what music and movies to test the SLAM factor

Gene HS

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What are your favorite CDs and DVDs to use when auditioning speakers and subs for slam? i.e. chest-pounding, get-your-adrenaline-rushing bass. Please provide specifc songs/tracks if possible.

Thanks!
 

chung_sotheby

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T2, The Matrix (helicopter crash scene), MIB (when the elevator goes from the port authority to the HQW for the first time, great sub 20hz here), Gypsy Kings (fast and clear bass lines), Anything by 2 live crew or Lucas (tons of bass, all the time), Bela Fleck (great bass guitar)
For a good list, go to SVSubwoofers.com and check out one of their downloadable manuals. At the end is a list for good bass movies and songs.
 

Neil Joseph

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- Toy Story 2 (chapter 1 I believe)
- Titan AE (Earth explodes, ice crystals)
- T2 (futuristic battle)
- Independence Day (mothership explodes - LFE is more in the 40-50 Hz range but very loud)
- Antz (terror from above - as with ID4)
- The Matrix (helicopter rescue)
- Vertical Limit (nitro exlosions)
 

Ches Campbell

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Nelly Furtado's CD has some really pounding bass in the 35-45 Hz range. In my car (which only has 1 Image Dynamics 10) it makes my chest hurt. Check it out, it is also good to test sound quality of your mids and highs too. This is in addition to all the other stuff alreadu recommended.
Later
 

jeff morris

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The first Emerson, Lake and Palmer album.
the drum solo "Tank" at the end of the solo where they put the cymbals thru a synthesizer and the whole band comes POUNDING back with 20hz tones. You may crap your pants!!!
Cerwin Vega used to use this track at the audio shows when they first went public in the early 70's to show off their 18" folded horns.
Still amazes me and my friends today
 

Ned

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Do any of you really feel 20hz in your chest though? That frequency makes my floor vibrate but I wouldn't say I feel it in my body.

I think the "chest pounding" bass requested at the top is more in the vein of what Neil noted in ID4's 40-50hz bass. IIRC the human chest resonates somewhere in the 90-100hz range.
 

DanielSmi

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Can't believe no one mentioned "U-571" with the underwater explosions, "Gladiator" any of the battles scenes especially the opening scene, "ID4" is great that has the most bass during the whole movie It's like always there, "Apollo 13" is good the launch scene.

Daniel Smith
 

Felipe S

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Star Wars Episode I -SVS says this is a sub killer

The Haunting DTS- door slamming scene

Saving Private Ryan- the many bombs that go 'boom'
 

KevinHunt

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I have most all of the bass heavy DVDs and my vote would be for the DD track of Titan A.E. The DTS is good but on my system(properly calibrated) the DD track has much more slam in the bass dept.
 

Mark Seaton

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Don't forget to have some fun with the Blue Man Group's "Audio" CD or DVD. Lots of fun stuff especially when it's loud and clean!
 

Chris Tsutsui

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My favorites for "Deep" bass, not necessarily boomy bass:

Bass Outlaws: "Illegal Bass" and "Slow mellow Bass" (Holy!)
Bjork : "Hyperballad"
Soul Coughing: "misinformed"

Others:
Avril Lavigne: "complicated" (Maybe my mp3 version had lots of bass, but there's a nice bass sweep towards the end)
Eminem's "Eminem Show" has several bass tracks
Track 8: Final Fantasy X sound track. Smooth musical bass
Brian Setzer: "Caravan" Fast, Musical bass.

Some favorites:
Star Wars EP1: Pod Race intro "revving the engines" and
Invasion of Naboo with large ships hovering.

Matrix: "Intro with Trinity's floating kick". "The Lobby fight scene". The death of "mouse" has some fast punching bass from his gatling gun. Helecopter explosion has loud erratic explosion bass while the helecopter blades have smooth slow and low hits.

I can't wait for K-19 which has great bass I heard in a JBL Imax theater during the Submarine Ice scene, submarine underwater, and rocket launch scene.
 

Art C

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For cd slam I recomend some rush
Tom Sawyer, Red Barchetta and my
favorite La Villa Stangiato. every
instrument has slam and will move
things quite well.


ART
 

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