Originally Posted by Sekosche
I just watched it this week too.
The last act was very reminiscent of Hurricane Heist for several reasons, and the bass was excellent throughout. I didn’t find most the bass to be as plentiful or hard hitting as the graph lead me to believe. I only watched the DTS-MA 7.1 track, but even with added BEQ, it didn’t blow my doors off like I hoped at reference levels, so maybe the Atmos track is mastered a little higher. Still very solid bass.
Equalizer 2 is a 16-20hz monster (even with no BEQ), with 20hz peaking the highest up close to -10 (dbfs signals) and 16-30hz close to -15, and everything else (above and below 16-30hz) between -20 to -25 with BEQ. Your VNF right behind you is tuned to 20hz right? (which is more wobble and weight IMO in this movie than hitting hard in the mid LFs and MB area). I thought this track really brought it across the board, but is definitely more ULF based than some of the other full band movies because of the huge 20hz peak and style that was used.
Yeah the Atmos track could be a little different than the DTS-MA 7.1 track you spun though. Just for fun, you may try upping your sub trims a little more than your usual on this one if you didn't already and see what it feels like (this will bring the above 25hz up and make it hit harder, but will raise the 20hz as well). My subs trims on this one are boosted about 6db over what Audy sets them at (flat all the way across with the speakers) plus my House Curve of about 6-10db rising form 60-80hz to 5-7hz. So I'm around 15-16hz hot at 20hz and below. Felt just about right on this one.
This one is one of my favorites for ULF awesomeness (especially with BEQ) at bass ref levels or even my lower late night levels. LF and Midbass felt great as well, but I thought this movie does have a little different feel to it though than say Batman vs Superman or MMFR (which do hit hard and I love ...two of my favorites).
IDK, just thinking out loud here as to why you may have felt this way on Equalizer 2. It's all good, sounds like you still liked the bass but we cant always think every one of these movies are the best bass flicks ever in all categories (I wish lol). Preferences and system as well as setup I'm sure play a big part as usual on what we like or don't like on a lot of these tracks. Hurricane Heist has awesome full band low end too but does not slope off on the frequencies to the right after/above 20-25hz like Equalizer 2 and most others. The PVA stays flat all the way across from 0 to 85hz and up around -20 to -15 dbfs signals, making the LF and especially MB way
hotter than Equalizer 2 and most other movies. Even though HH is awesome, I prefer the full band movies with more slope, acting more like a rising house curve like IT and Life (with BEQ - which I thought were just mean as hell and loved) and even TIH (with slope but not quite a steep). It feels like you get a lot better balance of ALL the frequencies on the movies with PVA's that have a nice slope on them.