Originally Posted by nube
That Pulse server room scene just isn't the sub killer we once thought it was. Technological progression is a marvelous thing!
Similarly, we've no idea how much further these demanding "benchmark like" scenes can go.
In music, the balance of what one can expect has slowly changed over time. But there are examples, music releases, each of us can likely point to whereby the LF weight and overall balance is much stronger than we'd been accustomed to up to that point. Myself, I remember Ziggy Marly's Conscious Party release, in the late 80's. It redefined my overall bass balance perspective for commercial music releases. As I listen to the CD now, yeah it's bass centric mix, but the relative difference back then was really dramatic. My wife and I became big fans of reggae, and vacationed extensively in Jamaica. I've been fortunate, and I've been involved in some fantastic live music events,...almost Forrest Gump like, wrt being around some extraordinary events. But
, hands down, there's nothing
like outdoor live reggae in Negril Jamaica.
The scene has changed, however trust me, incredible atmosphere. Thru the 80's and 90's, if one has an affinity for bass, an affinity for live music outdoors ... at the water's edge, the live music scene in Negril was off the chart. Big, thick, tight, bass heavy mixes, that are unencumbered by the acoustic nastiness that plagues indoor events. I mention this because of it re-establishing bass balance for me, and what can be acceptable at a live event. Anyone interested, ping me, I've got more live details from Negril.
I too thought the Olympus Has Fallen soundtrack was demanding, especially that scene. The entire soundtrack was nice, but the big monument scene mentioned, is brutal due to it's length. I've found other scenes and effects really demanding too pleasing too. In particular the RPG launches into the guard shack, that's a big, deep demanding effect subjectively. I'd like to experience the monument scene in a room that was structurally robust enough not to moan and groan as mine did. Everything
was set into excitation.
Another pertinent aspect, oversizing branch circuit wiring. I've recommended it for years around here, but amplifier circuits for subwoofers,...upsize the wiring significantly if you want to remove the wiring as a potential choke-point impeding current delivery.
A 20 amp circuit can pass 7-8 times the rated 20amp trip amount, .. for up to a second or more. It will allow up to 3x the rated amount for up to 10sec or so. And most importantly, the same 20amp circuit, can allow up to 1.5-2times the rated amount for a period extending as long as 30 seconds.*
That's over 100amps for around 1-2 seconds, about 60amps for around 10 seconds, and the circuit will allow 30-40amps for as long as 30 seconds! From a 20a breaker.