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Old 11th July 2011, 04:43 AM   #1
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Default What are your favorite test tracks?

Title says it all.

So what are your go to tracks to show off your system (cd, dvd, bluray, etc)
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Old 11th July 2011, 05:03 AM   #2
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Old 11th July 2011, 05:38 AM   #3
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YouTube - ‪Dire Straits - News + lyrics‬‏
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Well, actualy just about anyhting off the Communique CD.

Also
Portishead - The Rip off the albumm Third.
You realy need to look at a wave plot of the track, to see how the dynamic levels are layered
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBOaLjtR4mw
At about 2:15 into the song, on a well tuned system, it is like a 3D projection is suddenly turned on, and the sound moves forward out from the speakers, the youtube track doesn't quite do it as well, or maybe its just my PC speakers...

Enya - Watermark
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiFTXckh0zU
Features oodles of loud content in the 20 to sub 20Hz area, including a 19Hz note that is 6dB louder than the highest level anywhere else on the disc

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We already have these threads:
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/music...ghlight=tracks
Best test tracks for imaging
test songs
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/music...highlight=test

Maybe time to combine some of them.
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Old 11th July 2011, 01:53 PM   #5
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I did do a search before I started this thread, I guess searching doesn't work when people don't actually spell out the word ie: 'fave' or use song instead of track. My bad for not thinking out of the box
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No worries! I can be hard to find these things if you haven't seen them. The forum software does an auto-suggest, but it's not always smart.

Continue to post here, I'll look into combining some of these.
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Well whenever I fiddle with my bass solutions I play Up on cripple creek by The Band. The whole album (The Band - The Band) has nicely textured bass by the way which can point you to any problems or whatever is lacking in that department. Also I use Coming in from the cold by Bob Marley from the album Uprising for the same thing. Especially the first few bars.
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Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl.

I only recently rediscovered that track. But it is rather good.
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Don't just tell us the track, tell us why you use it as a test. What are you listening for?
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https://rapidshare.com/files/1469350...ple_Creek.flac
https://rapidshare.com/files/3762137..._The_Cold.flac\
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