Best disc for showing off your system

danger boydanger boy Posts: 15,888
edited March 2002 in Music & Movies
This has probably been posted before.. but since i'm sorta new to this forum.. i thought i'd give it a go.

What disc do you put in your player to show off the audio in your system to your friends? This can be an audio CD, DVD, PS2, DVD audio, SACD, any digital format disc.

Which disc gives good bass, highs, or your system a good workout?

Some of my faves are.. for showing what the subwoofer can do.. i really like U-571 the underwater depth charges give my sub a workout..

SPR or course... for good surround sounds. Gladiator is good too. For audio only... Fleetwood Mac - Rumors in DVD audio is great... so is Hell Freezes over by the Eagles.
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  • juice21juice21 Posts: 1,866
    edited January 2002
    U-571 depth carges
    Phantom ****, opps, i mean menace lightsaber duel/pod race
    opening sequence to toy story 2
    matrix lobby scene
    that's the ones i can think of off the top of my head...
    ...the fOrce is strong with this one.
  • Ron-PRon-P Spaceman Spiff Posts: 8,511
    edited January 2002
    ~Titan A.E. :The Ice Field sequence
    ~Daylight: The tunnel explosion
    ~Moulin Rouge: The Green Fairy sequence
    ~Swordfish: The opening bomb sequence

    Peace Out~:D
    Ron dislikes a film = go out and buy it.
    Ron loves a film = don't even rent.
  • wangotango68wangotango68 Guest Posts: 1,056
    edited January 2002

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  • AaronAaron Posts: 1,853
    edited January 2002
    Elton John! (sorry, couldn't resist) :p

  • danger boydanger boy Posts: 15,888
    edited January 2002
    Originally posted by Aaron
    Elton John! (sorry, couldn't resist) :p


    Aaron you are evil and must be destroyed. ha ha ha.:p
    PolkFest 2012, who's going>?
    Vancouver, Canada Sept 30th, 2012 - Madonna concert :cheesygrin:
  • hsmithhsmith Posts: 6
    edited January 2002
    Lots of great dvds listed add ELO Zoom for me .Great quality video and DTS track,nice new songs.
  • yoeddyyoeddy Registered User Posts: 140
    edited January 2002
    DTS version of Saving Private Ryan baby!!
  • gidrahgidrah Posts: 3,031
    edited January 2002
    Grand Wazoo this week.
    Make it Funky! :)
  • joe logstonjoe logston Posts: 882
    edited February 2002
    i just got the walt diseys, atlantis the lost empire, the picure quatily is a lot differant from the sound, the sound is awesome, the video is like a adverage cartoon. the sound is dts, great bottem end but looking at the video its like looking at some thing diffrent, that it lisning to one movie, and seeing another. but sound is awesome, it will give your polks a work out. thanks, joe
    . rt-7 mains
    rt-20p surounds
    cs-400i front center
    cs-350 ls rear center
    2 energy take 5, efects
    2- psw-650 , subs
    1- 15" audiosource sub

    lets all go to the next ces.
  • trubluluctrubluluc Posts: 2,067
    edited February 2002
    The visuals were ok, audio....yesiree,
    the subs were definitely sublifying.

    "I'm sure it's better than it sounds."

    Mark Twains' response, when asked what he
    thought of Wagners music.
  • trubluluctrubluluc Posts: 2,067
    edited February 2002
    Is there really a difference in the double disk set?
    Or is it just "the making of" and all that stuff?

    "I'm sure it's better than it sounds."

    Mark Twains' response, when asked what he
    thought of Wagners music.
  • trend1trend1 Posts: 36
    edited February 2002
    Gladiator chapter 15
    Mains: Polk RTi 12 (Bi-Wired)
    Center: Polk CSi 5
    Surrounds: Polk FXi 3
    Rear: Polk FXi 3
    Sub: Polk PSW505
    Receiver: Denon 3805
    Power Amp: 2 Outlaw M-Blocks
  • axemanaxeman Posts: 170
    edited February 2002
    Try some older Days of the New or Dave Matthews and your ears will melt with pleasure. Tantric is another that makes the system shine.

    Just watched Pink Floyd "The Wall" on DVD the other night and it is a good test for the HT set up.

    An Unused Weapon Is A Useless Weapon!!
  • BrandonWBrandonW Posts: 57
    edited February 2002
    Prolly my favorite audio disc is U2, rattle and hum, REALLY does a great job from top to bottom, good highs, good mids, good bass, just a very complete sound and awesome to demo.

    One of the best soundtracks to me is still true lies, when they blow up the bridge, to the gun fight, and just overall great sound.

    Matrix has a great soundtrack but is a very 'green' movie and isn't a good demo for video.

    and lastly, the abyss special edition. Prolly one of my all time favorite movies...just something differant to view...

  • Mark H.Mark H. Posts: 5
    edited February 2002
    Originally posted by yoeddy
    DTS version of Saving Private Ryan baby!!

    My thoughts exactly. I just purchased a Toshiba 50HX81 and this was the first disc I put in.

    M2 surrounds (upgrading soon)

    M&K VX-4 powered sub

    Sony DVPS-7700 dvd
    Sony DB-935 amp

    I was in heaven.... :D

    After SPR came Last of the Mohicans DTS. Beautiful soundtrack.
  • naijerunaijeru Posts: 1
    edited February 2002
    HEAT has incredible sound throughout; some highlights

    *Armored car heist

    *Downtown LA shootout (awesome!)

    *Showdown at the airport (thunderous jetliners)

    The above are very bass heavy scenes, yet the movie has several 'quiet as a whisper' moments too, giving the system a good workout throughout it's range.

  • DcalebaughDcalebaugh Posts: 8
    edited March 2002
    My favorites for dvd sound are as follows:

    Pearl Harbor (low flying planes are awesome)
    True Lies (opening snow shootout)
    The Gift( makes me jump each time I watch it)
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