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post #31 of 66

Today I watched the end of Open Range which is the first time I seen it with my Fusion-12 Tempests and WOW. The gunshots are crazy loud and sound amazing, made me jump a few times lol.

post #32 of 66
Thread Starter 
I'm loving this thread guys ! biggrin.gif. Thanks for all the great replies.
post #33 of 66
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Originally Posted by Bob Sorel View Post

I have zipped up all of the current torrents that I could find into a single file. Once you unzip the file you should find:

BDMV.torrent - Bass Demo Blu-Ray
Home Theater Demonstration Bluray v2.0.torrent - This is version 2.0 only...I could not complete version 1.0.
RAR_Reference_BD50.torrent - Reference Blu-ray Disc #1
RAR_Reference_2_BD50.torrent - Reference Blu-ray Disc #2

Those are the BD 50 torrents. You will also find the individual segments of Reference Blu-ray Disc #1 and #2 - each segment fits onto a single DVD dual layer disc for those who do not have a Blu-ray burner.

I just did this so that people reading this thread would not have to search all over for the download links...smile.gif Please read the link in my quote for complete information about these discs.

DemoTorrents.zip 4363k .zip file

ive got all those seeding again, they are all great
post #34 of 66
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Bob Sorel View Post

I have zipped up all of the current torrents that I could find into a single file. Once you unzip the file you should find:

BDMV.torrent - Bass Demo Blu-Ray
Home Theater Demonstration Bluray v2.0.torrent - This is version 2.0 only...I could not complete version 1.0.
RAR_Reference_BD50.torrent - Reference Blu-ray Disc #1
RAR_Reference_2_BD50.torrent - Reference Blu-ray Disc #2

Those are the BD 50 torrents. You will also find the individual segments of Reference Blu-ray Disc #1 and #2 - each segment fits onto a single DVD dual layer disc for those who do not have a Blu-ray burner.

I just did this so that people reading this thread would not have to search all over for the download links...smile.gif Please read the link in my quote for complete information about these discs.

DemoTorrents.zip 4363k .zip file


Very nice! Special thanks for this organization smile.gif
post #35 of 66
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ive got all those seeding again, they are all great
Me too...I'm seeding everything in the zip...smile.gif
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Very nice! Special thanks for this organization
No problem. I spent a good amount of time hunting them down and getting them all together, so I figured I would make things easier for the next person. The heroes are the guys who put these discs together....what a lot of work and what a fantastic job they all did!
post #36 of 66
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I tried to download once before but it seemed like it stalled and no one was seeding them. I guess I need to try again. I don't leave my torrent client open often so I don't know recently. I opened it up and it started downloading from months ago... lol biggrin.gif But I appear to only have half of what you went and found so very big thanks. I will try downloading them all - Your are 100% right this is a great project. I wish I knew about video editing and authoring I would try to try to make my own custom Trailer or demo.

I have an idea about making a short home made movie about my theater build (from before to after) with pictures, facts, showing the build process quickly. I was thinking all my photos flashed in a super fast slide show style. Then some audio and video demos- like bass drops, movie scenes - some music, some 5.1 music... etc... For the music I would love to use a DVD audio or something but also have text displayed on the screen explaining things to viewers... etc...

A cool project I look forward to in a couple years perhaps- when I learn how- and my theater is actually done. That is my last step planned. I'd like to have a custom video to show off my journey and my results.
post #37 of 66
To be honest, it all depends on what I am wanting to showcase.
Sure there are plenty of Blu-Ray movies out there, lots of test discs, and all sorts of that type of thing, but for most people (Who aren't AV nuts like we are) most of that is lost on the "Content".

I made a couple compilation CD's with different audio tracks to showcase some of the things my subwoofers could do. Most of it was not ultra low by any means, but it sounded the best in my room, with the setup I use.

AUDIO:
Ludacris - How Low
(I know, this isn't low bass, but the low note hit just right to literally shake all of the doors and windows on the other side of the house)

Tron Legacy Soundtrack - R3C0nfigured - The Glitch Mob
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un3RgSYlMj4

The Crystal Method - High Roller
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScJvQhWL7Lg

Trifonic - Parks on Fire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ihFnQc8neM

Of course I have WOTW, and play some scenes there, but I don't have too much below 20Hz, so a decent portion of that kick you in the chest effect is lost Unless I am pushing everything else to way past 100%.
Other Blu-Ray / Movies
Star Trek - The lazer drill scene, and the enterprise going to warp are both pretty awesome.
Hot Fuzz - Opening scene, and plenty of the rest of the movie is awesome.


I am an avid gamer so this, IMO is where my system can really be shown off.

PS3
Deadspace 1/2
Best quote from a friend of mine, who loves scary stuff, and has beaten all of the deadspace, slient hill, and most other scary games out there.
"I can't do it. I just cant. It's too damn real, and too scary. They sound like they are behind me, and then when they hit me, it hurts, physically. (Shakers in the couch) I don't want to play that game at your house any more. Can we put on something else?"

Red Dead Redemption
I have a specific saved game, full of ammo, in the middle of a really big open field, right before a thunderstorm rolls over the country side.
This is by far the best audio representation of a Thunderstorm that I have ever heard.
You can either let the camera slowly pan around the character, and really get a sense of awe, about how spacious the area you are in is. Or. Get on your horse and try to shoot a bunch of bandits, while troppling through the rain, with thunder bursting all around you.

This experience alone sealed the deal for me, in terms of whether or not I wanted to pursue more than just stereo, and go forward with surround sound.

XBOX 360
Forza Horizon
Because hearing a 800+HP Turbocharged AWD Skyline kick into third gear, while drifting sideways around a curve through a tunnel in a mountain, is, awesome.

There are plenty more examples, but those are the ones I could think of off of the top of my head.

- Max
post #38 of 66
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Originally Posted by Bob Sorel View Post

Me too...I'm seeding everything in the zip...smile.gif
No problem. I spent a good amount of time hunting them down and getting them all together, so I figured I would make things easier for the next person. The heroes are the guys who put these discs together....what a lot of work and what a fantastic job they all did!

Never tried bit torrent before. Looks like it is working and will be done in a few weeks.

Thanks!
post #39 of 66
Thread Starter 
A few weeks !!!
post #40 of 66
It started real slow but ran much faster over-night. I should have the DVD versions downloaded before I get home today. If that works out I'll have to think about a blu-ray burner.
post #41 of 66
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Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

A few weeks !!!

Some of the discs that have been out for a while are only being seeded by a few die-hard faithful (hats off to them!), so some of these 50GB downloads will take a while. The DB9s (8GB), obviously, take less time to download.

IIRC, the initial seeding for superleo's first disc took us about a week.

Frankly, I'm amazed that the process works at all!

Michael

post #42 of 66
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Never tried bit torrent before. Looks like it is working and will be done in a few weeks.
Look for settings in your bit torrent client that will either throttle back or open up your upload and download speeds. The trick is to balance them correctly with the bandwidth that you have available. I was able to download everything in about 24 hours, but that was a few days ago, and the traffic may have changed significantly since then.
post #43 of 66
This is one of those cases where I'd pay someone to burn me a copy of their already downloaded, and mastered demo disc :-D
post #44 of 66
speed really depends on the number of people seeding and their upload speeds/whatever else they may be uploading

im only seeding the BD50s and 1 of the others because thats what i have, i didnt Dl all the individual parts to some of them. i seed from my house which isnt super fast but it works
post #45 of 66
Thread Starter 
how about music ? Any good multi channel music ?
post #46 of 66
some of the disks have a music section but its pretty varied, if you are looking for a lot of specific types of music i suggest looking at this thread http://www.avsforum.com/t/280206/concert-dvd-recommendations/0_100
post #47 of 66

Here's the BD9 music segment from superleo's second disc:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1469192/reference-2-blu-ray-demo-disc-bd9s-bd50#post_23227076

post #48 of 66
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Any good multi channel music ?
If you like big band music, I can strongly recommend any of the 5 Big Phat Band recordings - Swingin' From the Fences, XXL, The Phat Pack, Act Your Age, or That's How We Roll, some of which are available on DVDA. The recordings are not only top notch, but the composition, arranging (all done by Gordon Goodwin), and performances are among the best you will ever hear in this genre. Being a jazz trombonist and avid audio/video guy, I have a deep appreciation of Gordon, his band, and his recordings.
post #49 of 66
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Originally Posted by Bob Sorel View Post

Look for settings in your bit torrent client that will either throttle back or open up your upload and download speeds. The trick is to balance them correctly with the bandwidth that you have available. I was able to download everything in about 24 hours, but that was a few days ago, and the traffic may have changed significantly since then.

Everything downloaded nicely. Was running about 5 Mb/s download. Now that are done they are seeded and running 3-4 Mb/s upload.

First try produced a DVD coaster. Oh well.... Decided to pick up a blu-ray burner today. I'll try that again.
post #50 of 66
follow the direction in superleos threads, they have always worked for me
post #51 of 66
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Originally Posted by mobeer4don View Post

First try produced a DVD coaster. Oh well.... Decided to pick up a blu-ray burner today. I'll try that again.

Hence my recommendation to get a few re-writables. More expensive, but, once you're sure it works, you can just copy that to a regular disc.

post #52 of 66
Good point. I'm guessing half the problem is using a >5 year old DVD burner and some cheap DVD-DL discs that are also 5 years old. First attempt with the a blu-ray burner and BD-R media produced a disc that basically worked ....though the audio kept dropping out on certain test tracks...only had a few minutes to test so no troubleshooting accomplished. I'll beat on it some more this weekend.
post #53 of 66
Seeding like a boss!
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post #55 of 66
Fantastic! I can't wait to burn this one! Once I am finished DL'ing it, I will be sure to continue seeding for a long time. You guys rock!!
post #56 of 66
For working out a DIY sub I'm a fan of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-6TGjIZxek
post #57 of 66
Youtube... my god!
post #58 of 66
another youtube bass gem
BE CARFULL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S96SguswXY4
post #59 of 66
I like running these bass tracks. Super high quality and some of them dig down to like 4Hz IIRC.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1424334/the-truth-hz-your-diy-setup-cant-handle-this-a-compilation-of-infrasonic-music-by-dub-king/0_100#post_22301167
post #60 of 66
Here's a mix from a friend of mine. Doesn't go super low like Dub King's stuff, but delivers some nice intricate basslines throughout.

http://soundcloud.com/mirrorpop/mirrorpoptease001

A mix from Avatism, that is bass heavy even by electronic music standards.

http://soundcloud.com/avatism/avatism-live-oct-2012
Edited by Spanglo - 9/26/13 at 12:30pm
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