This 7. Our chosen system uses four of the brand's dipole KSTHX surrounds with twin 5in horn tweeters and 5. The subs have no internal amplifier; they're huge great boxes with a 12in driver, big slot-port in the front, and a Speakon NL2 plastic socket on the back.
These can be used as rear centre speakers if you should so wish. In fact any combination of the sonically-matched LCRs will deliver 'seamless performance', says Klipsch.
Also part of the package is a 1,W amplifier required to run the subs. And that's it. You wire the subs in with the meaty Speakon-plug terminated lumps of cable, and set the controls.
Klipsch THX Ultra2 Home Theater System
Holman designed a savagely high-power and low-extending surround sound system for the US military's mission simulator, and they tested it by bringing in the pilot that Black Hawk Down was made about. It was so powerful and realistic that it triggered the poor chap's Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. So obviously, I wanted to see how potent this Klipsch system would be with helicopters The start of the movie is haunting, harrowing even.
It raises goosebumps, not just because of the crisp images on my Panasonic flatscreen, but most certainly due to the smooth and effortless high and midrange sound of the massively efficient horns. Wide dispersion is a big issue with Klipsch. There is no small sweet spot, it's the whole room, as the highs spread out wide from those horns. The speaker drivers are branded 'Cerametallic', which is a super-rigid pistonic cone technology that allows a snappy, low-power compression sound that marries up beautifully to the upper horn-tones.
And they use a classic, well-proven port technology: the slot. Slot-porting looks simple but the reality is that it's able to work with breathtaking power, especially if the box and port slot are well calculated.
You can suddenly get a very boring-looking cabinet that performs over and above less well-matched port-driver-cubic systems. In the car market, this is recognised in typically cerebral fashion as a 'magic box'.THX Ltd.
The distinctive glissando up from a rumbling low pitch used in the THX trailers, created by Holman's coworker James A. Mooreris known as the " Deep Note ". THX is a quality assurance system. THX-certified theaters provide a high-quality, predictable playback environment to ensure that any film soundtrack mixed in THX will sound as near as possible to the intentions of the mixing engineer. THX also provides certified theaters with a special crossover circuit whose use is part of the standard.
Certification of an auditorium entails specific acoustic and other technical requirements; architectural requirements include a floating floorbaffled and acoustically treated walls, non-parallel walls to reduce standing wavesa perforated screen to allow center channel continuityand NC30 rating for background noise "ensures noise from air conditioning units and projection equipment does not mask the subtle effects in a movie's soundtrack".
THX Ultra2 Series
THX has created a certification process for additional products including home audio, home theater, video, and automotive sound components and products. THX certification extends to home audio receivers, speakers, desktop systems, soundbarsacoustic materials, microphones, and HDMI cables. These THX certified home theater in a box systems are so far exclusively made by Onkyo.
One which is an HD restoration of the trailer, the other which is the 3D version of the trailer. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American audio company founded in by George Lucas. For other uses, see THX disambiguation. Sound recording and reproduction Quality assurance Audio crossover.
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Archived from the original on The Sounds of Star Wars. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. THX, Ltd. Archived from the original PDF on 14 October The award-winning Klipsch THX Ultra2 custom home theater system brings real cinema sound to the comforts of home by using the same professional-grade technology as Klipsch's renowned commercial theater systems.
Because it expertly delivers the raw explosiveness and fine detail of any film format the Ultra2 will shatter your expectations for home theater performance by creating the most dramatic and realistic entertainment experiences you've ever heard.
This system was built for versatility so any combination of the sonically matched LCR speakers will deliver seamless performance and the LCRs may also be used as surrounds. All enclosures have the dado and rabbet construction used in Klipsch professional speakers ensuring cabinet integrity in suspended applications. Omni-Mount suspension points on the LCR and surround speakers facilitate wall or ceiling mounting using standard hardware. Each Ultra2 component except the amplifier comes in a Galaxy black finish with aluminum fascia.
The amplifier comes in a standard black finish. The THX Ultra2 system is a big step up in performance for home installation. It proves that big movie theater sound can come in a convenient take home size. Our founder, Paul W. Klipsch, was an engineer, inventor, madman and certified genius. He spent his life trying to bring the world better sound. Sincewe have carried on our founder's passion for delivering the best home audio experience possible.
You're not buying a speaker - you're buying a piece of American audio history built on more than 70 years of badass acoustic technology.A custom-installation speaker package even an audiophile can love.
Klipsch's new THX Ultra2 speaker system boldly goes where poseur speakers fear to tread. Let's face it, the speaker industry is obsessed with producing ever skinnier and sleeker designs; you know, the sort of trendy speakers that look cool straddling plasma TVs. No doubt most of these big-'n'-brawny speakers will be tucked out of sight or flush-mounted in a posh home theater, but I'd bet a bunch of these systems will be sold to performance-oriented buyers.
They're that good. Other than their brushed-aluminum baffles, the black beauties forego any overt stylistic touches or extravagant veneers; instead, the engineers lavished their attention on features that enhance performance.
The speakers' interlocked dado and rabbet cabinetry feels rock solid. The horns project a focused degree-horizontal by degree-vertical dispersion pattern, which effectively delivers a more-direct sound with less room interaction from floor and ceiling reflections than conventional, direct-radiating box speakers. The horns also boost the speakers' efficiency. They're up to 10 times more efficient than the average speaker; hook up these babies to a moderately powered 50 watts or fewer receiver, and you'll still achieve massive dynamics and high volume levels without strain.
The KSTHX surround speaker doesn't conform to the standard bi- or dipole paradigm, but Klipsch claims that its "Wide Dispersion Surround Technology" design produces degrees of coverage.
The watt monophonic amp features a machined-aluminum front panel and knobs, and this powerhouse can drive one or two KWTHXs. OK, I know that a lot of you must be thinking, "Great, but why didn't Klipsch build the amp into the sub? With this system, you can stash the KATHX in your rack with the rest of the components, and your installer can place the subs anywhere that sounds good the front slot that runs across the front baffle is a port, so flush mounting the beast in a wall opening won't compromise performance.
Even with its subwoofer output turned up to max, the twin KWTHX subs' volume level was ever-so-slightly low. Klipsch's designers imagine that most THX Ultra2 buyers will opt for the 7. I've watched this scene countless times, and I thought I had mapped out every scintilla of sound, but the Klipschs' resolution uncovered new details and textures buried way down in the dense mix.
Can you say resolution? These speakers served up gobs of detail and never veered over to harsh or aggressive. Some horn speakers are fairly directional, so I was concerned about the center speaker's sound for off-axis listeners, but the KLTHX's sound was consistent across my couch.
Thanks to the system's extremely high sensitivity, my watt-per-channel amp coasted through re-creating the visceral forces generated by the car-chase scenes starting in chapter The low-frequency assaults seemed to take a palpable, feel-it-in-your-chest percussive quality.
The bass articulation and room-energizing powers of the twin inch woofers were extraordinary, and, trust me, "boom" and "muddy" aren't in this ensemble's vocabulary; these powerhouses were always airy and palpably detailed. The only downside to this sort of awesome low-end support is that, once you get used to it, other speaker systems sound anemic or just plain small. I loved the entire THX Ultra2 system, but it's the subs that made, literally, the biggest impression.
She sounds little-girl vulnerable on "Spanish Harlem," and then wham, she's wailing like a soul shouter on "Dancing in the Street. Nyro's performance. String tone was especially fine and natural. I predict that the THX Series speakers have a chance at winning over horn skeptics, folks who are put off by the "cupped hand" coloration of some horn speakers.
This system's sound is remarkably open. Better yet, the THX Ultra2's charms are democratic. Without any prompting from me, their reactions were always extremely positive; most of their comments can be summed up with just three words: "They sound real.New THX Ultra2 provides optimum playback of all multi-channel music and movie formats. The THX Ultra2 specification provides uncompromised eight-channel playback of any multi-channel program, whether movie soundtracks or music, over the widest possible seating area.
In addition, all Ultra2 controllers and receivers incorporate video switching capable of handling all wide-bandwidth sources, including HDTV and progressive scan DVD, without degrading the picture. THX has provided our products with that advantage. THX Ultra2 has an emphasis on response smoothness and high output with low distortion, so we felt that our XA LCRs, AMC surrounds and new subwoofer would be ideally matched to the specification.
Having been the first THX loudspeaker licensee some years ago, it is fitting that we revitalize our THX connection with the new Ultra2 specification. THX has drawn on its considerable experience in the design and certification of professional mixing and monitoring facilities to redefine the performance standards needed for the highest quality home speaker systems.
The directional characteristics of the new THX Ultra2 LCR and rear surround speakers have been revised to minimize any changes in perceived timbral balance over the widest possible listening area, and Ultra2 subwoofers now have bass extension down to 20Hz to better reproduce the very low frequency information increasingly found in modern digital multi-channel recordings.
The THX Theatre Program works with the exhibition and post-production community around the world to deliver the ultimate cinema experience by building certified theatres that adhere to comprehensive and proprietary THX standards.
IGN Logo Recommends.By KynergyJanuary 18, in Home Theater. THX Ultra2 is regarded as high standard and is also a successful marketing tool. A lot of high end speakers do not relate themselves to the THX standard at all. Klipsch THX Ultra2 are highly praised by people and so are reference 83 system. Ultra2 is priced almost twice as reference But from the specs the 83 system looks better than the Ultra2.
Of course we can't simply mechanically compare two systems based on specs. So what's the relative performance between the Klipsch Ultra2 and Reference 83 and is the price difference well justified? OK, in electronics like amps and pre amps. It was a standardization tool. The sent signal strength to the amps were at a certain voltage So I needed the sms -1 by velodyne. As far as speakers You could always over engineer too.Klipsch introduces In-Wall THX Ultra2 line-up (CEDIA EXPO...
As klipsch has done. Some manufacturers just choose NOT to participate, even though they do have the specs Others obviously could not get the rating because their speakers could NOT get the frequency range needed or enough SPL's Like anything, it is a standard Your almost asking a apples oranges question Will a pair of 's sound as good as a pair of Ref 83's I doubt it Does it.
Up to you to explore. And in what setting? In short, yes, the THX Ultra 2 system is worth the price difference. It comes down to two things First is the effortless way the Ultra 2 system reproduces large soundtracks.
The commercial horns in them and the way the system loads the room allows for a far larger and more effortless sound than the RF system. It simply sounds more like a state of the art commercial cinema.The award-winning Klipsch THX Ultra2 custom home theater system brings real cinema sound to the comforts of home by using the same professional-grade technology as Klipsch's renowned commercial theater systems.
Because it expertly delivers the raw explosiveness and fine detail of any film format the Ultra2 will shatter your expectations for home theater performance by creating the most dramatic and realistic entertainment experiences you've ever heard. These models can be assembled in a variety of combinations including a true THX Ultra2 system in a 7. This system was built for versatility so any combination of the sonically matched LCR speakers will deliver seamless performance and the LCRs may also be used as surrounds.
All enclosures have the dado and rabbet construction used in Klipsch professional speakers ensuring cabinet integrity in suspended applications. Omni-Mount suspension points on the LCR and surround speakers facilitate wall or ceiling mounting using standard hardware.
Each Ultra2 component except the amplifier comes in a Galaxy black finish with aluminum fascia. The amplifier comes in a standard black finish. The THX Ultra2 system is a big step up in performance for home installation.
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