Originally Posted by LugBug1
Originally Posted by Redcarmoose Most of the time public theater sound does not sound that good to me. Too loud and to distorted
Completely agree with that. Puts me off going to the cinema as much.
Originally Posted by Achmedisdead
I have never been to an IMAX theater....always wondered how it is.
Seating yourself in the ultimate seat of the theater takes some experience,to get the best sight lines and killer sound.
The first rule is to sit directly in line with the projector's beam.
Look back and situate yourself with the windows of the projector booth.
If you are neurotic,some technicians state the ideal seating distance is 1.5 screen lengths back.
Sit in line with the first of the surround speakers - too far back and sound signals interfere with those coming from behind the screen ; too close and it becomes a mush of ambience behind you.
This location usually coincides with the edges of the screen at the limits of your peripheral vision,your field of view filled without needing to turn your head.
The best cinema sound in Toronto is the Toronto International Film Festival Bell Lightbox Cinema 1
It is considered one of the best on the planet for moviegoers.
When the venue was constructed they made it a "room within a room" situating the inner structure upon rubber padding to create audio isolation from the rest of the building.
A hush sets in acoustically as you walk down the hall to your seat,you know it's going to be special.
It's the closest you'll come to seeing a film from within a recording studio - headphones or home theater rivaling the 7.1 Mayer Sound Acheron Audio System
in this hall ?
I'd have to hear it to believe it.
Next in sound is the UltraAVX Cineplex Silvercity at Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto.
Newest technology from Dolby Labs,the only place in Canada with Dolby Atmos (64 Channel surround sound)
Got that ?
Rather than a traditional surround setup,where speakers on the walls all share the same audio information,mixers can now target individual points in the room.
There are even a dozen or so speakers hanging from rails above the audience's head,meaning that the entire venue becomes an audio playground for the filmaker.
Seeing The Hobbit mixed in this format is an exciting development that simply cannot be replicated at home and makes for a truly immersive sound field.
These types of cinematic sound are well worth the price of admisssion.
Courtesy of Jason Gorber - thanks for pointing out all the best seats at nine Toronto screens.Edited by 5aces - 1/19/13 at 11:10am