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THX CERTIFIED AV RECEIVERS

Only the very best AVRs can stand up to the rigorous testing inside THX labs. Our engineers analyze everything from noise levels and distortion to frequency response and bass management in over 1,000 laboratory tests. THX Certified AVRs recreate high impact cinema sound and best-in-class audio fidelity.

WHAT WE TEST

FEATURED ON ALL CERTIFIED RECEIVERS, THX LISTENING MODES MAKE IT CONVENIENT TO HAVE ONE SPEAKER SET UP FOR MOVIES, MUSIC AND GAMES.

POWER OUTPUT

Power output is tested to ensure the receiver accurately plays source material at THX Reference Level in every input and mode and at every sampling rate for all possible playback combinations selected by the listener.

BASS MANAGEMENT

THX requires an 80Hz crossover point in the setup menu to ensure proper bass management in ever y THX Certified AVR. This setting confirms that the subwoofer handles low frequencies, freeing up the loudspeakers to handle mids and highs.

SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO

THX tests the signal-to-noise ratio to ensure the unit is designed to have low noise performance with very little to no audible hiss from the speakers.

AV RECEIVER FEATURES

FEATURED ON ALL CERTIFIED RECEIVERS, THX LISTENING MODES MAKE IT CONVENIENT TO HAVE ONE SPEAKER SET UP FOR MOVIES, MUSIC AND GAMES.

RE-EQ

Many movie soundtracks are mixed in studios for playback in large cinema auditoriums with an array of speakers. When played on home systems, they may appear abrasive and edgy. Re-EQ establishes a more accurate tonal balance when enjoying movies in your home.

TIMBRE MATCHING

Your ears hear different tonal qualities in sounds coming from different directions. Timbre Matching restores the frequency balance between your front and surround speakers ensuring seamless and smooth panning between the front to back of the room.

BOUNDARY GAIN COMPENSATION

Sitting near a wall may result in distorted bass response. BGC corrects the way low frequency sound is perceived when seated near a wall. This results in a more accurate bass response.

THX LOUDNESS PLUS

THX Loudness Plus is a volume control technology featured in THX Certified Dominus, THX Certified Ultra and THX Certified Select AV Receivers, and preamplifiers that automatically adjusts the front-to-back speaker level relationship as you turn the volume down. With THX Loudness Plus, home theater audiences can now experience the rich details of surround sound at any volume level.

THX LISTENING MODES

FEATURED ON ALL CERTIFIED RECEIVERS, THX LISTENING MODES MAKE IT CONVENIENT TO HAVE ONE SPEAKER SET UP FOR MOVIES, MUSIC AND GAMES.

THX CINEMA LISTENING MODE

Recreates the ambiance of the movie theater by positioning the 5.1, 7.1 and immersive mixes to submerse you in the movie’s soundtrack.

THX GAME LISTENING MODE

Distributes the sound effects and dialogue generated by the game engine by placing the audio from a 5.1, 7.1 or immersive mix to the appropriate “action” location – creating 360-degree gaming experience.

THX MUSIC LISTENING MODE

Emulates the original studio environment for the 5.1, 7.1 or immersive mix for an accurate and increased sense of spaciousness and localization – placing you directly in the recording session.

THX SURROUND EX

Decodes the third surround channel from the traditional two surround channels to create a more immersive entertainment experience.

PERFORMANCE CLASS

THX Certified Compact products for smaller sized rooms, up to 1,000 cubic feet in size, with an 8 foot viewing distance from the screen.
THX Certified Select products are for medium sized rooms, up to 2,000 cubic feet in size, with a 10-12 foot viewing distance from the screen.*
* Previously known as Select2
THX Certified Ultra products bring the cinematic experience to larger home theaters, 3,000 cubic feet in size, with a viewing distance of 12 feet or greater from the screen.*
* Previously known as Ultra2
THX Certified Dominus products are for expansive home theater spaces, 6,500 cubic feet in size, with a 20 foot viewing distance from screen.