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THX's First Consumer Gadget Is a Tiny Headphone Amp That Will Have You Embracing Wires Again

THX is a brand synonymous with sound, best known for its eardrum-tickling deep note trailer played before movies in theaters. For years, THX has partnered with hardware makers, lending its expertise in sound to improve the audio capabilities of everything from smartphones to laptops, and now the company is finally…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Spotify, Science, Technology, Disney, Tesla, Netflix, Headphones, Sony, Philips, Lucasfilm, Consumer Electronics, Onyx, THX, Audio Engineering

THX 1138 at 50: Looking Back at George Lucas' Dystopian Art Film

Say the name George Lucas and people obviously think Star Wars. That tends to happen when you create one of the biggest film franchises of all time. But when Lucas himself thinks of his career, you have to suspect he thinks back to its origins. It all began with a dystopian sci-fi student film that became a feature…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Films, Lucasfilm, Filmmaker, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Lucas, Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, THX, THX 1138, Creative Works, English Language Films, Canadian Films, Entertainment Culture

This free tool takes the guesswork out of planning a home theater

Plan out your speaker and TV placement in 3D in just seconds
Tags: News, Trends, Home Theater, Dolby Atmos, Dts, THX, 3D tool, 5.1.2 Home Theater, Audio Advice, Online Planner

TCL sets summer launch for world’s first TV with THX Certified Game Mode

Gaming-focused feature will arrive with TCL's next-generation 6-Series TV
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Home Theater, Tcl, THX, 6-Series TCL Roku TV, THX Certified Game Mode

Razer’s THX Spatial Audio gives your headphones surround sound for 20 bucks

Since acquiring THX in 2016, Razer has been busy bolstering its audio offerings beyond its gaming brand (see: the company’s recently-announced Opus headphones). Now the company is leveraging THX‘s clout in the cinema space by offering its surround-sound-for-headphones technology to any PC user willing to pay 20 bucks. With Windows 10, Microsoft introduced native integrations for spatial audio, allowing anyone to listen to simulated surround sound with even a cheap pair of headphones. Microsoft o...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Microsoft, Razer, Insider, Dolby Atmos, THX

Panda Hi-Fi Wireless Headphones

A first of its kind in the industry, the Drop + THX “Panda” hi-fi headphones employ planar-ribbon drivers (thanks to THX AAA amp technology) and LDAC bluetooth tech by Sony as part of a proprietary 3P Signal Path to deliver remarkable sound. Available wired or without (at 30 hours of playback), these headphones offer studio-quality audio and a hefty frame comprised of aluminum and luxe …
Tags: Design, Panda, Headphones, Sony, Wireless, Indiegogo, Drop, Hi-fi, THX, Tech Accessories, LDAC, Studio Headphones, Tech Gear, Panda Hi Fi Wireless Headphones, THX AAA, Signal Path

VRrOOm to Launch VR Platform for Immersive, Multi-User Streaming of Live Events

French VR company VRrOOm is launching a six degrees of freedom (6-DoF) social VR platform that operates within the VRChat live platform, and enables multiple users to take part in live events, and includes the possibility of real-time photo-realistic representation. Louis Cacciuttolo founded VRrOOm in 2016 after working three years at THX in San Francisco. […]
Tags: News, Global, San Francisco, Festivals, Virtual Reality, Unifrance, THX, VRrOOm, Louis Cacciuttolo

Dream on: The concert of the future is in Vegas, and Aerosmith leads the charge

Aerosmith has partnered with THX, L-Acoustics, 1More, and Mixhalo to provide fans with an unparalleled, tech-fueled concert experience for the band’s 50th anniversary. Here’s how this one concert series could shape the future of live music around the globe. The post Dream on: The concert of the future is in Vegas, and Aerosmith leads the charge appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Music, Trends, Home Theater, Live Music, Vegas, Aerosmith, THX, 1MORE, MIXhalo, L-Acoustics

THX takes on IMAX with new large-format cinema projection standard

In what is heating up to be a battle for the big screen, THX announced a new IMAX competitor for commercial cinemas: A laser projection and immersive sound system it calls THX Ultimate Cinema. The post THX takes on IMAX with new large-format cinema projection standard appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Home Theater, Imax, THX

THX Ultimate Cinema, a New Premium Large Format Brand, is Debuting This Year

While IMAX is still king of the premium large format brands because of the sheer size of its screens, it has to face a barrage of new contenders for the crown. The latest is THX Cinema Ultimate, a new premium large format (PLF) brand debuting later this year intended to “help elevate the industry standard and bring premium experiences around the world to a whole new level.” Viewers of a certain age may feel a twinge of nostalgia at the mere mention of the THX, the quality assurance system or...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Los Angeles, Sony, Imax, Exhibition, George Lucas, Hdr, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Cinema, THX, Business and Industry News, Barco, PLF, Westwood Village Theatre, THX Ltd

Deep Synth combines a Game Boy and the THX sound

Do you love the THX Deep Note sound – that crazy sweep of timbres heard at the beginning of films? Do you wish you had it in a playable synth the size of a calculator? Deep Synth is for you. First, Deep Note? Just to refresh your memory: (Turn it up!!) Yeah, that. Apart from being an all-time great in sound design, the Deep Note’s underlying synthesis approach was novel and interesting. And thanks to the power of new embedded processors, it’s totally possible to squeeze this onto a calcula...
Tags: Pocket, Mobile, Apps, Music, Tech, Code, Stories, Open-source, Bob, Handheld, Oddities, Awesomeness, Music Tech, Free As In Freedom, THX, Open-source-hardware

This Man's A Cappella Rendition of the THX Logo Theme Will Take You Back to a Long Time Ago...

Before the Inception “Bwomp,” the THX “Deep Note” was the most recognizable and inscrutable sound in cinema. For its 35th anniversary, THX released the official sheet music for that warm wall of sound—so now it’s time for the internet to take a crack at recreating it. Everyone is going to have a hard time doing a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Satisfying, Theme, Vocals, THX, A Cappella, Audio Trademark, Mach Kobayashi

Zhuhai Gets China’s First All THX Multiplex

China’s first all-THX certified multiplex cinema has opened across the border from Macau, in Zhuhai. The 10-screen complex, the Zhuhai Haiyun China Film Cinema is a joint venture with state-backed China Film Group. THX was founded by film-maker George Lucas. Although not an equipment manufacturer, the company develops and licenses technologies and specifications for audio […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Macau, George Lucas, Zhuhai, THX, Zhuhai Haiyun China Film Cinema, China Film Group THX

Gaming firm Razer seeks to raise over $600M in Hong Kong IPO

 Gaming firm Razer has filed to go public through an IPO in Hong Kong as it looks to raise more than $600 million to go after growth opportunities. The U.S.-based company, which traces its origins back to Singapore, filed initial paperwork on Friday. Certain details — such as how much Razer is looking to raise, its valuation and the timing of the IPO — are not disclosed in the… Read More
Tags: TC, Asia, Hong Kong, Android TV, Ipo, Singapore, Tech, Intel, Computing, Razer, Foxconn, Ouya, Consumer Electronics Show, Min-liang Tan, THX

Razer acquires Nextbit; Robin sales stopped, support and software updates will continue for 6 months

Razer, global lifestyle brand for gamers has confirmed that it has acquired the majority of the assets of Nextbit Systems Inc. and has brought onboard the management and employees of the company. Financial details of the transaction, which closed earlier this month, were not disclosed. Razer acquired audio company THX last year. Razer said that Nextbit will … Continue reading "Razer acquires Nextbit; Robin sales stopped, support and software updates will continue for 6 months"
Tags: News, Blogging, Razer, Nextbit, Robin, THX

Former Technicolor Exec Scott Francis Joins THX as Chief Technology Officer (EXCLUSIVE)

THX has a new CTO: The sound quality specialist is slated to announce Friday that it has hired former Technicolor exec Scott Francis as its new Chief Technology Officer. The announcement comes just a week after THX was acquired by gaming accessories maker Razer. Francis previously worked close to a decade in CTO positions for Technicolor and... Read more »
Tags: News, Digital, Cto, THX

Integra DTC 9.8 THX,7.1 pre amp. (fairfield / vacaville) $380

Excellent condition and working perfect.
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Razer Acquires The Majority of THX Assets

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today confirmed it acquired the majority of the assets of THX Ltd. and have brought onboard the management and employees of the company. Financial details of the transaction, which closed earlier this month, were not disclosed.
Tags: Gaming, Audio, All News, Hardware News, Press Releases, Razer, THX

Razer acquires audio company THX

Razer a global lifestyle brand for gamers has acquired the majority of the assets of THX Ltd audio company. THX will operate as an independent startup under its own management and apart from the ongoing business of its parent company.  As a result of the acquisition THX’s management and employees will join Razer. The financial … Continue reading "Razer acquires audio company THX"
Tags: News, Blogging, Razer, Acquisition, THX, RAZR

Brand News: Netflix, Under Armour, Apple Car and More

Netflix rebounds from subscriber growth issues thanks to price hike (and original programming hits Stranger Things and Narcos) but gives up on China. New programming slate (outspending CBS, HBO and Turner in race with Amazon) includes Into the Inferno, a documentary by Werner Herzog: Under Armour signs first major US league deal, beating Nike to MLB uniform rights in 2020. Apple reportedly scales back Project Titan plan to build its own self-driving car. American Express steps up push to sig...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Twitter, Star Wars, Instagram, Buzzfeed, California, Youtube, China, Advertising, US, Nike, Walmart

Razer takes a big step beyond gaming with acquisition of audio tech icon THX

Razer might be best known for computer and gaming peripherals, but the company wants to branch out, and it’s taking a big step in that direction by acquiring THX, the audio technology company founded by George Lucas in 1983. The post Razer takes a big step beyond gaming with acquisition of audio tech icon THX appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Business, Trends, Home Theater, Razer, George Lucas, Acquisition, Min-liang Tan, THX

Razer Acquires THX as Both Expand Focus to Virtual Reality

Gaming accessory maker Razer has acquired THX and will continue to run the audio company as an independent subsidiary, both companies announced Monday. Razer is acquiring the company from Creative Labs; terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. The acquisition will help THX to expand its business both overseas, with a special focus on China,... Read more »
Tags: News, Digital, Razer, Creative Labs, THX

Razer acquires audiovisual icon THX as it explores growth beyond the games industry

 Razer, the company that develops hardware and services for gamers and the world of gaming, has made an acquisition to catapult it to more platforms and more people: the company has acquired THX, the legendary audio and video quality assurance company that was originally founded by George Lucas as part of LucasFilm. Razer’s CEO Min-Liang Tan said in an interview that the terms of… Read More
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Gaming, Asia, Entertainment, Audio, Tech, Augmented Reality, Razer, George Lucas, Acoustics, Audiovisual, THX

Multi chopper by William sonoma (redwood city) $30

I'm selling my used William Sonoma professional multi chopper. This item is in mint condition. Local pick up. Thx for looking
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Eva Longoria Returns to L.A. After Global Gift Gala in Cannes

Eva Longoria is all smiles while carrying her coat out of LAX Airport after arriving on a flight on Saturday (May 14) in Los Angeles. The night before, the 41-year-old actress looked pretty in pink at the 2016 Global Gift Gala held during 2016 Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. Sadly, Eva‘s show Telenovela was recently cancelled by NBC. “Well guys, looks like Telenovela is dead (cue dramatic music) Or is it?! Yeah. It is. But we had a blast making it for u!Thx to all the fans,” sh...
Tags: Fashion, Los Angeles, Eva Longoria, Eva, Cannes, Telenovela, Cannes France, LAX Airport, THX

Oklahoma! NEW Remastered THX Wide Screen Edition Laser (san rafael) $30

This is a brand new factory-sealed laser disc of the classic movie Oklahoma ca. 1955, staring Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, et al. This is the widescreen (letterbox) edition in THX; it has the THX label adhered on the shrink-wrap which is fully intac [...]
Tags: Oklahoma, THX, Gordon MacRae Shirley Jones

Beyonce’s The Formation tour turns to THX for sound quality befitting the Queen

THX Live is a new certification program aiming to improve sound for live concerts at large venues like stadiums. The new program will make its debut on Beyoncé's Formation World Tour. The post Beyonce’s The Formation tour turns to THX for sound quality befitting the Queen appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Home Theater, Formation, THX, THX certification, THX Live

Apple Continues Beefing Up Digital Audio Expertise by Hiring Dana Massie From Audience

Apple is continuing to expand its digital audio expertise with the recent addition of digital signal processing (DSP) expert Dana Massie to its team as an SoC Audio Architect. Massie has over 30 years of extensive experience working with DSP hardware and software architecture with high-profile companies such as Audience and Waves, as well as prior brief stints at Apple and NeXT. While at Audience for the past nine years, Massie was the Director of DSP chip architecture, focused on developing ...
Tags: Apple, India, Siri, Front Page, Brussels, DSP, Massie, MacBook Air Retina, Dana Massie, Peter Eastty, Oxford Digital Limited, THX, Tomlinson Holman