THX Certified....or not

AaronAaron Posts: 1,853
edited August 2002 in Speakers
Apparently George Lucas doesn't think that his own speakers at Skywalker Sound have to be THX certified. Kinda makes you wonder, huh? Dan, you better explain this to me. If they master stuff on non-THX speakers, how could this THX thing possibly work?

http://www.bwspeakers.com/about/news/news_item.cfm?news=77450F53-CE74-4B25-A9837A85737DCB01&designmode=false

Aaron

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  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited August 2002
    Shoot, as long as the score doesn't contain rock music, they should be ok.....
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • HBombTooHBombToo Posts: 5,335
    edited August 2002
    and the flame begins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gotta get my beer on.
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  • HBombTooHBombToo Posts: 5,335
    edited August 2002
    Damn!!!! in all seriousness however, the more I learn the more I think this whole THX thing is a bunch of She-at. We have discussed in many posts how equalizers are taboo but yet Lucas is alowed to build in equalization based on an assumption that we can't control room acoustics. Check spelling..... whatever!

    But the whole THX thing should really be redefined IMHO!
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  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,135
    edited August 2002
    THX-schmee-HX......just goes to show you that GL is not only a hippocrite but he can't even be consistent with his own line of BS.

    Just hacking on you Dan.

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • nascarmannnascarmann Posts: 1,464
    edited August 2002
    I bet it sounds DAMN good in there though......
    Oh, the bottle has been to me, my closes friend, my worse enemy!
  • HBombTooHBombToo Posts: 5,335
    edited August 2002
    It BETTER!
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  • LiquidSoundLiquidSound Posts: 1,273
    edited August 2002
    Are those B&W's? Check the transparent chairs.
    Heh...and I thought an airplane cockpit looked confusing.
    Two Channel Main
    Receiver - VSX-54TX
    Mains - Csi40's
    Sub - Spiked Velodyne Cht-8 On Spiked Landscaping Stones

    "If you could put speakers in a needle, I'd never see him again..." - My Girlfriend
  • HBombTooHBombToo Posts: 5,335
    edited August 2002
    Great Catch LiquidSoud! Effin Ah
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  • mantismantis Posts: 15,451
    edited August 2002
    Just so you guys all know............B&W used to make THX CERTIFIED speakers.What you see in that pic is the older Matrix 802's.So whats wrong with that?

    O and George doesn't put rock music into his movies......does he??
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited August 2002
    Those are current model 802's. The Matrix 800 models were very 'square', still utilized the 'tweeter on top', but did not look like the current models at all.
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • AaronAaron Posts: 1,853
    edited August 2002
    What you see in that pic is the older Matrix 802's.
    Didn't you read the link I posted above the picture? It's a press release from B&W dated March 2002.

    Aaron
  • nascarmannnascarmann Posts: 1,464
    edited August 2002
    The rep said they are the older model.....:rolleyes:
    Oh, the bottle has been to me, my closes friend, my worse enemy!
  • AaronAaron Posts: 1,853
    edited August 2002
    The rep said they are the older model.....:rolleyes:
    Ahahahahah!

    Aaron
  • burdetteburdette Posts: 1,205
    edited August 2002
    I was wondering about THX certification for computer speakers... I thought to be THX certified, the speakers had to have a certain performance level.. how in the world could a small, cheap system make those specs?? I checked out the THX site but couldn't find specifics. Are the THX specs for computer speakers different than for HT??
    HT: Denon 1910, LG blu-ray, Def Tech ProCinema 100s, Stryke 12" sonosub.
    LR: Onkyo TX-84 (original owner), Aiwa AD-F850 (original owner), Philips TT (old school, 2nd owner), Philips CD (cheap-o), Monitor 5jr+ (original owner - actually, my wife is the original owner; she bought them new when we were dating - sealed the deal).
    Xbox 360/Wii/Kids: Old school huge Sony HD TV, Sherwood RD-6500, Philips DVD, pair Def Tech ProCinema 100.
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,135
    edited August 2002
    my thoughts are this.....the most important consideration for THX certification is a LARGE bank account. If you got enough cash, I'll bet you could get anything THX certified.

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • gidrahgidrah Posts: 3,031
    edited August 2002
    The plot thickens. Then again, so does Lucas's already thick skull.

    Coltrane's sax wasn't THX!:)
    Make it Funky! :)
  • LiquidSoundLiquidSound Posts: 1,273
    edited August 2002
    I wonder if my cordless phone is THX certified. Hmmm.
    Two Channel Main
    Receiver - VSX-54TX
    Mains - Csi40's
    Sub - Spiked Velodyne Cht-8 On Spiked Landscaping Stones

    "If you could put speakers in a needle, I'd never see him again..." - My Girlfriend
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,451
    edited August 2002
    O my bad I thought they where the older model Matrix..When I first looked at the pic I thought I saw the squared off heads.Oops.....The new models of B&W are not THX certified as far as I know.Yes they are the current 802's.Thats a good Question Aaron.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
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