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Why no THX?

Discussion in 'TAG McLaren Audio Owners' Forum' started by Thunder, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. Thunder

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    Im not a big fan of THX but just curios :) . So I dont want anybody to immediately jump on me stating that products that are not THX certified can be just as good or better because I am well aware of the fact :thumbsup: Anyway back to my question :D As TMAs DVD32R and processors were THX certified, how come they never bothered with the power amps? Also, one other thing that has made me wonder for a while now but I never got round to asking it, is why was the AV32R/DVD32R etc given the designation 32? :confused:
     
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    32 bit processors....
     
  3. Thunder

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    Thats logical as the original 21065L in the AV was 32 bit, but what about the DVD, AV30 and 192 :confused:
     
  4. Kenny Glasgow

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    Thunder

    Main reason being that you have to pay for the privilage for THX certification ;)

    (Yamaha never bothered with it as far as I can remember)
     
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    Yeah, but my point is they bothered with the processors and DVD player :confused:
     
  7. Kenny Glasgow

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    Politics maybe? Anyway the FLR wasn't THX "approved" either....
     
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    from memory, TMA amplification far exceeded the THX amplifier requirements which were quite basic.


    The THX certificate is far more important for the critical parts of a THX system such as the DVD and processor. The AV32R and DVD32R again, far exceeded these requirements so it was more worthwhile to have the licenses/ logos here.

    Again, this is only from memory, so aplogies if its not accurate
     
  9. Nic Rhodes

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    THX I think states one huge transformer. The Tag approach, although aguably better, used one per channel and at least one for the control electronics. It therefore did not conform to THX standards despite the fact it might (and actually is) technically better. An example of over zealous specs.

    Again I could be wrong again :)
     
  10. Kenny Glasgow

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    ...or under zealous specs :rotfl:
     
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    It wouldn't have bothered me if it didn't have the THX logo on it, never use the THX post processing anyway! Of course it mgiht have made the unit cheaper though........ I believe THX certification wasn't exactly cheap, I suppose badge engineering sels more units though.... hasn't stopped a load of people buying the FLR now has it..........
     
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    I think you might be, Nick. My Bryston has a separate transformer for each amp and it also has a genuine THX thingy on the front.
     
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    Graham you right: I enjoy very much my FLR even without the THX logo....
     
  14. Thunder

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    As i said previously, I just wondered why :D The only THX mode I ever used was Ultra II music, but as soon as PL2X came out that got binned ;)
     

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