I haven’t been a fan of EAW’s avalon from day 1, and the 1st was installed by them. I think it’s a mixed blessing manufacturers don’t offer training because more often then not, they don’t know what they’re talking about. I don’t mean to say they don’t know anything, I’m talking application specific. Forsythe at EAW could school everyone in this forum, but it’s not like he’d be the guy teaching the class.
That’s the value of a good installer, they can meet the needs of the room. I don’t know if they still do, but JBL used to offer analysis in house (at a cost). Unfortunately, it was based on their products and the size of the space... not the space itself.
I think much of the install market these day’s is based on loudness, quality is far down the list. Some of these newer club’s are deafening.