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THX-HAA Home Theater Certification Course Feb 8-12 Amsterdam

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THX-HAA Training sessions return to Amsterdam following ISE.  Come join us for an exciting session discussing home theater, media rooms, immersive audio, and even 2-channel sound.  The Holiday Inn Amsterdam hotel is a great venue located near ISE and in the heart of beautiful Amsterdam.   As always you’ll enjoy the latest information on small room acoustics and proper design and calibration techniques. 


Venue: Holiday Inn Amsterdam Hotel Phone: US (618) 580-9556 Contact: Gerry Lemay Email: lemay@homeacoustics.net
Suggested Hotel: Holiday Inn Amsterdam
Hotel Address: See below
Hotel Phone: 31-20-6462300
Hotel Website: Holiday Inn Amsterdam

De Boelelaan 2, 1083 HJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

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 prerequisite THX-HAA Integrator class as a refresher and as a new source of valuable training.

Sign up for just the THX-HAA Adviser 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 Adviser Certification: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: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 Adviser 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: 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 accommodate you in the next available class within one year.

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