshop. Training high points include learning how to use an FFT and RTA analyzer, how to be a pro listener, calibration documentation, advanced sub-woofer calibration, speaker and seating placement, and designing a practical acoustical treatment strategy. Prerequisite is previous THX HT1 Adviser class attendance within the past year.

THX-HAA HT3 Advanced Integrator Certification (Apr 6-7): This workshop is an all hands-on session designed to bring all the prerequisite training to the test. The student is teamed with no more than 5 others who are tasked to incrementally design and calibrate a high performance system. Nothing less than amazing results are allowed. The 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 THX-HAA HT2 Integrator class attendance within the past year.

What to bring: You are welcome to bring your laptop and test gear for tool specific advice, but it is not used in the class: Laptops and test gear will be provided.  Workshops use the AudioTools Audio Analysis package for iPad and the HAA Audio Calibrator Kit.

Lunch is provided but lodging and travel are not.  Cancellations are not allowed within 30 days of the event. Refunds are not possible but an effort will be made to accomodate you in the next available class within one year.

For more information or to call with your questions contact Gordon Rosario at 0413 883 544 or email at gordon@homeacoustics.net.

Click "Register Now!" (below) to see pricing and packages.  HAA Students who have recently taken the HAA Level I (within one year) and only wish to take the THX-HAA HT2 and HT3 Workshops should contact me for approval.  All prices are in US Dollars.

I hope you can attend!  Or checkout our other classes later this year: Class Schedule

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