Please help with THX and speaker levels

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  1. John E F

    John E F Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a THX Surround EX receiver and a center rear surround speaker set up. The only way to use EX is with the THX setting engaged. Now assume for a minute that I actually like the THX processing but notice the speaker levels are different than with just Dolby Digital, DTS, and DTS-ES. Should I set my speaker levels (with an SPL meter ofcourse) with the THX setting on and just leave it on with all the formats? Or are the different speaker levels actually an intended effect of the THX processing and I should calibrate with it off?
     
  2. Bill Kane

    Bill Kane Screenwriter

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    John, THX is a certification and gives equipment a "badge." It is not an audio format. I dont know what the THX "enabler" on your AVR does, however. For a THX explainer, pls see the HTF FAQ and Primer in our Basics board.

    bill

    Edit: stand corrected by Justin:b
     
  3. Justin Lane

    Justin Lane Cinematographer

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    Bill, you are wrong about THX only being certification for equipment. All THX receivers also contain post processing which can be of a benefit in the home environment.

    From THX's web site:

     
  4. John E F

    John E F Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks Justin. I will probably set the levels for normal DD/DTS use. I did a little tweaking today and found that the levels, while different, aren't really different enough to worry about.
     

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