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#329701 - 11/26/10 08:40 PM Bass demos
DreamTheater Offline
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Just thought it would be fun to ask you guys about any particular movies/scenes you consider excellent all around bass demos. Obviously War of the Worlds is one of my favorites for low, loud, and relentless bass.
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#329705 - 11/26/10 09:55 PM Re: Bass demos [Re: DreamTheater]
Hansang Offline

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Flight of the Phoenix. The desert storm scene!
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#329714 - 11/27/10 02:18 AM Re: Bass demos [Re: Hansang]
jakewash Offline
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A search of the forum should yied numerous threads on this subject, as long as you can get the search to work wink

My SVS manual lists these:

The Iron Giant - Chase through forest scene 8 20 min. into movie
- Robot Landing Scene 10 25:40
- Green Room Scne 27 1:11:40

Antz - Terror from above Scene 17 51:48

The Matrix - Where we are grown Scene 12 42:55
- Landing in fight Scene 15 50:51
- Chopper shootout Scene 31 1:47:15

Das Boot - Depth Charges Scene 21 59:30
- Storm surfing scene 25 1:15:15
- Hitting bottom 53:15 Scene 17

Apollo 13 - Lift off Scene 13 33:15
- Coming home Scene 53 2:05:43

Titanic - We can't leave him Scene 22 2:21:50
- Ship Splitting 2:41:30
- Last Gasp 2:42:05

Blade - Footstep Scene 4 7:15
- Door Blown Scene 20 50:05

Aliens - Ship drop Scene 9 41:20
- Awakenings Scene 15 1:12:52

Apolcalypse Now - Chopper Ride Scene 2 0:19:47
- Arc Light Scene 4 0:26:02
- Grenade Launch Scene 12 1:27:58

Contact - Bombing Scene 28 1:36:30
- Space Truckin Scene 33 1:55:56

Dark City - Let the tuning commence Scene 8 34:30
- City make over Scene 15 1:27:45

My recommendations are:

Saving Nemo - Darla Tap Scene
- Submarine fall/hits ground

Lord of the Rings - FOTR very begining fight scene upto finger hits ground. Lots of other good momments in the entire trilogy.

Any Star Wars movie series pick virtually any explosion.

U571 - Depth charge scene

Pulse - heart beating very low LFE

Eagles - Farewell Tour Live from Melbourne - Very good bass throughout the DVD.

Iron Man - Exit out of Cave
- Just about any Fight scene

Incredible Hulk - Anytime he is the Hulk

Transformers - Last battle scene has one very exceptional piece of LFE

Forgot to add Kung Fu Panda Skidooosh scene

Edited by jakewash (11/27/10 02:48 AM)
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#329716 - 11/27/10 02:45 AM Re: Bass demos [Re: jakewash]
ClubNeon Offline

Registered: 02/06/09
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Loc: Western Maryland, USA
I think one of the new bass kings is the raid on the dragon mountain in How to Train Your Dragon.
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#329723 - 11/27/10 07:54 AM Re: Bass demos [Re: ClubNeon]
Ya_basta Offline

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Cloverfield and Iron Man 2.
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#329724 - 11/27/10 08:32 AM Re: Bass demos [Re: Ya_basta]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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I'm feeling compelled to once again post my favorite demonstration of bass capabilities:

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#329726 - 11/27/10 09:31 AM Re: Bass demos [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Adrian Offline

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Largemouth vs Smallmouth....which has more bass?

Should add Master and Commander(cannon salvos) to Jay's list btw.
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#329727 - 11/27/10 09:46 AM Re: Bass demos [Re: Adrian]
CatBrat Offline

Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 6015
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
Having recently watched the blu-ray version of The Sound of Music, there is some pipe organ music with good bass in the 2nd half of the movie during the wedding scene in the Catholic church.

#329736 - 11/27/10 10:45 AM Re: Bass demos [Re: CatBrat]
billy p Offline

Registered: 08/25/09
Posts: 179
Loc: Markham, Ont
AVS has a sticky in their sub forum which gives an extensive list of LFE from music to moveies. As for a current favorite I'd have to say Percey Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief was excellent and IMO a great source for reference level viewing.

I highly recommend, Bill.... smile

Edited by billy p (11/27/10 10:54 AM)

#329746 - 11/27/10 01:21 PM Re: Bass demos [Re: billy p]
Ya_basta Offline

Registered: 06/23/07
Posts: 4322
Loc: Sitting down somewhere
Yep, here's their list-

Top Movies With Bass - Rated
(Work in Progress)

* Please rate them as you feel, I don't want to be to the only rating source.

5 stars

The Haunting
Flight of the Phoenix
Hot Fuzz
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Live Free or Die Hard
The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King
Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World
War of the Worlds

4 1/2 stars

Blackhawk Down
The Dark Knight
Finding Nemo
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Horton Hears a Who!
Iron Man
Man on Fire
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Titan A.E.

4 stars

30 Days of Night
Babylon A.D
Casino Royale
The Chronicles of Riddick
Fantastic 4
Harry Potter: Order of The Phoenix
The Incredibles
Kung Fu Panda
The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers
The Matrix Revolutions
Max Payne
Mr. Brooks
Open Range
Pearl Harbor
Shoot 'Em Up
X-Men 3: The Last Stand

3 1/2 stars

Batman Begins
Dragon Wars: D-War
The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift
Flags of Our Fathers
King Kong (2006)
The Matrix
Minority Report
Monster House
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End
The Simpson's Movie
Superman Returns
We Were Soldiers

3 stars

Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind
Crimson Tide
DOA: Dead Or Alive
Fifth Element
Ghost Rider
House Of Flying Daggers
The Island
Monster's, Inc.
Running Scared
Sin City
Smokin' Aces
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Toy Story 2

2 1/2 stars

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