If you’re new to the industry or have ever felt that you just didn’t understand enough about home theater audio and acoustics, then CEDIA is presenting an appropriate online educational opportunity tomorrow and next Thursday. Led my widely respected audio acoustics expert, Dr. Floyd Toole, the three-hour webinars (ESD302 and ESD303) will offer a thorough overview of audio and acoustics and provide participants with 3.0 CEU credits with CEDIA.
ESD302 Home Theater Audio and Acoustics - Part 2, which is sponsored by Residential Systems magazine, will explain the aspects of direction and space that a designer wants to reproduce in home theaters and how multiple channels and loudspeakers can be used to achieve these illusions.
The consequences of using freestanding, in- or on-wall loudspeakers will be discussed by Dr. Toole, as are the different configurations of surround loudspeakers.
Loudspeaker transducers also are explained, along with explanations of some popular enclosure designs.
The concepts of impedance, damping, wire and amplifier properties are explained in terms of how they influence sound.
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
• Express in general terms the requirements for a surround-sound system optimized for a given room and audience size.
• Summarize the requirements for specific loudspeakers to deliver good sound and the appropriate directional and spatial illusions of multichannel music and movies.
• Distinguish between those specifications that are important and those that are not informative.
• Decide on the key elements of a home theater system: loudspeakers, amplifiers, wiring, based on an analysis of the customers needs and the restrictions imposed by the realities of the room.
Register here: http://www.cedia.net/education/elearning_webinar.php#ESD302