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Old 18th April 2006, 11:46 AM   #11
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PJ Harvey: Naked Cousin from Glastonbury 1995. You want to test dynamics and horizontal / vertical imaging & scale? Look no further. Also terrific fun.

Loreena McKennitt: All Souls Night. Mid-range clarity. She should float a few feet in front of the speakers whilst the music hangs just behind, transitents should be quick but fluid.

Rick Wakeman: Journey to the Centre of the Earth: image depth. Cavernous, as you'd expect with it being a live arena recording. Or it should be anyway.

Pink Floyd: Live in Pompii. Top end sweetness. This was badly ballanced IMO: the treble will take your head off if you're system isn't quite right.

Ennio Morricone : The Thing Soundtrack. Bass quality & depth. Not cowering behind the sofa (which should be trembling) during Humanity Part II? New speakers are the order of the day then!
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Old 19th April 2006, 11:40 PM   #12
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Just read this thread and have some funny thing to share.
I also use a "Ennio Morricone" soundtrack to test around.
"Ave Maria Guarani" from "The Mission" soundtrack reveals some flaws in imaging and voice capabilities pretty pitiles!
Edit: Funny cause "Ennio Morricone" isn´t famous for audiophile recordings in the first place
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Old 20th April 2006, 12:34 AM   #13
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To Scottmoose:

On "Loreena McKennitt: All Souls Night", the stageing I sense with my systym is:
Her voice, most front, floating around as if she would be
A small ensemble and female vocalists just back of her
Large choir mostly male in backstage
Ochestra in pitt reflecting off of shell

And that's with no drugs or beer! I don't paricularly like the song but, the SOUND is breath takingly real!

What say you?
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Old 22nd April 2006, 11:37 AM   #14
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Amen to that (apart from the fact that I love the song dearly, as well as the recording). Holography is the order of the day.

Wombat -yes, that is unusual there's two of us! Much under-rated production I reckon. It just does what it needs to.

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Old 19th October 2006, 12:57 AM   #15
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How about Vangelis " Chariots of Fire" or Gary Wright " Dreamweaver" or ELO " Midnight Blue" or Dire Straits " Love over Gold ?
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