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Old 11th June 2006, 18:13   #16
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hehe... well if you are serious.. and want to know what is really wrong with your car.... id say something that was recorded in the 70's.... and processed in europe.. prefrebly germany or england.. but yeah... instead of talking about songs from billboard and such.. for a good demo.. you need good quality MEDIA..
and after that .. you need a killler Studio with a crankin engineer.. someone with the credentials of lets say .. pink floyd.. play that stuff from a PROPER original.. and trust me. ull see flaws in your system.. gateway mastering studios is another.. bruce svenson is another too.. listen to their work.. will open your mind....
and please guys... music is not only about BASS... a lot of it is .. hehehehe but not all of it

hope this helped..
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Old 11th June 2006, 22:41   #17
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for bass songs to test ur ICE, try this:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...ong-songs.html
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Old 11th June 2006, 23:14   #18
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I remember someone suggeting a cd by Boston Acoustics.
What exactly is this CD and how does one get one such CD ?
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What exactly is this CD and how does one get one such CD ?
@ a good music cd shop. Ask for it 'by name'
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Old 11th June 2006, 23:28   #20
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@ a good music cd shop. Ask for it 'by name'
Hey jkdas, I did do a bit of googling before asking that question and didn't find much. What does this CD contain that can be used to test out an audio system? Would a "Musicworld" outlet qualify as a good music cd shop?
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Hey jkdas, I did do a bit of googling before asking that question and didn't find much. What does this CD contain that can be used to test out an audio system? Would a "Musicworld" outlet qualify as a good music cd shop?
I see, whers californiaknight ? He told me so

Will PM you once I get more info abt it.
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Old 11th June 2006, 23:54   #22
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Yez... .Pls PM me too....
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Old 11th June 2006, 23:59   #23
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IMHO the best is get the bass cd. i used to play RDB's Bass test knows as track 6 woofer test. Its just amazing.
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Old 12th June 2006, 00:22   #24
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I always enjoy those songs which have good mid range though i do like tight punchy bass.
I beleive for any SQ based systems,mid-range is more improtant than low freq [bass]and high freq [treble] sounds.
Ahh my friend, you are one of the few that God has gifted with good ears AND a brain... some fools think a system with good midrange sounds like a TV or a radio. They just want boom and tisszz. You will be surprised how many self proclaimed audiophiles cant listen to midrange and use their eqs to cut out midrange.

On the topic of songs / CDs however, (seriously this time).... here are a few discs of different genres you should be able to find easily (at least in these parts) in any well stocked musicworld.
....just off the top of my head...

> Dire Straits - Dire Straits
> Mariah Carey - #1s
> Sting - Ten Summoners Tales
> Talvin Singh - Ha
> Usher - Confessions
> Michael Jackson - Thriller
> Craig Armstrong - The Space Between Us
> VA - Piya Basanti
> OST - Chameli
> Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company
> Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
> Santana - Shaman
> Diana Krall - When I Look In Your Eyes
> The Roots - Illadelph Halflife
> Eric Clapton - Unplugged
> Andrea Bocelli - Amore
> Kanye West - Late Registration
> Mavin Gaye - The Very Best of Marvin Gaye
> Massive Attack - Mezzanine
> Prince - Musicology
> Santana - Supernatural
> George Michael - Older
> Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of The Moon

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Old 12th June 2006, 01:06   #25
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I think these tracks exercise your system well

Madonna : Frozen
Sting :Brand new day,
Butthole surfers: They came in

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...and after that .. you need a killler Studio with a crankin engineer.. someone with the credentials of lets say .. pink floyd.. ...
Tool, I think you mean Alan Parsons! :-)

BTW maybe I am too old of this thread but we oldies play music to please ourselves. In fact I never play music with my windows down (a) it does not sound as good and (b) I dont want to disturb the neighbourhood - India esp the cities like Mumbai and Bangalore are noisy enough why add to the cacophony?

BTW while I do use CDs to test my system my regular soruce of choice is an Ipod (MP3 - VBR with ABR of 224kbps).
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.....just off the top of my head...

> Dire Straits - Dire Straits
> Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company
> Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
> Santana - Shaman
> Diana Krall - When I Look In Your Eyes
> The Roots - Illadelph Halflife
> Eric Clapton - Unplugged
> Andrea Bocelli - Amore
> Kanye West - Late Registration
> Mavin Gaye - The Very Best of Marvin Gaye
> Massive Attack - Mezzanine
> Santana - Supernatural
> Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of The Moon
You forget L.V. Beethoven, Geroges Bizet, Anton Bruckner, Frederic Chopin, ....he he he you get the picture.
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Old 12th June 2006, 10:56   #28
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A test CD needs to have a wide range of audible frequencies and a lot of transients to stress the system..

@Gunbir, True - its amazing how many 'audiophiles' focus on the boom and hiss.. completely miss out on mid-ranges, which is where most music is concentrated..

Two of the best tracks I found for testing are:
Steely Dan - Chain Lightning
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car

These songs can quickly highlight inadequacies in the system.
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My Music:

For Vocals ( mids anD highs ):
Mariah Carey..Music box..track 11.( "Everythign Fades Away"....has everythign..( my Reference CD..Esp when I test Home Audio )...
Phil Collins ( Do you remember.. grt lows as well )

Drums: Scorpions: Rock yu like a hurricane
Pink Floyd: Can put any system to the test..as they ahve teh best recordings u can hear....

Not much of a gangsta Rap fan..not much into car shaking bass or the waking up the neighbours scene...
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Old 12th June 2006, 12:34   #30
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Some more for SQ :

Patricia Barber - Cafe Blue, Companion
Loreena McKennitt - Winter Garden
Mary Chapin Carpenter - Greatest Hits, Come On Come On
Sade - No Ordinary Love
Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
Pink Floyd - The Wall, Another Brick in the Wall
Cowboys Junkies - The Trinity Session
Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
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