Originally Posted by thxman
Basically, they can play very loud, to the point of causing hearing damage (dangerous part). What I meant by "play" was there are times where I may really like the sound in a certain scene. Lets use the Godzilla (2014) airport roar for an example. I have increased the volume quite a bit for this scene and the experience is outstanding. By outstanding, I mean, lifelike, scary, goosebump evoking, etc.
The problem is that you cannot safely watch movies at high volumes, regardless of how fun (or not fun) it may be. I correlated this to a fast car as they tend to be less exciting at normal speed limits so the temptation to go a bit faster is there.
I hope that clarifies my post some.
Thanks for your clarification!
It wasn't just too loud!
All the cops played were action and one could say noise focused to impress, sort of louder is better, with relatively little vocals/talking.
I asked them to play the clip from La-La-Land or some other musical concert clip with singing but they refused to play La-La-Land and had no other clips for concerts with vocals. They played a Jeff Beck clip w/o vocals and for me not very Musical and sort of Bland!😇
To me bass was at times outstanding (motorcycle scenes) and most of the times loud but somewhat bloated. Sorry but I am used to tight, quick, dynamic but still Musical bass in my own theater the same for both music and movies.
Now maybe if I had and tweaked this package it would be fantastic, But why? My current home theater I can play at whatever level I feel like and not play it too loud or fatiguing, My current system is most dynamic and musical! Although there were times and parts of the demo that I really liked, just not enough of the good vs the not so good to really interest me! L
With the multiple massive 15" and 21" subs it was interesting that I measured peak dab of 91 to 95 dB! I assume my iphone decibel meter is about 6 dB low at the low end. In my theater I play lower volume than they did, my subs are merely 12" JL Audio f212s, yet even at lower volume levels my peak dB gets somewhat higher at times! I wonder if too much too big bass actually caused more room mode issues here and also my experience is that this can interfere with the Sonics of the midrange and the overall musicality of the system! The Trinnov surround processing and room correction I'm sure is outstanding, but it can do a better job particularly with bass and midrange if it has less to correct in the first place!
I gotta hear the Trinnov in Mark Burnstein's mostly MBL setup! I bet it's to die for!
I noticed that on Interstellar the Trinnov did a great job converting Dolby TrueHD 7.1 to Dolby Surround (Atmos)!