Yes, I've tested all of the reputed bass thumping DVDs on my SVS (except the Haunting) and Titan A.E. is the best. I even watched the new remastered Das Boot last night, which was great, but, Titan A.E. is unbeatable.
The graphics are terrific also, watching the Ice Storm scene is gripping. With every ice crystal crash and every thrust of the engines, my adrenaline bubbles as the SVS moves more air than my walls feel like they can handle. As quickly as the vibrations come, the quick, clean bass disappears. It's simply awesome.
I think SVS should raise the price of all their subs and just include a copy of the disk in the box.
Umm... Did we all just forget about the opening titles of Toy Story 2 or the final seconds of Fight Club? If you really want to test out the power of your SVS, those two are a must.
Although I can't deny that there's some serious power in the LFE channels of The Haunting DTS and Titan A.E.. Those tracks could stop an unprepared heart from beating.
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I have heard Titan many times through my 20-39PC, I agree that it may be the overall best disc for pure bass energy,
but there is that one ultra loud and low bass vibration when the train comes out of the tunnel in 'Unbreakable' DTS at about 6:19. That is probably some of the loudest ultra low frequency I have heard.
But when you factor in video quality and overall audio mix, Titan is tough to beat as a refrence disc. It shines!
I didn't really care for Titan AE as a movie too much, eventhough the animation is good, but I bought it JUST for the sound. I use that as one of my demo discs for friends and to test changes in setup.
Another one I use for reference was also mentioned! Toy Story 2 - the opening scene. Definitely some good bass on that.
Fight Club has a few very good scenes.
I would also HIGHLY recommend Superspeedway (IMAX,THX) This will put your ears in high gear, and will give your system a good workout. Very active surround on this disc.
Fantasia 2000 has some great tracks also!
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My wife just picked up the DD version of Fantasia 2000.
Where should I look for good sub testing material on that disc?
Also, excuse my ignorance but, does the DTS format include more, better or different LFE and bass information than DD?
I've seen most bass testing references mentioning the DTS format.
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In general DTS tracks usually play back at higher levels than DD (which gets the volume turned down 4dB with the default encoder settings).
Special treatment beyond that is also not uncommon, with the LFE track getting boosted.
I just recently bought a 20-39PC and I use my Dishplayer recording of the Dolby Digital version of Titan A.E. to show off the new sub. I just fast forward to the ice field scene and let it run for a couple minutes until they reach the Titan. Everyone is impressed - the bass blends very well with the rest of the system even though most people just react to the feel of all that air moving around.
Are there any other scenes in Titan A.E. that show off the bass well?
One more cool bass sequence is the THX demo on T2:Ultimate Edition. Very nice - DD EX / DTS ES / THX. The THX intros on both the Toy Story discs are pretty good also.
Yes, there's only one version of Fantasia 2000, as far as I know. I think the whole disc sounds great...
[Edited last by John Garcia on July 11, 2001 at 10:53 AM]
Ok LFE lovers, if you want to give your subs a good work out as well as see an awesome documentary with a great original music score, get your hands on a copy of "Trinity and Beyond (The Atom Bomb Movie)"
The sound is so clean on the explosions, it probably isn't the original blast recordings. This disk was made with extremely high production values. Check it out
One disk that I see reviewers use for subs is a CD, not DVD. It is the Teluarc "Great Fantsity and Adventure Album" and it has several movie tracks that are labeled with warnings that they might damage your equipment becuase of the 12 hz sounds. The "Jurassic Lunch" is a short track that is very impressive.