You guys are kidding right? Super8's train crash was one of the most disappointing LFE filtered scenes I've seen recently. Lots of ear piercingly loud sharp screeching sounds, but no ULF whatsoever. It's filtered at ~30Hz. Something of that mass bouncing around should have a ton of ULF, but there's none. There was more low frequency power in the scene where the train passed by the station than when it crashed.
WOTW is not even in the same zip code much less ballpark. It's in a completely different league.
I've read this a few times. I am starting to wonder if there are different versions of this movie floating around? Is the UK pressing of the movie different to the US version for example? Or the R1 version different to the R2?
In my version of Super 8, there is a huge amount of HF energy for sure, which seems appropriate given the on-screen visuals of tearing metal etc. But underpinning it there is some deep bass too. Not as much as I would like but it is there for sure. I haven't measured it but I am sure it extends below 30Hz (and as you know - being the guy who was largely responsible for my making the decision - I have some considerable woofage here :) The deep bass doesn’t last for very long - more a 'punctuation' than a 'phrase' but it's there.
I will go back and check Mad Norseman's location. Judging by his screen name he is in R2 as well.
EDIT: he describes himself as being in "the land of the 10,000 taxes". That sounds like R2 to me :)
EDIT: I just looked at the review on bluray.com and they have this to say about the audio (anextract from their 5 star audio review section):
"But for all the wonderful moments in Paramount's champion lossless soundtrack, there's one that stands above the rest: the train derailment sequence. It's not only the highlight of this track, it's a sonic marvel and a perfectly engineered moment that's frighteningly authentic, devastatingly potent, and chillingly enveloping, all of which make it, arguably, the finest demo-worthy scene ever. The scene yields incredibly tight and heavy bass. It offers a terrifyingly immersive structure that takes full advantage of all seven speakers, sending everything from debris to complete train cars, from whooshing fire to screaming children, all over the listening area. Both the bass and the seamless directional effects come together in perfect harmony to create a sonic marvel, a naturally high-energy, eardrum-devastating, and infinitely enjoyable moment, a powerhouse scene that should be the reference audio clip for some time."
My bolding. I don't always attach a lot if importance to website comments wrt to bass, but bluray.com is a usually fairly reliable source. I wonder what's going on?
Edited by kbarnes701 - 8/22/13 at 2:35am