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post #12751 of 16168
I ran this ridiculous curve for movies the last couple days, is it wrong that I liked it? smile.gif

post #12752 of 16168
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Originally Posted by carp View Post

I ran this ridiculous curve for movies the last couple days, is it wrong that I liked it? smile.gif


Holy Sh....t
post #12753 of 16168
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Originally Posted by JapanDave View Post

Yeah, run a house curve for sure.


NICE!
post #12754 of 16168
Carp you are a special case smile.gif
Bass head should your pic in the dictionary smile.gif
post #12755 of 16168
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Originally Posted by rhed View Post

Yea.. I don't like buying movies that's a dud in the story line. Like IMO, Hot Fuzz, was dud one for me. Maybe others no. The bass in HF was to over exaggerated. I don't know if that's the word I'm trying to describe it. Even district 9 has a kind of stupid story line. I just hate getting to hyped out on a flick and loose money at the same time..

My wife and I really struggled with Getaway. The two, three and four word lines were plain stupid, Selena Gomez was super annoying and it was just plain painful. And that is saying a lot because I have really changed the way I look at movies. I really enter the movie with the mindset that I'm just going to enjoy and be entertained for what it is but every once in a while one of them is just really dumb
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Originally Posted by JapanDave View Post

The movie had no depth to it, I was rather disappointed all round.

Perfect explanation Dave !
post #12756 of 16168
^^^^ Struggle was an understatement as the soundtrack carried the movie biggrin.gif and what a soundtrack it was and is straight up demo material if nothing else. Getaway was a subwoofer test drive that had serious ELF and good upper bass and nice dynamic range that kept it relative to the onscreen effects in a reference manner. All in all good bass variation and integration that has room coupling transients down low. Worth the rental for sure and if someone gave me a copy I'd keep it around. wink.gif
post #12757 of 16168
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Originally Posted by carp View Post

I ran this ridiculous curve for movies the last couple days, is it wrong that I liked it? smile.gif

This is my house curve I use (Unsmoothed). I think you will find it more aggresive than yours. So no, I don't think you are running a ridiculous curve.

post #12758 of 16168
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Originally Posted by JapanDave View Post

This is my house curve I use (Unsmoothed). I think you will find it more aggresive than yours. So no, I don't think you are running a ridiculous curve.


GEEZZ! That's just friggin nuts!
post #12759 of 16168
I tried house curves like the above example but found the sound to be boomy as the acoustics of our listening room did not like the curve. And if one were to say: "screw the room, how did you like it?" I'm ambivalent as yes the bass was great but after awhile, like too much chocolate cake, became overwhelming.
post #12760 of 16168
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Originally Posted by BeeMan458 View Post

"Hot Fuzz," used, on Amazon, shipping included, $8.28.

If you have Fry's store near you, Hot Fuzz is $4.99, already submitted to Amazon "tell us about a lower price".
post #12761 of 16168
I'm up in the mountains where there's no Fry's and pretty much, Amazon is our main online go to.

I miss Fry's.



Back in the day, I shopped in their original Sunnyvale store.....or was it Mt View? The main store I shopped in was the Campbell store.

(thanks for the heads up.....I should do more shopping)

(entertaining movie)

...tongue.gif

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Edited by BeeMan458 - 12/27/13 at 6:41am
post #12762 of 16168
Same boat with my house curve.

It's the red line.

AllCombinedFullSpectrum_zpsbdf721cc.jpg

Made Elisium a fun watch... I had to keep my MV in check mid-way through the movie because of the wifey, but since my nearfield is about 12" from my head, I like to reach out and keep my hand on one of my subs surrounds so I can feel what's going on even at -20db.

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post #12763 of 16168
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Originally Posted by popalock View Post

I had to keep my MV in check mid-way through the movie because of the wifey,

They just don't appreciate our sophisticated tastes.

...tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by popalock View Post

...but since my nearfield is about 12" from my head,...

...eek.gif

(okay, that kicks a hole in "sophisticated."

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post #12764 of 16168
Carp,
JapanDave,
Popalock,

Finally...happy to see I'm not alone...feel much better now!

Carp,
You're NOT crazy...IMHO you could go a little more wink.gifbiggrin.gif

Here's mine!
post #12765 of 16168
So what is the general consensus on Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters? I watched the DVD last night and it seemed to have some pretty good LFE but didn't seem to go as low as the first one. I have a PB-13 Ultra FWIW.
post #12766 of 16168
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Originally Posted by JapanDave View Post

This is my house curve I use (Unsmoothed). I think you will find it more aggresive than yours. So no, I don't think you are running a ridiculous curve.


There's a big difference between running a house curve and running the subs waaaaay hot. cool.gif



The house curve is actually within a +/- 3dB spec, so, not a house curve. The rest is running the sub hot.

The graph below shows a typical 70 Hz cross with the red dashed lines representing a flat calibration and a +17dB hot SW calibration:



If a house curve is the subject, calibrate the subs flat (plus house curve) and post a max output curve with the mains on. That will show the actual house curve during playback. wink.gif

It's unlikely with the systems/rooms mentioned here that the mains will see 111dB peaks (L+R, as the sweep was measured) at reference level and the subs will peak north of 140dB <10 Hz, regardless of how many of what drivers in what space.
post #12767 of 16168
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Originally Posted by BeeMan458 View Post

I'm up in the mountains where there's no Fry's and pretty much, Amazon is our main online go to.

I miss Fry's.



Back in the day, I shopped in their original Sunnyvale store.....or was it Mt View? The main store I shopped in was the Campbell store.

(thanks for the heads up.....I should do more shopping)

(entertaining movie)

...tongue.gif

-

Small world, I use to live next to the Home Depot there! Yes I miss Fry's and living in the Bay Area!
post #12768 of 16168
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Originally Posted by BornSlippyZ View Post

Yes I miss Fry's and living in the Bay Area!

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post #12769 of 16168
Sounds like it was a "Getaway" night for a lot of us last night. tongue.gif I watched it as well and really enjoyed the bass track! Nice LFE support throughout the film and that road noise type ULF that went on through a lot of the movie was a lot of fun with the subs/buttkickers as it felt like I was in the actual car with the couch shaking and moving. Three standout type scenes with the powerplant being the best and was a stunner! I actually rewound the power plant scene right away and took it in again which I don't usually do. cool.gif The train station scene with multiple explosions was great and the most fun scene in the film, especially if you are watching on a big FP screen, is the one toward the end where there is a few minutes of first person perspective from the front of the car........this scene was WILD cranked up in the HT on my 9' wide screen (sitting 1.4 screen widths back). I would love to check this out sitting up even closer or on an even bigger screen. I thought the movie was dumb, but it was fun from a technical/bass perspective.

Also watched Insidious 2 which was very forgettable for LFE. Some good mid bass here and there, but that was it. Overall sound was excellent though.
post #12770 of 16168
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Originally Posted by tboe77 View Post

Nick Fury

Might want to set your sights on a different dream sub. Last I heard, Epik was out of business. I could be wrong but the last time I checked out Epik (which was, admittedly, 6 months ago) the Epik forums here indicated that nobody had heard from the owner in months.

An excellent alternative is the Power Sound Audio XS30. Like the Empire, it is a sealed sub with dual opposed 15" drivers. I am a very satisfied owner of one of these (with dreams of adding a second someday) and I can highly recommend it. Check out the official PSA thread for tons of great info.

That's sad to hear, but not surprising considering how long I have been wanting it, when I get the mad money funs I will look to see what is best in that range....will definitely take a look at the XS30, but for now my little BIC f12 has to suffice. thanks!
post #12771 of 16168
Take another look at mine guys, I'm over 25 db's louder at 20hz compred to 100 hz - which is a bit nuts. I think the fact that it extends out to 500hz makes it look less steep than it is.


To Bosso's point, there is no way I could maintain +25 db's down low on a 5 star bass movie if I was watching at reference. The curve I posted is what I used for Man of Steel and Legion and I only had the master volume at -10. I don't use that much low boosting on heavier bass movies or when going louder with the master volume.

Here are 2 other curves that I use compared with the crazy curve I posted above (black line).


post #12772 of 16168
BTW my graphs are all 1/12 smoothing.
post #12773 of 16168
I watch all my movies at reference so a 25 dBs hot low end is impossible. I have been running this and it seems almost too much and not even the 5 star movies! I may turn it down the LFE trim a couple dBs for the big guns.

post #12774 of 16168
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Originally Posted by Homebrew101 View Post

I'm totally guessing here as I cannot stream any content with my ISP but I doubt HD Amazon ISN"T down-rezzed in the audio dept. and for sure has to be on the video side just like Netflix. There can't be enough availalbe bandwidth IMO for that not to be the case.

We've started renting BD after bringing out HT up to date this year. Thankfully we have a Family video close by with an outstanding selection.

I may have to start renting again. I did a little checking. I have a gig connection (muahahah, thanks you EPB) and I know I get best stream rate for Amazon HD, iInterestingly I tried both Master and Commander on Blu-0ray and on Amazon instant HD. Amazon sends PCM the bass actually felt deeper, and lower but the blu-ray disk just felt better for surround little sounds and creaks.....I dunno it was hard to play both exactly the same and decide because of change in volume etc. Would love someone with a better set up to test the difference and see. I have been getting more movies via Amazon Instant for awhile now just due to the convenience of it, it has sounded great, but recently I have gotten a 3d TV and so I have gone back to physical blu-ray disks, and the sound was incredible on say the Hobbit, but just not sure how much difference there is, or if it's just due to this being a more recent film, with better audio etc...May need to check settings on PS3 as well, as that is what I use for playing back both. .
post #12775 of 16168
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Originally Posted by popalock View Post

Same boat with my house curve.

It's the red line.

AllCombinedFullSpectrum_zpsbdf721cc.jpg

Made Elisium a fun watch... I had to keep my MV in check mid-way through the movie because of the wifey, but since my nearfield is about 12" from my head, I like to reach out and keep my hand on one of my subs surrounds so I can feel what's going on even at -20db.

biggrin.gif
What exactly is going on with that FR between 200Hz and 5kHz?


Max
post #12776 of 16168
Just incase u guys are interested Walmart has some of the 5 star and 4.5 star movies on sale online under $5 for local pickup or shipped.

post #12777 of 16168
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Originally Posted by Torqdog View Post

A family tradition here is to watch Christmas movies on Christmas eve. We just finished watching the animated Jim Carey version of Christmas Carol. It's the first time we've played it in a couple years and much of my system has been upgraded. We all thought the excellent soundtrack was VERY well done and there seemed to be a few moments where the bass really shook the room. Has anyone ever run graphs or waterfalls for this flick?
I own A Christmas Carol in 3D and I love the soundtrack as well! Great movie too. Think Randy Thom did the audio he has some great soundtracks under his belt.
post #12778 of 16168
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Originally Posted by Reddig View Post

Yes I own A Christmas Carol in 3D and I love the soundtrack! Great movie too.


+1. We watched this on Christmas and what a great audio track. Noticed Randy Thom in the credits which I had never noticed before. The 3d in this title is absolutely incredible as well! Those moments where it literally feels and looks like it is snowing in your room are insane! Great HT ride all around! cool.gif
post #12779 of 16168
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Originally Posted by Imageless83 View Post

Just incase u guys are interested Walmart has some of the 5 star and 4.5 star movies on sale online under $5 for local pickup or shipped.

Any titles in particular?
post #12780 of 16168
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

+1. We watched this on Christmas and what a great audio track. Noticed Randy Thom in the credits which I had never noticed before. The 3d in this title is absolutely incredible as well! Those moments where it literally feels and looks like it is snowing in your room are insane! Great HT ride all around! cool.gif
So I guess I can assume that no-one has graphed this movie yet? I'm sure it's not 5 star but it's up there for sure. Anyone?
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