Highly intelligible sound systems, just like good room acoustics, don’t happen by accident. Both are achieved by a purposeful process guided by over a century of theoretical development.
The performance of a sound system is heavily influenced by the room in which it is placed, so much so that the room’s acoustics must influence the design process. Everyone knows this by intuition, but few designers understand how to factor the room into the system design.
In this training event, instructor Pat Brown presents a logical, intuitive & comprehensive approach to sound system design that begins with the room.
Pat Brown gives detailed instruction on loudspeaker selection and placement for even coverage.
✅ Learn about loudspeaker characteristics.
✅ Learn how the loudspeakers react within an enclosed space through visible demonstations.
✅ Pat helps you understand and use specifications like sensitivity, directivity, power handling, and amplifier power ratings.
Understanding loudspeakers and their specifications is vital for selecting the best type of loudspeaker for your design goals.
Pat will give instruction on integrating room acoustics into the process; including how to quantify the room’s acoustic behavior using measurements.
✅ Learn how to collect the Room Impulse Response (RIR), which is the acoustic signature of the room. Pat demonstrates a fast, accurate, practical manner that reduces site time while yielding high quality, useful data.
✅ Learn how to interpret the RIR.
✅ Learn how to let the room tell you the best loudspeaker and the best placement. He will help you understand and show you how the loudspeaker interacts with the room to produce a direct-to-reverberation ratio at each listener position.
Humans design sound systems, but the computer can speed the process.
✅ Learn how to apply these principles to any room modeling program.
✅ He’ll demonstrate how to use 3D computer modeling in a practical way to evaluate how all of the design variables interact
✅ Obtain knowledge that can be used in existing and proposed rooms.
Pat teaches this seminar with passion. Why? In his early days, he made the common mistakes and it cost him a lot of money and time. Pat had to learn these principles the hard way. He will show you tips and techniques that will greatly shorten your learning curve.
Course Materials Includes:
- Course Manual – It’s not a manual of PowerPoint slides. It is reference-quality and filled with useful graphics. You’ll get a PDF version after the course.
- Audio Click-Rule – A Windows calculator program that demonstrates the interaction of the variables in these systems.
- Support files and utilities that you will find useful
- Certificate of Completion
Who Should Attend: Anyone who selects and places loudspeakers in rooms.