Originally Posted by Kratos3
This thread is funny.
Guys like James Cameron and JJ Abrams use rooms like this to screen their own movies, and you guys are picking it apart. I get that some people like their home theater to look and sound the way they like it, but you have to imagine this would be about as close to "as the director intended" as you can get.
It's kind of like cars. You can buy a Ferrari and take it out to the track day for some laps, but there are going to be guys there in home-built Corvettes that will perform just as well for 1/4 the cost.
IMAX theaters are probably the best theater experience for 99.99% of the population, but they aren't perfect. There is an article on Danley SoundLabs who did a renovation on the sound system of an again IMAX theater. They measured bass response down into the 30's and thats it. Danley replaced the old subs with their horn loaded subs. When the IMAX team came in to calibrate the audio, they had to reconfigure their measuring equipment because the sound system was now flat down to 10hz.
If having a response to only 30hz would be like having your own theater configured with very well placed and EQ'd Polk 10" subs.
I remember seeing Tron in IMAX, and it put a grin on my face at how much better it was than my apartment's Klipsch Synergy setup was. When I moved into a house and upgraded to a theater room and components to match, I found that my home system was easily as good as the IMAX setup and I'm not evening running subwoofers yet.