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Nemo, the tank and an SVS

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by karkus30, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. karkus30

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    Chortle Chortle :censored: My brother was ecstatic, had to follow up with Titan AE and the earth destruction scene followed by Iceage and the glacier scene. Mental :eek:

    I was doing a frequency sweep last night and could hear a rattle from somewhere and I wasnt sure if it was the sub.............so.............I stuck my ear to the ports as the frequency slipped below the horizon...foolish, very foolish almost barfed :cool: dont think that it can be very good for your health ! should have those stickers you see around jet engines :D

    Oh the rattle wasnt from the sub......just in case you wondered.
     
  2. Ian J

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    Non-one has mentioned the dts version of The Haunting for a while now which contains some bass scary moments. I have never seen it as it isn't my cup of gin but I have been told that the introduction from Attack of The Clones will bottom out lesser subs with a horrible sickening sound.

    For something different Moulin Rouge may surprise you with several scenes (not only the thunderstorm) but my current favourite for a bass adrenaline rush is Master & Commander where the gunbattles will pin you back into your seat.
     
  3. chrisgeary

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    i second master and commander. IMO it should be a demo disc for any home cinema. the attention to detail is simply stunning. during quieter passages of the movie, you can hear every creak of the woodwork of the ship, you get a real sense you are on the ocean. the battle scenes are great, the firing of the canons should bring the largest grin to your face, but its not just out and out sub bass, the crew of the ship scurry around during these scenes and that is conveyed perfectly - in fact when i first saw and heard it, i thought someone was running around upstairs!

    i still haven't watched 'finding nemo' since i bought my SVS!
     
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    Agreed; sounds great, but visually it just doesn't cut the mustard so certainly not classed as a demo disc in my house.
     
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    The Matrix Revolutions is also way up there in deep bass with The Haunting, Attack of the Clones, U-571, and Nemo's fish-tank.

    And it is not just puting in lots of deep bass to get impressive demo material, Master & Commander shows that. As does Kelis in the current pop-charts with 'Trick Me', not too much real bass, but it sounds 'Phat'. Some of the bass in Terminator 3, on the other hand, could have been done a lot better.

    Yesterday ordered 'An Organ Blaster Sampler', mentioned on the SVS site as demo material. From several descriptions on the internet it must sound awesome. I am all ears! :thumbsup:
     
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    Then you must :thumbsup: I second all the other recommendations here other than Titan (only because I haven't heard it, but it's on the list), and agree 100% about the impact of Master & Commander, but the Darla scene from Nemo just absolutely rips your arms off and hits you with the soggy ends - its a bit like falling off a cliff and falling 10,000 feet to the ground, surviving the impact, then standing up and have an elephant fall on your head from the same height. If anyone thinks I'm exaggerating, then come round my house and I'll prove it to you!!
     
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    :rotfl:

    Cheers juniper for making me laugh, i can just about visualise that !! :D
     
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    I'm getting scared now, and mine has not even arrived yet!
     
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    You should be :D wait till you get the tax bill :rotfl:
     
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    All taken into consideration mate, and still a bargain i think :thumbsup:
     
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    Hi,
    After reading all these great reviews i have finally pushed the button and bought my SVS SV25-31PC Plus :devil:
    can't wait now :)
    My other half is going flip when she see's it :D
    But who care's what they think :p
    John
     
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    recruit it is possible (just) to hide a tower of power. my baby's behind a large palm behind the seating position, people don't notice its there untill it kicks them in the arse!

    forgive me but whats wrong with the bass in T3, we watched it the other night and it sounded :censored: awsome.

    I'd just like to add my vote for Master & Commander, top film, great sound, yet to watch it with the SVS in place.
     
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    As in the previous installment they use a lot of bass emphasis during special effects, often not trying to reproduce a realistic or state of the art 'proper' sound. Many times imo the sounds they used were rather dull. Even the opening scene with the nuclear explosion reminded me of some of the worse bass effects in Titan AE: (mostly) fun to hear, but not connecting me with the scene in question. I saw Terminator 3 yesterday, having never seen it before, and I thought they could have done the sound a lot better. It is a very recent movie, so no excuse there.

    U-571, especially the opening, has really great sound, as do the other movies I mentioned. The lightning and rain, as well as the gun shots of Open Range f.i. are very well done too. :)
     
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    M&K plus SVS, truly a match made in heaven, but I would say that :D
     
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    Hi Ian,
    Yes i just could not resist any longer and had to do it :D
    Getting all my DVD's Lined up ready for the arrival :clap:
    should be fun
    Think i'll have to warn the neighbours :devil:

    John
     
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    As a change from the classic bassy DVD films I've just got hold of the Blue Man Group "Complex" CD. But our cat is recovering from an op so I'm not even allowed to turn the system on tonight. This group is mentioned on the SVS website as going very low. We'll see (or rather hear) tomorrow. I just hope their music is as good as their reputation for deep bass. :smashin:

    Nimby
     
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    I think another good demo would be the opening scene to LOST IN SPACE great explosions to open the film :eek:

    John
     
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    nimby: how you getting on with that CD?

    i just played the darla tank scene. i now understand. :D although in my room, i would actually require another 20-39PC+ for reference level, it bottomed out at -5db. but thats ok cos we prefer -10db for most films.

    how much more headroom for the LFE channel would a second sub give anyway?
     
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    Hi Chris
    Have you got two ports blocked on the svs ?thats why it bottomed out at -5DB they do say to be careful when tuned to 12hz at high spl.
    Cheers Gonzo. :)
     
  20. chrisgeary

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    gonzo: yes, two ports blocked. of course, now i remember. reduced SPL but greater extension. but thats ok. just need another one now :D
     
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    It's certainly interesting. Imagine a guitar based rock music group with people beating the wotsits out of long tuned PVC pipes. I quite like the sound they produce. There are some heavy bass moments particularly with drums. The whole CD is very strong on rhythm.
    The "Complex" album which I have has a number of guest vocalists with some quite catchy numbers. But it's never likely to become mainstream pop. :)

    Regarding your low sub tuning. I'd try pulling a plug out. You're tuned too low for high SPLs. There's not much happening at 12Hz even on the best DVDs. If there was you certainly wouldn't hear it! Get more bangs for your bucks! :devil:

    Try as I might I cannot bottom out my 16-46 PCi! Though I'd still like an Ultra just to be able to relax at any insane level I choose. Illogical, but I keep worrying my PCi will hit the stops. :blush: Despite seeing 110dB's uncorrected on my meter and the whole house shaking! I'm just not brave enough to go any higher! :laugh:

    Nimby
     
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    Bloody Hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Just Tried the Darla Scene in Findeing Nemo, the whole House shook :devil:
    Have not heard anything like this before :eek:
    Got to get some mates round to have a listen,now i know why all of you give the big thumbs up to SVS :smashin:

    Deep Clean & Powerful Base :devil: :devil: :devil:

    John
     
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    I take it that your SVS does outperform the REL :D
     
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    Ian what can i say, REL does not come anywhere near it :D :D :D

    John
     
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    Whats the general concensus for these plugs 2,1 or nowt? :)

    I have 2 plugged in and the dial set to 16hz.
     
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    in answer to both nimby and jack, i never watch films louder than -10db, so im not worried about bottoming out generally. that said, im still not sure whether ill stick with 12hz tuning, which i can hear!, or remove a bung and use the 16hz tuning. at the moment, i have the 2 bungs in and the ss filter set to 20hz. this, oddly enough, gives me a +/-2db response in room from 12hz to 56hz, then +/-4db from there to 100hz. if i remove the second bung, i would, i think, need to up the ss filter to 25hz to keep from getting a peak at 16-20hz. i like things as flat as possible. but since i dont listen over -10db, i dont need the highest SPL from my SVS at the moment. so i think ill stick with 2 bungs for now.

    out of interest jack, why did you set the ss to 16hz for a 12 hz tuning? im curious what your thoughts were, as i eventually set on 20hz for a 12 hz tuning, based on my ears and the excel spreadsheet/spl meter.
     
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    On the SVS Tuning sheet that came with my sub it states:

    Stock tune (no ports blocked) - 25Hz Subsonic Filter Knob

    With one port blocked - 20Hz Subsonic Filter Knob

    With two ports blocked - 16Hz Subsonic Filter Knob

    I havent fiddled with it so its still in its factory setup mode: 2 ports blocked and set to 16Hz.

    :)
     
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    I'm definitely ordering one as soon as I get back from the States, don't care what the wife says anymore :devil:
     
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    ah... now i understand =) duh, didnt read your signature and thought you had a cylinder!
     
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    I ordered ALL of my gear without "She who must be obeyed" knowing :devil:

    Got a bit of sh#t for it, but they soon calm down :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     

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