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post #1021 of 3167
I didn't think Brave had great LFE myself. It was OK but not what it could have been.
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I didn't think Brave had great LFE myself. It was OK but not what it could have been.

Concur!
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Now Watching: Alien 3 biggrin.gif

A more than worthy entry into the series (far more worthy than Alien: Resurrection, in my opinion).
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Yeah Alien 3 had a tortured history. It really isn't that bad a movie although David Fincher would probably disagree with you on that. It did kinda wrap things up in a bleak Aliens-universe sorta way. I didn't really care for the setting (Although the "wooden planet" scenario would have been interesting). I just can't believe that after that they actually made Alien Resurrection. Such a bad movie.
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Hey, you found Brave to have pretty good LFE? I found it lacking in LFE, but now I'm thinking that it may be attributed to the fact that, while I played it very loudly, I didn't watch it at or near reference. I see DrewTT and I were both underwhelmed by The Amazing Spiderman, but a number of bass enthusiasts in the low bass thread were impressed. I guess it amounts to the fact that some films need to be played more loudly than others to appreciate? Any thoughts on this?

Hi Matt

I watched mine at usual levels but I found it blended in well not too hot and not lacking either. Everything was a perfect fit smile.gif
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Now Watching: Alien 3 biggrin.gif
A more than worthy entry into the series (far more worthy than Alien: Resurrection, in my opinion).

I didn't end up watching 3, I might give it a whirl soon
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Happy turkey day my main man! biggrin.gif
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Happy turkey day my main man! biggrin.gif

Thanks man!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I hope all can enjoy this day! smile.gif I'm smelling some vegan mac & cheese in the oven as I type this!
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Happy T day, Brolic!!
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Happy T day, Brolic!!

Greetings I bid unto thee, and I do indeed hope that thy Thanksgiving was a superb one!
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SubMersive Excursion Video I shot whilst awaiting Thanksgiving activity:
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Hi Matt
I watched mine at usual levels but I found it blended in well not too hot and not lacking either. Everything was a perfect fit smile.gif

I must say, the Bear Roar in the opening sequence was the first grin-inducing moment of the film, and it certainly was not the last! cool.gif
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I must say, the Bear Roar in the opening sequence was the first grin-inducing moment of the film, and it certainly was not the last! cool.gif

I agree.
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I am 95% sure that I’m going to get ISF certified early next year. Now that I’m looking at a projector upgrade, It means calling my calibrator to complete yet another calibration (3rd one). With my upgrade habits, it may just be worth the investment to take the weekend class and learn all the ins and outs. Autocalibration software isn’t as accurate as one my expect, as my calibrator used Autocal to establish a baseline, making several changes to the CMS to attain reference color gamma reproduction thereafter.

Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll never go hungry again…
post #1036 of 3167
Buy CalMan with their package of software and hardware (light meter and video processor) and they will teach u how to do it over the phone with your pj. Every bit as accurate as having it professionally calibrated and u can do it every 100 hours on your own.

Their service is excellent!'
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I am 95% sure that I’m going to get ISF certified early next year. Now that I’m looking at a projector upgrade, It means calling my calibrator to complete yet another calibration (3rd one). With my upgrade habits, it may just be worth the investment to take the weekend class and learn all the ins and outs. Autocalibration software isn’t as accurate as one my expect, as my calibrator used Autocal to establish a baseline, making several changes to the CMS to attain reference color gamma reproduction thereafter.
Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll never go hungry again…

Smart move Matt. Its the only way too go, D.I.Y. I would love to do that one day.
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SubMersive Excursion Video I shot whilst awaiting Thanksgiving activity:

Your room seems to hold up well to the energy put out during those fun test lol!! and those seatons just seem to eat up anything thrown at them without worry!!! I tried something similar and dropped a picture from the wall and noticed a couple rattles like the air vent, and closet doors so I guess a screwdriver is in order.biggrin.gif
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Buy CalMan with their package of software and hardware (light meter and video processor) and they will teach u how to do it over the phone with your pj. Every bit as accurate as having it professionally calibrated and u can do it every 100 hours on your own.
Their service is excellent!'

Thanks audioguy.....I'm going to check out what Calman offers! Is it better than Chromapure? I like the idea that CalMan will do that over the phone and yes indeed, that re-cal at 100 hr intervals sounds like a dream come true!
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Smart move Matt. Its the only way too go, D.I.Y. I would love to do that one day.

Thanks man....it's all about "Self Reliance".....Thomas Jefferson would be proud. Lol. You could probably pursue it too....although the time required might not be family-friendly. Btw, I'm thinking about scooping up a single used JL Fathom F112 for my upstairs media room where a Submersive just couldn't fit. Have you ever tested just one of your Fathoms? Does a single one live up to the hype?
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Your room seems to hold up well to the energy put out during those fun test lol!! and those seatons just seem to eat up anything thrown at them without worry!!! I tried something similar and dropped a picture from the wall and noticed a couple rattles like the air vent, and closet doors so I guess a screwdriver is in order.biggrin.gif

Hey man, it's always better to have a system where the room gives out before the subwoofer does! Looks like you have just that! I'm lucky to have solid brick behind the drywall on the front and right walls and I have a custom "[Insert last name]'s Home Theater" sign on the left wall with an interesting "hang & slide" mechanism that keeps it on the wall, rendering it (thankfully) impervious to vibration-induced drops! But my door rattles at 14Hz.
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Hey Matt, Don't forget to let us know How To Train Your Dragon went biggrin.gif.
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Hey Matt, Don't forget to let us know How To Train Your Dragon went biggrin.gif.

Hey Mike, HTTYD is most definitely still in the pipeline. The night that I was going to watch it, I ended up watching Alien 3 instead for nostalgic purposes. I actually bought the 2D version of HTTYD at release, and the 3D version when that was released later. I'm going to catch it this week (probably the 2D version ) and I will most definitely share my impressions!
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Thanks man....it's all about "Self Reliance".....Thomas Jefferson would be proud. Lol. You could probably pursue it too....although the time required might not be family-friendly.

Your right definitely not family friendly at this present moment. Hopefully will look into it one day. In the meantime im curious to see how you go and what it entails.
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Btw, I'm thinking about scooping up a single used JL Fathom F112 for my upstairs media room where a Submersive just couldn't fit. Have you ever tested just one of your Fathoms? Does a single one live up to the hype?
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Couldn't answer that sorry Matt. Ive never really tried nor bothered but going by many reviews people very impressed with the 1 fathom as well as some people that I know over here who own just one. Again the position of the sub will determine how well it will preform for you.
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SubMersive Excursion Video I shot whilst awaiting Thanksgiving activity:

I like your video just shows what the Seatons are capable of. Fantastic Subs.
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I like your video just shows what the Seatons are capable of. Fantastic Subs.

Thanks Frank, they do wow me on a regular basis biggrin.gif. I'm getting ready to watch How To Train Your Dragon right now.....it only took me a few years to get to it. lol.
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Thanks Frank, they do wow me on a regular basis biggrin.gif. I'm getting ready to watch How To Train Your Dragon right now.....it only took me a few years to get to it. lol.
Oh man. Can't wait to hear you thoughts on that one smile.gif.
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How to Train Your Dragon: AMAZING!!!!!!!

This film is something wonderful It makes me glad to have a capable system. The thrills for me began when the Night Fury made its first scream at the beginning of the film (I actually played most of this movie at reference, which is rare for me...but quite rewarding) Great use of the surrounds and most definitely an LFE superstar. The star of the show, for me anyway, was the LFE extravaganza toward the end where the titanic dragon crashes the ground. There are also great 40-50Hz (estimated by ear) rumblings in some dragons' throaty roar. I have to say, the audio and visual fidelity of this film is absolutely first-rate. I'm impressed not only with the A/V, but with the character design in general. The cartoon-esque designs of the dragons was a fresh take on a very familiar supposedly-evil creature. Let me say--the over-the-shoulder flight scene, on my 120" 2:35 screen had me replaying that scene again and again after the movie ended....it's such an immersive perspective. I was also surprised by the depth and minute details, like Introducing dragon classifications...I absolutely loved this film!!!
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Btw, I'm thinking about scooping up a single used JL Fathom F112 for my upstairs media room where a Submersive just couldn't fit. Have you ever tested just one of your Fathoms? Does a single one live up to the hype?
http://www.avsforum.com/t/759877/seaton-sound-submersive1/2310#post_17111755
Old post, but relevant to your question. smile.gif

Craig
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http://www.avsforum.com/t/759877/seaton-sound-submersive1/2310#post_17111755
Old post, but relevant to your question. smile.gif
Craig
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[In my room, the dual JL's could hit about 100 dB before the limiters kicked in, unless the content had bass below about 30 Hz. Then the max output dropped as the frequency dropped. Some of the VLF bass spectaculars, like Pulse, Cloverfield, M&C, WotW, Ironman etc., were not playable unless the MV was kept below -15.

We ( HAA )calibrated my subs as one and have no problems playing back at -4db or reference ( no issue at all ). My subs preform extremely well for theatre purpose esp for my room. I have no issues at all. I've never heard Seatons before only on the vid and from members here and sure they will outperform the fathoms but calibrated right the Fathoms can preform really well. For me I listen to reference over preference.

I watched TDKR and LFE on that is amazing, fathoms had no problems at reference.
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

We ( HAA )calibrated my subs as one and have no problems playing back at -4db or reference ( no issue at all ). My subs preform extremely well for theatre purpose esp for my room. I have no issues at all. I've never heard Seatons before only on the vid and from members here and sure they will outperform the fathoms but calibrated right the Fathoms can preform really well. For me I listen to reference over preference.
I watched TDKR and LFE on that is amazing, fathoms had no problems at reference.
You have 4 F112's, right? I'm not surprised you have more output than my duals. Also, my room is not sealed and it's large and heavily bass trapped. It sucks up bass and provides little room gain.

I posted that as a "positive" comment about the JL subs, which I thoroughly enjoyed owning. For a smaller system in a smaller room, I think a single F112 could be an excellent choice.

It's all good. smile.gif

Craig
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Originally Posted by Franin View Post

We ( HAA )calibrated my subs as one and have no problems playing back at -4db or reference ( no issue at all ). My subs preform extremely well for theatre purpose esp for my room. I have no issues at all. For me I listen to reference over preference.
I watched TDKR and LFE on that is amazing, fathoms had no problems at reference.

I agree with this 100%. There's nothing quite like clean, tight bass. The JLs are excellent for both movies and music. Plus they actually look like they're professionally made.wink.gif
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