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russ abbott - royds brother wrote:

Worst recoding i can find

and see if i can get money off for the speakers sounding so bad:cool:

:D:cool:

Although the dealer will think you are nuts for wanting to buy them.

Welcome Russ.. nice handle BTW.:^

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russ abbott - royds brother wrote:

Thanks,

nice to be here-looks a good forum and have only just found it.

great name russ welcome it's great here.

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now I have the Yam 1500, I can make my own 'better than the real cd compilations' from CD or vinyl... I think it's important to hear a mix of crap recordings and good ones when you audition, so as to find a system that makes your rubbish sound decent anyway...I mean music you like, just badly produced. To this end I would record the following + a few others...

Antiphone blues, from OPUS 3 recording of the same name

Bird on a wire from Jennifer Warnes album 'famous Blue raincoat'

Is there anybody out there? from Floyd's The Wall

Diamonds on the souls of her shoes...Paul Simon, Gracelands

Beethoven's 9th choral (at the point where the voices first come in)

and probably a bit of Chopin

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I agree more or less with what Rockmeister said in his posts - it is useful to have recordings you know and like, and to try those you know and dislike. CDR etc of similar known liked/disliked vinyl-recordings can be very helpful also.

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Yes, that makes sense to me too. In the past I have just tried to take different types of music but they were all tracks that sounded good (on my setup). But if you also take tracks that don't sound too good on your current equipment and the demo equipment makes it sound better, then you've got a reason to upgrade.

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If you want to findout how well a CDP or system can project a sound stage I'd suggest Jean Michel Jarre's "Aero" album from 2004. I listened the other week fairly late at night with the lights off. There seemed no justice for whereI perceived the sound's where coming from comparedtowhere the speakers where. I did the old close your eyes and point to where you think a certain sound is coming from. It turned out the sound stage was about twice the width of the speakers, but with no gaps in between. Very wierd!!!

Oh sod it, it's 1am & I'm off to go and have another listen!:shock:

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... Probably CDs for me to take/try would be originally-1973 Paul Simon 'There Goes Rhymin' Simon' (original CD & CD remaster) as well as probably Eva Cassidy 'Live At Blues Alley'. I however do not think that the equipment-'portrayal' of these in e.g. dealer's would be as good as I hear in this room.

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Hi Guys, I am from Singapore...........

This is my Virgin Post......

These are the cds i'd bring for auditions ,always:

1812 Festival Overture, op.49 - Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra (Full Orchestra)

Marissa - Dave True Story (Vocals)

Money For Nothing - Dire Straits ( Bass / Rock)

Cheers Bros;)

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f_spider wrote:

Hi Guys, I am from Singapore...........

This is my Virgin Post......

These are the cds i'd bring for auditions ,always:

1812 Festival Overture, op.49 - Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra (Full Orchestra)

Marissa - Dave True Story (Vocals)

Money For Nothing - Dire Straits ( Bass / Rock)

Cheers Bros;)

Hi There F_spider.

We have another member based in Singapore too.

i am with you on Money for Nothing. It's a great track for testing out dnyamism and bass control.

Hope you enjoy the tent.:^

regards,

James.

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