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Old 20th August 2005, 09:50 PM   #1
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Default Merged thread of demo songs, tracks and CDs

Now a Sticky || A place to post your favorite demo songs and tracks.||
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Everyone has that one song, the one with the most dynamics, most airy highs, mood relaxing bass and inviting mids. Well, my song was Gerald Albright - Georgia on my Mind. An unfortunate thing happened and my cd carousel jammed cause my cousin decided she wanted to play with it. Anyway, the CD is pretty much destroyed (scratched into oblivion). I'm in the "market" for a new test song. What songs do you guys use? I've heard a lot of people mention Norah Jones...what does everyone like?

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Old 21st August 2005, 07:35 PM   #2
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Old 21st August 2005, 07:54 PM   #3
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Anything from The Cure's live cd called Show.
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Old 21st August 2005, 08:10 PM   #4
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Try to find something from Rabih Abou-Khalil. The first song, Requiem, on his album Yara is particularly unforgiving for amps and speakers.

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Old 24th August 2005, 01:23 PM   #5
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Steve Ray Vaughan - Tin Pan Alley
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Old 24th August 2005, 01:59 PM   #6
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I like to use "Money for Nothing", the intro has a dynamic range of around 35 dB - if those snare hits don't sound real... The whole CD is well recorded.

Another one I like is Acoustic Alchemy's Arcanum particularly "Columbia"

From Sting's A Brand New Day "Desert Rose" has all sorts of detail - but at least on my system the image seems backwards - Sting sounds like he's on a riser behind the background vocals and percussion, instead of the usual opposite arrangement. I haven't heard it any on other systems that have any image depth. Has anyone else noticed this?
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Old 5th September 2005, 08:34 AM   #7
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List of High Quality Audiophile's CD to demonstration our gadgets.Let's Share!!

Hi, for diy'ers it is important to have high quality cd to test our amp or loudspeaker.
I test My Gainclone amp with this CD:
1. Cammomile Blend by Emi Fujita
2. The Greatest Bosso vol 1 and 2(asia song)
3. Norah Jones live 2004
4. Nneena Freelnon
5. Keiko Lee
6. Susan Wong

And i still seek for good quality recording and good quality sound of the artist.
Let's share with us, what album u use to test ur amp/loudspeaker?And the recommended CD for audiophile.

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Old 7th September 2005, 11:41 PM   #8
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I actually test with a wider range than you, for better or worse. Firs,t I use radio, records, cd's, dvd-a's, and sacd's. Really good recordings within each kind can sound really good in its own right, all depending on what you are trying to hear. I dont, unfortunatly, yet have the very best high resolution SACD/DVD-A player or Record playing rig, but good enough to be impressive, offering a clear improvement over most cd's, to me.

On CD:
Mickey Hart-Planet Drum
Naxos recording of Holtz the Planets
Refrence Recording of Bruckner Symphany 9
Blue Note Sonny Rollins-The Blue Note Years
Lewis Nash-It Dont Mean a Thing (Highly Recomended)
Jimmy Rogers-Blue Bird
Stereophile Test CD set
so many others I cant even think of them all, plenty of rock and jazz for sure

On Vinyl:
I'm a fan of the Japanese pressings of the Beatles albums, my favorites are Revolver and Sgt. Pepper..

Jimi Hendrix-Experience Hendrix 180 grm
Miles Davis-Sketches of Spain 180gm
-Miles Stones
-Live Evil
Charlie Parker-Bird
Charles Mingus-Mingus Dynasty
Sam Cook at the Copa
Buddy Holly Live
Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble
The Kinks-Kinda Kinks
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane

DVD-A
Bach-Toccata Et Fugue

SACD
couldn't think of any off the top of my head, but I know I have some that I like.
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Old 8th September 2005, 10:17 AM   #9
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Do you have a mp3 file, so we can use to test the amp like crosstalk?pink noise?percussion?although the mp3 format is not good as cda
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Default My Harvest Japan Pink Floyd DSOTM CD....

..hard to beat this for a show off-test CD. And to think I bought it at Sears in 1986 for 12 dollars.
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