Great Dd/dts Test

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  1. Glenn Guerra

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    I think I have a good example of the difference between the two audio formats for the people who really can't hear a difference. Grant it the over all difference is probably small, barely noticeable, if at all and I know the debates on that issue.

    However, i did a small test at home. In the movie jaws DTS version, right after the opening underwater sequence where the title comes up, we get a shot of the beach with kids smoking and singing, playing guitar etc by a bonfire. on the DD version you can hear hints of a fire crackling, but switch to the DTS version and WOW! bright crisp and clear crackling of the fire. I was amazed at the difference. Try it and you;'ll see.

    I don't know if it depends on the quality of recievers speakers etc.......... but would assume a difference can be heard by all.

    Let me know.

    Thanx!
     
  2. Ryan L B

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    I think dts is a little louder anyway. Best movie for comparrison is saving privite ryan.
     
  3. Glenn Guerra

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    try it. You'll see what I mean[​IMG]
     
  4. PaulKH

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    You can't compare DD and DTS soundtracks since they're often mixed by different sound engineers.
     
  5. Harry Lincoln

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    You can't compare DD and DTS soundtracks since they're often mixed by different sound engineers.

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    Correct, also, in some cases the DD and DTS tracks on a DVD are taken from diiferent masters (eg. Haunting DTS =24bit, DD =16bit master, Gladiator, Jurassic Park 3) so you are not comparing the two formats but comparing two different mixes of the soundtrack.

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    I think dts is a little louder anyway.

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    Yes, it usually is by around 4db, match the levels using an SPL meter before making comparisons.

    Harry.
     
  6. Lewis Besze

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    Yeah, you wanna compare the codecs, try Twister!

    Good luck!
     

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