THX

Technology / Home Audio / THX: THX is a set of standards, components and systems are designed to meet in order to comply with the requirements of high quality film sound reproduction. First developed for Lucasfilm by Tomlinson Holmann, with input from George Lucas himself, THX was intended to define a minimum standard of equipment and quality control that theaters would need to meet in order to become 'certified' as THX approved. The idea was to raise the overall quality and consistency of audio in movie theaters. Lucasfilm had the clout to make such a certification mean enough from a marketing point of view, that theaters wanted to support it and be certified. Subsequently, it has been adopted as a standard in hi-fi equipment with many manufacturers licensing and producing certified THX components for home theater systems.

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