Ok, so I got the amp installed. It's driving my L/R Triad Platinums. I did a quick level match and then re-watched some of the Metallica concert. I didn't push it too hard, (-3) and the gain indicators showed I had plenty of reserve power. It sounded pretty much the same as my Earthquake amp, but the clip indicators weren't lighting up like they were on the Earthquake. I'll play around with it more to see how much headroom it adds to my system.
Anyway, based on Carp's recommendation above, I watched Orion, and the "credits." About halfway through, I had to stop the credits and roll back to see something. Sure enough I saw that Tait Towers did all the stage animations and effects. Tait Towers is a local, Lititz, PA company, and I know Micheal Tait. My kids went to school with his kids. Here's their website: http://www.taittowers.com/
and their acknowledgement of their participation in the Metallic stages: http://www.taittowers.com/projects/metallica-3d
So Tait did all those things that rose up out of the stage, and then came crashing down, all the pyrotechnics, etc.
They are currently working with Clair Brothers, a Pro Sound Company also in Lititz. (Roy Clair is the former mayor of Lititz,) http://clairglobal.com/
and Atomic Design, a design company headquartered in Lititz: http://www.atomicdesign.tv/
They're building an auditorium-sized building that will be a "staging" production facility. Bands will be able to come in and use the stage to rehearse their acts, with all the stage props, audio, video, lighting, animation, etc, all in one place. Here's an article about it: http://lancasteronline.com/business/...a4bcf6878.html
They also have a Tour "packaging" system that designs the transport of all the equipment from venue to venue. They are masters at tear-down, packaging, loading and unloading, all in a minimal amount of space and weight.
A friend of mine who works there told me they are currently working with Katy Perry for her next concert series.
Anyway, I thought it was pretty cool that a company from a small town, (Pop. 9,600), in the heart of Amish Country, PA was "credited" on the Metallica disk, and that I know some of the people who had a hand in the production of the concert.
Sorry for going off-topic in your thread Andrew, but I wanted to share that.