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71 entries.
Rajesh CN Rajesh CN from Bangalore
I attended HAA-THX HT1 and HT2 training at Mumbai. The training was really good and provided great insights into acoustics framework and the importance of speaker positioning, level calibrations, subwoofer positioning, equalisation, acoustic treatments etc. The turbocal calibration lab also really helped to understand step by step way of making a great sounding speaker/room setup.
I attended HAA-THX HT1 and HT2 training at Mumbai. The training was really good and provided great insights into acoustics framework and the importance of speaker positioning, level calibrations, subwoofer positioning, equalisation, acoustic treatments etc. The turbocal calibration lab also really helped to understand step by step way of making a great sounding speaker/room setup.
Amit Lakra Amit Lakra from CHANDIGARH
It is worth investing 5 days time in training. Workshop gives you a clear insight of possible solutions to any kind of Room. Further Exam Gives you a clear Insight of Sonic Metrics and Acoustics
It is worth investing 5 days time in training. Workshop gives you a clear insight of possible solutions to any kind of Room.
Further Exam Gives you a clear Insight of Sonic Metrics and Acoustics
Maciej Kucharczyk Maciej Kucharczyk from Warszawa, Poland
I have recently finished 3 levels HAA seminar in Ansbach, Germany. It was a great learning experience. Gerry is a great presenter and practitioner, who not only teach theory but also share a lot of tips and tricks during final 3rd level theater design and calibration workshop. I recommend it to anyone involved in home theater business. I also want to thank to Ascendo for hospitality and fantastic home theatre experience at the evenings.
I have recently finished 3 levels HAA seminar in Ansbach, Germany. It was a great learning experience. Gerry is a great presenter and practitioner, who not only teach theory but also share a lot of tips and tricks during final 3rd level theater design and calibration workshop. I recommend it to anyone involved in home theater business. I also want to thank to Ascendo for hospitality and fantastic home theatre experience at the evenings.
Nicholas Evans Nicholas Evans from Queensland, Australia
Have just finished the HAA (3 Levels) training in Melbourne, Australia. It was simply great. Gerry is very good presenter, down to earth, and very matter of fact about the material. He does not push product, but just simply lays out .... this is how you do this. If you listen, you learn! I would suggest that anyone taking on the courses, do some reading on sound wave theory, this helps dramatically when dealing with the more difficult topic areas of room mode analyzes, etc. The cherry in the pie regarding these courses is the final Level III course, where you basically tear a room apart and start rebuilding the room from ground zero to a room which could be considered an auditory nirvana showplace. Well done, Gerry
Have just finished the HAA (3 Levels) training in Melbourne, Australia. It was simply great. Gerry is very good presenter, down to earth, and very matter of fact about the material. He does not push product, but just simply lays out .... this is how you do this. If you listen, you learn! I would suggest that anyone taking on the courses, do some reading on sound wave theory, this helps dramatically when dealing with the more difficult topic areas of room mode analyzes, etc. The cherry in the pie regarding these courses is the final Level III course, where you basically tear a room apart and start rebuilding the room from ground zero to a room which could be considered an auditory nirvana showplace. Well done, Gerry
Gordon R Gordon R from Melbourne, Australia
I just attended the Melbourne Classes at Synergy April 9-13 2018. I came back to re take the refresher classes after more than 8 years ago at Illinois. All I can say is wow! Gerry is a master trainer and despite having my Level II Cert from way back, I learned so much more by taking the refresher... The AVPro Software combined with AudioTools was just another level from the older gear I began with! Looking forward to now updating my Certs with the addition of HT1,2 & 3 If I was to say anything as far as a wish list goes...I'd say another day for the HT3. Thanks again Gerry!
I just attended the Melbourne Classes at Synergy April 9-13 2018. I came back to re take the refresher classes after more than 8 years ago at Illinois. All I can say is wow! Gerry is a master trainer and despite having my Level II Cert from way back, I learned so much more by taking the refresher... The AVPro Software combined with AudioTools was just another level from the older gear I began with! Looking forward to now updating my Certs with the addition of HT1,2 & 3
If I was to say anything as far as a wish list goes...I'd say another day for the HT3. Thanks again Gerry!
Andrzej Szymczynski Andrzej Szymczynski from Poznan
I went through HAA-THX level I II III in Amsterdam and I have to thank Gerry. It was very interesting and I learned a lot. I recommend it to everyone.
I went through HAA-THX level I II III in Amsterdam and I have to thank Gerry. It was very interesting and I learned a lot. I recommend it to everyone.
Eddie Bloom Eddie Bloom from Las vegas
Even after 2 decades in the industry I found the class to be insightful, fun, and worthwhile. The problem with a lot of professionals is that we know it all, and often times its important we take a step back and look at things from a different angle. While I already knew a lot of material in the class, I found it useful to really understand the why's and how's, especially useful when explaining to my clients the reasoning and science behind the material rather than just "trust me i know what i'm talking about." Highly recommended for the curious, the passionate, and the professional.
Even after 2 decades in the industry I found the class to be insightful, fun, and worthwhile. The problem with a lot of professionals is that we know it all, and often times its important we take a step back and look at things from a different angle. While I already knew a lot of material in the class, I found it useful to really understand the why's and how's, especially useful when explaining to my clients the reasoning and science behind the material rather than just "trust me i know what i'm talking about."

Highly recommended for the curious, the passionate, and the professional.
Kale Scheitler Kale Scheitler from Orlando
I was able to attend the HAA-THX level 1 training at CEDIA 2017 and I'm glad I did. It was an informative and reinforcing training. Many "standard" home theater concepts are expanded upon and myths are debunked. Factual, repeatable techniques are discussed and real world applications are kept in mind. I look forward to taking the level II and III classes when I can, Gerry is a great instructor.
I was able to attend the HAA-THX level 1 training at CEDIA 2017 and I'm glad I did. It was an informative and reinforcing training. Many "standard" home theater concepts are expanded upon and myths are debunked. Factual, repeatable techniques are discussed and real world applications are kept in mind. I look forward to taking the level II and III classes when I can, Gerry is a great instructor.
homeacoustics homeacoustics from Hunan Changsha, China
Very glad to attend the global authoritative home theater professional knowledge training, the future will be better to learn professional knowledge applied to practical cases. Let every customer really feel the charm of the movie sound effects. Organic will continue to participate in more professional THX - HAA training courses. Zhan Dong Heng
Very glad to attend the global authoritative home theater professional knowledge training, the future will be better to learn professional knowledge applied to practical cases. Let every customer really feel the charm of the movie sound effects. Organic will continue to participate in more professional THX - HAA training courses.

Zhan Dong Heng
homeacoustics homeacoustics from Las Vegas, Nevada
I went through THX Level I training at CES and was referred to HAA training level I & II. HAA training was more entailed to home theater and more advanced educational training. Matthew Bell
I went through THX Level I training at CES and was referred to HAA training level I & II. HAA training was more entailed to home theater and more advanced educational training.

Matthew Bell
homeacoustics homeacoustics from Iran
I came from Iran to attend HAA 1 and 2 in St. Louis MO that was awesome thank you great teacher Gerry! Alireza Ekhals
I came from Iran to attend HAA 1 and 2 in St. Louis MO that was awesome thank you great teacher Gerry!

Alireza Ekhals
homeacoustics homeacoustics from Gurgaon, India
Good day sir, The workshop was an eye opener for someone like me who has always identified himself as a Music admirer and had fiddled around till now in the direction inane. The workshop has brought in a direction & now compels to question the thoughts, equips us to plan, implement, gauge, debug and implement again to attain perfection. A mere suggestion being that, alongwith the notes - a ready reckoner enlisting critical basic processes elucidating their primary purpose & use, while being a part of main notes, shall be a boon to many. And you have been a great teacher with course directed to initiate it with strong basics and to take it there on depending on every individuals vision & need. Thanks to have interjected whenever we went dumbfounded or lost the pace. Thanks much once again. Shall see you at the next session. Sid Aryan Sound by Design, India.
Good day sir,
The workshop was an eye opener for someone like me who has always identified himself as a Music admirer and had fiddled around till now in the direction inane. The workshop has brought in a direction & now compels to question the thoughts, equips us to plan, implement, gauge, debug and implement again to attain perfection.


A mere suggestion being that, alongwith the notes - a ready reckoner enlisting critical basic processes elucidating their primary purpose & use, while being a part of main notes, shall be a boon to many.

And you have been a great teacher with course directed to initiate it with strong basics and to take it there on depending on every individuals vision & need. Thanks to have interjected whenever we went dumbfounded or lost the pace.

Thanks much once again.
Shall see you at the next session.


Sid Aryan
Sound by Design, India.
homeacoustics homeacoustics from India
Hey It was a wonderful experience gained lot knowledge on practical examples and real time challenges at the field and also some good training on acoustics usages and system usages. Finally I can say that any budget home theatre can make it as a good sounding. Sesha Reddy
Hey It was a wonderful experience gained lot knowledge on practical examples and real time challenges at the field and also some good training on acoustics usages and system usages. Finally I can say that any budget home theatre can make it as a good sounding.

Sesha Reddy
homeacoustics homeacoustics from Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
I've attended ISF2, THX2 and I would consider HAA1&2 being the most exciting and fun learning experience I've ever had in Shanghai. If there is a more advance level of HAA, I will effeminately sign up for it! Chung Wei Tan
I've attended ISF2, THX2 and I would consider HAA1&2 being the most exciting and fun learning experience I've ever had in Shanghai. If there is a more advance level of HAA, I will effeminately sign up for it!

Chung Wei Tan
homeacoustics homeacoustics from Melbourne, Australia
I had high expectations heading into the HAA Level II course and these expectations were exceeded. The course showed me that so many long held beliefs that I'd picked up as a keen audio enthusiast were simply misguided. Our team proved that great sound is achievable in a less than ideal room and with what was relatively modest equipment, simply by implementing what was taught to us by Gerry. I'm glad I made the investment in this training. Phil Grant
I had high expectations heading into the HAA Level II course and these expectations were exceeded. The course showed me that so many long held beliefs that I'd picked up as a keen audio enthusiast were simply misguided.

Our team proved that great sound is achievable in a less than ideal room and with what was relatively modest equipment, simply by implementing what was taught to us by Gerry.

I'm glad I made the investment in this training.

Phil Grant
homeacoustics homeacoustics from Melbourne, Australia
As an experienced AV professional, I have done many courses on room acoustics, including THX and have always managed to get what I thought was a good result for my clients, even in difficult room, so when HAA was brought to Australia I wanted to improve on my knowledge so I did the Turbo Cal, Level 1 and Level 2 coarse in Melbourne 2011 and let me just say we not only bent all of my long time golden rules, we broke them and made new ones! The room we worked on as a team, with Gerry's guidance was 6.3m square with a 2.45m high suspended ceiling, that rattled like hell, after two days of intense measuring and calibration the 5.2 THX certified MK speaker system, imaged like a high end two channel system and totally enveloped you in sound, the HAA training was fantastic, thanks Gerry for bringing it to Australia. Stuart Barrie
As an experienced AV professional, I have done many courses on room acoustics, including THX and have always managed to get what I thought was a good result for my clients, even in difficult room, so when HAA was brought to Australia I wanted to improve on my knowledge so I did the Turbo Cal, Level 1 and Level 2 coarse in Melbourne 2011 and let me just say we not only bent all of my long time golden rules, we broke them and made new ones!

The room we worked on as a team, with Gerry's guidance was 6.3m square with a 2.45m high suspended ceiling, that rattled like hell, after two days of intense measuring and calibration the 5.2 THX certified MK speaker system, imaged like a high end two channel system and totally enveloped you in sound, the HAA training was fantastic, thanks Gerry for bringing it to Australia.

Stuart Barrie
homeacoustics homeacoustics from Sydney, Australia
At the end of the THX Home Theatre Level II course I attended in 2010, renowned THX instructor John Dahl said to the class (and I'm paraphrasing slightly) "if you'd like to explore the topics we've covered in greater detail with more comprehensive practical exercises, I'd strongly suggest Gerry Lemay's HAA Level II course". I took his advice - doing so was made much easier by Gerry kindly taking the time to head Down Under in 2011 - and I'd strongly suggest that anyone who's serious about home theatre, either as a profession or DIY, should do the same. There's a lot of "white noise" out there on internet forums and websites about acoustics and home theatre (much of it clearly wrong), and the HAA courses, particularly the two-day Level II practical course, will clear it up for you. As an example, we had a square room - and I mean *seriously* square - in a disused office building (suspended ceiling, commercial grade carpet over timber floor, thin drywall etc) in which to set up our system, and by the end of two days, it was the best demonstration room I've ever heard - period. No trickery, just plenty of science and guidance by a consummate professional. Michael McIntosh
At the end of the THX Home Theatre Level II course I attended in 2010, renowned THX instructor John Dahl said to the class (and I'm paraphrasing slightly) "if you'd like to explore the topics we've covered in greater detail with more comprehensive practical exercises, I'd strongly suggest Gerry Lemay's HAA Level II course". I took his advice - doing so was made much easier by Gerry kindly taking the time to head Down Under in 2011 - and I'd strongly suggest that anyone who's serious about home theatre, either as a profession or DIY, should do the same.

There's a lot of "white noise" out there on internet forums and websites about acoustics and home theatre (much of it clearly wrong), and the HAA courses, particularly the two-day Level II practical course, will clear it up for you. As an example, we had a square room - and I mean *seriously* square - in a disused office building (suspended ceiling, commercial grade carpet over timber floor, thin drywall etc) in which to set up our system, and by the end of two days, it was the best demonstration room I've ever heard - period. No trickery, just plenty of science and guidance by a consummate professional.

Michael McIntosh
homeacoustics homeacoustics from Lexington, KY
After reading Gerry's last email/ letter (June 29, 2010), I thought maybe something that has helped us make it through these tough times, might benefit others out there. Here goes... Once building permits went almost away, we needed leads & ones that could keep us alive. Having been in business for the past 16+ years, we knew a lot of possibilities, but focused on two of them. The 1st was our existing clients. We started a monthly newsletter & send it via 'Mail Chimp'. This really works! We now have a little over 1000 clients who receive it & after each mailing, we see a decent return. Another area we went into was social media. We hired a company to build/ start a 'FaceBook' Fan club/ page. This also is doing fairly well. Not great, but worth the time & effort for sure. I feel the little things add up & after a few months, you will see a return. Next area we went into was gaming. We now sell games like, Billiards tables, ping pong, air hockey, shuffleboard, skeeball, poker tables, etc... We have these on display in our store, but you don't need to to sell them. Most (over 80%) hired us via our website pictures. They see we sell them & hire us. By being a complete - Home Entertainment company is a great way to increase your traffic/ incoming business. One last thing... Packages, Packages, Packages!!! Since we started selling Packages, our closing rate has gone up by over 15%. Think about it... by simplifing the buying process... the decision is a much easier. Easy helps you close deals. Hope this helps!!! Dan Moore
After reading Gerry's last email/ letter (June 29, 2010), I thought maybe something that has helped us make it through these tough times, might benefit others out there. Here goes...

Once building permits went almost away, we needed leads & ones that could keep us alive. Having been in business for the past 16+ years, we knew a lot of possibilities, but focused on two of them. The 1st was our existing clients. We started a monthly newsletter & send it via 'Mail Chimp'. This really works! We now have a little over 1000 clients who receive it & after each mailing, we see a decent return. Another area we went into was social media. We hired a company to build/ start a 'FaceBook' Fan club/ page. This also is doing fairly well. Not great, but worth the time & effort for sure. I feel the little things add up & after a few months, you will see a return.

Next area we went into was gaming. We now sell games like, Billiards tables, ping pong, air hockey, shuffleboard, skeeball, poker tables, etc...
We have these on display in our store, but you don't need to to sell them. Most (over 80%) hired us via our website pictures. They see we sell them & hire us.

By being a complete - Home Entertainment company is a great way to increase your traffic/ incoming business.

One last thing... Packages, Packages, Packages!!!

Since we started selling Packages, our closing rate has gone up by over 15%. Think about it... by simplifing the buying process... the decision is a much easier. Easy helps you close deals.

Hope this helps!!!

Dan Moore
homeacoustics homeacoustics from Altamonte Springs, FL
I thought the course was very good. I have taught alot of classes and I thought you did a good job of keeping the "war stories" to a good level. (My color calibration class was not so with the stories!) Also, I was able to retain the info you presented. You didn't get too "over our heads" with your education. I can see you are very good at what you do. Thanks, Chuck Chuck Pelletier
I thought the course was very good. I have taught alot of classes and I thought you did a good job of keeping the "war stories" to a good level. (My color calibration class was not so with the stories!) Also, I was able to retain the info you presented. You didn't get too "over our heads" with your education. I can see you are very good at what you do. Thanks, Chuck

Chuck Pelletier
homeacoustics homeacoustics from Atlanta, GA
A great combination of art and science. Gerry understands and maximizes the "ins" and minimizes the "outs" of working in small groups so everyone is engaged. Will inspire you for more. Chris Amos
A great combination of art and science. Gerry understands and maximizes the "ins" and minimizes the "outs" of working in small groups so everyone is engaged. Will inspire you for more.

Chris Amos
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