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Old 30th November 2006, 05:46 AM   #131
bikehorn is offline bikehorn  Canada
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Pink Floyd - "Any Colour You Like"

also: Sonic Youth - "Teenage Riot" and Interpol - "NYC"

i have all of these on good quality vinyl and they all have the right content for me to compare systems. on a bad system the highs on all of these songs will sound unfocused and generally uninteresting. a good system will make them addictively pleasant and punchy. a poweramp with poor bass definition causes the bass lines to be drowned in the general LF mix...often a sign of insufficient PS capacitance in cheap systems with undersized transformers. a certain degree of clarity is needed to bring an electric bass out of the mud.
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Old 30th November 2006, 12:50 PM   #132
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Good post! Shows you've done some serious comparisons and gave us the results. I'd like to hear more like that from others.
Poor stereo mix? Switch to mono! Perfect.
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Old 27th December 2006, 11:14 PM   #133
m0rb0 is offline m0rb0  Australia
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Big Pig - Hungry town

another aussie that likes bela cool
the sinister minister
the cosmic hippo(keeps the empy house next door empty)
labyrinth (fingers slipping on strings)if bela and wooten do not seem to be in the room go back to the drawing board

crowded house live

Crowded House - [Recurring Dream 2 Private Universe -live

Crowded House - [Recurring Dream ( Live Album ) #06] Pineapple Head
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Old 11th January 2007, 09:10 AM   #134
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I usually take the 'Gladiator' OST.
This one is an overkill test for any type of system (from entry level to high end) in terms of dynamics, bass authority and control, separation, soundstage and imaging, etc
It's a very complicated and demanding (audio wise) recording to be reproduced right.
Other demo cds I take with me would be some Chesky samplers, ECMs, etc for a more detalied analysis of a hi-fi system or component.
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Old 12th January 2007, 04:52 PM   #135
Hadamona is offline Hadamona  Australia
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Michael Jackson - Break Of Dawn -- (From "Invicible" album)

Unbelievable dynamic range. Exeptionally impressive if your system has great low-range capability.
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Old 15th January 2007, 07:30 AM   #136
broodwich is offline broodwich  United States
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I don't think I have any that haven't been mentioned before but... I have added some new CDs to my shopping list.

"Dire Straits - Money for Nothing"
4. Your Latest Trick - I agree with the others, this is a great track!
2. Money for Nothing - This is still just plain exciting on a good system.
Overall a great recording.

I just picked up "Alice in Chains - Unplugged" today and while I didn't have a lot of time to listen to it yet. It seems like a great recording. This disc was recommended in another thread here.

Another great disc is "The Benoit / Freeman Project" This is a great jazz collaboration.
6. After the Love is Gone - This is a great cover of this track. I am pretty sure I like it better than the original by Earth Wind & Fire. There are a lot of other great tracks on this CD as well.
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Old 22nd January 2007, 10:48 AM   #137
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there are a lot of good songs:
couple of my favourits:

Blur - Universal, There's No Other Way,...
Killers - Andy, Your're A Star,...
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Old 30th January 2007, 04:22 AM   #138
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I have been using Herbie Hancock's album "Gershwin's World" as a "reference" CD, and I am very happy with it. I think it is the best recording I own (which is probably pretty sad), but my system is still the the developmental stages, so I am sure others can comment on that better than me. I think this is the best recording of undistorted instruments that I own, and it is the only CD that can "fool me" into thinking I am hearing real musical instruments being played. Plus, it is a really nice album!
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Old 26th February 2007, 07:15 PM   #139
lemans23 is offline lemans23  United States
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Glad to see my thread is still up and running.

Found me a new reference CD, it's a Stereophile disk I got off of oink (if you don't know what that is, don't worry about it). It was FLAC encoded, I made it a WAV and sent it on it's way to the CD player. You find so many flaws in your setup it's incredible.
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Old 6th March 2007, 07:34 PM   #140
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Eric Clapton's Unplugged on 200gr vinyl.The complete album.
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