THX-HAA training heading to Melbourne


Synergy AV is teaming up with the Home Acoustics Alliance to offer Australian integrators THX training in Heidelberg Heights, Victoria, 25-29 September.

The new training reflects the best of both HAA and THX and provides three levels of certification, including an advanced audio and acoustics class for THX techs to follow up on their HT1 and HT2 classes.

New discussion topics and in-depth technical explanations include Dolby Atmos, acoustical treatment strategies and more efficient calibration processes.

  • Learn how to design an 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 advanced integrator workshops.
  • Time-tested and recommended training with new ideas for maximising sonic performance.
  • 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.
  • Equalisation training and, in the Advanced Integrator Workshop, actual calibration of a parametric EQ.
  • Small class sizes; Advanced Integrator Workshop is limited to six students.

Upon completion of the certification tests, participants will earn both the HAA and the THX certifications and permission to use these logos on company websites and business cards.

THX-HAA HT Advisor Certification (Sept 25): This class teaches the fundamentals of proper Home Theatre design principles. We’ll discuss professional design requirements for room construction and room layout including the proper positioning of seating, speakers, subwoofers 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 HT Integrator Certification (Sept 26-27): 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 analyser, how to be a pro listener, calibration documentation, advanced subwoofer calibration, speaker and seating placement, and designing a practical acoustical treatment strategy. Prerequisite is previous HAA Level I or THX HT1.

HT Advanced Integrator Certification (Sept 28-29): Formerly known as the HAA Level II, 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 five 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 HAA Level I or THX-HAA HT Integrator class 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.

For more information or to call with your questions contact Gordon Rosario at 0413 883 544 or email at

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