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#62919 - 09/30/04 02:49 PM Finding Nemo - Darla Tap scene Demo concern
GaryG Offline
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Registered: 08/10/04
Posts: 6
I recently demoed the Epic 60 Axiom Speaker set paired with a SVS PB1-ISD Sub driven by a Denon 3803 receiver at an Axiom Owner's place. I really liked everything about this system till I demoed the Finding Nemo - Darla Tap scene. With his setup the tap sounded more like DUB-DUB instead of TAP-TAP. I hope you readers will understand what I am trying to point here.

Was this sound because of the SVS sub or the Axiom Speakers? One of the professional reviews I read on Axiom does say that Axiom speakers cut-off some frequencies and some (very-very few) of the posts I have read on SVS also do say that SVS produces just a blob of sound with no notes. Unfortunately I couldn't take up any more time of that owner (who I don't know personally) that day to really try to find the culprit and nor do I want to bother that owner again. I am in the market for both speakers and subwoofer and am sure one of this in his system was removing the definition of the Tap sound. So, I am hoping current owners can point out which component was at fault here.

Thanks in advance.
Gary

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#62920 - 09/30/04 02:54 PM Re: Finding Nemo - Darla Tap scene Demo concern
spiffnme Offline
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
I don't recall it sounding like "tap-tap" myself. Though I haven't watched it in quite some time. I recall it being more of a HUGE "doom-doom". I know it shook the heck out of my house.


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#62921 - 09/30/04 03:01 PM Re: Finding Nemo - Darla Tap scene Demo concern
SirQuack Offline
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Registered: 01/29/04
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Loc: Iowa
I have watched Nemo a number of times with my system and Denon 2805, I'll have to watch it again, not real sure what tap tap scene your referring to? I guess I have never heard of Axiom's cutting off frequencies, unless your referring to a crossover setting for the main/sub settings? I am utterly impressed with the sound of this combination.


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#62922 - 09/30/04 03:05 PM Re: Finding Nemo - Darla Tap scene Demo concern
spiffnme Offline
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
What other systems have you heard this scene with? What did is sound like on them?


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#62923 - 09/30/04 03:06 PM Re: Finding Nemo - Darla Tap scene Demo concern
ringmir Offline
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Registered: 02/03/04
Posts: 619
Loc: boston
When I played that scene in my living room, it sounded like darla's "tap" was more like "the footsteps of doom". I'm pretty sure the scene is designed to be thundering and frightful, like it might sound underwater to tiny ears if someone tapped hard on the glass wall.
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#62924 - 09/30/04 03:27 PM Re: Finding Nemo - Darla Tap scene Demo concern
curtis Offline
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Registered: 05/28/03
Posts: 1501
Loc: Manhattan Beach, CA
got to remember....that is how the fish were supposed to be hearing it.

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#62925 - 09/30/04 03:46 PM Re: Finding Nemo - Darla Tap scene Demo concern
oldskoolboarder Offline
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Registered: 05/25/03
Posts: 2181
Loc: Menlo Park, CA
Yeah, on my m22's/VTF2, it's more like BOOM! BOOM!


Edited by oldskoolboarder (09/30/04 03:46 PM)

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#62926 - 09/30/04 03:53 PM Re: Finding Nemo - Darla Tap scene Demo concern
WhatFurrer Offline
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Registered: 12/02/03
Posts: 692
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
On my M60's with SVS 20-39 PC+, its "DOOM! , DOOM!"...and stuff falls off the walls...

Not any more...after using Quake Secure

Great for Demo's!

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#62927 - 09/30/04 03:55 PM Re: Finding Nemo - Darla Tap scene Demo concern
bigjohn Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
gary- i believe you are thinking of the 'tap,tap' simply in the description of the scene.. she is 'tapping' the glass. i assure you, it isnt supposed to sound like a 'tap'. it is supposed to be a BOOM, or DUB as you call it. even with my mid-grade vega, it shakes the house.

i think you may be confusing your expectations with whats actually on the soundtrack.

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#62928 - 09/30/04 03:57 PM Re: Finding Nemo - Darla Tap scene Demo concern
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8133
Loc: Tacoma
I'd agree with the other posts; what makes the Darla Scene so spectacular for HT/Sub demo is the tremendous amount of very low frequency energy. It don't think it is *supposed* to sound like "tap tap". Like Curtis said, your vantage point is within the tank.
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