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#2761 Pain Infliction

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 11:21 PM

I have 11.1 right now.  Really it's more like 11.12 lol, but I like the heights more than the wides.  I think that I would want the 7.1.6 over the 9.1.4 but you never know until you hear both like maxmercy said.  This is one of the reasons why I have not bought an Atmos avr yet.  I think that there is a lot more to offer in the near coming months other than hdmi 2.0 and what not.


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Posted 25 March 2015 - 04:03 AM

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (7.1 DTS-HD MA)

 

Level        - 3 Stars (107.91dB composite)
Extension - 3 Stars (17Hz)
Dynamics - 5 Stars (28.9dB)

Execution - 3 Stars (by poll)

 

Overall     - 3.5 Stars

Recommendation - Buy (by poll)

 

Notes:  Comparing to the second one (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), this looks like it gained considerable extension at the expense of a little level and dynamics.  I haven't watched it yet (not a fan of these Hobbit movies at all), but when looking at the Speclab PvA, it sure looks to have some content from 10-20Hz, just severely rolled off.

 

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 04:07 AM

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (7.1 DTS-HD MA)

Level - 3 Stars (107.91dB composite)
Extension - 3 Stars (17Hz)
Dynamics - 5 Stars (28.9dB)
Execution - TBD

Overall - TBD

Recommendation - TBD

Notes: Comparing to the second one (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), this looks like it gained considerable extension at the expense of a little level and dynamics. I haven't watched it yet (not a fan of these Hobbit movies at all), but when looking at the Speclab PvA, it sure looks to have some content from 10-20Hz, just severely rolled off.

PvA:

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I'll take it!!

I watched about an hour of it this evening and thought right away it extended deeper than the first 2.

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 06:15 AM

I thought it dug a lot deeper, right off the bat, when I saw it in the theater, and then I second guessed myself...



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Posted 26 March 2015 - 03:04 AM

Exodus: Gods and Kings (7.1 DTS-HD MA)

 

Level        - 3 Stars (109.24dB composite)
Extension - 5 Stars (1Hz)
Dynamics - 5 Stars (28.36dB)

Execution - 5 Stars (by poll)

 

Overall     -  4.5 Stars

Recommendation - Rent (by poll)

 

Notes:  Mixed by the same guy who did Star Trek (2009), the sound design is very well articulated, but subtle.  There's nothing even approaching clipping in the whole movie, nor is it soft/hard limited.  It's a nice, fairly clean mix (unlike the upcoming 30Hz blockbuster that everyone's raving about because it's so loud). 

 

The graphs don't lie - this one's got the goods down low, too.  What's weird is there is a TON of medium level content below 10Hz that is skillfully used to build the mood.  It really imparts power.  The same sound designer who worked on Captain Phillips must have brought a lot of that library over, because it's excellent.  The movie is ho-hum but the sound is good.

 

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 03:10 AM

Wow!

I bought this but didn't open it because someone said there was no bass at all in it. Looks like I will be keeping it after all.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 03:19 AM

It's not a super loud movie, so you may need to bump the volume +5 or so, but you won't regret it.



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Posted 26 March 2015 - 10:16 AM

"It's a nice, fairly clean mix (unlike the upcoming 30Hz blockbuster that everyone's raving about because it's so loud). "

Interstellar?

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 12:51 PM

"It's a nice, fairly clean mix (unlike the upcoming 30Hz blockbuster that everyone's raving about because it's so loud). "

Interstellar?

Fairly certain that's what he means. Has a ton of bass, but also lots of clipping, both in the bass and in the voices. Some of it pretty bad.



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Posted 26 March 2015 - 01:29 PM

Fairly certain that's what he means. Has a ton of bass, but also lots of clipping, both in the bass and in the voices. Some of it pretty bad.


Thanks for the report. Is the clipping Godzilla bad?

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 01:34 PM

Thanks for the report. Is the clipping Godzilla bad?

Can't say overall (I'll let Nube weigh in once he does the workup) but there were 2 spots that had some really, really egregious clipping. And I'm not one that's overly sensitive to it.



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Posted 26 March 2015 - 02:28 PM

Sounds like Mr Nolan has been playing with the mixing desk again lol

 

I'm just sitting here listening to the soundtrack - I think there might even be clipping in some of the tracks on the CD!



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Posted 26 March 2015 - 07:08 PM

Interstellar was the loudest Imax movie ever and it was painful at times.

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 02:13 AM

It was the only time I have ever had to put in Etymotics at my local real IMAX (15/70).  I can only imagine the hearing damage at the LieMAX theaters, which are even louder by my recollection.  I expect TDKR clipping in it for the louder scenes.

 

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 07:41 PM

That Exodus looks fantastic. Didn't have an interest in it, but might have to make an exception.

 

When I see you guys get Level = 3 or 4 I'm not bothered at all. Just turn it up. When it's 5 I start to wonder if there will be clipping. So in a sense my perfect 5 score usually is a 4, 5, 5.



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Posted 27 March 2015 - 09:21 PM

Agreed! When it is below a 5 on level, that is just code for: TURN UP THE SUBS!!! :D



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Posted 28 March 2015 - 12:23 AM

Do it at the amps, though.  No sense in clipping the signal with most AVR's bass summation problems.

 

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 04:48 AM

But that means I have to get up! :P



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Posted 29 March 2015 - 04:17 AM

I want to request measurements for:

 

"The Secret of Kells"

"The Song of the Sea"

 

Both are visually stunning Irish-themed animation films with excellent audio as well.  "The Secret of Kells" has bass that might score 3 stars for level with solid dynamics and a couple effects that sound like they go deep.  This film has been a part of my library (and my reference material for testing, due to its demanding upper-mid content) for a while now.

 

It was "The Song of the Sea" that I just watched tonight.  TSotS  sounds like it has lower levels (1 or 2 stars?) and is mixed with more headroom (turn it up!) but there seems to be more bass content than the first.  This fact is remarkable because the movie is so very laid back and yet is chock full of LF effects.  Everything from automobile engines to wind and water effects are rendered with natural compliment of low frequencies.

 

As one who appreciate subtlety (I don't always need to be "pounded" by the bass), I have to say this is one of my favorite "bass movies" in a while.


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Posted 29 March 2015 - 01:21 PM

Into the Woods (7.1 DTS-HD MA)

 

Level        - 4 Stars (110.06dB composite)
Extension - 3 Stars (18Hz)
Dynamics - 5 Stars (31.21dB)

Execution - 3 Stars (by poll)

 

Overall     - 3.75 Stars

Recommendation - Rent (by poll)

 

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