Movies to demo subwoofers?

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  1. Bill Mullin

    Bill Mullin Stunt Coordinator

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    The other day I was browsing the SVS web site and I found a page that listed movies which were considered good for subwoofer demos. Each movie listed the actual times that the best subwoofer events occurred. For some reason I cannot find this link again, can anyone help?

    - Bill
     
  2. AlanZ

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    http://www.svsubwoofers.com/faq.htm
    There you go....just scroll down to question #10....by the way, my vote for great bass demo flick is Blade II....it will knock your socks off (assuming you have an SVS....otherwise no promises [​IMG]
     
  3. Bill Mullin

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    Blade II is definitely a bass heavy flick but We Were Soldiers is even better IMHO. Continuous heavy and powerful bass. SPR has it's moments too.
     
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    Might want to give Lord of the Rings a try, gives new meaning to low frequency effects in home theater.

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    LOTR has to be the movie with the best audio ever. When Sauron implodes/explodes after his ring his hacked off, the bass is just unbelievable. 2 NHT sub2i subs to thank for that.
     
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    Definitely LOTR, also T2 DTS, the one in the silver box. The begining scences have some really low bass explosions.
     
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    Monsters Inc is impressive also. Excellent overall effects track.
     
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    Bill,

    When I was auditioning subs I mainly listened to music CDs that I brought with me. Of course it's very difficult to audition a sub at the stores because they're probably not setup to sound the best unless its a very high-end shop. I think most of them just plop 'em down where ever theres room.

    Anyway once I find a sub that does bass guitar really well (pitch definition, etc. - Stevie Ray Vaughan has nice bass lines) then I listen for shear power and dynamics. If it doesn't do music well then all it's doing with movies is putting out bloated, uncontrolled and potentially, "Johnny one-note bass" - just sort of rumbling. I ended up with a demo M&K MX-80 subwoofer,about 7 or so years ago - great sound and dynamics in my 18'x20' family room. The house shakes when it's suspposed too.

    As far as movies go for good woofage:
    Monsters Inc.
    Jurassic Park
    U571
    Star Wars, TPM

    Greg
     

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