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you do not concede to THX
assumptions/solutions, and if you
absolutely will not acquiesce to the priorities of an interior design
that sacrifices sonic performance, then a
High Fidelity design is
High Fidelity standards may agree with many THX assumptions, HiFi
categorically does not agree with THX solutions.
maintains that it is the
responsibility of the DVD/Blu-ray producer or TV
broadcaster to deliver
an appropriate sound mix for home theater playback. They generally do.
contrast THX assumes that movie soundtracks are mixed too bright and
employs “ReEq” and “Timbre Match.” Though many HiFi
“ReEq” type adjustment, they also include an off switch.
applies acoustical absorption at the
floor, walls, and ceiling to manage acoustical reflections. Conversely,
THX alters (distorts) the vertical dispersion of the front speaker
system in an attempt to minimize the acoustical reflections.
designs distort both vertical and horizontal dispersion.
- HiFi dictates speaker
and listener placement at points well away from room boundaries that
evade acoustical room mode peaks and nulls. This curbs room
distortion. If distorting room modes persist, HiFi prescribes
of bass traps at the room boundary behind each speaker.
has no need to impose THX room boundary compensation or limit a
speaker’s low frequency response.
- HiFi employs
large full range speakers that can reproduce the wide
movie soundtracks and music in all but the
channel; THX & Custom designs do not.
challenging. HiFi is at odds
with THX speaker and processing specifications. All of the
at odds with a Custom design. But
undistorted recreation of the artist’s intent is your goal, then
High Fidelity is the choice.
the placement of large in-phase rear speakers that provide
superior dynamics and better imaging than a THX or Custom design.
There are many proponents
of home theater
designs. These are three fundamental sound options.
design that copes with your acoustical and aesthetic
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