Get your home theater ready. Do a MultEQ and make sure your subwoofers are tuned with a Sub EQ HT. It’s not only important that you see these explosions, or even hear them. What’s important, is that you feel them. These are Audyssey’s five film explosions to define film explosions.
Independence Day (1996) - We all know Bill Pullman as the knee-slapping President on NBC's 1600 Penn, but in the 1990s he was the veteran Commander-in-Chief leading an interstellar war. Unfortunately, before Will Smith could get to the aliens, the aliens got to the White House… and created one of the most memorable film explosions of all time. To create it, Hollywood effects master Michael Joyce used miniatures, an effect as old as film its self. The trick employs tiny versions of the subject matter filmed so that they appear to be actual size. Before craning cameras and helicopters, aerial shot were always done this way. The White House seen exploding in the film was actually a five-foot tall replica built by hand. But the rousing speech you hear declaring the world’s Independence Day? That’s all Bill Pullman.
The Matrix (1999) – In scale, the helicopter explosion that Trinity narrowly escapes is the smallest on our list, but the inventive effects and audio that the Wachowski siblings used were huge. The film’s ground-breaking aesthetic combines computer graphics with simultaneously recording cameras to alter the viewer’s relationship to space and time in a digital world, and with this explosion specifically, we see the building warp on contact… a surreal moment mimicked in the audio. Watch the clip and hear how they play with the way the matrix sounds.
The Dark Knight (2008) – The hospital explosion is both mesmerizing and haunting. The magnitude of the destruction is made to feel even bigger next to the indifference that Heath Ledger brings to his Joker. Now this film was originally released in IMAX, so to get the full explosive experience you would need your own Audyssey-tuned IMAX Theatre. Luckily the power of the explosion translates well to television. How did they pull this one off? Well while Independence Day relied heavily on miniatures and The Matrix on CGI, The Dark Knight created its raw energy the old fashioned way: by destroying a huge building. The hospital seen in the movie was the retired Brach’s candy factory in Chicago. And they actually blew it up.
Return of the Jedi (1983) – Do you remember where you were when the Death Star was destroyed? Of course you don’t. It happened a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. But we all remember seeing it. Now we could have easily put Luke’s X-Wing trip across the surface of the Death Star from Episode IV: A New Hope on this list, but Jedi’s ultimate annihilation of the original weapon of mass destruction was so much more gratifying, both visually and audibly. And that’s thanks in large part to THX audio, created by Audyssey co-founder Tomlinson Holman for this very film. Holman worked with George Lucas to build the THX standard that Lucasfilm still uses. Lucas wanted the Return of the Jedi experience to be universally explosive no matter where you watched it.
Michael Bay (1965-) – “But Michael Bay isn’t a movie,” you say. Ok. But if we were to do an actual list of the best movie explosions the top 50 would all be his. We thought we’d just give him the number one spot and leave some room on the podium. Now which single explosion is the best? That’s tough to call. The mansion explosion from Bad Boys II came about when a rich guy wanted the property he had just purchased destroyed and posted an ad in Variety magazine asking any film makers if they’d be interested in blowing it up. Lucky for us, Michael Bay made the phone call and what you see on film is actual footage of blowing a ten million dollar estate sky-high. The military explosions at the beginning of Transformers: Rise of the Fallen are the largest pyrotechnics display with live performers present in the history of entertainment. And with explosions, bigger is very often better. Bay films have also recreated the Pearl Harbor attack, destroyed Alcatraz, flattened Paris and even blown up what we can only imagine is Meat Loaf’s personal castle in the video for "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That.)"
While aurally, Audyssey strives to tune home theaters, equalize IMAX Theatres and optimize speakers, visually, no man has done more for the on-camera explosion than Michael Bay. And for that, we thank him.
Sound off and let us know which explosions we missed…
This Sunday, the music industry will take center stage at the 55th annual installment of the Grammy Awards. And while the media seem to be more consumed with possible wardrobe malfunctions than the contests themselves – we have our sights set on the night’s performances. More specifically, will the performers sing live or will they simply go through the motions?
Lip-synching – widely viewed as a necessary crutch for performance artists in all genres – periodically flares up in public debate, as it did last month when Beyoncé lip-synched her performance at the presidential inauguration. But given that President Obama’s real oath was actually one day prior, maybe Beyoncé’s lip-synching was a fitting complement to the President’s re-enactment.
Then again we live in an era of formulaic pop stars, many of whom rely more on auto-tune than on their own pipes. So why the outrage when we learn that the vocalists we adore shy away from signing live? After all, there are many physical and psychological reasons for lip synching, some more legitimate than the others. For example, cold weather performances are notoriously difficult for singers. Often performers on tour simply need to rest their vocal cords periodically to survive months on the road. Some venues are acoustically challenging and would be next to impossible to properly mix the audio in real time. Of course some performers simply aren’t that confident (or that good) performing live. For these reasons, using a backing track or simply lip-synching the entire performance is best for all concerned, including the audience.
All that said, the Grammys are supposed to showcase and honor the height of artistry in all music genres from polka to pop and from classical to children’s music. Is it too much to expect these artists to perform without a net? After all, a missed note here and there shouldn’t take away from what they have accomplished. To the contrary, showing a bit of imperfection may well shine favorably on these artists, giving them a luster of authenticity that fans are craving.
Sunday will feature around 45 performers covering the spectrum of musical genres we all enjoy. Look for tributes to Dave Brubeck and Levon Helm. It’s going to be a real great show.
We get a lot of questions about the science behind our amp app and the AMP Technology that powers it. We’ve gone over headphone profiles but a powerful force behind many of Audyssey’s audio technologies is psychoacoustics. Our engineers have spent many years studying how humans hear in order to make the best sounding speakers and headphones. And it’s those principles that define the Audyssey Dynamic EQ that’s in amp.
Audyssey Dynamic EQ is no mere equalizer. It adjusts the levels of your music in real time to accommodate the changes in the way your brain processes sound. Sometimes you listen to your music loudly and sometimes you listen quietly. It may depend on the song and it may depend on the situation. Damian Rice gets turned low and The Who gets turned up. At work, Songza gets turned down for ambiance and on the train you blast your headphones.
What’s important to know, though, is that you hear different frequencies better or worse at different volumes. For instance, a bass line at quieter volumes can perceptually disappear entirely. So if you’re playing Queen’s “Under Pressure” at 85 dB and you drop the volume down to 65 dB, the volume doesn’t just change… the song does. That’s where Audyssey Dynamic EQ comes in. It knows what happens to the sound curve at all volumes and adjusts on the fly, keeping the perceptual sound curve the same. That’s how every song, at every volume sounds as deep and clear as is does at reference volume.
Audyssey is the only company with Dynamic EQ technology and that’s why your headphones need AMP Technology to play at their best. Without it your headphones, no matter how good they are, can only play the flat signal that’s being sent to them. So even though they’re built for all the delicacy and power that your music demands, your device isn’t giving them the signal they need to show it off.
Headphone profile: What do we mean when we say that? Let’s say you’re using your Apple EarPods right out of the box with your iPhone 5. They’re very different then your over-ear Skullcandy Aviators. When you think about it, balancing music for both of these headphones the same way doesn’t make much sense. That’s why our engineers build every profile specifically for the headphones you’re using. When you pair the profile to amp or to a music player with AMP Technology, you get the best sound from your headphones.
In fact, every single headphone listed in our AMP Technology Database has been tested and tuned by our engineers who, after they found the perfect adjustment for each headphone model, created what we call a Headphone Profile for our database. The profile is the translation key of the exact levels and adjustments that amp needs to apply to your music so your headphones sound as deep and clear as possible.
And the database is always growing. Our engineers are constantly listening to and testing new headphone models. We take your suggestions very seriously and build out the database accordingly.
Another extremely useful feature of our database is that it lives in the cloud. All of our profiles are housed there and can be accessed whenever you need them. So if you just bought your new Sennheiser HD 203 headphones and want to amp your music you can do it right there in Best Buy. Plug in your headphones and select “Choose New Headphones” then “Add headphones.” Select the make (e.g. Sennheiser) and the model (HD 203) and download the profile. You’re ready to rock.
And the beauty of the cloud is that the database doesn’t take up memory storage on your device. If you get a new pair of Bose Headphones or you’re borrowing your friend’s Sol Republics, all you need to do is select them and get the profile. In seconds the new profile is ready to play. Cloud-based storage means that no matter how extensive our database gets, it will always be accessible without any slowed playtime or bulk memory usage.
And, of course, every profile is free. No matter how many you use.
And what makes our profiles so good? Well aside from the personal work that our engineers put into each one, they’re smarter. Audyssey Dynamic EQ is a real-time tonal balance technology that adjusts for psychoacoustic variances effected by volume. If that sounds complicated it’s because it is. amp is the only app with Audyssey Dynamic EQ audio technology. Without it, you can never get an optimized sound at every listening level.
What questions do you have about the AMP Technology Database or our headphone profiles? Post them below.
2012 was a great year of movies. In fact, there were so many great films that many of the most hyped ones have all but fallen off the radar. The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit and The Avengers, despite getting a lot of box-office buzz aren’t getting much from Oscar anymore. And with the nominations out it seems to be a close race between a handful of favorites. Lincoln, as many Spielberg films do, has risen to the top. Les Misérables is right behind and David O. Russel’s surprise The Silver Linings Playbook is nominated left and right. There are a few audio-related stories to come out of the nominations that we’d like to take a look at.
Best Original Song (“Before My Time” from Chasing Ice, “Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from Ted, “Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi, “Skyfall” from Skyfall, “Suddenly” from Les Misérables) - It’s an award that has been won in recent years by some eclectic artists; Randy Neuman, Annie Lennox and Three 6 Mafia to name a few. So there really isn’t a nominee that would surprise us anymore. Though Seth MacFarlane’s nomination for his foul-mouthed number in Ted is interesting, especially since he’s hosting the awards. Most notable in this category though is Adele’s nomination for “Skyfall.” She just won the Golden Globe, could she really win an Oscar just one year after winning 6 Grammy Awards? That’s a pretty amazing feat from a girl whose last album was titled 21 (after her age.)
Best Original Score (Dario Marianelli for Anna Karenina, Alexandre Desplat for Argo, Mychael Dann for Life of Pi, John Williams for Lincoln, Thomas Newman for Skyfall) - John Williams is nominated for the 10th time in this same category since 2000. He’s been nominated for an Oscar 48 times in his life and won five. He’ll have to beat Golden Globe-winner Mychael Danna for Life of Pi, and with Ang Lee an Academy favorite unlikely to win much else, it may prove hard. Though, at 80 years old and fresh off a Spielberg epic that might sweep, expect the academy to give John Williams a look this year. He hasn’t won since 1993, after all (and that was 18 nominations ago.)
Sound Editing (Argo, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Skyfall, Zero Dark Thirty) - Well Les Misérables is not nominated. And we’re surprised we’re not surprised. After seeing the film, the sound editing (and mixing, which we’ll get to) was extremely unimpressive. Though this could be a result of a director’s choice to keep the songs as whole takes, limiting the amount of editing responsibility placed on the editor. Surprised we are surprised though, about Django Unchained’s nomination. It was a great film with a lot of audio in different contexts to play with. Tarantino’s style of bleeding between genres adds an extra constraint, so to see Wylie Stateman recognized is not the shocking part. The surprise is a greater comment on Quentin Tarantino’s work as a director. His films are no longer looked at as simply edgy gore-fests with limited appeal. They are controversial, top-notch films and to be considered in all categories.
Sound Mixing (Argo, Les Misérables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Skyfall) - It’s interesting that the big actions films of the summer, The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises, didn’t get a nod here. And more interesting that Brave and The Hobbit were unrecognized, having been the first (and only) films mixed for Dolby’s vector-based Atmos surround sound. But among the five nominees, three films are nominated for both Sound Mixing and Sound Editing: Argo, Life of Pi and Skyfall. Les Misérables, as we said, is not one of them. And its nomination in this category is questionable. Mixed at 7.1 it made almost no use of the rear and wide surround channels. There was no creativity in the vocal and instrumental mix opting for a simplistic proscenium feel, with vocals coming from direct center while music was balanced more-or-less evenly from the front sides. With so much to work with, and in lieu of the live orchestra that Broadway offers this musical, the mix was uninventive and disappointing. The enveloping action sequences in Skyfall complemented a pushy score. They get our vote.
Usually the most amazing things in Vegas happen on a Cirque du Soleil stage, but last week technology companies from around the world descended on the desert town to show off their own magic. There were television companies, car companies, headphone companies and all varieties of gadgets and gizmos you can think of, but the show stoppers were in the world of mobile. Even Audyssey was talking about our new AMP Technology for mobile devices. But for those of you who couldn’t make the trip, we took a few notes. Here’s five things you wish you saw:
The Samsung Youm Flexible-Display Technology – It’s exactly what it sounds like: a touch-sensitive screen that can bend and twist. Now it may seem a bit gimmicky, but think of how this changes the existing form factors for smartphones and tablets. Some screens rolled around the corner of phones for side angle message displays while others unrolled out of the phone like a scroll.
SpareOne – The SpareOnePlus cellular phone isn’t designed to be an every day use phone. It’s an emergency phone that runs off a single AA battery. Now how long could a single AA battery last, you ask? About 15 years, claims the company. And the ten hours of talk time should be more than enough time to call for help.
President Clinton Speaks at CES – Well he’s the new brand ambassador for Samsung’s Hope For Children Program so it wasn’t as random as it might seem, but he was also the most powerful man in the world during the internet boom and now he’s saying “the world needs more smart phones.” Talking to the power of mobile devices in lifting the poor, the former President pointed to education and the Arab Spring as evidence.
Mobile Gaming – A few years ago investors might have been surprised to see the huge numbers in gaming but not anymore. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry and as the world goes mobile so must the games. The Razer Edge tablet gaming system uses touch screen interactivity to enhance your gaming while Nvidia is using cloud-based gaming to boast “any game on any device.” Mobile gaming is an interesting avenue for us at Audyssey too. Look for some announcements from us later in the year on this front.
Water-Proof Devices – Type “I dropped my phone” into Google and you’ll see the most searched ending to that sentence is “in the toilet.” Now Otter makes a waterproof case, but it’s bulky and expensive. So why hasn’t anyone fixed this problem? After all, they made water proof watches back when Greg Louganis needed one. This year CES debuted a few water-proof cell phones. Most impressive is probably the Xperia Z. It’s safe under water for up to 30 minutes.
If you know music then you know Songza. They’re the playlist magicians whose iOS app nabbed nearly a million downloads in its first week on the market. They’ve built a pretty strong following on the internet (needless to say) and, as music goes mobile, so must the platforms. Which brings us to their next big move: Us. Audyssey, that is, because the newest version of Songza’s iOS app includes the world’s best playback technology. Audyssey Media Player Technology is now embedded in the app itself and it works with more precision and personalization than anything else on the market.
Songza prides itself on offering the best playlists for any situation by employing a team of music experts who listen to the music, assess it, then compile it for your work mix, gym list, etc. What they haven’t done, is adjusted the playback itself for your headphones. And with such a wide variety of quality headphones on the market these days that can be a pretty significant step. So Songza turned to Audyssey.
We put our team of sound experts to work applying the science behind Audyssey MultEQ to headphones. It took a while, but the technology that transformed Home Theater is now fixing headphones. Audyssey is able to make specific audio filters for each individual pair: over-ear, in-ear, ear buds, EarPods, you name it. So far our database of headphone profiles has 140 different makes and models, and it’s still growing.
The result is a sound as perfectly selected for the listener as the playlist. Songza with AMP Technology is bringing the best to audio.
How does it work? Simply. When you plug your headphones in, AMP Technology detects the headphones, then asks which pair you’re using. The drop-down menus will give you a brand selection and then a model. You pick yours and get listening.
What if you own different pairs of headphones? Don’t worry, Songza will store multiple pairs so you don’t have to keep selecting them from the database.
After years of incorporating our technology into top-line AVRs, luxury cars and IMAX Theatres, Audyssey has seen masses of people hear the difference in great audio. But not many companies get the opportunity to flood 14 million ears with perfect sound at the same time. We’re excited, to say the least.
From London to Syria, from D.C. to an affluent suburb of Seoul, South Korea, it’s been an eventful year. We’ve compiled a list, in no particular order, of the sounds that defined it.
Shellings in Syria. The Syrian Uprising began 2012 under the constant threat of Western intervention. Twelve months later and after 20 months of civil war, not much has changed. The nearly constant shelling of rebel and civilian towns has left over 40,000 victims dead.
The pitter-patter of running “blades.” The 2012 London Olympics were filled with inspiring stories, but none crossed borders as much as when South-African Oscar Pistorius became the first Olympic double-amputee to compete… and advance. He may have fallen short of winning in the semi-finals, but the eventual Gold Medal winner, Kirani James, was so moved by Pistorius’ fire he personally asked to carry his number.
Gangham Style. Supported by the most atrociously attractive music video ever directed, Psy’s catchy K-Pop hit made the world forget about “Somebody That I Used to Know” and “Call Me Maybe.” Not to mention the dance number currently sits atop Justin Beiber’s “Baby Baby Baby” as the most watched YouTube video of all time.
Silence. On January 19th, the United States Department of Justice shut down the world’s largest pirating site, MegaUpload.com. Its founder (and globally recognized gamer) Kim Dotcom was seized and arrested in New Zealand, while Anonymous responded with shut downs of the DoJ, Universal Music and the RIAA websites. It was news applauded by the film and music industry, despite MegaUpoad’s plan to relaunch in January 2013 under a new name.
Mitt Romney and "the 47%." In a seemingly endless election, Mitt Romney, for all his positive traits, was caught on video during a May fundraiser with some disparaging remarks about 47% of Americans. The video was cycled through 100% of the electorate and, in November, Romney ended up with only 47% of the vote, a few percentage points shy of his opponent Barack Obama.
An orchestra of a thousand angels, all playing for the iPhone 5 – (We assume that’s who Apple hired for their commercials’ soundtrack.) After over a year of speculation, Apple made nerds’ dreams come true with the release of the much-hyped iPhone 5. In classic Apple fashion, the device was revered by the company as if it were the Hope Diamond. And, despite flaws in Apple Maps and a strong push by the Galaxy S III, the phone broke sales records.
Pussy Riot plays at Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior. When the all-girl punk rock band staged a protest concert on February 21, they incited more than just the audience. The performance would garner some of them the attention of Vladimir Putin, the concern of the world and three-year jail sentences.
The roar of Hurricane Sandy. The winds of hurricane Sandy were felt nation wide, as the gale force blew the Presidential elections to a halt and the eyes of the country towards the grief stricken East Coast.
Gun shots …in a crowded theater in Colorado, in a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, in an elementary school in Connecticuit. Culminating in last week’s Sandy Hook attack that struck, among others, 20 six and seven year-old students, Americans of all walks of life have been aghast at a year of horrific shootings.
The first voice broadcast from another planet. When NASA’s Curiosity Rover landed on Mars on August 6th UTC, scientists here on Earth were congratulated via a pre-recorded statement by NASA administrator Charles Bolden that was broadcast from the rover itself, over 100 million miles away. (Though this isn’t the first audio sent from a foreign planet. In 2005 the Huygens Space Probe, equipped with external microphones, recorded the winds of Saturn’s moon Titan, giving us actual sounds from outer space.)
As we count down to the big ball dropping, what are the sounds that you can't get out of your ears?
Dr. Dre says his headphones sound just like his studio, but Apple says theirs are designed for the shape of your ears. You believe over-ear types offer the best sound, but you don’t want to mess up your hair. There are hundreds of headphones on the market these days and many things to account for when you’re shopping. At Audyssey we care how your music sounds and how much you enjoy listening to it, so we wanted to touch on a few things to keep in mind when you’re getting your next pair of headphones.
There are few basic types of headphones: over-ear, on-ear and in-ear. The difference is exactly what you’d imagine it to be, but all come in various price points and quality.
Headphones that sit around your ear (over-ears, pictured above) open up your pinna to all the waves and create a little more space for the sound to move. They have bigger cups and can allow for bigger drivers, sometimes more than one. The best sounding headphones are often over-ear sets, but not all over-ear sets are created equal, so try them out. The size can be bulky and, to create the right seal, the band can put undue pressure on your head. And if you’re going out later, they might mess up your up-do.
On-ear headphones sit over the pinna but out of the ear canal. They can have some of the power and bigger sound of their over-ear counterparts with less of the bulk. Some people find them more comfortable, but a good seal is more challenging. On the other hand, they can be more convenient. Some on-ears even hook around your ears to eliminate the cumbersome headband.
In-ear sets (we’ll speak specifically to ear-buds a little later) usually drop the band entirely. They’re small and easy. You can roll them up and stick them in your pocket, hang them from your rearview mirror, shove them in your gym bag; they’re convenient. But do they sacrifice sound? Well they’re smaller so they have less space for the nuts and bolts. But you can fit a lot of technology in a little space these days. You want to find a pair with a good seal to keep the sound from leaking, especially in the lower registers. That means you’ll have to look for a good pair that sits comfortably inside your ear canal. And look for dual drivers.
We’ve mentioned the word “seal” a few times so it might be a good time to explain what we mean. We’re talking about the contact the headphone makes with your head or ear. A good seal prevents sound from seeping out (or in) and helps maintain your audio’s tonal balance. Low notes are especially dependent on a good seal.
Maintaining a great seal is the largest problem facing ear-buds, the form of in-ear headphones that sit inside your ear (on the concha) but not inside the ear canal. They’re the most convenient type of headphones, and thanks to Apple, they’re the most common. But their sound quality is the most difficult for designers to control due to the weak seal and variable fit.
Naturally, there are advantages and drawbacks to each style. Ultimately you have to take into account how you plan on using them. Most people own two or three sets depending on use: a set for jogging, a set for long-listening, etc. And, while Audyssey doesn’t have any of our own headphones on the market, we do have our engineers making some pretty big advances in headphone technology. Stay tuned for more.
We have a lot to be thankful for and every year, when we sit down for Thanksgiving, between the political arguments and the “when are you getting married” questions, our greatest reason to give thanks is our family. It’s not too often you get to see everyone anymore. So when the post-feed food coma kicks in, you have the perfect opportunity to watch a film together.
Modern technology can change the films that you thought you knew. Audyssey DSX expands 5.1 up to 11.2 and, beyond adding height and wide channels to expand the listening field, it changes the experience. Picking the right movie for the entire family can be tricky, so here's a little help to get you started.
Our list of the top ten films to re-experience with your family:
1) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) – Spielberg and Lucas’s best collaboration, Raiders' series of hard-hitting, quick-witted adventures introduced the world to a new kind of hero. Hear the expanding echoes in Indy’s opening cave heist and introduce the next generation to the daddy of Action-Adventure sagas.
2) Apollo 13 (1995) – With rockets, Houston and the vacuum of space, Audyssey DSX can take your living room to the final frontier.
3) Batman (1989) – Tim Burton has always been a master of eye candy, but the little ones will be excited to hear all the BANGs and POWs of the last generation’s caped crusader.
4) WALL-E (2008) – Pixar is known for reinventing visual story-telling, but their sound can be just as progressive. In fact, the studio mix of WALL-E is above the 5.1 of most movie theaters. You need an expanded home system using Audyssey DSX to capture all of the magic of Andrew Stanton’s robot love story.
5) Jurassic Park (1993) – Eighteen year olds who voted in Tuesday’s election were born after the release of Jurassic Park. It’s our responsibility to educate the next generation. And dinosaur roars in 11.2? Awesome.
6) How to Train Your Dragon (2010) – The most recent film on our list. The children in your family will be more familiar with this film than you are and you’ll be blown away by the medieval action, touching humanity and enveloping audio.
7) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) – This fantasy epic is English-subtitled and PG-13 so probably not the best choice for younger viewers, but Ang Lee’s imaginative action lends itself to visuals and sounds that could fill your entertainment room with magic and mystery.
8) The Godfather (1973) – Definitely for an older audience but a favorite to watch together. Coppola and Pacino brought a new level of naturalism to the performances and the environments. Expanded surround makes the wedding party dance around you, Italy come to life and the gunshots shake your chest.
9) Transformers (2007) – Michael Bay reimagines our 30-year-old toys to meet the world of today. Is it too much of an exaggeration to claim it bridged generations? The special effects of this film franchise are unparalleled and Audyssey DSX will make the sound match the visuals.
10) Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) – One of Will Ferrell’s funniest movies with surprisingly awesome racing scenes. With Audyssey DSX you’ll feel like you’re at the track.
BONUS: Star Wars, Episodes IV, V & VI (1977, 1980, 1983)- Duh.