While I've been heavily into advanced computing and video streaming, audio always took a backseat. Up until now, I've always been a renter, so didn't want to go through the trouble of setting up a system in a temporary location. Those days are over. I now have my own home, and put together my first surround system. For speakers I have the Andrew Jones Pioneers, FS51s, CS21, and BS21s. My AVR is a Denon 1613. I've run the Audyssey setup, got a few bad connections remedied, and now I want to take this thing for a spin.
So, what are some good choices to really test it out? What are some movies with particularly good audio? When my friends come by, what should I put in to show them what my new baby can do?
Do you have SACD or DVDA capabilities for the music? I so you can't go wrong with the 5.1 mix of dark side of the moon on SACD. Breathtaking. For movies I have found these pretty great so far on blu ray
- Casino Royale
- The Dark Knight
- The Matrix
- Cream reunion at RAY
- Live Free or Die Hard