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Home Theater Sound by Design
Batting practice for the audio/video pro and a primer for the novice
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The ubiquitous THX logo has been seen on a profusion of audio and video product for decades. Yet many wonder, what is THX?
The THX Design
THX is simply a standard that manufacturers and installers must meet to be certified by THX. THX was originally a division of Lucasfilm, but now an independent company. THX is not a standard such as Dolby or DTS. Yet THX does outline minimum specifications for amplifiers and speakers such as flat frequency response, low distortion, and low noise. In addition, THX makes the following assumptions:
Though this is not THX prescribed; a mid/tweeter horn array can broaden mid/high frequency dispersion width from the front row to the last. However, this design will also sacrifice optimum performance at the focal point of the room, which might be your seat.
In any case, if you accept THX assumptions and concur with their solutions, then this is your design choice.
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