From our inception, THX has been known for optimizing audio and visual quality for a wide range of entertainment experiences.
We started in the cinema, and today take that same experience anywhere and everywhere—in the cinema, at home, or on the go. Whether it’s a live event, a movie, or a new entertainment experience or device not yet invented, we’ll be there to ensure you get the truest rendering of the artist’s vision.
After releasing “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back”, George Lucas embarked on a new project. He hired audio scientist Tomlinson Holman and together they found that although there had been significant improvements to how sound was recorded and played back on film, there was no control over what happened on the set or in the cinema itself.
In response, they set up the state-of-the-art audio mixing rooms that eventually became Skywalker Sound. Hollywood quickly took notice and studio executives started calling to incorporate Lucas’s performance standards into their cinema auditoriums and aging mixing rooms.
Soon, Lucas and Holman took things to the next level—designing a cinema certification program to help every artist deliver their truest vision to the audience. THX was born and began appearing in cinemas with the release of Lucas’ next film “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi” in 1983.
From that moment forward, we’ve focused on our mission to deliver high-quality entertainment experiences that are true to a creator’s vision to audiences everywhere and have continued to evolve our programs to remain relevant as time and technology advance.
In 2016, Razer Inc acquired THX, having shared histories of a commitment to excellence. Razer supports THX evolving to address ever-changing consumer needs for enjoying entertainment in the cinema, at home and on the go. THX operates as a separate entity and has its own management, partner and customer base.
A lot has changed since our inception, but our goal of bringing audiences the most realistic and true audio and visual experiences, has not.