This article could be sub-titled "The day I introduced my cats to SENSURROUND"......! For those of you who weren't a mid 70's disaster film fan, the "sensurround" effect was introduced in the film "Earthquake"..a "B" movie gem that put to screen the terror of a massive slip along California's San Andreas fault. While L.A. was in the throws of an earthquake...the cameraman shook the frame...and the audience not so much heard as "FELT" the destruction. The phenomena resulted in "Earthquake" winning an Oscar for "Best Sound". What we didn't know then was that we had just experienced the full-on sub-woofer effect.
Fast forward 30 years to yesterday afternoon. In searching my library of dvds to review I decided to grab Metallica's "Black" album. It seemed like a timely pick as the band prepares to release their documentary "Some Kind of Monster" on July the 9th.
As an aside, it was also an attempt to get my stinking cats to stop using the grills of my reference series Klipsch speakers for scratching posts......#$%*#&*%#(*($#%*$#$&$$@#$#@....!