The Luxury Audio Acoustics Academy
By Chris Robinson, Manager, Global Training
For over 10 years, the most well attended and “fun” training at Luxury Audio has been our two-day Luxury Audio academy at the Harman Center of Excellence for Speaker Development in Northridge, Ca. While Luxury Audio offers many opportunities
for product training, the focus in the Acoustics Academy is to offer inspirational and substantive information on the Harman Luxury Audio brands combined with the science behind their acoustics, equipping attendees with the knowledge to enhance their sales professionalism.
The academy begins with a talk from our research science group, headed by Dr. Sean Olive and the legendary Dr. Floyd Toole, two of the most respected acoustic research scientists in our industry. Toole introduces the academy with the “Science of Sound” that forms the basis of all Harman speaker development with our proven scientific approach in speaker research. This introductory talk is followed by a tour of our Multi- channel Listening Lab and Reference Room where attendees actively experience our double-blind listening tests, reinforcing that “good sound” is something scientifically “proven,” and not an “opinion.”
Additionally, attendees will get to tour the Northridge Experience Center, meet our Revel and JBL loudspeaker research and design team, and check out the engineering center including state-of-the-art anechoic chambers. The day is punctuated with a demonstration of the 28 channel JBL Synthesis Everest 3D audio system in the Eargle Theater located on campus. Now that is fun!
Day two is held at the birthplace of the Revel brand, and hosted by one of it’s engineering founders, Kevin Voecks. Guests will experience the wide range of Revel systems, from Architectural to Ultima2, as well as additional presentations on home theater design, brand presentations and room acoustics. And since nothing makes you hungry quite like amazing sound, day two culminates with a magnificent feast created by Chef Eddie Morgado.
Our next Luxury Audio Academy is scheduled for late September 2019. Exact dates will be released in the near future.
To sign up and/or receive information on any of our academies, please email Tina Leitz firstname.lastname@example.org and Chris Robinson email@example.com.
Please come join us!