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Bassotronics & Bassmekanik – ‘Bass, I love you’
‘Bass, I Love You’ is an instrumental song that has a great piano melody, but delivers some great foundational bass. While the feel of the song is fairly light and airy, the bass anchors it solidly and provides a great listening experience. I found that the HRS-12 did a great job of delivering a clean and powerful bottom end while at the same time giving the music a smooth and elegant feel. BassBoy – ‘Blinded by the Bass’
Blinded by the Bass has become one of my favorites for testing subwoofers. The bass in this song lends itself very nicely to audibly identifying deficiencies in a subwoofer’s sound quality. The bass is so predominately thick that distortion will be easily identified by the pounding repetition as each measure passes. The HRS-12 again displayed it’s “can-do” attitude as it reproduced the low end with perfect bass reproduction and utmost clarity. This is the one song in my music listening tests that by far impressed me the most and I give the HRS-12 an A+ for its ability to reproduce a quality sounding bottom end. Clint Mansell – Requiem for a Tower
I really enjoy this piece of music every time I hear it. It is very inspirational and evokes a feeling of overcoming the odds every time I hear it. There is plenty of percussion throughout the song, but it is mostly localized to the bridge sections and is very emotional in nature however; throughout the build of the song, there are some awesome timpani moments that really give the song its soul and the HRS-12 delivered once again with flying colors. When played through the right system, this song always gives me chills and this time was no exception.
War of the Worlds (2005)
I need a new scene for testing as I am beginning to tire of the emergence scene. From the time the ground starts to rumble until the time that the tripod starts destroying everything that moves, the HRS-12 delivered. The impact of this little subs bass could be felt from beginning to end. The only shortfall was the moment when the tripod stands and there is a low frequency that did not come out as predominately as I would have liked to have heard. Tron: Legacy
The lightcycle scene has become one of my recent favorites to test with. The bottom end laden audio track suits a subwoofer test very nicely. From collisions and low frequency cycle hums to the Daft Punk soundtrack, there is plenty to hear and feel. The HRS-12 was able to accurately reproduce the frequencies and give a firm vibration that allowed me to become immersed within the scene in my make shift listening area. Cloverfield
Cloverfield is another one of my favorite movies to test with these days. The bass is just awesome and ground shaking as the giant monster rampages through New York City and destroys everything in its path. This is the one time in all of my listening tests that I thought the HRS-12 fell just a bit short. The thing I felt was missing was the deep roar that sort of penetrates when Clover is stomping around. It was there, just not as much as I would have liked to have felt.
Test GearMicrophone: IBF-Akustik EMM-8 SPL-calibrator: IBF-Akustik SC-1 Pre-amp: IBF Akustik MP-1R Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 PC: Dell Latitude E6400 OS: Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Software: REW
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