THX Amplifiers

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by arn, Jul 24, 2004.

  1. arn

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    Anyone know a good site for these amplifiers as i want to start looking at an amp for the next part of my set up and i can't say i really understand it all just yet.
     
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    look at :
    www.pricerunner.co.uk

    do a search for denon and then pick recievers and then use the filter to make sure they only have THX on them. Just bare in mind that THX hasnt the same status as it once had and many amps could be THX certified if the manufacturers wanted to pay the money to get them certified.
     
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    I think that DFour's point is very important when thinking of things like THX....it's a technical standard,and many non-certified amps,especially older ones,meet the spec with ease,but of course don't have the paper to show that.

    Read up the spec first of all,and then compare amps that both have the certification,and some that don't,but easily meet it.....in the end it all will come down to what sounds best,and works best with your system,and not a paper spec.
     
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    It's also fair to say that THX amps, whilst not being "better" than non-THX amps, do also offer THX post-processing and surround modes. These can be quite tasty as well..

    Having said that, having a THX badge wouldn't put an amp on my shopping list alone.
     
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    The THX fanboys will be sticking pins in your effigy tonight :D
     
  6. Dfour

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    I can feel eyes boring into my back every time I turn my back on my Yamaha 1400 :D
     
  7. Wannabe-THX

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    Just look for a Rotel RMB-1075....

    THX rated, and a great amp. ;)

    Fish
     
  8. Dfour

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    Na I want a RMB1066 :D then bridge it for the front 3 channels :devil:
     
  9. Kazman

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    I'm going to beat my own drum here for a sec, but one case in point is the Marantz SR7400, it is up to the THX standards, but Marantz didn't want to pay extra for the licence as it would have taken the model over it's cost point.

    Many manufacturers are not bothering with the THX stamp now unless there is enough headroom in the profit to justify the certification costs.
     
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    The amplifier section almost certainly is but it doesn't have the THX processing.

    If only I could cobble together enough to get my own though :(
    or perhaps one of the new Nads :)
     
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    Ya granted, it doesn't do any of the THX processing, but do these bring that much benefit?

    I would have to have an extended listen to the specific THX modes to really make my mind up, but of the setups I've heard already, it doesn't do enough to justify it's cost as a certification, it's a nice to have, and I wouldn't say no to a THX certified amp costing well over £1000, as I believe there is enough headroom there to make sure that not only THX certification has been catered for, but stereo presentation as well. Anything below £1000 with a THX stamp may be compromised for stereo music reproduction, and maybe other things too.

    Just my opinion, there is one amp that comes close to breaking that myth though, and that is the Yamaha RXV1400.
     

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