AES San Francisco 2012
Live Sound Seminar LS8

Sunday, October 28, 2:30 pm — 4:30 pm (Room 120)

LS8 - Tuning a Loudspeaker Installation

Jamie Anderson, Rational Acoustics - Putnam, CT, USA
David Gunness, Fulcrum Acoustic - Sutton, MA, USA
Deward Timothy, Poll Sound - Salt Lake Cty, UT, USA

Loudspeaker systems are installed to achieve functional and aesthetic goals. Therefore, the act of tuning (aligning) those systems are the process of / attempt at achieving those aims. While often equated with simply the adjustment of a system’s drive EQ / DSP, loudspeaker system alignment truly encompasses the sum total of the series of decisions (or non-decisions) made throughout the design, installation, drive adjustment, and usage processes. This session gathers a panel of audio professionals with extensive experience in sound system alignment over a diverse variety of system types and applications to discuss their processes, priorities, and the critical elements that make their alignment goals achievable (or not). Given finite, and often extremely limited, resources (equipment, time, money, labor, space, access, authority) this session asks its panelists what is necessary to successfully tune a loudspeaker installation.

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