Tranformers AOE had the quanity of bass covered. For me, the movie was excessively loud. suffered in dynamic range and there are better bass movies like Obilvion, OHF, WOTW, Tron Legacy to name a few. I watched some parts at near reference with six Dayton Ultimax pushing the air around in the room. The spl and pressure vessel effect on a sustained level is unsurpassed. I just can't give the movie more than a overall 3.5 rating out of 5 stars. A great 5 star movies comes to mind, 9, by Tim Burton.
This was one movie that I took off the bass boost and left the trim neutral or the level set by autocalibration. It was much easier to watch some of the other movies that I have mentioned at reference, even with a boost on the subwoofer trim. I loved the pluse waves in the new Godzilla compared to some of the pluse wave scenes in TAOE.
I am only speaking for me and my preference in a great movie.
Klipsch RF 7 based HT 7.4, Pioneer SC 35, Acurus 200 Five, Dayton 18 Ultimxa Dual Sub Cab(2), Dayton 18 Ultimax Large Vented Sub Cab (2), on Berhinger I Nuke DPS amps, Samsung BDP F 7500, Asus/My Book Live HPC 4 TB
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