December 03, 2005 | Category:

De Facto Audio Test

After hearing two other stories about this and having done it myself before that, it seems like there is a de facto standard for testing hi-fi and home entertainment systems. It’s rather simple:

  1. Turn up your equipment as loud as you can, and ramp up the bass.
  2. Whack in a copy of the film Swordfish.
  3. Enjoy the madness that is the opening “human claymore” scene.

If the ball bearings don’t feel like they’re going past your head and the floor doesn’t rumble enough to upset the neighbours when the car lands, your equipment isn’t good enough.