I can see reasons for one person to chase below 15hz (HT 1%ers) and I can see reasons why others say F'it, it's not worth the money and space that have to be traded off to accomplish this. Both are very valid goals.
The reality is that NO matter what one chooses the Film industry will not produce more movies that have below 20hz bass. They are not going to do this. There is No money in it for them And the game is always Money. Nothing supersedes the Almighty Dollar. Sure there may have one here and one there but the ratio between how many movies are produced verses how many will have below 20hz will not go up.
If that reality changes the HT 1%ers can call me a Pessimistic a$$hole but for now I am being a Realist.
I Absolutely love seeing pictures of Over the Top HT rooms and think those are the Backbone that drive this thread. Keeps me in check with my own Audio obsession.
I do not see the need to debate 4k TV since at this moment it is not available anymore than Brand New below 15hz material is. There will be plenty of time for that discussion when and if it happens. Till then if some want to be safe instead of sorry go for it. If some want to wait till it is commonly available that's great too.
IMO getting all dressed up with no place to go is more frustrating than it is enjoyable but my wife does it 7 days a week just in case and I would not Dare stand in her way or tell her its a waste of time b/c to her it is important.
Since we all talk about off topic but productive audio Tips and theories anyway, Lets start listing any New material (after 2-9-14) that contains below 20hz material as it comes out. This would be an opportunity to Educate not a challenge. If enough material is available I will chase it. The Biggest reason I started with sealed subs was always being able to add more for lower extension if ever wanted.
ChrisEdited by countryWV - 2/9/14 at 8:41am