THX Ultra 2 Begins With Pioneer
By David Dritsas
INDIANAPOLIS--At last week's CEDIA EXPO, THX began promoting its latest specification for consumer audio/video products, THX Ultra 2. The first products to feature Ultra 2 will be two of Pioneer's newest high end receivers in its Elite line, the VSX-49TX and VSX-47TX receivers.
THX Ultra 2 is a specification designed by the company as replacement of THX Ultra. The new spec was created to address the needs of 8-channel (7.1 surround) audio that is emerging many high end a/v receivers as well as multichannel music, such as Super Audio CD (SACD) and DVD-Audio (DVD-A).