THX Adds Compact Speaker System Certification to Portfolio
I love big speakers. I love the way they look. I love the way they sound. I have never owned big speakers. The closest I ever got was in college when I had a pair ’70s-chic Pioneer bookshelf speakers. Instead, my desire for large speakers has been tempered by limited living room space, the strictures of child-rearing, and the bane of a clutter-hating wife. I missed THX’s announcement during CES that they now have a Compact Speaker System certification program that should appeal to those, who like me, have found that they have had to sacrifice speaker girth in the process of building their home theaters. There are actually a number of companies such as Atlantic Technology and Mirage that have done a fine job of catering to the high-end compact speaker market without a THX certification logo to throw on their speakers, but that THX has finally developed a certification program for this particular class of speakers does speak to how popular, and how good, compact speaker systems have become over that last several years.
[ED: Tech of the Hub’s below quote is incorrect; it should be 1,000 cubic feet. Good catch, richard1980.]
THX has introduced a new small speaker certification to help the consumer pick out speakers that not only sound great but also will work well with speakers from different manufacturers. Designed for rooms 1,000 square feet and under, the certification includes a battery of tests to ensure there is low distortion at higher volumes and flat frequency response so you can properly hear dialog.