The HAA is a professional training organization dedicated toward home acoustics. Its purpose is to promote the correct and most effective use of acoustical design and calibration techniques specifically for the home.
The HAA brings together Manufacturers, Audio/Video Professionals, and Consumers in the pursuit of excellence. It is a melting pot for ideas and techniques for achieving great sound through collaboration.
Is Your Home Theater Contractor an Audio Guru?
The HAA is an alliance of independent audio/video professionals dedicated to the pursuit of sonic greatness in the home entertainment experience. The HAA has been working over the years to create a worldwide network of expert audio calibration practitioners. Their mandate is divided equally between creating superb home audio and educating the consumer; we believe consumer awareness drives the evolution of excellence. An HAA professional stands out by defining excellence; releasing the calibration of sound system performance from the realm of uncertainty becoming a disciplined art and science.
A Question of Balance
We are sometimes confronted, during friendly discussions with consumers, about the relative importance of one or another "minor" acoustic or setup flaws in their home theater. Does proper setup and calibration really matter that much balanced against other priorities? In the final analysis, just what is missing due to any of these seemingly innocuous misalignments? I think the answer is best explained from the perspective of a music lover relating how we are occasionally teleported in time and space by the majesty of an amazing recorded performance. If never on a quiet evening in your home, a recording has astonished you with its realism and moved you emotionally, which among these few subtle acoustical flaws has robbed you of the experience?
Home Acoustics Alliance Definition of a Home Theater System
The chain of components from source through amplification, speakers and finally including the last critical link in the chain; the listening room. All are part of the final performance picture and are integral parts of the system. The HAA calibrator chooses the best audio equipment then focuses on the room component and how well all elements are integrated into a balanced properly tuned sound system.