HARMAN's JBL Synthesis Adds Sam Cavitt to Roster of Certified Master Calibrators for its ARCOS Adaptive Room Correction and Optimization System

Cavitt is president of Paradise Theater, a design firm specializing in custom, luxury high-performance private theater room design.

NORTHRIDGE, California - Reflecting its commitment to total dealer support, HARMAN's JBL Synthesis offers advanced Masters and Standard-level trainingand certification programs for its ARCOS Adaptive Room Correction and Optimization System. ARCOS is an integrated software and hardware package that provides a new level of calibration accuracy in setting up a JBL Synthesis multichannel audio system.

JBL Synthesis has added Sam Cavitt of Paradise Theater as its latest Certified Master Level ARCOS Calibrator. Cavitt is president of Paradise Theater, a design firm specializing in custom, luxury high-performance private theater room design. One of the industry's foremost custom-installation experts, Cavitt has written numerous articles for industry publications and was named a CEDIA Instructor of the Year.

"At JBL Synthesis we pride ourselves in offering the very best in custom home entertainment audio systems - and in providing our dealers with the very best in installation expertise," said Jim Garrett, Director of Marketing and Product Management for HARMAN Luxury Audio Group and Loudspeakers. "We are delighted to add Sam Cavitt to our roster of Master ARCOS Calibrators."

ARCOS utilizes a number of HARMAN-developed measurement and analysis techniques to achieve unprecedented frequency response correction and loudspeaker performance accuracy in any room. The ARCOS calibration kit includes calibration microphones, an SPL (sound pressure level) meter, phase testers, ARCOS software and accessories.

To receive ARCOS certification, installers, distributors or acoustical/theater design consultants must complete a JBL Synthesis training program. Certification is given at two levels, Master and Standard level. Completing the Standard-level course will qualify the attendee to calibrate JBL Synthesis systems using ARCOS. The follow-on Master-level course will give a person additional training that makes them factory authorized to qualify a JBL/HARMAN Luxury Audio Group installation as a Factory Certified Silver, Gold or Platinum JBL Synthesis Calibrated Theater.

To complete the Standard level course, an attendee must be an employee of an authorized JBL Synthesis US dealer or international distributor, and must complete the ARCOS factory calibration training course with a JBL Synthesis Field Application Engineer.

For completion of the Master level course, a participant must currently operate or be an employee of an acoustical consulting or theater design firm, purchase an ARCOS calibration kit and pay an annual usage license. In addition, a Master level company or employee cannot be an installer or integrator of home theater products.

"Every room has frequency response irregularities, especially in the bass," noted Cavitt. "It's just the nature of the beast. The JBL Synthesis ARCOS system is by far the best I've used for smoothing out the peaks and dips and matching the loudspeakers and electronics to the room. The improvements are not subtle."

Upon completing the Master-level course, attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion, an official listing on all HARMAN Luxury Audio Group websites (JBL Synthesis, Lexicon, Mark Levinson and Revel) and access to software updates and technical support. ARCOS is also available to systems that use Lexicon, Mark Levinson or Revel products.

For information on upcoming Masters courses, including what qualifications are required, please contact Ron Rouse at ron.rouse@harman.com.

For more information about Paradise Theater please visit www.paradisetheater.tv.

For more information about JBL Synthesis Master ARCOS Calibrators please visit: http://www.jblsynthesis.com/Info/Story/88

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets - supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.3 billion for the twelve months ended March 31, 2012.

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