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JimJ
02-24-2005, 05:55 PM
We already have the bass tracks thread for car audio, why not a good thread for movies? Post what you guys use to show off/tune your HT systems, emphasis on things with good low frequency content. Personally, I've been impressed with:

Saving Private Ryan - the opening scenes from Normandy
Finding Nemo - don't laugh, there's some serious low bass on this DVD :)
The Day After Tomorrow - sucky movie, but the sound effects sound *really* good :)

g30ffr3y
02-24-2005, 05:58 PM
gladiator, matrix series

hoss
02-24-2005, 06:00 PM
fith element

Ray21
02-24-2005, 06:05 PM
^ Finding Nemo - Darla scene...

Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow - movie not so great, but the LFE was worth it
Alien vs. Predator - the fight scenes, when building would shift
LOTR - plenty in all 3
U-571 - depth charges

just off the top o' my head...

Ray21
02-24-2005, 06:14 PM
The Haunting - tons
Titan AE - LFE fest... unbelievable
Star Wars Trilogy
Jurassic Park

supa_c
02-24-2005, 06:17 PM
THX optimizer
Its a short movie ;)

cjjackson85
02-24-2005, 06:17 PM
Matrix lobby scene & Terminator 2 Ahnold on Harley scene.

JimJ
02-24-2005, 06:21 PM
I saw the end to the Matrix on a friend's system with bass shakers under the couch - it's a different movie when you can *feel* every round of the chain gun...

supa_c
02-24-2005, 06:23 PM
Send me a 1500W rack amp and i'll tell you which movies have good LFE in them ;)

JimJ
02-24-2005, 06:27 PM
1.5kW is way overkill for home :D

I'm going with 800W, and that's probably going to be more than I'll use 90% of the time.

JimJ
02-24-2005, 06:28 PM
but if you want cheap power like that, check out Behringer's Europower series or QSC's RMX line...very good prices on quite a bit of power.

Ray21
02-24-2005, 06:36 PM
I honestly think 500w is plenty in HT for sub duty with 1000 being more than any normal person would need.


I saw the end to the Matrix on a friend's system with bass shakers under the couch - it's a different movie when you can *feel* every round of the chain gun...

I've often wondered about those and other tactile transducers. Did it incorporate well with the rest of the system or was it too noticable/distracting?

Strecker25
02-24-2005, 06:40 PM
i like black hawk down personally especially the chopper landing scenes. And i also agree on saving private ryan, great movie too

deadboi77
02-24-2005, 06:40 PM
when i had my first HT setup,one of the main movies ide show was Starship Troopers made my whole house shake when one of the ships was in a scene or the explosions...i need to start building another one..got the tv, now just need the sweet sounds

JimJ
02-24-2005, 06:44 PM
Did it incorporate well with the rest of the system or was it too noticable/distracting?

The way he had it set up, it wasn't *too* distracting...although I can see how you could go overboard with those things.


i like black hawk down

I've got the soundtrack to that too. "Hunger" ****ing shakes everything in my room...and I challenge you to close your eyes and listen to "Gortoz A Ran J'attends" (the ending credits song IIRC) and not get goosebumps on your neck...****, that soundtrack is good :)

smokeoff
02-24-2005, 07:06 PM
fith element

I like that movie

and tears of the sun has decent low end.

negativezeroz
02-24-2005, 07:07 PM
all the Lord Of the Rings..mainly Return of the King for the battles

johnecon2001
02-24-2005, 08:34 PM
Check out Master and Commander. Thats a pretty good one.

Electrodynamic
02-24-2005, 08:46 PM
fith element

I second that recommendation. That's the first movie I grab when people ask to hear how the subs perform. :up2somet:

DBfan187
02-24-2005, 09:03 PM
Dawn of the Dead

supa_c
02-24-2005, 09:08 PM
1.5kW is way overkill for home :D

I'm going with 800W, and that's probably going to be more than I'll use 90% of the time. 2 Bramah 15's......:uhoh: ;)

JimJ
02-24-2005, 09:09 PM
that movie was hilarious :)

JimJ
02-24-2005, 09:10 PM
2 Brahma 15's......

And your midrange/midbass will consist of what? Dual 8" MTM's with 100W per side? :D

supa_c
02-24-2005, 09:11 PM
That TC9+ is gonna rattle the ████ ! outta your room there frosty

supa_c
02-24-2005, 09:12 PM
And your midrange/midbass will consist of what? Dual 8" MTM's with 100W per side? :D
Nah, just the normal Onkyo dual 5.25" ones will do

JimJ
02-24-2005, 09:15 PM
That TC9+ is gonna rattle the ████ ! outta your room there frosty

That's why it's not going in my dorm room :)

Regardless, it's going to shake the **** out of my new place, wherever that may be.

supa_c
02-24-2005, 09:19 PM
Stuff is gonna fall off the shelves, better buy a crap load of velcro

DBfan187
02-24-2005, 09:21 PM
Donnie Darko
Blown Away
ID4
AvP

JimJ
02-24-2005, 10:14 PM
You guys have me thinking...I need to go to Walmart and pick a few things :)

The shuttle launch in Armageddon, IIRC, has some pretty low bass to it.

bri487
02-24-2005, 10:27 PM
i am a big fan of the Thomas Crown Affair starring Pierce Bronson, it has a little bit of every type of sound in it.

EFFENDI
02-25-2005, 06:37 AM
I am a big fan of the Thomas Crown Affair starring Pierce Bronson, it has a little bit of every type of sound in it.

Too bad that movie blows......

JimJ
02-25-2005, 01:12 PM
the original was better ;)

DBfan187
02-27-2005, 11:53 PM
Space Balls

bri487
02-28-2005, 10:26 AM
i guess i am just a huge fan of art work.

soundstreamer
03-19-2005, 11:56 PM
hellboy makes my sub pound throughout the flick. everything from mechanical portal dimension to battle scenes has lfe in it.
for those with 5.1(or better) a good movie to check out is we were soldiers. during the lfe and rear speakers of the first time a helicopter was heard in the movie, i literally started to walk outside to watch them fly over(i live near the airport and the war in iraq had just started)
(since i have kids in the house) i noticed finding nemo only works the sub when the whale talks and when the little girl taps on the glass.

bimma85
05-31-2006, 03:05 PM
As mention by jim, lots of bass song threads....what about movies :D.
Found this searching and instead of making a new thread besided to bump it up!
Anyone have any movies not listed?

joetama
05-31-2006, 04:08 PM
Ronin, most realistic gun and bomb effects. (Everything good)
Matrix of course. (Awesome Lows, decent rest)
Blow (is awesome but not ultra low)
Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. (Totally Awesome)
Batman Begins (Totally Awesome)
Underworld Superbit edition (Generally Kick ***)
Gladiator (has that epic sound)
Hannibal (is actually a really good soundtrack)

djman37
05-31-2006, 04:12 PM
The Haunting - tons
Titan AE - LFE fest... unbelievable
Star Wars Trilogy
Jurassic Park

i was looking for that. Animations are good 'cause ink and paint doesn't make noise! All the sound is brought in and played with.

Beat_Dominator
05-31-2006, 04:15 PM
Independance day: Scene where the aliens first nuke the cities is a constant bass rumble for a good 10-15 min.

New War of the Worlds: A few scenes aparently go low enough that people without SSF'd subs have had them bottom out and in some cases it's clipped their amps and blown them.

djman37
05-31-2006, 04:16 PM
the new war of the worlds.
Nice noises.

LeofromtheH
05-31-2006, 08:09 PM
the butterfly effect sounds good
and saw II, forest gump haha just about any war movie
bad boys II, jarhead, twister

many morei cant think of at the moment

adam71
06-01-2006, 10:53 AM
I'm using a 12 year old servo controlled 80 watt powered Velodyne 10" sub and I have it strtegically placed in the corner (after a lot of trial and error) and it actually had to be turned down a bit. So high wattage is NOT the most important factor in having good home theater bass.

I second the recommendations for "Fifth Element" , "Saving Private Ryan" and "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

I remember in the first Ring movie whenever they showed the well and when the little biaaatch was coming out of the well after the guy there was a ton of bass, ONLY very low frequencies though, but alot of it none the less.

Resident Evil superbit was also loaded with its share of low end as well. The DTS track did anyways. I can't vouch for the DD track.

LeofromtheH
06-01-2006, 02:27 PM
I'm using a 12 year old servo controlled 80 watt powered Velodyne 10" sub and I have it strtegically placed in the corner (after a lot of trial and error) and it actually had to be turned down a bit. So high wattage is NOT the most important factor in having good home theater bass.

I second the recommendations for "Fifth Element" , "Saving Private Ryan" and "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

I remember in the first Ring movie whenever they showed the well and when the little biaaatch was coming out of the well after the guy there was a ton of bass, ONLY very low frequencies though, but alot of it none the less.

Resident Evil superbit was also loaded with its share of low end as well. The DTS track did anyways. I can't vouch for the DD track.

yea i've got an 80ish watt technics reciever matched up w/ a 8" polk sub and it pounds, it does a good job on hometheatre w/ just 80 watts

thylantyr
06-02-2006, 03:28 PM
Lots of LFE here;

http://www.pesupport.com/cgi-bin/config.pl?read=284432

Look
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Enormous

*******

djman37
06-02-2006, 03:50 PM
nomad40's avatar FTW.

IamDeMan
06-02-2006, 03:51 PM
New War of the Worlds: A few scenes aparently go low enough that people without SSF'd subs have had them bottom out and in some cases it's clipped their amps and blown them.It has 8hz data in it. One of the lowest I know of right now. The track is a ***** to those running their setup "hot." Too bad the movie isn't as impressive.

adam71
06-02-2006, 04:00 PM
It has 8hz data in it. One of the lowest I know of right now. The track is a ***** to those running their setup "hot." Too bad the movie isn't as impressive.

What do you mean by hot?? Loud??

IamDeMan
06-02-2006, 04:14 PM
What do you mean by hot?? Loud??On the edge of clipping or mechanical failure.

Loud is sometimes a product of running hot but not always the case ;)

joetama
06-02-2006, 04:20 PM
On the edge of clipping or mechanical failure.

Loud is sometimes a product of running hot but not always the case ;)

If you have to run hot, and you blow your gear, it's a good lesson learned.... Don't buy crappy gear, and keep lots of head room....

Beat_Dominator
06-02-2006, 04:58 PM
If you have to run hot, and you blow your gear, it's a good lesson learned.... Don't buy crappy gear, and keep lots of head room....


:word:

IamDeMan
06-03-2006, 08:37 AM
If you have to run hot, and you blow your gear, it's a good lesson learned.... Don't buy crappy gear, and keep lots of head room....Tis what I was drivng at.

joetama
06-03-2006, 12:26 PM
Tis what I was drivng at.

Head room FTW!!!

adam71
06-03-2006, 01:15 PM
Head room FTW!!!

Are you speaking in the sense of amplifiers?? Like having atleast 120 watts per channel so that way your amplifiers aren't straining to put out desirable volume.?? I have 160/channel and that may be why I never have any UGLY sounds during peaks in a movie or music.

joetama
06-03-2006, 02:01 PM
Are you speaking in the sense of amplifiers?? Like having atleast 120 watts per channel so that way your amplifiers aren't straining to put out desirable volume.?? I have 160/channel and that may be why I never have any UGLY sounds during peaks in a movie or music.
Well, kinda. Here is the thing, you can save yourself a lot of distortion by running an amp that is correct or slightly over power from what your speakers can do...

HOWEVER, this means you can thermal out your drivers A LOT easier. You need to have head room on where you run your levels. Meaning if you have to run your system full bore 24/7 to get the volume you want, you need to reconsider what you are running speaker wise.

DBfan187
06-03-2006, 10:48 PM
Houston 500

:)

Ignatowski
06-04-2006, 02:53 PM
the newer King Kong DVD,top gun

jlaine
06-09-2006, 10:38 PM
New War of the Worlds: A few scenes aparently go low enough that people without SSF'd subs have had them bottom out and in some cases it's clipped their amps and blown them.

That'd be the heat ray...

It's semi-entertaining, but completely annoying after a while - the information just sounds unnatural - I ended up shutting off the sub stage to finish the movie. Definitely strong though!

Crown_amps
06-09-2006, 11:56 PM
hitchhiker's guide to the universe hit soooo freaking hit in the start

adam71
06-10-2006, 05:28 AM
That'd be the heat ray...

It's semi-entertaining, but completely annoying after a while - the information just sounds unnatural - I ended up shutting off the sub stage to finish the movie. Definitely strong though!

:eyebrow: uhhhhh ok.

Ignatowski
06-10-2006, 05:49 AM
just watched the lastest starwars,revenge of the sith
and it did have awsome SQ.....
Skywalker gets pwnd

jlaine
06-10-2006, 09:18 PM
:eyebrow: uhhhhh ok.

More to life than staring at a subwoofer moving - believe it or not.

I realize that statement doesn't sink in with 95% of this audience, but eventually it will in a decade or so.

atoz350
06-11-2006, 02:19 AM
I can't believe no one has said Die Another Day yet. The first 15 minutes is the best.

Subz
06-11-2006, 09:32 PM
Bad Boys II through the whole movie.

Also for anyone that runs a PS2 or Xbox audio through their HTS rent or play the game Black. In many of the levels you hear gunshots way off in the distance but they're pure bass thumps, and 85% of each explosion sound is pure bass.

adio
06-11-2006, 10:13 PM
More to life than staring at a subwoofer moving - believe it or not.

I realize that statement doesn't sink in with 95% of this audience, but eventually it will in a decade or so.
yeah right:rolleyes: . u no trick us anymore with ur tall tales mr.

adam71
06-12-2006, 10:11 PM
More to life than staring at a subwoofer moving - believe it or not.

I realize that statement doesn't sink in with 95% of this audience, but eventually it will in a decade or so.

What the hell is that supposed to mean? What I meant by that is I loved the movie and didn't think that was in any way annoying. I only have a 10" 80 watt sub so I don't necessarily just sit around watching a woofer move. I am the exact opposite of a bass head.

Crown_amps
06-13-2006, 11:58 AM
Bad Boys II through the whole movie.

Also for anyone that runs a PS2 or Xbox audio through their HTS rent or play the game Black. In many of the levels you hear gunshots way off in the distance but they're pure bass thumps, and 85% of each explosion sound is pure bass.

very true i was playing final fantasy 10 [started a new game and on half volume on my 250 watt plat amp.....it hit HARD very clean but it hit so solid!

ps2 audio ftw

jlaine
06-14-2006, 08:49 PM
What the hell is that supposed to mean? What I meant by that is I loved the movie and didn't think that was in any way annoying. I only have a 10" 80 watt sub so I don't necessarily just sit around watching a woofer move. I am the exact opposite of a bass head.

Well if we want to talk about the movie itself - that solo was average at best.

The comment I made was directly involving the annoying LFE though, which you for some reason decided was a comment about the movie itself - this thread was the discussion about LFE in movies after all, which is exactly what I was commenting on.

Beat_Dominator
06-14-2006, 08:52 PM
LFE is good. We need it. end of story!