August 06, 2007 by Arlen Schweiger
We can’t always crank our home theaters. Those of us with babies at home know that especially, and as much as we can enjoy turning up the volume on “Ice Age” during the day, it would be nice to do the same with a concert DVD or action movie at night.
To help our ears receive the fullness of surround sound for when we can’t watch movies with the volume at bone-shaking levels, THX has introduced THX Loudness Plus technology designed for lower-volume listening.
The technology will be featured in THX Ultra2 Plus and THX Select2 Plus certified pre-amps, integrated systems and receivers. It will appear first in Yamaha’s flagship RX-Z11 A/V receiver.
Among the sonic benefits of THX Loudness Plus will be amplified bass sounds, surround effects and ambient sounds that are ordinarily mixed at higher levels for the cinema audiences.
THX Loudness Plus also incorporates automatic frequency response and ambient sound level adjustment technologies for more accurate and dynamic sound regardless of volume level, according to the company.
For more details, visit www.thx.com.
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