Everything your need to know about THX!
Is THX compatible with Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital, DTS and DTS-HD?
Abolutely! THX is a sound standard while Dolby and DTS are sound formats. Sound formats are ways of storing and transmitting a movie's soundtrack. Some are multichannel, some are compressed, high definition, etc. The THX standard simply ensures that all of these incoming sound formats sound as good as possible.
Are THX speakers good for gaming?
Yes, THX speakers are very good for gaming. That's because they create a very realistic and spacious sound image. This will allows you to pinpoint where your opponent is approaching from with greater accuracy. The neutral tuning ensures that every game is played back with natural balance and excellent definition accompanied by a powerful bass foundation.
Are THX speakers good for music listening?
Of course! THX loudspeakers are optimized for multi-channel sound signals. The ability of the front speakers to realistically produce effects in a three dimensional soundstage make them equally well-suited for creating an excellent and highly differentiated stereo image.
Do I need to run my THX speakers with a THX certified A/V receiver?
Not necessarily! The A/V receiver you use, however, should have a minimum capacity of 90 watts per channel and match the performance of the speakers (maximum amplification power = approx. speaker long term load capacity). There are, however, advantages to using a THX A/V receiver. If you run it, for instance in the THX mode, many settings will be automatically selected.
Can I operate THX speakers without a cover?
Basically yes - but we don't recommend it. According to the THX requirement profile, the speakers were designed to achieve a linear frequency response and thus optimum reproduction quality when used WITH covers. When used WITHOUT covers, an unbalanced frequency response with amplified treble reproduction can result, which is why we do not recommend this operating mode.
What advantages do I have with THX for 5.1-, 7.1- or Atmos soundtracks?
Your home cinema system sounds more homogeneous and natural. Many films sound unnaturally sharp and bright when played back on a conventional Hi-Fi system. Dialogue is also more clearly defined even during louder action scenes.
How do I upgrade my THX system to 7.1 formats?
You will find suitable individual loudspeakers in the accessories
and speaker components. Please only combine speakers from the same series. Dipoles should be mounted on the wall. Discover all our THX-certified products