Originally Posted by craig john
If it makes you feel better, I have a friend with just one, so *you* are his upgraditis goal.
I may be wrong, but I am guessing he is talking about me
. My "upgraditis" has to with all you guys with big rooms and really big screens. I have the audio, I just wish I had the video to go with it. Again, reading all these posts about the meet is very informative for me. It was a great day even though I sort of stayed in one spot all day and was out of the way
. I like reading all the posts about how the tests were conducted and what the results really mean. My right ear is finally better. I made the mistake of taking out the right ear plug during the LMS test and I started to pay for it the next day. I don't know how you guys do it. My room is so small that even 107-110db is loud and really shakes my room.
Now I do realize that this was a "unique" situation. When we were running the tests on the top performers of the day, the level during movie play back was loud the entire time. They were at least 7-10 movie clips. I know we did WOTW, KFP, TDK, Battle for LA, TRON, The Incredible Hulk, HTTYD and I am sure I am missing some. We had all of those incredible scenes cranked the entire time. Typically that would not happen. In a movie there might be a big loud scene and then you and your ears would have time to relax and recuperate. That did not happen hear. It was just loud scene after loud scene. For a short burst I can probably take the levels that most of you like. But having experienced that kind of bass on Sat was really intense. It reminded me the first time I tried to test my sub previous to what I have now. It was a JM Labs SW900. It was quite the sub. I wanted to test it though but I did not know what I was doing. I just put the level up to a number I thought was good and started testing. When I started to hit 115db at 45Hz and it was still a loud 98db at 23Hz I realized I made a mistake. My ears were killing me for a number of days after that. Then I did the test again at much more reasonable level and the results were much better. To me, back then, that was really loud. That normally does not happen with movies that I watch all the way through. Maybe one time with WOTW with the SubMersive but I am smarter now. I can handle big peaks now as long as it not like 30 min non stop of teeth rattling bass. That being said, it was still a great day and I had a lot of fun. I think these tests proved that there are times that the dynamics in a movie can bet quite impressive.
Give all of that, I really like how the SubMersive performs in my room. It is probably over kill for my space. But it is still fun. I am just a bit smarter now, Craig calibrated my system. I typically don't go higher then -15 or -14 in my room. Anything more then that is really loud. So when I was at -3 in Craig's room and you guys were in the +7 or +8 range, I was really not ready for what followed. But like I said, it was a great day and if there is another one, I hope I get an invitee