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Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by DrPepper, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. DrPepper

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    ...there is the new Kenwood KRF-X9060D out

    THX Select, THX Surround EX, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic 2
    DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS, DTS Matrix 6.1,DTS Neo-6, Circle Surround II

    I'm tempted to buy this because it is THX select certified.

    ......all for around £400!!!
     
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    Not sure but spec is impressive, I am stuck which to buy now the Yamaha 630 (£357 Qed-uk.com) or the new Sony 1080 (£359+£12 shipping robertwhyteltd.co.uk) or now this the Kenwood 9060D to go with my new set FS2AV's from empiredirect.

    Also I did a quick hunt around seen the 9060DS (Silver version) for £325 from unbeatable.co.uk.

    Scott
     
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    What Hifi give favourable reviews, Claiming that this has relaunched Kenwood into and maybe ahead of the competition in this price bracket.

    Had it been out 2 months ago I would have demoed this without doubt!
     
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    well i would certainly consider it. i'm not sure exactly what equipment you require to run thx, i presume a thx certified speaker system, am i correct?

    and i couldn't budget for that as i'm sure they're expensive.

    can you run thx on traditional equipment used for dd/dts?? obviously not going to reproduce the whole shabang.

    if this is the case it's on my 'to audition' list.
     
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    Vipen - you can use a THX certified amp no problem. Indeed, you can use a THX certified amp, DVD, or speakers regardless of the rest of your system. THX certification is merely an indication of two things:

    1. Lucasfilm has approved the gear - i.e. it meets their minimum standards for quality in terms of maximum volume without distortion, surround steering and so on...

    2. It contains a THX processor, which you can turn on or off, and which you may or may not like (personally I stay the hell away from THX processing).

    It is possible you might get a 'synergistic' effect when combining THX certified gear into an all-THX system, but I cannot confirm this; you'd need to ask some all-knowing creature like Nic Rhodes to get that info.
     
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    hey dude, why would you stay away from thx, is this not the current high end or do you just mean thx by kenwood?
     
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    I myself have a THX processor - what I mean is I don't use the THX processing functions on it. I find they affect the sound in the following ways:

    Positive: A large reduction in 'hiss' and 'hash' around less-than-perfectly recorded dialogue.

    Negative: A decrease in clarity, brightness, and detail - particularly from the centre channel (again, with dialogue).

    Positive: A more diffuse soundfield. By that I mean, it's much harded to pinpoint effects coming from a certain speaker.

    Negative: Music and score loses it's emotional impact.

    As a result, I always leave THX processing off.

    Hope this helps with your decision!
     

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