Join Date: May 2001
Location: San Jose, CA USA
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I believe the point being, audition many speakers and see what you like. THX certified speakers are in general recognized as quality speakers whether they have the certification or not.
Only because the certification requires the speakers to have certain capabilities in terms of power handling, and dispersion qualities to optimize theater sound. It is that reason they are certified, it is not because they are 'better' than speakers that don't have the same characteristics.
In that regard, there are some relatively affordable speakers with THX certification, but at the other end of the spectrum there are speakers you and I could not afford if we combined our incomes, that are out of this world! and do not have THX certification.
I have an M&K system which is certified and does very well on movies, but I think it also does very well on music for their price range (like the Atlantic Techs.)
Again, go out and listen, that's the real joy before you have committed to spend the money!
The Bose are impressive the first time you hear them ("...how do they get the sound out of those little boxes?")
But the more the hear quality speakers then go back they suddenly lose their muster. Take a long a good CD recording you know well and start comparing speakers. Especially fine detail. Then go back to the Bose. You will see the difference I believe.