I'm waiting for the dvd from Netflix and I'm very excited, even more so now! Thanks for the mini-review Brian, you have me really excited!
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Odd i o , its not been released yet so no comparisons nor reviews are out but the r n d on this unit is legendary as JL has put everything they have into this monster . 3800 watts available , over 300 lbs 2 , 13.5 inch drivers and sealed enclosure to boot . It has a room eq and mic that comes standard to balance sub into room . Winning best in show at the 2004 Cedia and bringing down the house at the last CES , its got to be at the very least , a monster sub for theatre.
Wow for $7500, I hope it's a good woofer. My experience is that I'd rather do something like 4 or more Paradigm Servo 15's or M&K MX200's and such, which gives me more placement flexibility, driver reinforcement and efficiency, speed, and lack of distortion.
It's all good though. If you do have to use one sub, having a Parametric on board is handy, if necessary.
I used to sell the Wilson $10k sub. Don't think I could ever pay so much for a single sub...ouch!
As an addendum to my assertion that this is indeed a great sounding disc , I have only listened to the DTS version where I think the dialogue is crystal clear , the sub / lfe info is riveting yet there seems to be a lack of cohesiveness in the front to back field that I think is due to the surround info not being forceful enough in encoding to the dvd.I do not remember this problem in the theatre.I still think however that it is a reference disc visually and for low frequency info as well as dialogue intelligibility.Surround info however is rather restrained
Well I just picked up a cheap long interconnect to run my dvd player into my preamp so that I can hear the soundtrack in full tubed glory. I'm not really a home theatre guy so if anyone has any advice let me know. I'm only equiped to do stereo I assume that the main soundtrack is two channel right? I hope so because I'm not getting anymore speakers any time soon! Thanks in advance for your help. By the way Sin City will be here tomorrow according to Netflix, so I know what I'm doing on Saturday night!