Best movies to show off bass shakers?

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  1. tom derby

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    I just hooked up bass shakers in my home theater. Now I want to really show them off. I know a lot of you guys have bass shakers, so tell me what movies really benefit from them. I figre Jurassic Park would and I think someone said the depth charges in U-571. Any others?
     
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    LOTR: FOTR-Opening scene, Sauron walking, and his explosion. Balrog scene.
     
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    Blade II, Underworld, any DTS demo dvd, Terminator 3, Pretator (when ventura sets off that gattlin gun) and lots more.

    Bass shakers are a wonderful addition to home theater and once you get used to them, a sub by itself just won't be enough.......
     
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    Monsters Inc., when the little girl laughs and the lights in the city go out. That is by far the deepest and most house-shaking bass ever. Be careful though, you might blow your sub, even an SVS. [​IMG]
     
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    I agree with Cabreau. I will be more specific with what Donnie said about the DTS demos. The DTS demo I have, has Minority report on it. The scene where T.Cruise uses the pulse gun that sends a sound wave to the chasing agents....that is some serious bass.
     
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    where do you get a DTS demo from?
     
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    Underworld. The whole movie has deep and loud bass especially when the jags hit the water.

    Finding Nemo. The "tapping" scene, the shark sequence, and the boat sliding off the cliff sequence.
     
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    To be honest, I have no Idea where to get a DTS demo from. You'll see them on ebay, some members sell them here in the software for sale area. A friend of mine burned a copy for me.If you'd like one send me a pm/email.
     
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    what do you guys set your shaker crossovers at?
     
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    I have mine set at 50hz.

    (Split off the Sub Pre-Out which is crossed over at 80hz, and into a 100w/channel stereo receiver with a pair of 50hz passive crossovers plugged into the input jacks. I have 4 shakers total, with two per stereo channel for an 8 ohm load).
     
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    stupid question for john: I got the 50hz inline from partsexpress. couldn't i jut use the one rather than both and hook it up at where i split the subwoofer cable. I have my subwoofer cable split twice. or should i use both and place them after the second split?
     
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    Toy Story 2... the intro has a ton of bass.
     
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    The Iron Giant has some monster bass too, every time he moves.
     
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    One of my favourites is the beginning of 'The Matrix: Reloaded' and the 'Burly Brawl' scene. In the Burly Brawl, there is a lot of bass when it goes into bullet time, especially after Neo picks up the metal pipe.
     
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    i don't have bass shakers, but the D-Day invasion at the beginning of Saving Private Ryan (especially the DTS version) has lots of everything... i imagine you would feel it?
     
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    resident evil is almost none stop of very hot bass tracks.
     
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    since the completion of my monster subwoofer, i have been going through the collection to see what movies are bass heavy. the best ones so far have been;

    Starwars Episodes 1&2
    Titan AE
    Monsters Inc
    Finding Nemo
    Toy Story 2
    Black Hawk Down
    Fight Club
    The Haunting DTS

    i still have lots to go through, but these movies will make you sick of bass and give you headaches. i love it.

    eric
     
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    one of the BEST bass shaker movies EVER has to be "Cradle2TheGrave" its got eminems "Go To Sleep" at the start.
     
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    If I wanted to add bass shakers, would I need to purchase an amp as well? I have the following configuration:
    denon 3803 receiver
    denon 2200 DVD Player
    Axiom M60ti's, QS8's, and 150
    SVS Sub (Have not purchased this yet...but will, more than likely, buy the 320watt box sub).

    If I choose not to purchase a sub, do I need an amp for the bass shakers?

    EDIT: I did some digging and found my answer: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...t=bass+shakers

    Are "pro audio" power amplifiers or monoblock amplifiers expensive? anyone got a link? Or could I use my 6th and 7th channels of my receiver for the shakers? I guess I am just confused [​IMG]

    Would this subwoofer amp work? I noticed partexpress has it on sale: http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...02&dotd=012304
     

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