Originally Posted by phantom52
Yes they do loud and clear. Nothing sounds so good as switching from THX mode to DTS HD or True Dolby. You can hear things from your speakers that was just never there before. You know, I hear things I've never heard before, this thing makes my speakers "sing".
it's beautiful aint it?
but there are more advances when talking about 'i hear things i've never heard before'
the industry is supposed to be making the first level of advancement easy to obtain.
not $50 or $100 of powered computer speakers easy, but hardware dedicated to home theater.
getting the room calm by removing the echoes helps.
but improvements in the sonic signature also helps.
you get more realism.
i mean, the sound gets so realistic that you can start to tell how hot it is (or how cold) outside.
when your sonic signature is accurate enough to help inform you what season it was when recorded.. you stop worrying about removing room modes from the room the voice acting took place.
the sound will automatically transfer to the home viewer and will make you think you are actually in the room.
you start to KNOW that the floors are old wood.
you start to realize that the kitchen chairs are plush enough to absorb audio.
the fridge doesnt hold cold air very well.
and there is probably a window on a wall you cant see.
resolution applies to all walks of life.
its definition that becomes the threshold.
once the audio industry gets that high, your speakers might be capable of definition.. but its important how accurate the definition is.
most everybody is still working their way to owning a system that can be classified as having definition.
some people have higher resolution speakers, but they sound like tin and require lots of fabric in the room (carpet, plush couch, high ceilings, preferably no chance for the audio to hit the wall)
other speakers have higher resolution, but are too beefy (rich)
i would suppose, eventually, these speakers will start to become combined to make a speaker with less obvious complaints.
my system is a meat pile with a bump in details.
i think the bump in details are actually what was introduced to the car audio industry in the 1990's.
most home theater improvements simply reduced the beef in the sound and gave a bump in resolution.
then they gave a huge bump in resolution, but the speakers sound bright and 'tin' like.
nowadays.. low budget speakers are starting to resemble the reduced beef and bump in resolution.
there's no choice but to increase the resolution if you want to continue promoting 'upgrades' in the audio industry.
i'm thinking the speakers are gonna have various amounts of beefy sound.
and as long as the bump in resolution is there, i think people are free to select the amount of beef in their sound.
neutral is best, but sometimes people want something different and you just gotta let it go.
sometimes they keep the sound away from neutral so that it doesnt feel like they are listening to people as normal.
turning on the television and having the speakers sound different, its like wearing clothes to get dirty.. or wearing clothes to get wet.
it helps detach oneself from busy society.
and that can speak a large amount when you use the speakers to help yourself relax.
i prefer to sit down and watch television without thinking somebody is gonna knock on the door.
and if i was going to pop in a movie, i would expect that i am responsible enough to organize an hour of alone time.
if that means hanging a 'move time.. do not disturb' sign on the door.. that should block anybody that i havent already talked to and said that i would be relaxing and becoming detached to really get into the movie.
who continues to pay attention to their animals while getting detached to watch a movie?
when i watch a movie.. i resign from the neighborhood watch team