I often wonder why folks suggest using Rap/Hip-Hop to test their subwoofers. While it's true that most of that kind of "music" has a monotonously thumping bass line, most of those bass notes are not really in the infrasonic range (< 40Hz). They actually reside in the 60-200Hz region.
If you *really* want to test your subwoofer's capability/quality, I would suggest the use of pipe organ music. AFAIK, it is the only instrument capable of serious output of sub-30Hz tones. JackFish made a great call there.
Recordings of actual earthquakes would also suffice. And some of those go down into the single-digit Hz territory...
Post by roadrunner on Mar 14, 2013 13:15:38 GMT -5
Reference Recordings has quite a few albums with true sub sonic content. They have quite a few releases with pipe organ music, bass drums, Japanese Taiko drums, bass, piano, and other symphony instruments. At this past Emofest I brought several of my RR HDCD albums with me to audition the Stealth 8 speakers and found passages in nearly all of them that drove the Stealth 8 into submission. Even a speaker as formidable as the Stealth 8 need a good musical sub to handle the lower octaves of well mastered orchestral recordings.
Justice for all, Metallica with it's double kick combinations and bass runs are worth a listen
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Post by Kris Deering on Jul 30, 2013 14:00:43 GMT -5
If you look in the HT builders section of AVS forum there are a couple of demo discs that have been developed for demos or testing. There is an ultimate bass demo disc that is good, but the other demo discs test bass and more and have some great clips. Granted you have to download them and burn them to a disc, but they are great for showing a bunch of discs without waiting for loading and stuff.
But for those looking for great clips, here are what I recommend:
Pulse: The Server Room scene (insane) Flight of the Phoenix: Plane crash War of the Worlds: Pod Emergence Terminator Salvation: Big robot thru the motorcycle terminators (this is a great scene for bass, surrounds and dynamic range) Tron Legacy: Light cycle battle Incredible Hulk: Pulse cannons and end fight How To Train Your Dragon: End batter with big dragon Kung Fu Panda: Escape from prison and end battle