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  1. It is upstairs in two story wood frame house. 28' x 23' x 8' Carpet but room is somewhat "bright" Subs: two sealed JL Audio f113 Fathom subs, -3 dB at 18 Hz, -10 dB at 16 Hz Front L/R: B&W 802 Diamond, 34Hz - 28kHz ±3dB on reference axis Center: B&W HTM2 Diamond, 41Hz - 28kHz ±3dB on reference axis Surrounds: B&W 804 Diamonds, 38Hz - 28kHz ±3dB on reference axis Back Surrounds: Old Paradigms Amp: Parasound Halo A51 250 watts RMS x 5, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ω, all channels driven 400 watts RMS x 5, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 4 Ω, all channels driven Pre/Pro: Integra DHC 80.3 with Audyssey XT32 Front channels and plasma TV are along the long 28' wall. One sub is on front wall and other sub is behind MLP on rear wall but strangely neither is at middle of wall. I used REW while moving them around (what a pain) to try get a good response at MLP. I then run XT32 with a "close" mic pattern around the MLP. XT32 handles two subs "sort of". It measures each one. Audyssey set all XO to 40 except center which got 45 Hz. LPF of LFE: 120 Subwoofer Phase: 180 degrees It sounds awesome (e.g. EoT, FotP) but i think i will buy some HF room treatments. Also, nothing is on spikes or special "pads" but i think i may invest in SW pads since it is upstairs. Also, I use it a lot (maybe 50%) for music.
  2. Which is better: FotP barrel roll or OHF monument collapse? I have FotP BD and was thinking about buying a used copy of OHF BD. The firs time i saw OHF i streamed it on Vudu because rotten tomatoes gave it something like 40% and sure enough i thought it was a terrible movie but the BD might still be good for sub demo purposes. thanks
  3. i searched for "hurt" on first page but didn't find it?
  4. Hurt Locker? There is some low stuff in the first 30 sec of the film when the logos are still going by - sort of like EoT. I guess all the rest are short duration since they are IEDs exploding
  5. I just re-watched it - very good. Duration not as long as FotP and EoT - but very good - made my clothes move. I will try the first explosion in the Hurt Locker again - i think that one should be good.
  6. Thanks Aj and SME. I finished 9 the other night and will watch second half of Hellboy II this wkend. There are some movies like i mentioned that i find amazing in terms of making my walls and doors make neat noises - very spectacular (like barrel roll in FotP). So i thought these two movie would be the same because they were rated 5 star. For 9, when they blew up the factory with evil machine in it and the cement smoke stack collapsed, it was very good but did not seem as cool as the other movies i mentioned. Nothing in the house really rattled. I think I will sell 9 and Hellboy II - i have many other good movies in my library for both good story telling and for bass and these two didn't really appeal to me. They are good, just not my cup of tea i guess. I just bought them used because they were rated 5 star and I wanted to try them again with my new setup. EoT on the other hand - it is a KEEPER! Loved it! thanks again
  7. I bought (used at FYE) Hellboy II and 9 to see if i would find some good bass. I like bass that makes the house rattle (first 60 sec of EoT, Flight of the Phoenix, Tron, War of the Worlds, Hurt Locker). I have watched half of each movie (Hellboy II, 9) but have not really experienced wall shaking like the other movies. Can someone point me to the chapters and timestamps where walls rattle like in other movies i listed. thanks
  8. For EOT, I thought the first 60 seconds of the film were amazing - i think there is a logo or something before the news reporters come on. When the logo is still on, there is some very low bass that made my walls and door shake. Very nice.
  9. Sorry - i may have missed the post. I absolutely love CATWS. What are the best bass scenes? (my subs go to 18 Hz -3dB) Specific chapter times would be awesome. Keep up the great work - it is much appreciated!
  10. Take your time. I will play around with existing columns. I will try contribute by doing some movies for you guys at some point. I don't know how yet. Also, if you guys setup a paypal donate button, i would contribute. You guys are doing an awful lot of work that is greatly appreciated.
  11. Awesome - thank you !!! My wish list: Add a column for the year it was released? Add a column for DTS-MA or Dolby True HD Add a column for 5.1, 7.1 or 9.1 thanks again - much appreciated
  12. I don't understand - why hold off on the xls? Just add a new row when you have finished a movie. It should be a living document - continuously updated. Thanks in advance for Avatar.
  13. Can you have a link to an Excel spreadsheet with the movies down column A and the attributes across top of page (columns B, C. D, E, F) That way I can download xls and then sort the movies according to my preference. e.g. sort by dynamics, then extension. just a thought thanks
  14. I like this thread way better than the AVS one - this one seems much more objective, empirical, scientific than AVS. AVS seemed ad-hoc and didn't even explain the objective numbers required for 5.0, 4.5 etc. It seemed too subjective. Thank you !!! You have a regular reader here. I will try contribute some graphs.
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