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How important is THX certified ?

Discussion in 'AV Pre-Amp/Processors & Power Amps' started by llanellijack, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. llanellijack

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    Narrowed my choice of receivers down to the Denon 3805 and the Pioneer AX5i-S however noticed that the Denon is not THX certifed, why is that ? and how important is it ? Cheers.
     
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    Because Denon has not submitted the receiver for THX certification and paid the licensing fee.

    Depends on who you ask. Some will argue that is important, as it suggest that the amp complies to a defined "standard". Others will say that it is an unnecessary cost built into the receiver and doesn't have an effect on the receiver .

    A search of the forum will give you alot of information.
     
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    Dolby EX has a similar separation to THX with the only difference being a single rear centre instead of twin rear left and twin rear right, but as HarryT2 has said the receiver has not got the THX license (very few have; as Lucas Sound have very extensive requirements and not always home cinema friendly)

    The other point is very few films are mixed in THX as it takes up valuable data space on a DVD; with dts ES or Dolby EX (both 6.1) being the preferred choice.
     
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    Remember THX is a standard NOT a processing codec like DD/DTS etc..
     
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    It is post processing on top of either DTS or DD too, although if it's anygood or you'll notice the difference is debatable.
     
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    It's not important at all.
     
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    Thanks for the info lads, looks like Im going to stick with the Denon 3805. Cheers :smashin:
     
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    I do not believe the addition of full THX processing, which is available on THX Select products, can, in anyway be considered needless.

    Steven
     
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    Hi
    Ive found with my amp when running at high volumes the sound is much smoother with thx processing engaged so it does actually do something and can be usefull.
    Cheers Gonzo. :)
     

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