Originally Posted by RMK!
Any changes to the sensitivity?
BTW, if you have an Atmos setup you need to get the new 2016 version of the Dolby Atmos demo disk. I had AlexBPM up for a demo yesterday and the Atmos demo was a highlight. Of course I couldn't resist pummeling him with the Art of Flight (Alaska Chapter) at ref +10. He seemed to enjoy that but he might have just been being polite. In any case, it is really fun to meet new people who are into this hobby. Alex flew up from LA just for the demo at my HT and at HTPCat's (Scott) excellent JTR/Seaton setup. I hope he found it informative and worthwhile (his ears are probably still ringing
) and we did cover some material at a more reasonable volume.
He brought the new Captain America Civil War Bluray and it sounded even better than my streamed VUDU version. I need to remember to buy these big action movies on bluray at least until they can start streaming the full content AV wise. The differences are subtle but noticeable.
That demo did not disappoint! The Art of Flight at reference levels knocked my socks off and had me grinning, would I ever listen to anything that loud at home? No way, someone would most certainly call the police. But sometimes you just gotta have a little fun when you're at someone else's house! Being able to hear both Scott's system and yours was such a privilege, I enjoyed every second and didn't want to leave lol. And I learned a lot about the speakers characteristics. Most impressive for me was how good they sound at low levels, you still get a sense of dynamics and that wide soundstage even when you're listening at low volume. That's huge for me.
The second thing that floored me was how favorable the 212's compared to the 215's. I thought the 215's performance would be unapproachable. But Scott's implementations of Dirac along with all his other little tweaks to an astonishing level of clarity and dynamics out of the 212's. It actually threw a monkey wrench into my evil plan! Suffice to say I just loved both of these setups..and it made it that much harder to make a decision.
I will definitely be making a purchase decision after I listen to the 210's at RMAF. Thank you both for having me, I love this community and how welcoming and helpful everyone is. I just wish I was local so I could invite myself over regularly for movie nights!
"Now, a clever man would put the poison into his own goblet, because he would know that only a great fool would reach for what he was given. I am not a great fool, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. But you must have known I was not a great fool, you would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me" -Vizzini