Wingless Garuda

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Wingless Garuda wrote:

Presumably you need to demo kit with CDs that you know and which can show up any deficiences in the demo kit. I listened to 8 tracks on a recent demo and that seems too much - when you swap kit, you can't remember what track x sounded like on the other kit.

4. Ingenue (k.d lang)

The Mind Of Love for female vocals and guitar.

Any pointers appreciated!

KD Lang disc seconded and glad theres someone else who appreciates this fantastic album :)

Donald Fagen- Kamakiriad is a great hifi demo album

Dire Straits- Brothers in Arm SACD/CD dual layer, say no more

Tori Amos- Little Earthquakes

Faithless- Irreverence- track 6- Don't leave...fuck me thats got good bass on it :D

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Sony6million wrote:

is track 6 not Insomnia?

Insomnia is track 6 on Reverence. On the remix disc, Irreverence, track 6 is Don't leave. Pm me if you don't have Irreverence- its awesome :)

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Albums I use to test are as follows;

Nitin Sawhney - Beyond Skin (To see how the speakers handle stupidly deep bass)

Mary Black - No Frontiers (Test's vocals, instrumentals and the sound stage of the system)

At the moment, they are the only ones that I can remember.

Paul.

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Guest purplepleaser

pjdowns wrote:

Albums I use to test are as follows;

Nitin Sawhney - Beyond Skin (To see how the speakers handle stupidly deep bass)

.oh my little proac's .in my top three albums.respect:dude:

lee

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Thanks to Mikedefacto I will use Metro Area-Metro Area. Great music,lots going on,and very good bass.

cheers lee

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Guest purplepleaser

I am going to go on about Gaelle -Transient. I have been listening to this today and track number seven Repetition has left me lost for words. It has made my little set-up sound scarily good ,amazing highs,the most attack in the mids that i have ever had, and even tight controlled bass.I hoped that my little system could sound this good but it shocked me. This track may not work for every one nor will everybody like the music but i had to mention it .This is the show off track:cool:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0006B97MU/qid=1127773276/sr=8-1/ref=pd_ka_1/026-1001157-0921203

Lee:oj:

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Nothing beats Daft Punk's Homework, for testing bass, rythm & timing.

The Police - Every Breath You Take, forbashingthe tweeter.

Gergiev/Kirov reading of Sheherazade for dynamic swings and instrument seperation.

Rounded off with three very different voices: Andreas Scholl (counter tenor), Gwyneth Herbert(sweet & breathy) & Tom Waites (gravely & harsh).

DT

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One thing Saturday's cable test proved was that The Yardbirds' 1967 "Roger the Engineer" has lashings of squeaky shrieky treble,that requires a very serious system to even begin to tame...

churz, eofs

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Lamb - Fear of Fours. Gabrielle is always a good track

Statues by Moloko

Beyond Skin by Nitin Sawhney, track 2 and 4 heartily recommended fro demos.

The Killers - Hot Fuss

Damien Rice - O : Delicate is a good demo tune

The Downward Spiral or All that Could have been by Nine Inch Nails.

Basically, take along music you know very well.

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Jeff Buckley - Grace (because it's varied and dynamic)

Massive Attack - Blue Lines/Protection/Mezzanine (bass of course)

Antonio Forcione/Sabina Scubbia - Meet Me in London (it's on the Naim label!)

Crazy Penis - The Wicked is Music ('cause it's funky and it's groovy and it makes me want to dance)

Keith Jarrett/Jack DeJohnette/Gary Peacock - Whisper Not (lots of atmosphere)

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LFO is good for testing stupily deep bass.

For testing rediculously high treble, Tango In The Night (Fleetwood Mac) on Vinyl

Propellerheads - Decksanddrumsandrockandroll has already been mentioned

Emma Shapplin - Carmine Meo (track 5, heaven in your house)

Herbie Hancock - Chameleon remastered

Leftfield - Swords (good for testing everything)

and of course London Underground by Ameteur Transplants. :P

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