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HAA Home Theater Certification Course Las Vegas May 14-17


HAA Training sessions will be back at the Sunset Station Hotel and Casino in Henderson NV. Come join us for a powerful training event learning the latest home cinema, media room, immersive audio, and even 2-channel sound “basic thru advanced” design and calibration techniques.   As always you’ll enjoy the most up-to-date information on small room acoustics including new elements from CEDIA’s RP-22 standards. These HAA Level Two (HT2) and Level Three (HT3) workshops (held consecutively over 4 days) are hands-on with latest measurement technologies and plenty of listening sessions.  

We will also be holding the THX Level 1 seminar immediately prior to the HAA Level Two workshop. By taking the THX seminar you can double your certifications achieved from the HAA Level Two and Level Three. You’ll get two certifications for the effort of each HAA one.

As a prerequisite for attendance in the Level Two (HT2) and Level Three (HT3) Workshops to be held May 14-17, new students must be enrolled in the HAA Level One (HT1) online class provided in the CEDIA website at CEDIA.net. CEDIA membership is not required, but non-members must sign up (for free) on CEDIA.net to access the course library at CEDIA Academy. Only full CEDIA Members are eligible for a discount. You can sign up for the Level One online course and the HAA Workshops here by clicking ENROLL below. HAA Level One (HT1) Certification is not required to attend the September Workshop but enrollment and substantial completion of the HAA Level One online Class is required.  THX Home Theater Level One students are also eligible to receive advanced training 


Venue: Sunset Station Hotel & Casino (address below map) Contact: Gerry Lemay Phone: (618) 580-9556  Email: lemay@homeacoustics.net
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (end times vary, usually finished by 4:00 pm on last day)
Suggested Hotel: Sunset Station Casino and Hotel
Hotel Address: 1301 W Sunset Rd, Henderson, NV 89014
Hotel Phone: (702) 547-7777
Hotel Website: Special Sunset Station Hotel Discount Link

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Training Reviews

HAA has been providing the best audio and acoustical training in the custom industry for 20 years. The training began as a 2-day technical course on audio design and calibration and has expanded to be the most comprehensive technical training found anywhere. The improvements have been made through incremental changes over the years identifying ways we can teach concepts better and adding new scientific information as it is developed. This is proven training and has never been better. Come see why we have the best satisfaction results from students. HAA delivers and its worth every penny.

  • 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 rooms including correct speaker, seating, sub-woofer, and acoustical treatment placement; there’s more here than just angles and rules-of-thumb. Learn to adapt based on the room!  
  • Follow-on support via the HAA community and web portals.
  • Time tested and recommended training with new ideas for maximizing sonic performance: HAA has been training integrators for many years. 
  • An introduction to professional listening techniques in the Integrator Workshop.

HAA Level One (HT1 Certification): This all new online class teaches the fundamentals of proper Home Theater acoustical design principles providing the central requirements of a high-performance design based upon state-of-the-art scientific research and extensive field experience.  It is presented by CEDIA Academy and must be completed prior to the in-person portion of the class.  The concept of the “Acoustical Framework” is introduced as the central design concept explaining the importance of all acoustical elements in achieving a delicate balance based on their inter dependency. The list of guiding metrics of design success are also introduced with discussions of how the acoustical framework and acoustical treatment strategy can be understood to be the central controls of performance. The course lays the groundwork for further more advanced understanding of small room acoustics by introducing the student to the most important industry acoustical terms and their technical descriptions providing an important grounding for the Professional. It’s ideal as an introduction to small room acoustics for all professionals, but it offers totally new insights on high performance design for more advanced students as well. It’s also a must-attend class for theater designers, AV sales people, project managers, and every integrator. We’ll discuss professional design requirements for room construction and room layout including the proper positioning of seating, speakers, sub-woofers and acoustical treatment. There’s new ideas here that you likely haven’t heard about. 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 using classroom discussions of real world design challenges, best practices for client discussions, and how technical excellence and knowledge can drive business goals.

Prepares you for follow on training:

HAA Level Two and TurboCal Workshop (HT2 Certification): This in-person class is an advanced how-to design/calibrate class evenly split between class room training and a hands-on workshop. While created for  integrators, it is great for designers, project managers, and even enthusiasts.  The class leverages 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 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 HAA HT1 Adviser class attendance within the past year.  Don’t forget there are discounts for retaking classes for current HAA Members.

HAA Level Three (HT3 Certification): This in-person workshop is an all hands-on session designed to bring all the prerequisite training to the test. This class pulls all the information and techniques from the prerequisite classes into a fantastic review and cements the concepts for the most complete understanding.  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 your audio 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 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.

Signup as an Enthusiast or HAA Pro Candidate Member to be eligible to register. Its free, quick and painless. Click here to become an Enthusiast or HAA Pro Candidate.

See pricing and packages by clicking the “Register” button below. For more information or to call with your questions contact us at (618) 580-9556  or email at admin@homeacoustics.net.


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