Who exactly is Steve Chesky? Did you happen to intend to say Steve Wilson? Who IMO is the current best at multichannel. And what 'circle of confusion'?
Dr. Olive gave a lecture on the process and history of subjective speaker measurement and evaluation as part of the Training Academy I attended. Dr. Toole spoke twice, once on "The Science of Sound", an introduction to the science that supports the objective and subjective measurements that is the basis of how Revel and JBL products are developed. His second lecture was on Home Theater Acoustics. He discussed the basics of speaker placement, room treatments and how to get good bass.