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Is THX worthwhile?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Gorshin, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. Gorshin

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    Increasingly mid-priced receivers are THX certified, e.g. Pioneer VSX-AX3. My point is do THX amplifiers make non-THX discs sound better? Also, in order to hear the improved THX sound are THX approved speakers required? This is a confusing issue for me. How much better is THX sound over 'normal' dolby digital and DTS? If I invest in a THX amp do I need THX speakers to make the THX processing worthwhile?

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  2. FazerThou

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    I wouldn't worry about it too much if I were you unless you have a THX dvd player, speakers etc etc.

    And then of course you would need to put it all in a THX certified room.:D
     
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    THX, as I'm sure you are aware,is simply a set of technical standards.

    There are plenty of amplifiers and other equipment,including speakers,which are not THX certified,but more than meet the THX standards.
    Any given THX certified piece of equipment may not necessarily make a disc sound better,and there is certainly no guarantee that having a complete THX certified system will sound better than a non certified one of equal or better performance.

    As FazerThou put it...."dont worry about it too much".
     

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