Music, music every-where but where to put the speakers? Builders, architects, and systems integrators often come to loggerheads about where to place speakers for home theaters and whole-house audio. Common ground can now be found in a document developed jointly between the CEA and CEDIA.

The “CEA/CEDIA-CEB22: Home Theater Recommended Practice: Audio Design Bulletin” provides a baseline for the design and installation of high-performance home theater or multi-channel music playback in residential spaces. While the focus of the bulletin is home theater audio design, many of the practices are applicable to multi-purpose, two-channel audio systems, as well. Following this bulletin will allow Electronic Systems Contractors (ESC) to deliver full performance for the equipment and the space they’re in.

“CEB 22 is a model recommended practice enabling ESCs to design a home theater for maximum performance,” says Dave Pedigo, CEDIA senior director of technology, who added that this document is the first in a series of bulletins regarding high-performance home theater design. “The creation of these documents will ultimately foster better theater design throughout the industry and help builders more effectively implement audio systems that will help them sell new homes.”

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