Throwing Open the System Window: Speaker Setup and Optimization Seminars in Denver and Toronto

by The Audio Beat | August 30, 2013

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ast year, The Audio Beat's seminars at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) and Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show (TAVES) concentrated on maximizing the performance of electronics by applying a consistent cable, support and grounding strategy. But the departure point for those demonstrations was having the speakers perfectly placed, otherwise one couldn't hear and appreciate the benefits of all the other measures, which was fine, except that many people asked exactly how to achieve proper speaker setup.

There’s an old adage in audio that when it comes to adjusting loudspeaker placement, the last 5% delivers 50% of the music. This year, Roy Gregory will be showing you just how true that is. The seminar will demonstrate how to place speakers from first principles, how to optimize their alignment, and how to maximize their performance. But the seminar doesn’t stop there, also demonstrating how speaker placement can have a hidden impact on upgrades and other aspects of system performance. Getting your speakers in precisely the right place is the single most important step you can make toward hearing just what your system can really achieve -- and unlike a lot of "upgrades" it’s totally free.

The Rocky Mountain Audio Fest runs from Friday October 11 until Sunday the 13th, and we’ll be holding seminars on all three days. The room will only accommodate a small number of people (we expect nine), so access will be on a first come, first served basis. The number of seats and time of the next session will be clearly displayed on the door of the room (9022), so you’ll be able to tell who is in line, whether there’s an open seat and how long you’ll need to wait.

The Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show runs from the November 1st to 3rd. Seminars will be ticketed, with tickets available at the show reception area. Seminars will be held in room 969.

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