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post #61 of 89 Old 08-27-2014, 03:04 PM
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I don't disagree with your premise, but to me, I get goose bumps from certain passages and/or songs. Not from a particular system. For instance, I get goose bumps listening to certain songs on my '99 Honda with stock speakers. I can guarantee the "system" is not giving me goose bumps.


To be fair to your point though, I recently upgraded to some NHT speakers, and there is no denying it is easier to get lost in the music with these NHTs compared to my old JBLs.


Anyway, just wanted to point out that I think goose bumps come from the music... regardless of the system.


Nicely written post, though. Thanks.
I was just browsing this thread ready to remark on how lucky I was with my system. I moved to Kaua'i 7 years ago with a really funky little HT system. I mean funky and little. I decided after getting settled in I wanted a nice Home Theatre system.

I rent a small one bedroom Back House(Ohana) but I practically have no neighbors so I figured I wanted something I could rattle the windows without neighbors rattling me. I started with a 42" Panny Plasma that is great. Then I started researching on here and got a lot of help and recommendations and someone turned me on to NHT. Here on Kauai I only had a Walmart and a Sears to go listen to anything so that was no help. I knew I wanted a 5.1 system and started with the Superzeroes that are the smallest and least expensive. I liked their sound and look and went on to purchase 2 of The Classic 3's and finished off with the three central. Then after I saved a little more money and a LOT of researching for a subwoofer I went ahead and got the NHT B12d.

I have been so happy and felt so fortunate. I like classic rock(YEs, Chris Squires' Bass OMG rattles and rolls) and my movies sometimes sound better than the funky movie theatre we have here!! The big difference was my first time with a real Sub. I have a denon 2112ci to power it all and so so happy. First time I played the opening battle scene from LOTR with Sauron loosing the Ring-Talk about Goose bumps!

This has not been a paid advertisement ,just lucky and happy I have an experience to share.
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Goosebumps are subjective, I haven't read the entire thread, however, going from monoprice in walls to def tech center and 1977 Bose 501s with new woofers and a full Marty gave me the goose pimples. I'm hoping new Denton avr with atmos does the same!

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Mark, perhaps you could suggest to Scott that he has Keith Yates back to do a podcast on psychoacoustics. I'm sure that many of us would find that interesting.
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Now that would generate a lot of hits.

I would think that almost all audio and audio/video are almost entirely psychoacoustics. Thinking you are there and not where you are. Or from the old CBer days, where you at, good buddy, or in this case where do you think y ou at, good buddy?

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For instance, a very accurate system wouldn't give you goose bumps while watching Sesame Street...
I go weak at the knees and cry tears of joy when I watch Teletubbies on a 15" portable CRT - something which I do thrice daily. I prefer it to sex, to be honest. Hey, with my luxurious AV system, at least I can say with certainty that I'm watching the programme in the best possible way.
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I was just browsing this thread ready to remark on how lucky I was with my system. I moved to Kaua'i 7 years ago with a really funky little HT system. I mean funky and little. I decided after getting settled in I wanted a nice Home Theatre system.

I rent a small one bedroom Back House(Ohana) but I practically have no neighbors so I figured I wanted something I could rattle the windows without neighbors rattling me. I started with a 42" Panny Plasma that is great. Then I started researching on here and got a lot of help and recommendations and someone turned me on to NHT. Here on Kauai I only had a Walmart and a Sears to go listen to anything so that was no help. I knew I wanted a 5.1 system and started with the Superzeroes that are the smallest and least expensive. I liked their sound and look and went on to purchase 2 of The Classic 3's and finished off with the three central. Then after I saved a little more money and a LOT of researching for a subwoofer I went ahead and got the NHT B12d.

I have been so happy and felt so fortunate. I like classic rock(YEs, Chris Squires' Bass OMG rattles and rolls) and my movies sometimes sound better than the funky movie theatre we have here!! The big difference was my first time with a real Sub. I have a denon 2112ci to power it all and so so happy. First time I played the opening battle scene from LOTR with Sauron loosing the Ring-Talk about Goose bumps!

This has not been a paid advertisement ,just lucky and happy I have an experience to share.
I think @rhed lives on that island. You shoud hit him up for a demo if you want to hear a world class system!
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First time I played the opening battle scene from LOTR with Sauron loosing the Ring-Talk about Goose bumps!
Yeah, how about that. As I recall, that was the first thing I played when I tested my finished HT. My wife poked her head in and said, what the..! So I sat her down and played it again. That, my dear, is why I did all this work.
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You mean like the goosebumps I get when I hear Oleta Adams singing "Many Rivers to Cross"?

I'm getting goosebumps as I listen to it now on my Zune HD...

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I go weak at the knees and cry tears of joy when I watch Teletubbies on a 15" portable CRT - something which I do thrice daily. I prefer it to sex, to be honest. Hey, with my luxurious AV system, at least I can say with certainty that I'm watching the programme in the best possible way.
That's all very well and good dabotsonline, but unless you can reproduce your "weak at the knees and cry tears of joy" sensations in a double-bind test situation and have totally and scientifically ruled out any placebo effect then I'm afraid that your experiences will be treated with considerable scepticism and suspicion on this forum, however valid and meaningful they may be to you personally.

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The more I think about it the more I want to build a room for 1, about the size of the sphere used in Contact.
The gaps between the speakers can be filled with inwall subs...maybe??
There would need to be some give and take with the screen but curved is said to have benefits if there's only one viewer.

I'm not far from this now but the ceiling height is killing Atmos for me. I may break the recommendations and throw in 4 in ceilings just to get it out of my system (and into my system, funny there...).

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You sound like a Dolby Atmos room.
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Goosebumps are subjective. I get them during some movie soundtracks or for example during the scene where Lincoln Hawks defeats Bull Hurley in the final match of the movie 'Over the Top' and he lifts his kid. Most of the times , though , I get goosebumps when I set my master volume at near reference volume. So I think it is not what equipment you got. I say this because I get goosebumps on my 50€uros headphones as well.
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Yeah, how about that. As I recall, that was the first thing I played when I tested my finished HT. My wife poked her head in and said, what the..! So I sat her down and played it again. That, my dear, is why I did all this work.
Exactly! And why I chose that as the test is I recall seeing it in the theater with the anticipation of the books finally being put to screen and just OMG. I pursued those goose bumps ever since. Now that's what I'm talkin about.
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I think @rhed lives on that island. You shoud hit him up for a demo if you want to hear a world class system!
Thanks but what i can read he is on Oahu. It's only a hundred miles the difference is about the difference between being in ur fabulous Capitol City and the dunes. We are so limited.
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My first set of goosebumps came along when I switched from a really cheap samsung ht system then got my receiver along with a powered subwoofer, and then watched a heavy lfe bass film, think it was Thor the lost world, then with my ba a360's the sound of Liam gallaghers reverb off his vocals on wonderwall off the speakers blew me away and did it again.

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Definitely feel like my noise canceling headphones bring on the googebumps with the volume set to full blast. Radiohead or Grizzly Bear does it for sure.
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Played the first few minutes on a new PS4 game (TY, YT??) and I think the kids are going to have nightmares.
Love the realism, creaking floors, foot steps etc. in the background.
The most immersed I've been in a while, definitely had goose bumps (We all jumped. Less than a few minutes in!).
The kids said I can delete it now. Lol.

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I got goose bumps several times today at CEDIA. It's the same content I've seen dozens of times by now. The best demos gave 'em to me, the rest did not. Just sayin'.

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I got goose bumps several times today at CEDIA. It's the same content I've seen dozens of times by now. The best demos gave 'em to me, the rest did not. Just sayin'.
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I need a brief course of steroids to make those damn goose bumps go away. If I don't make them go away, I can't tell if something I listen to next causes goose bumps or whether their presence was caused by something earlier. You have to be careful not to be influenced using this test because you have raging goose bump hormones.

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