Originally Posted by AmerCa
Ready Player One (2018)
I know I'm waaaay late to the party, but I had to pay my respects to this one.
Perfection? That's all I could muster when the credits started to roll off. There are mixes that hit you hard with the force of its bass, making the experience a very visceral and exciting one, even if others elements of the mix may not be as well developed. RP1 has the bass experience, but it goes beyond that. Sure, it doesn't go as low as the legendary bass monsters, but it goes low enough, and does everything else in exemplary fashion.
It has clarity, dynamic range, balance, directionality, great panning effects, fantastic use of surrounds, the mix is highly detailed while maintaining sound separation even when all hell is breaking loose. Sound design is a true bliss, and it's sure to be a never ending source of amazement; the track /alone/ guarantees repeated viewings. It always hits the right notes and makes an incredible job of making you part of its world.
In my view, a true reference track has something to offer to all ranges of audio systems, and the fact that even with a setup that's very modest compared to most of the systems on this thread, I can have an audio experience that closely mirrors all the praise this track has received, it's all the testament you need to asses the greatness of this audio mix.
And on top of the above, you have THOSE visuals and the amazing action. This movie was designed to flourish and shine in an HT environment, and the better your system, the more satisfying the experience will be. This movie is a MUST OWN for any AV enthusiast, regardless of your opinion on the film itself.
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You hit the nail on the head Sir!
I too am late to the Ready Player One party.Just finished watching it a couple hour ago.I had been meaning to rent it for awhile.Your post pushed me over the edge.I'm so glad it did!
I really enjoyed the movie.Soundtrack,visuals all the references to pop culture.And of course the BASS!
Did I mention the Bass!
A couple of things I've learned since getting my mains and subs somewhat setup....
1.I'm not sure the side light next to my front door is going to survive.It was rattling like crazy!
2.I may have to question my logic using 18" subs as speaker stands.I knew it wasn't ideal for my left surround speaker,but I figured my left mid tower would be fine.How wrong I was...I had the speaker towed in about 1:00.When the movie was over,the speaker had rotated the opposite direction to about 10:00-11:00 position.Well I guess that understandable since the mains only weigh 50lbs
.To be fair I do have some iso foam underneath.
I even have a little more headroom to try out!
Ready Player One is an amazing home theater experience(Living room for me).It's a must have for my collection.
A big"Thank You" to all who recommended it and all the other recommendations in this thread.
Time to "batton down the hatches" before the next bass fest