2007-10-26, 12:18 PM
First let me preface my opinion by saying that I don't have an HDMI-capable receiver, so all the higher bitrate audio tracks on HD-DVD discs are passed through as DTS to my AVR.
Among the more high-action titles, I've watched Perfect Storm, F&F:Tolkyo Drift and Transformers so far of my small library of HD-DVD discs.
But for my money, none of them beats the DTS track on Master & Commander: Far Side of the World (DVD). The deep bass generated during any of the canon fire sequences just has to be heard; not booming but very tight and punchy and I can literally feel it shaking me to the bone.
Anyone else have any favourites? :)
2008-05-06, 07:57 PM
I liked ďI Am LegendĒ (2007) where Neville takes a grenade and pulls the pin, then rashes at one of the night crawling ghouls with slam of LFE.1 that that was practically felt.
In-room-frequency response showed up on the Technics SH-8055 in first order of peaks at.
Individual monitoring levels over LCR showed on playback
Left summed with sub bass 97dbc
Centre summed with sub bass 89dbc
Right summed with sub bass 97dbc
Surrounds summed with sub bass 92dbc
LCRS summed with sub bass 103dbc
LCR LFE.1 105dbc
I like the way the stings pick up in James Newton Howardís score, as you know heís going to go though with it, without another moments thought.
LCRS summed with sub bass 102dbc yes Iím not blind I can see whatís happening here!
LCRS LFE.1 105dbc
LCRS summed with sub bass and LFE.1 108dbc
Monitoring the LFE.1 on its own sounded like a fast sine wave sweep just milliseconds after the first hard slam explosion. The LFE.1 mostly peaked at 40Hz very high over the other channels.
The sound of the flames washed over me uniformly with fronts LCR carrying the rest of the low end as it was only the slam on the LFE.1 just as Neville makes contact with one of the darkseekers!!
Input level on FBQ2496 was -12db with THX bass peak limiter set at 0db master fader 0db.
2008-05-21, 11:05 AM
Guess it needs another waterfall!
As you can see from chapter 10 "last supper" and what mess blood everywhere! The low end was more or less what I could sense itís within the 100Hz region. I think Kane should have ordered a dodgy curry rather than noodles; at least it would have been explosive!:D
Readings for this test was done by patching the LCR into the audio mixer and combining all three channels at once.
2008-05-21, 11:07 AM
This one has lots of BASS!
AVP (2005) region 2 DVD six-track Dolby stereo digital
Opening chapter 1 1m:46s centre front.
Opening chapter 1 1m :46s left and right fronts
Chapter 17 50m:36s predator kicks alien VS predator splat! LFE.1
Oh, I can not, bare to watch anymore of those load of onscreen bollocks, itís so B-movie with hyped up GCI and bollocks soundtrack that doesnít have any integrity, the franchise is dead because of this load of bollocks!:o