Why the most important audio component is the room
The finest HiFi components in a poor room will sound mediocre, whilst good budget components in the right room can sound magnificent. Why is this? This session will introduce some basic acoustics concepts that explain why your room is the most important component in your system. We will be doing some demonstrations that show the effects of both room modes and SBIR (Speaker Boundary Interference Response) and discuss some simple methods for you to improve both your room, as well as how to model and predict the best position for your speakers and listening position.
Suitable for both beginners, as well as seasoned professionals looking for a different perspective on acoustics, this session will help explain some of the science behind reproducing the recorded arts.
Peter Aylett is a Globally respected residential technology expert with 30 years experience in the field. Having worked for 15 years at some of the UK's most respected technology integrators, Peter was until 2011 Director of Professional Development for CEDIA - The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association, where he was a Global authority on industry standards, education, certification and technology trends.
Peter continues his relationship with the industry by being in demand globally as a speaker and lecturer in residential technology. Over the past few years he has presented white papers, facilitated training courses and delivered inspirational seminars across Europe, China, India, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, The USA and The Middle East.
Peter currently serves on CEDIA's Board of Directors, whilst continuing his activities helping to create bleeding edge industry white papers, seminars, recommended practices and standards, in addition to contributing towards the continued development of CEDIA's industry excellence education programs Globally. He is CEDIA, ISF and HAA certified, and a member of The AES and IET.
Based in The U.K., Peter is President and CTO at Archimedia, a multi CEDIA award winning multinational residential and commercial technology integration company in The Middle East with offices in Dubai, Cairo, Riyadh, Casablanca and Beirut. He also consults for a select group of private and commercial clients in the fields of human centred technology, design thinking, private cinema design and leveraging emerging trends.
TWO 45 MINUTES SESSIONS ON SATURDAY THE 21st SEPTEMBER
11.15 – 12.00 & 2.15 – 3.00
Room 4 - Ground floor