Does Daylight (DTS) Stress Your Sub?

Apocalypse

Standard Member
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.
 
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Dom H

Guest
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.
 
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bob007

Guest
Originally posted by Dom H
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.
That's why you need a centre speaker, takes the stress of the other channels. ;)
 

Apocalypse

Standard Member
Originally posted by Dom H
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.

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
 
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Dom H

Guest
my setup appear like a beginner tinkered with all the controls and pressed play
I actually got up and re-calibrated during blade, well I say recalibrated I mean see the levels are spot on.
 

Placebo2

Active Member
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
 
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bob007

Guest
The first commercially available region 1 DTS DVD was in fact (the rather poor and non-Disney) Legend of Mulan, released in November '98.
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Another bit of info.

Saving Private Ryan was the first DTS DVD to be encoded at a much lower data rate than DTS DVDs released in the past. I assume this was do to free up space on the disc to include almost all of the extras that the Dolby Digital version contained. While I would encourage the studios to release DTS DVDs at the higghest data rate possible, Saving Private Ryan DTS didn’t seem to suffer from data rate reduction.
;)
 

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