All my life I’ve craved a proper surround-sound stereo system, with a sub-woofer to match. Finally, after seven years, I succumbed and bought one from Richer Sounds for the bargain price of £130.
After an afternoon of wiring up the speakers, putting them in the right place, hiding the wires (I was in hogs’ heaven!) I put the system through its paces with a selection of DVDs I have.
Alas, sad as it may seem, none of them rocked and shook my socks as much as the Dolby Digital 5.1 mix on the Doctor Who: Resurrection of the Daleks DVD.
The theme tune rocked, and pounded, The explosions were stunning. if I closed my eyes, i would have sworn I was hearing a great Hollywood production, instead of a 1984 sci-fi TV production on a miniscule budget, with visual effects to match. Amazing.
My ears are still ringing.