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post #2971 of 3092
I agree with the many comments about The Hobbit. I was disappointed with the AQ as well. The LFE was almost nonexistent . What a wasted soundtrack.
post #2972 of 3092
I expected more from the AQ as well. Apart from not having very good bass, it seemed like there could have been more use of the surrounds. Yes, there were definitely some moments that shined, but there are definitely movies in my collection that make better use of it.
post #2973 of 3092
"The Man with the Iron Fist" is a first rate LFE extravaganza ! that keeps the room energized through out the whole movie!
and clearly deserves a top spot reference rating and did I mention how fun this was watching it even though the movie was only just OK biggrin.gif
post #2974 of 3092
I was disappointed in the IMAX theater for the Hobbit, and was hoping it was just the huge space. Darn!
post #2975 of 3092
Personally liked the Hobbit, wasn't expecting a lot of LFE so didn't disappoint.

"Blunt the knives, bend the forks!" Loved hearing the plates whoosh around mixed with the stomping.
Edited by TheLight - 5/9/13 at 8:14am
post #2976 of 3092
I am new to this AVS forum but have read many of the reviews for guidance of my bluray HT purchases. I thought I would write some reviews of movies that I use for audio demos!

Transformers Dark of the Moon (Dolby TrueHD 5.1) - Reference
Movie: typical transformers plot.......
Video: Very well done transfer. Has a warm hue like the previous installations in the series.
Audio: The clarity in this movie is very well done. The sound stage is very wide and the rear speakers get quite a workout. I would have liked to see a tad more LFE presence through many of the battle scenes. The LFE is well done but like I said in some of the action sequences there could have been more of a bass presence. Overall this is a fantastic audio presentation. smile.gif
post #2977 of 3092
Gonna watch Jack Reacher tonight. I hear it is an incredible audio treat
post #2978 of 3092
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Originally Posted by Brian Fineberg View Post

Gonna watch Jack Reacher tonight. I hear it is an incredible audio treat


I just watched this. Good audio, but nothing special or demo worthy. I would rate it tier 1.
post #2979 of 3092
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

I just watched this. Good audio, but nothing special or demo worthy. I would rate it tier 1.
I would agree..... Not demo worthy and tier 1 as well.
post #2980 of 3092
Interesting. This is not what I heard from several places. I will have to judge myself
post #2981 of 3092
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Originally Posted by Brian Fineberg View Post

Interesting. This is not what I heard from several places. I will have to judge myself

There is nothing wrong with the audio, it just wont give the demo worthy titles a challenge. A lot of the film is not geared toward showing off the audio though. There are a few good scenes, but again nothing special when put up against the better and best tier 0 and above.

Report back on your opinion though.
post #2982 of 3092
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

There is nothing wrong with the audio, it just wont give the demo worthy titles a challenge. A lot of the film is not geared toward showing off the audio though. There are a few good scenes, but again nothing special when put up against the better and best tier 0 and above.

Report back on your opinion though.

I can fully agree, I watched it last night and while yes there are a few scenes that get the film going a bit but nothing that says more than tier 1 wink.gif
post #2983 of 3092
Agreed. Kind of mad at the couple of reviews I read that stated it was reference. But no worries was stil a cool movie with very good sound. Some great scenes for audio
post #2984 of 3092
Has anyone watched any of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies (especially the first one) and can report on the audio quality?
post #2985 of 3092
The Words (DTS HD-MA) - tier 2
Very boring audio track with not a very wide sound field. I would not expect great audio with this type of movie.
post #2986 of 3092
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Originally Posted by DrMichael View Post

Has anyone watched any of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies (especially the first one) and can report on the audio quality?

Audio is up there with the very best, definitely reference. Could watch the first 30 minutes over and over again.
post #2987 of 3092
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Originally Posted by TheLight View Post

Audio is up there with the very best, definitely reference. Could watch the first 30 minutes over and over again.

Which one are you talking about exactly? I have not seen the first 3 in years, so I cant comment on how they are in todays world vs the best out there. I did however just recently watch the newest one that was in 3d (cant remember the name) and I did not think much of the audio TBH. It was good, but nothing special. I would rate it tier 1 overall.
post #2988 of 3092
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

Which one are you talking about exactly? I have not seen the first 3 in years, so I cant comment on how they are in todays world vs the best out there. I did however just recently watch the newest one that was in 3d (cant remember the name) and I did not think much of the audio TBH. It was good, but nothing special. I would rate it tier 1 overall.

Curse of the Black Pearl is the one I own and watch all the time, watched it yesterday actually. The audio is as good or better than most listed as reference in my opinion. You feel like you are there more than most with the ambient sounds and many sounds are very life-like compared to some newer movies. I'm probably different than most in liking crystal clear fidelity over LFE bombardment.
post #2989 of 3092
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Originally Posted by TheLight View Post

I'm probably different than most in liking crystal clear fidelity over LFE bombardment.

I like both. biggrin.gif How is the LFE?

Thanks for the heads up. I will definitely give CotBP a spin again soon as I have it in my collection.
post #2990 of 3092
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

I like both. biggrin.gif How is the LFE?

Thanks for the heads up. I will definitely give CotBP a spin again soon as I have it in my collection.

It's definitely there at times, balanced and controlled. A lot of people like the boom when the gold is in the water and Jack jumps in to save Elizabeth. All the effects are like the dialogue in being real nice in clarity at volume, makes the cannon fire great.

Edit to add: I agree with Mr. Potts ratings here for the first three http://www.avsforum.com/t/1321090/pirates-of-the-caribbean-trilogy-blu-ray-7-disc-set-official-avsforum-review he definitely heard more lows than I do since I don't own a $1000+ subwoofer.
Edited by TheLight - 5/20/13 at 4:59pm
post #2991 of 3092
I would agree after watching the first one (have not viewed the newer ones) the clarity is very very good but a little light on the LFE. It could have had the making of underworld type bass but oh well. Still a fun movie!
post #2992 of 3092
The Dark Knight Rises (DTS MA-HD) - Tier 0.
I am a huge batman fan and loved the movie but was last in my list of the trilogy. I loved the house rattling bass that this movie provides. This does have some consequences and that is why it got the grade from me and not reference. The music and bass in many scenes drowns out the clarity of the dialogue. Overall great movie and many reference audio scenes to showing to your friends. My favorite scene of the movie is when batman returns. The music build up with the bass is insane and truly adds to the moment. Check it out!
post #2993 of 3092
It really is reference!
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Originally Posted by Brian Fineberg View Post

Zero dark 30. Sunds reference to me

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post #2994 of 3092
Just finished watching The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and, I concur, it is a totally reference quality movie in terms of audio. Wow. I got the set from Future Shop as they were having a promo (like $10 per movie). Deep, rumbling bass for the muscle cars, heart pounding music during the multiple race/chase scenes. The movie is pretty ridiculous, but I love cars so this whole series is just a lot of fun to watch. Leave your brain at the door. Eye and ear candy to be had all around. smile.gif
post #2995 of 3092
Star Trek Nemesis ( Dolby True HD 7.1) Tier - 0


This soundtrack comes out the gates with the intention of getting one's blood boiling for a Star Trek movie and only gets better as the movie progresses ! Of all the Star Trek movies Nemesis has the best soundtrack when dialog, paning and placement of effects and sheer dynamic range is concerned it just doesn't disappoint. The bass is punchy , powerful and extended and blends well with the soundtrack. The musical score is powerful and lends itself well to the overall feel of the movie!

In short Star Trek Nemesis hits and hits hard wink.gif
post #2996 of 3092
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Originally Posted by audiofan1 View Post

Star Trek Nemesis ( Dolby True HD 7.1) Tier - 0


This soundtrack comes out the gates with the intention of getting one's blood boiling for a Star Trek movie and only gets better as the movie progresses ! Of all the Star Trek movies Nemesis has the best soundtrack when dialog, paning and placement of effects and sheer dynamic range is concerned it just doesn't disappoint. The bass is punchy , powerful and extended and blends well with the soundtrack. The musical score is powerful and lends itself well to the overall feel of the movie!

In short Star Trek Nemesis hits and hits hard wink.gif

Sounds like what I heard in the theater, this film is one reason you sought out THX theater. Is this disc the version that came in the ST Next Gen. movie collection or a free standing re-issue.
post #2997 of 3092
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Originally Posted by tenthplanet View Post

Sounds like what I heard in the theater, this film is one reason you sought out THX theater. Is this disc the version that came in the ST Next Gen. movie collection or a free standing re-issue.

I think you can do both, stand alone and part of ST Next Gen, I got the latter and all are nice indeed, but the overall dynamics of Nemesis, are as you put it ! made me search out the best theater to view it as well THX or otherwise wink.gif
post #2998 of 3092
Gangster Squad (DTS MA-HD) - Reference

Amazing track on this bluray. The soundstage is very wide with amazing clarity. The rear surrounds are used to thier full potential creating an immersive environment. My favorite aspect of this track is the LFE. The bass is not overbearing but used heavy in the correct situations. Very low frequencies are used to shake the house during explosions and other action sequences. This movie comes highly recommended! smile.gif
post #2999 of 3092
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Originally Posted by DrMichael View Post

The Dark Knight Rises (DTS MA-HD) - Tier 0.
Overall great movie and many reference audio scenes to show to your friends.

My two favorite demo reference scenes in TDKR for deep bass are...

Bane is onboard a smaller plane, being questioned by a CIA operative, when a HUGE plane roars into view and fly's just above the smaller plane.
At the moment the larger plane roars into view, you can feel the bass that it's engines generate, as it shakes your room.



My second favorite scene, is when Batman takes off in The Bat, from a dark alley.
You can feel the bass build up, as your room is pressurized, when the engines ignite and it fly's overhead.


Edited by coolcat4843 - 6/24/13 at 9:13am
post #3000 of 3092
A Good Day to Die Hard Bluray DTS HD 7.1Tier 0

The soundtrack is fantastic with an aggressive use of all channels in a very agreeable manner of whats on the screen, this lends itself to the impact in ways best left to a viewing to fully understand, not sure if the movie itself is your cup of tea ( I loved it, its John McLane) but its sound track has some of the best bass across the board that will more than leave a lasting impression wink.gif
Edited by audiofan1 - 6/14/13 at 1:56pm
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