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Old 9th August 2007, 04:34 PM   #1
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What are good CDs that I can take with me for auditioning loudspeakers ?

I am hoping to get suggestions that have a fairly wide range of music/sound - bass, midrange, vocals, highs etc.. that will also help me determine or point out deficiences of speakers in a certain sub-ranges.

Also it would be nice to know what specifically to "listen for" in a track. For example, in Track#xx for XYZ CD the drum/violin/percussion/piano should sound like ... and NOT like ....

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Old 9th August 2007, 04:37 PM   #2
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Did you search?

There are plenty of good options here.
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Old 10th August 2007, 09:04 PM   #4
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Let me suggest that you make your own CD to audition speakers. That's what I did. Took tracks from 18 different CDs (keeping them in WAV format) and burned them to CD-R. That way I could have a wide variety of music from classical to jazz to blue grass to pop to oldies all on a single disc. I discovered that the places I took it to listen w/ wanted copies of it!

Remember to include tracks that are great performances, but are less than wonderful technically. You need to know what a speaker will do when you don't have technically great CDs. Otherwise, you may get speakers that make lesser recordings unlistenable. Don't want to be limited to just a few good recordings!

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