Originally Posted by Bill-99
Had a few friends over last week who wanted to hear my new Revel speakers (see the signature). The demo material that stood out:
- Fleetwood Mac, Rumors: Never Going Back Again
- Dave Brubeck, Time Out: Take 5
- 4K Blu Ray of "Lucy"
There's likely better material to demo and I'm open to upping my game.
What do you use when people want to hear what your speakers can do?
I have yet to show off my system to anyone since it is so new (2 weeks old) from my older speakers and mainly I use certain movies for various reasons to pick apart the changes of going from my old Paradigm speakers to the F206s and now adding the C208.
I like the following but maybe not for just sub work (I have a PSA 15V - vented downfiring 15" - keeps little fingers away just in case).
Here's my fronts with my 75" Sony 4k (yes the C208 is massive). I took the pic with grills off but have to keep on the grills to avoid any curious fingers.
Back at it, I like to play the intro airplane scene from The Dark Knight Rises because the nuance of the ice cracking at the begining to Commissioner Gordon giving his speech, to the airplane hijacking with Bane. The bass and detail of the planes with metal shaking is really cool. The chanting as Bane talks. All good and fun to the conclusion with just Bane and the doctor floating away suspended on a rope.
IT. The New Line Cinema intro is creepy as hell. Thunder rumbles hard and the kids laughing and singing, panning all over the speakers. Then the beginning scene of the rain and Pennywise and eventually the loud impact as the camera goes through the sewer with the IT logo showing.
Finding Nemo. Darla tapping on the aquarium glass. That is a bass scene. I like to start it off with Marlin and Dory on the pier with them so you get the seagull chase scene and the surrounds perked up and some bass. Then Darla.