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Old 29th September 2011, 03:12 AM   #371
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Alan Parsons - Eye In The Sky
Stepenwolfe - Der Earsplittenloudenboomer
Doors - Morrison Hotel
Savoy Brown - Raw Sienna
Pat Metheny (With Lyle Mays) - -White album-
Stanley Jordan - Magic Touch
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Old 29th September 2011, 09:47 AM   #372
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guys, i just couldn't resist. i usually listen to soundtracks and so on, but the new globus - break from this world, is just a perfect match for my ears. i definitely recommend it. btw, the epicon from them is just as good
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Old 29th September 2011, 11:39 AM   #373
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I've always been towards the purist end of the hifi world, favouring acoustic instrument recordings without excessive control-room manipulation besides what multi-mic'ing requires.

So, I have always supposed that pop recordings, such as show up quite a bit on this thread, are not of much value as demo inputs because the hand of the recording engineer has (or might have) manipulated the sound. There is no real or objective reference with which to compare the reproduced sound to - unless you have in mind the sound in arena concerts or open stadiums.

Can someone please help me understand how such pop recordings can be used as demos.

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Old 29th September 2011, 06:27 PM   #374
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For accoustic my favorite test is Alex Degrassi - Southern Exposure.
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Old 29th September 2011, 06:29 PM   #375
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I've always been towards the purist end of the hifi world, favouring acoustic instrument recordings without excessive control-room manipulation besides what multi-mic'ing requires.

So, I have always supposed that pop recordings, such as show up quite a bit on this thread, are not of much value as demo inputs because the hand of the recording engineer has (or might have) manipulated the sound. There is no real or objective reference with which to compare the reproduced sound to - unless you have in mind the sound in arena concerts or open stadiums.

Can someone please help me understand how such pop recordings can be used as demos.
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Old 29th September 2011, 07:04 PM   #376
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I appreciate it that you understood my question was asked sincerely.

Noting your reply - nothing for me to argue with there. But it doesn't address the DIYer issue: if the bass sounds great on a certain pop record, is it because my woofer is wonderful or is it because the engineer cranked up the bass to make 10-million iPod listeners happy?

On a recording of a symphony, there is reason to believe the engineer tried to capture bass and treble similar to their live balance. I am not naive enough to believe this entirely, but as an approximation of the engineer's purpose.

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Old 29th September 2011, 08:00 PM   #377
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Can someone please help me understand how such pop recordings can be used as demos.

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Well, there's always the familiarity issue. The more familiar you are with a piece, the more you can detect nuances from different equipment. With Classical, I find there are so many recordings and variations of specific music that I can't settle on any one for long. But with Pop (Jazz too to a certain degree), there's usually one or two versions of a song worth listening to.

Now, with a very familiar song, I have the chance to actually notice the difference those pricey nude foil resistors have on the input of my phono stage.

Just a thought.
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For all you pipe organ fans. These will give your speakers a workout. Direct to disc recordings.

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Old 29th February 2012, 11:51 AM   #379
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i don't like this CD because it has too much sibilance i.e. "..ssss" sound on diana's voice.
or is it my system fault? (arcam delta 290 + 1990 denon cd player + psb speakers)
ts not the amp or the player , tweeters maybe ?
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Dave Matthews " behind these crowded streets " , i use it to setup my system when i make changes , mainly to do with bass .

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