Originally Posted by dominguez1
Bring it back to subs, of my collection of blu-ray's, I'd say over 75% of them dig below 20hz. So, it is very much worth it to me. I'd probably say 50% dig below 16hz.
The other thing that I would say is unlike the 65mph speed limit, sub content is not limited. There are recordings that do call for '150mph', however brief they may be. If the sub content is there and its within your budget, why not go for it? If you haven't owned a 12 second or less car, you don't know what it's like. Just as if you haven't owned a sub system that can produce clean, reference level to well below 16hz, than you don't know what it's like.
Deciding whether or not ULF is worth it, is certainly a preference thing. However, irregardless of your preference, reference does theoretically require 3hz playback. If you want to be 100% sure to deliver the content on the disc, than this should be your goal.
I keep getting lost in the emotion of the above. Does a twelve second pickup truck count? 460, Ford, F-250.
But the only time I could enjoy it was pulling onto the freeway.
In the case of my question, with others present, do folks here consistently listen above -10? And if so, what are their listening levels?
My question revolves around listening levels, not the need to have a system that can give flat performance down to <15Hz. I'm good with the need for flat, sub 20Hz, performance levels. My question (lack of understanding) revolves around the need for volume greater than THX reference levels. That's why I post, I understand the fun/smile factor and I understand the need for headroom. None of that is in question. I'm just trying to understand the philosophical or emotional ground between the esoteric and reality.
(I'm intentionally over thinking it here)