Originally Posted by BrolicBeast
Yeah man, it’s uber scary!!
I’ve actually never seen the Abyss—would you recommend it from a story standpoint? I can watch it on Amazon Prime, but I always skip over it.
Ahh, one LFE setting? Then you truly have reached nirvana. I do have some midrange changes in my modes as well (particularly the Music setting) but have three different bass levels—mostly shelf related below 30Hz.
Sounds like you’re completely dialed in for both audio and video... any G2Gs in your future? I have Priceline dot com saved in my favorites menu for events such as this! Lol.
The Abyss (ONLY
The Directors Cut), is one of my very favorite movies. There is just something about it that I really enjoyed. The first time I saw it, I thought it was a lousy movie but then I saw the Directors Cut (on Laser Disc) and then it all made sense and became a completely different film. If you can't find the Directors Cut, don't bother watching it!
Well for movies I only have one LFE setting. But I have two for music and a fourth for Concert Videos. Since concert videos are not recorded under the "rules" of movies, the bass is always way too hot. And since I am a huge fan of 70's rock, and since on virtually all of those recording the bass is anemic, I have one with the bass pumped up just a tad.
As it relates to GTGs: I have had lots of visitors in my last 3 theaters. The closest thing I have had that might be considered a GTG, was during an Atlanta CEDIA, where Mark Seaton,
, Itai Ben-Gal of iRule fame and one other individual whose name escapes me at the moment came by to hear my all Seaton system. I only have 4 seats and one of them is awful since there is the left surround sitting in your ear (and where I sit when we have guests).
But while I have not ever thought about having an official GTG, most folks are welcome to get in touch with me and request a visit. But since I am 1.5 hours east of Atlanta, I am not very convenient.
But as a warning to anyone who does visit, and the cost of the visit notwithstanding, the last two visitors left my home and spent a rather substantive amount of $$ for new equipment. In fact, both purchased Trinnov's and the attendant stuff that goes with them (amps, etc).
And yes, the theater is pretty well dialed in. There are some recommended setting changes on the Lumagen thread posted by Jim Peterson which I may implement, but short of that, nothing left to do. Well almost nothing. Since, over the last few years I have swapped out almost every piece of equipment I owned, the back of my equipment rack is a MESS. The last time I cleaned it up took eight 10 hour days, so I'm not looking forward to getting started.
So given no new toys to buy, I am spending more money on movies - both new and re-purchases of older movies that have been remastered to 4K/HDR and usually with improved audio. My most recent purchase (that has yet to arrive) is "The Hulk" with Ed Norton. Based upon a number of reviews I have read, the audio is incredibly immersive (DTS:X) and the video is greatly improved as well.
So come visit, I would love to meet you and help you spend more of your money.