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post #1 of 71 Old 07-09-2008, 12:30 PM - Thread Starter
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There's a DVD, now out of print, called "The Mighty Saturns." It's all about the Saturn V rocket, which put men on the moon and is still the largest and most powerful rocket ever made. It had 7.5 million pounds of thrust, and the stored energy of something like 25% of the Hiroshima atom bomb.

It's a 3-disc set, and Disc 3 is all remastered launch footage. The launch of a Saturn V was said to have bass down to 1/4 hz. This DVD pretty much captures it all.

First, from a longer shot, where the bass isn't quite as deep, you get this, which is very, very loud bass from 10hz to the mid-20s hz:



But oh boy, if you have the system, you can enjoy this, which is a close-up shot of the launch of Apollo 8. Bass seems to go down darn near to DC. Otherwise known as ZERO hz.



As a gift to the bassheads here, I made .wav files of the two chapters, and they are here:

The 1st one: http://rapidshare.com/files/12845421...V_no2.zip.html

The 2nd one: http://rapidshare.com/files/12845421...V_no4.zip.html

Fair warning -- if your sub cannot go below 20hz with gusto, you'll likely either not hear and feel much of anything, or you'll blow up your sub. If your sub can go that low, then make sure things are bolted down and secure all over your house. Play these at your (and your sub's and your house's) own risk.

Let's start a report of your sub and what you got out of it. Mine's a Velodyne FSR-18. I got lots and lots of shaking and pressure, with very little audible sounds other than some crackling made by the rockets. My room's about 5000ft^3 and cement, and I thought the whole building was going to come down.

EDIT: I wimped out at 92db, uncorrected. I was afraid I'd damage my sub.
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Spacecraft films has various series of different Nasa missions.

I think this very one is available. But, a fair amount of similarly low content can be found them. They have excellent audio of nearly every launch. I don't own them, but my bro in law does. It makes his sub smell funny when he runs it even a little loud.
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Ohhhh Thanks I'm gonna try this out. I don't have any 0-5hz output, but I'm solid from 8 or 9 hz on up.

Have you tried the Fireworks demo thats downloadable from Danley Sound Labs? It's got some really high level 9-10hz stuff on it. I wonder if anyones done a waterfall of the end finale on that...
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Ohhhh Thanks I'm gonna try this out. I don't have any 0-5hz output, but I'm solid from 8 or 9 hz on up.

Have you tried the Fireworks demo thats downloadable from Danley Sound Labs? It's got some really high level 9-10hz stuff on it. I wonder if anyones done a waterfall of the end finale on that...

Here's the finale.


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It sounds like everything is coming out of my front speakers. However, I took the cover off of the sub and the driver is moving. Just a very low sound when I put my ear up close to the sub.
I won't play it too loud cause I don't want to damage the sub. I am not sure how far to push the sub. Definately some low stuff going on.

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Thanks Illka! Not quite as hot in the 10hz area as I thought but there's some good nugs down below.
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I will be testing these in a few minutes. I will let you know what spl(uncorrected) I hit. I will also run the fireworks demo. I hope the disc works.
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There are a few people who hang out in the $20,000 section of the Forum who have one or even two Thigpen Rotary subs. They can reproduce signals down to DC. (And I don't mean Washington). In reality, I'm not sure that even the Thigpens can do 110 db at 1 Hz, as advertized. Still, nothing else comes close. With the Thigpens you don't have to worry about damaging your subwoofer trying to reproduce lift-off of the Saturn, but you might have to be careful not to cause the doors move back and forth.
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It sounds like everything is coming out of my front speakers. However, I took the cover off of the sub and the driver is moving. Just a very low sound when I put my ear up close to the sub.
I won't play it too loud cause I don't want to damage the sub. I am not sure how far to push the sub. Definately some low stuff going on.

Shouldn't your listening room be pressurized with all that white and pink down low.

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The disc would not work. I will have to re-download tomorrow.
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The 1st of the 2 links you put up is it.
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The disc would not work. I will have to re-download tomorrow.

What was the problem? The files of the launch are simply the .wav files zipped with a copy of the .jpg of the waterfall in the zip folder. You should be able to burn them to CD.
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The 1st of the 2 links you put up is it.

Well if the title of your thread is accurate... "Lowest, loudest bass ever. Nothing else comes close"...then anyone who follows this "Bass" forum should be buying this set.

You definitely have me interested.
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Same thing here with a space shuttle launch.

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Hmmm....

I like space history and I love deep, deep bass. I guess this will have to be purchased soon.

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Most of the sound you hear in films is fabricated and only small portion of it would be actually production sound, but it’s still a trilling listening experience.

I’d hath to look around for the region 2 DVD version I think my JBL 4645 will play that no problem what so ever.
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Most of the sound you hear in films is fabricated and only small portion of it would be actually production sound, but it's still a trilling listening experience.

I'd hath to look around for the region 2 DVD version I think my JBL 4645 will play that no problem what so ever.

The disc is coded for all regions, at least according to the back of the jacket.
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The disc is coded for all regions, at least according to the back of the jacket.

Oh, thanks all region or region free well I'll have look around HMV or Boarders bookstore.
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Anybody got output #'s for the Saturn launch yet?

Anybody toast anything yet?
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Here's the finale.




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I love the Finale track. At about 3:20 in when the real fireworks start detonating it sounds killer if your system can really belt it out cleanly. I had some friends over to watch the Griffin vs Jackson fight and played it for them before the PPV started. The looks were priceless.
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I used a DVD RW. I will use a cd-r next time.
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Gotta try it in Randy's truck, with all that gain will be killer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxI73f0AoPM
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The BD disk "Roving Mars" has a nice deep sounding launch in it.
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Are there any more impressive launch recordings? I've been searching for one. Something that will drop jaws. Is this track impressive on a good setup or is there a better one?

I've hear good things about The Incredibles rocket launch but is there something specifically just a launch video or audio?
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Holy crap! I think that was the definition of being assaulted by bass. I feel a bit bad for my living room walls after that. For anyone that hasn't listened to it yet, it sounds/feels (at least to me) like if you were to extract the sound effects of the ground cracking during the War of the Worlds pod emerging scene and play it in a loop for 3 minutes!

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If that was in blue-ray I'd buy it today....
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I can't find it anywhere! Places have to order it. Damn! I want it. I am having people over tonight fpr the Klitschko fight and would love a great demo disc.

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In the Shadow of the Moon (2007) is loud and low with enough pulsating shuddering low end that moves the door in the hallway 22 feet away within the flat. Single JBL 4645 tuned for lower end LFE.1 only.
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1035743&page=2
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