What is THX sound certification?
It is a quality certificate indicating that the theatre or sound mixing studios have met some standard quality requirements. It is given by company of George Lucas legendary director of star wars series. Usually the theaters with THX certification will give you great sound experience especially with movies that are mixed in THX studios.
Need for certification:
Whenever a scientific experiment is carried out in labs there is some standard conditions under which it is done and it is specified along with results. This may include temperature pressure humidity etc. If these conditions are changed the results might be different from what obtained. Usually performances of automobiles are given under the specific conditions but we usually do not get same on road performance because of change of condition.
The process of creating sound in studio can be considered as equivalent to a scientific experiment. The sound engineers are designing sound in a studio conditions, if the theatre condition is widely different from that of studio then we are not getting same result as in studio and result might be unpredictable.
How can we overcome this problem? By specifying some standards and ensuring that it is followed at both ends. That is at the production stage and hearing stage. THX certification ensures this. They give their approval theaters and studios which meet this criteria.
So this certification process is highly beneficial for both sound engineers and movie lovers.
In India best way to experience the quality of THX sound certification is buying speakers which are THX certified and arrange it as per the specifications given in website.Some of the THX certified speakers available in India are