Acoustics 101 with Anthony Grimani

Master acoustician Anthony Grimani provides a great introduction to small-room acoustics with lots of visual illustrations, including direct versus reflected sound, room modes, different types of acoustic treatments such as absorbers, diffusers, and bass traps, where to put acoustic treatments, a minimal "first-aid" treatment to improve the sound of a room, the best shape and dimensions for a listening room, odd-shaped rooms, electronic room correction, answers to chat-room questions, and more.

Run Time: 1:07:45


Anthony Grimani has a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Davis. His 27 years of experience in the audio industry include positions at Dolby and Lucasfilm THX and have earned him the "50 Most Vital Influencers" award from CustomRetailer magazine.

While at Dolby, Anthony was intricately involved in the development of surround sound for consumer applications. During his nine-year tenure at THX, he managed the THX consumer-licensing and technology-development programs, setting the direction for consumer and professional audio/video businesses. Anthony developed the Home THX program, the THX PM3 program, and invented the revolutionary Surround EX 6.1 channel audio format pioneered in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

Anthony is now President and Lead Consultant of Performance Media Industries, Ltd., (PMI) a consulting firm specializing in multichannel audio/video system design for high-end home theater, production, broadcast, recording studio applications. PMI provides complete design, installation and calibration services.

Anthony is also partners in Media Specialty Resources Inc. (MSR). This company distributes specialty acoustic treatment solutions and soundproofing materials.

Anthony is a frequent lecturer at industry conferences such as AES (Audio Engineering Society), and CEDIA (Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association), earning the CEDIA Top Instructor award three times.