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    sound quality songs: what is a good test of your system?

    what songs do you think are ideal for showcasing the capabilities of your system from a quality (not spl) standpoint? What songs have passages that your system struggles with?



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    Re: sound quality songs: what is a good test of your system?

    I believe JimJ likes Beethoven's 1812 Overture or something like that. He's a major SQ guy, so I guess he would know.
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    Re: sound quality songs: what is a good test of your system?

    Eagles - Hotel California
    Eagles - New York Minute



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    Re: sound quality songs: what is a good test of your system?

    Yes, I would say a nice clean copy of various types of classical music that will showcase a wide array of instruments would work very well.




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    Re: sound quality songs: what is a good test of your system?

    Diana Krall vocals wooo!




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    Re: sound quality songs: what is a good test of your system?

    the eagles songs are a good call for sure- do you have the "hotel california" dvd?

    of course classical is always good

    what you guys think of alice in chains unplugged?

    Eric Clapton unplugged is one of my favorites too (but it's getting old)

    another random one that doesn't necessarily do as good of a job- is some of the fred wreck beats on kurupt's space boogie album (totally different direction_



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    Re: sound quality songs: what is a good test of your system?

    Next time use the search button.

    Quote Originally Posted by JimJ View Post
    The Eagles - Hell Freezes Over
    Allison Krauss & Union Station - Live
    Diana Krall - The Girl in the Other Room
    John Williams - pretty much anything, though the opening theme to Revenge of the Sith has incredible midbass
    Harry Gregson-Williams - Chronicles of Narnia OST, track #11 ("The Battle") will give your midbasses a workout starting at 36 seconds...
    Dire Straits - why not get everything by them? All amazingly well-recorded...
    Sarah McLachlan - Surfacing
    Alice in Chains - Unplugged
    Joanna Newsom - Y's

    Just a start...




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    Re: sound quality songs: what is a good test of your system?

    POD - Satellite
    Young Buck - Buss Yo Head Boy
    Foo Fighters - Everlong / Best of You




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    Re: sound quality songs: what is a good test of your system?

    i've posted in 2 or 3 threads in the past which discussed this same topic- sorry for not searching them etc.

    I was looking to get a fresh perspective etc.- as i will need to pick a few of these to use for some judging in the near future.

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    Re: sound quality songs: what is a good test of your system?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolwazabi View Post
    POD - Satellite
    Young Buck - Buss Yo Head Boy
    Foo Fighters - Everlong / Best of You
    really?




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    Re: sound quality songs: what is a good test of your system?

    Hotel Cali(Live) in lossless FLAC format(46.85 MB)
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    Re: sound quality songs: what is a good test of your system?

    Clipse - What happened to that boy

    Best highs AND lows, Ive heard from a single song




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    Re: sound quality songs: what is a good test of your system?

    i'm always amazed by the number of mn people i see on here- now back on topic, thanks for that link!

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    Re: sound quality songs: what is a good test of your system?

    I use a variety of songs to test different aspects of the system. Here are some of my list:

    For low frequency extension while blending with the front stage, I listen to these:
    Ayreon - Day Three: Pain
    NIN - No you Don't
    Orphaned Land - Ocean Land
    Tracy Chapman - Fast Car

    For checking midbass and imaging:
    Aphex Twin - Girl Boy Song
    Talking Heads - Papa Legba

    Checking for a sibilance:
    Boston - Amanda
    Boston - Living for You

    For vocals:
    Bruce Springsteen - Streets of Philadelphia
    Evanescence - Hello
    Rush - Resist

    Vocal Imaging:
    Ayreon - Day Eight: School
    Ayreon - Farside of the World
    Ayreon - The Dream Sequencer


    Listening for small details and noise:
    K-PAX Sound track - July 27th (the 2:00 mark also has some nice low end and then after that, it's very soft and you can really pick out noise and other artifacts... if set up correctly, there are all sorts of neat sounds in this part)
    K-PAX Sound track - New Mexico

    For sub and midbass transient response:
    DragonForce - Storming The Burning Fields
    Quo Vadis - On The Shore Of Ithaca
    Bury Your Dead - Eyes Wide Shut
    Bass Mekanik - Toccata in B

    I use most, if not all, of those songs when I'm setting things up. I also listen to them a lot as I enjoy all of them.

    I usually get stuck on Ayreon albums due to the recording of them and the use of synthesizers for progressive rock. There are a ton of Ayreon songs that have material as low as 15hz and it sounds very neat on a system that can dig that low and remain flat doing it. The instruments are also always recorded well on his albums. Great stuff.



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    Quote Originally Posted by WOT View Post
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