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Having an eargasm right now listening to the Dark Knight OST. Who doesn't love Hans Zimmer?
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Here is the track if anyone cares...


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Having an eargasm right now listening to the Dark Knight OST. Who doesn't love Hans Zimmer?
How funny I was at best buy tonight and I was looking for the dark knight sound track.

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Hans Zimmer is the man. His Gladiator score is one of my personal favorites.
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I have that score also, the battle track would overdrive my 160s however. No longer have that problem with my 260s, and yes it's a wonderful piece of work.

I have a Pirates of the Caribbean works that I absolutely enjoy also.

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My appreciation for Hans' work began in the early 90s with Days of Thunder and Backdraft.

Other soundtracks of his that I have liked over the years:

Toys
Crimson Tide
Broken Arrow
The Rock
The Prince of Egypt
The Thin Red Line
Mission: Impossible II
Gladiator
Black Hawk Down
The Dark Knight
Inception

And very much looking forward to his Interstellar OST.

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Callas01: I haven't heard too many Dynaudio being over driven lately, are you talking about during a soundtrack? Some speakers are unbearable to listen to at higher volumes, Dynaudio and Sonus Faber are two you can listen too a high volumes and they don't seem very fatiguing on the ears. I found the KEF and Dali are very good as well.

Now on your 160s were you using a sub?
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I don't think he was using a sub in that particular instance.

As a former 160 owner, I can verify that the bass would bottom out on very few tracks; the 260s don't experience this.

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I don't think he was using a sub in that particular instance.

As a former 160 owner, I can verify that the bass would bottom out on very few tracks; the 260s don't experience this.
Good to know, as I haven't experienced that with my D2/7 or the KEFs or Dali, seems to be a small minimal limitation then... So far most of the bookshelves I have listened too can withstand the Star Wars and Superman SoundTracks that can cause issues for some speakers. Lately I been more draw to bookshelves for listening to music then floor standers even though I own 3 pairs of floor standers. Gar is a speaker whore! <<<<<<<<<<<
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Callas01: I haven't heard too many Dynaudio being over driven lately, are you talking about during a soundtrack? Some speakers are unbearable to listen to at higher volumes, Dynaudio and Sonus Faber are two you can listen too a high volumes and they don't seem very fatiguing on the ears. I found the KEF and Dali are very good as well.

Now on your 160s were you using a sub?
the only track that I experienced this with was The Battle track on the Gladiator soundtrack(CD, not while watching the movie). It was near the 8-9 minute mark but the woofers would pop when playing that track full range and at higher SPLs. No matter what I do with the 260s I haven't had that kind of issue. I used to run my X16s full range for movies with the Nait 5i and watch movies like Battle LA, Transformers, Immortals, and the X16a Id see blowing enough air to move the verticals but it never bottomed out. As I said, there was only one song that would make it happen.

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callas01: I usually run my sub for my movies, but I couldn't get my C2 to be over driven yet, I think my ears would start to bleed first!
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Callas, what do you mean by " ...move the verticals"?
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Dynamics

Hey Guys,

I may have posted this before.
You guys were talking about movie soundtracks and maybe overdriving your speakers.

This is not from a soundtrack but a live album. It is Hugh Masekela's "Hope" album. It was recorded in 1992 or 93 at the Blues Alley in Washington, DC. The track in question is the last on the album; it is called "Stimuli (the Coal Train)". It lasts about 10 minutes and is probably one of the most dynamic recordings I've ever heard.
I start it out at about 68-70dB's and it goes to 102dB. This happens about three times during the course of the song. There is some drumming that is mainly toms and bass drums that keep building, and building, and building, until you think that they can't get any louder, and they build again.

I have overdriven both C1's and C2's with this track. Pop!
But I have never been able to "pop" my Special 25's. That 8" Evidence driver is so robust.
And no it is not clipping (I have 400W mono-blocks).

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I am just curious if any Dynaudio users are considering adding ceiling speakers for Atmos HT and if so, what speaker are you considering?
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Callas, what do you mean by " ...move the verticals"?
At the old house we had vertical blinds

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callas01: I usually run my sub for my movies, but I couldn't get my C2 to be over driven yet, I think my ears would start to bleed first!
For movies I would use and do use a sub. But I'd still for a time run them full range. I cross my 260s at 60hz now, but for a while it was just full range. However the gladiator sound track was the gladiator cd that I'd listen to without a sub. I never listen to music with a sub.

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Anyone have experience running a lower level NAD AVR to Dyns? Specifically looking at the t-748 and t-758.

Of course, music listening opinions is what I am interested in.
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sqoverall: I use to have a NAD receiver on some Dyns before I currently use a Marantz 8005 with my DM 2/7 in my office. For movies in my main HT room I use a Marantz 7005 receiver as well, but switch over to Musical Fidelity KW-500 Int for music. NAD tends to sound better on music but not as good on HT for movies if your looking for a dual purpose unit it's a toss up. At 110 wpc in Stereo mode you should be fine depending on what Dynaudio your using....
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sqoverall: I use to have a NAD receiver on some Dyns before I currently use a Marantz 8005 with my DM 2/7 in my office. For movies in my main HT room I use a Marantz 7005 receiver as well, but switch over to Musical Fidelity KW-500 Int for music. NAD tends to sound better on music but not as good on HT for movies if your looking for a dual purpose unit it's a toss up. At 110 wpc in Stereo mode you should be fine depending on what Dynaudio your using....

I have an SR8002 now and there isn't a receiver on the market that beats it in power output. Look at Sound and Vision's bench tests and you will see what I mean. It does around 275 watts rms, 2 channels driven, into 4 ohms. However, power isn't everything and an amps circuit design actually means more to SQ than the power behind it.

I really like the musicality of the 8002, but would like to try something new. The one problem I have is that I have NEVER heard a home audio amp/receiver that has the control and punchiness of a very high end car audio amp manufacturer that I use. That is why I was looking at the NAD stuff thinking maybe they could be the answer? I will probably just be disappointed again. I looked at the SR7007 from Marantz too, but I doubt the difference between that and my current 8002 will be noticeable. I have a feeling going to the SR7007 would just be a downgrade in power and nothing more. That is why I am considering switching brands.
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sqoverall: Your talking to some one who use to work at a store years ago, and I totally agree with you "specs" meaning at times more power doesn't mean better sound. NAD makes good gear, but when it comes to running my Dynaudio C2, I switch out cables and run my Musical Fidelity Int. Amp for music and use my SR 7005 for HT mostly I was thinking of upgrading that as well. But If your going to be using both critical listening and HT, I would go for a pre/amp/processor and Amp combination.... I have thought about this as well as I have done this in the past, Anthem is a good choice as they now even have a receiver that is good along with Rotel and others, but I am finding lately less and less companies are making combination pieces and just sticking with receivers when it comes to home theater. What model Dynaudio are you using?
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sqoverall: Your talking to some one who use to work at a store years ago, and I totally agree with you "specs" meaning at times more power doesn't mean better sound. NAD makes good gear, but when it comes to running my Dynaudio C2, I switch out cables and run my Musical Fidelity Int. Amp for music and use my SR 7005 for HT mostly I was thinking of upgrading that as well. But If your going to be using both critical listening and HT, I would go for a pre/amp/processor and Amp combination.... I have thought about this as well as I have done this in the past, Anthem is a good choice as they now even have a receiver that is good along with Rotel and others, but I am finding lately less and less companies are making combination pieces and just sticking with receivers when it comes to home theater. What model Dynaudio are you using?
Are you using a MF integrated or separates? The M6si by chance?

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GT: I use to have the M6si and M3i etc..... I went back to a slightly older model KW-500 series, which puts out tons of good clean power. I did have the M6si for a few years. Ironically Dynaudio had Musical Fidelity equipment hooked up to their speakers at about 3 CES shows in a row and then switched to Octave which is also excellent.


I went:

308 Int.
A series for a few years which was great then
KW Series the KW-500
M series I had both the M6si and M3 for a few years
Then back to the KW-500 Int. series because it sounded the best with the C2 and just about any other speakers I hooked up to them.
I have a ton of their gear as we sold it, but back when I sold it, it sounded fantastic but was engineered like crap, then they fixed the engineering issues in the late 90's wary
2000. Since 2000 till now there pieces have been rock solid for me.
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Your MF integrated doesn't have a HT bypass? I know when I looked at the m3i and M6i they both included one. I use my Naim AV gain input the same way.

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