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Does Daylight (DTS) Stress Your Sub?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Apocalypse, Oct 4, 2002.

  1. Apocalypse

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    I own about 120 DVDs and out of all of them only the Reg 1 DTS copy of Daylight gives me headaches with it's bass output. I can happily watch DTS versions of Saving Private Ryan, Blade II, JP III or Behind Enemy Lines and the bass is spot on, no boom at all. With Daylight however (chapter 8 tunnel scene and chapter 40) the explosions cause the subwoofer to boom and the whole soundtrack seems too subwoofer dominated, if I set the sub's volume to the point just before any boom with Daylight then the whole soundtrack is pathetically thin.

    What I want to know is if it's possible I have a dud copy or if anyone else owns the DTS version and has the same problems. I realise the SVS/S15/HGS crowd are probably unnafacted by this but anyone else with a modest sub like my current B&W ASW675 can maybe shed more light on this.

    Gear : Rotel RMB-1075 pwr amp, Marantz AV9000 pre, all speakers set to small except the sub of course.
     
  2. Dom H

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    Just the way it was mixed I'd guess, some engineers just go way OTT with the LFE sometimes just for the hell of it, I found Blade 2 was as you described. Overuse of surrounds/LFE get's very annoying.
     
  3. bob007

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    That's why you need a centre speaker, takes the stress of the other channels. ;)
     
  4. Apocalypse

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    Annoying is the word, when I play We Were Soldiers (chapter 15) the sub is fantastic and really makes for demo material, Daylight makes my setup appear like a beginner tinkered with all the controls and pressed play :mad:

    I'm off to tinker with the controls now :D
     
  5. Dom H

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    I actually got up and re-calibrated during blade, well I say recalibrated I mean see the levels are spot on.
     
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    Hi all!
    Wasn't Daylight(DTS) one of the first DTS discs to be released? and also encoded at the highest rate? Would this make a difference?

    Cheers,
    John
     
  7. bob007

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    ;)

    Another bit of info.

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