Originally Posted by N8DOGG
That's is my thinking as well. Most people that come over leave with a WTF look on their faces hahaha. I was getting the furnace cleaned tonight and the worker was dumbfounded. I played WOTW at reference and his face was priceless.
I don't just watch movies, I want to experience them
You have it! I have named my HT "The Experience" and that is what most tell me when they leave. I happen to enjoy rock videos- A lot. I can watch over and over ASIA, The Eagles, Rush, Peter Frampton, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Led Zeppelin and the list goes on. Hard to experience the same feel of the concert without concert level playback. I rarely just do clips and such. I tend to put in a movie and watch the whole thing. But, I can put on Pink Floyd - Pulse and I am transported back to the time I saw them play and feel the emotions that that night stirred and it is just magical. I do not smoke or drink or any kind of other vice and this is my outlet. I work in noise all day. I have been wearing ear plugs and muffs pretty much every day for
almost 30 years now. I know what loud is and the noise I listen to every day is really loud, but it is constant and mostly one tone - like a torture really. So, for me to come home and put in Beethoven's "Ode to Joy and let it rip is just the norm. I am a classical music buff at heart and the dynamics are as wide as I have experienced. I have many versions of each piece and some are better than others. Some are just very important because of the director and conductor and some are just very well done. A 100 piece orchestra can get mighty loud and I have been to the Symphony so many times it is hard to count, so I know how it sounds in person. To get that impact in your home requires lots of headroom. I have been in HT's that have nice "all in the box" setups and they get somewhat loud and they always seem too loud to me when trying to play my selected recordings.I usually ask them, after they ask me how it sounds, if the system has a volume control- They never get the hint! That said, I never notice that in my HT. It is loud- very loud, but it "feels" louder than it is I guess is how I want to put it. Hard to really explain, but, if you experience what I am describing, you will know what I am saying.