7th Heaven

Discussion in 'TAG McLaren Audio Owners' Forum' started by Tantalus, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. Tantalus

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    Well finally after many years I have the setup I long wanted. Of course some things happened during this time - namely the AV32R DP appeared, the 250x3R appeared and prog scan for PAL was available. However I was not put off and certainly not wishing for the next best thing yet.

    After having this kit at various stages it was not until this afternoon that I managed to crank things up. Wife and son were packed off and a friend and I sat down, anoraks on, to watch the full length Return of the King - at around -5db.

    For anyone out there considering any TAG gear who are not yet owners I could not recommend it more. It was breathtaking. The scene where Aragorn calls upon the dead was incredible. In the words of my mate, who is a TV editor and director - and a keen cinema goer "with this setup I wouldn't set foot in a cinema ever again...".

    Could a scalar and a 32R DP and 250x3R make this any better?!! Surely not. It just sounded totally top-notch.

    I am very happy indeed!
     
  2. Kenny Glasgow

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    Tantalus

    :thumbsup: :clap: :beer: :smashin:
     
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    What were you watching it on
    It really is superb
     
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    Nice going Tantalus.
    If you can find an affordable way of upgrading to an AV23R DP or an AV192R and the current software, go for it.

    If you ran the same software you're running on your current AV32R, the difference would not be that dramatic IMHO - but definitely a bit more lively. The software upgrade that takes you into Prologic IIx is worth the money - it sounds better but Stevesky denied having done anything particularly magic with it. Remember too that development stopped early on the non-Prologic IIx software.

    The big plus is TMREQ - really. When you can crank it up with the horrible resonances tamed... you'll be in hog heaven.

    It takes a fair number of cinema tickets to break even though, unless you factor in things like the cost of baby sitters, not being sneezed on, being fleeced for pop-corn, sweets and drinks and the convenience of being able to freeze the action when the flow of beer needs to be attended to.
     
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    I will have to second that, TMREQ is totally underestimated by those who havnt experienced it :thumbsup:
     
  6. Tantalus

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    Neale - watched it on my Pioneer 435 XDE.

    On the subject of TMREQ - you know I wonder if this can solve some issues. I notice that on CD replay (2 ch) my bass seems to have become really flabby - tightness seems to have gone. Can TMREQ solve this issue for me? My floorstanders are fairly close to the wall - but space limits them being so far away.
     
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    Hi,

    Yes, TMREQ will really improve this.
     
  8. Tantalus

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    Well a fag packet analysis for keen cinemagoers would be:

    One visit:

    Two tickets @ 6 UKP each
    Petrol there and back: 2 UKP
    Popcorn, drinks etc for two: 5 UKP
    Bottle of wine for Granny: 3 UKP (c'mon she doesnt notice the difference!)
    = 22 UKP per trip

    Approx 3 times per month for 11 months = 33 * 22 = 726 UKP per annum.

    4 years will have repaid the plasma at least!
     
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    What price do you put on not having some retard kicking the back of your seat or talking through the whole film saying "this bit is good" or "this is where he gets it" or worse still having the whole film translated into Japanese for the row of Nikon wearing tourists sitting behind you......... :rotfl:
    Apart from first night Star Wars releases (yes I've been opening night to all of them thus far....) I wouldn't set foot in a cinema....
     
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    Well for those of you who work in the film & Tv industry and who are members of BAFTA, screeners make staying at home just that bit easier!
     

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