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Flux Pavillion - Got 2 Know
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Let's keep discussion to a minimum and just list songs you love to hear on your subwoofer setup!

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Bear McCreary - Assault on the Colony (from the Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 soundtrack)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=232j8kMEEh0

It may not have insane deep bass like some of the electronic songs around, but it is 15 minutes of instrumental awesomeness and powerful drums. The BSG soundtrack (all 4 seasons) is probably my favorite soundtrack of all time.
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The Sheffield Lab Drum & Track Disc is excellent for checking the integration of the subwoofer into your overall system.

http://www.amazon.com/Sheffield-Drum...1341231&sr=8-5

Some subs have deep extension, some accurate and articulate, some loud, some have it all, but it doesn't mean much if it is not integrated well.

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^^^^ what should i be looking for in that song? You speak about integration into the system, so what should i notice?
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^^^^ what should i be looking for in that song? You speak about integration into the system, so what should i notice?

Basically...you should not notice if sound is coming from the speakers or the sub. One should not stand out over the other whether it be in loudness or quality.

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The Sheffield Lab Drum & Track Disc is excellent for checking the integration of the subwoofer into your overall system.

http://www.amazon.com/Sheffield-Drum...1341231&sr=8-5

Some subs have deep extension, some accurate and articulate, some loud, some have it all, but it doesn't mean much if it is not integrated well.

Curtis, good choice.

The first song I always play after any calibration is Supertramp - The Logical Song. IMHO it is a fantastic song to check full integration. I have Breakfast in America Cd from MFSL.

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Bear McCreary - Assault on the Colony (from the Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 soundtrack)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=232j8kMEEh0

It may not have insane deep bass like some of the electronic songs around, but it is 15 minutes of instrumental awesomeness and powerful drums. The BSG soundtrack (all 4 seasons) is probably my favorite soundtrack of all time.

Battlestar Galactica is one that slipped through the cracks for me. I am currently on the second season and loving it! The soundtrack is amazing with powerful drums throughout. I looked up best order to watch and have my netflix que set accordingly.
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Basically...you should not notice if sound is coming from the speakers or the sub. One should not stand out over the other whether it be in loudness or quality.

This preference - like all things - is subjective. I can have this now with my current subs and don't really like it as much as "hot" bass where I can definitely tell I have some subs!

Why don't we try to keep discussion to a minimum in this thread -- and just have song references that we enjoy listening to on our subs. I look forward to youtubing or groovesharking some of these songs on my Home Theatre system and hearing some excellent bass filled music!

Check out grooveshark if you haven't - it seems you can listen to most any song on demand, unlike pandora type programs where you can only listen to songs 'like' the song you want.
http://listen.grooveshark.com/


Here is a streaming link of the music we used during the 2011 Kansas City Subwoofer Shootout.
http://k002.kiwi6.com/hotlink/28ub13..._Songs_mp3.mp3
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http://kiwi6.com/file/28ub13rh6w


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Tron Legacy Soundtrack.

Will give your sub a huge kick in the nuts.
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This preference - like all things - is subjective. I can have this now with my current subs and don't really like it as much as "hot" bass where I can definitely tell I have some subs![/url]

You can run the sub(s) hot and still have the things that I mentioned.

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Battlestar Galactica is one that slipped through the cracks for me. I am currently on the second season and loving it! The soundtrack is amazing with powerful drums throughout. I looked up best order to watch and have my netflix que set accordingly.

BSG is awesome. Easily my favorite sci-fi show.
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BSG is awesome. Easily my favorite sci-fi show.

So far so good! I really liked Firefly ending with Serenity. I also really liked the first season of Fringe, and plan on starting second season after BSG.
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The Widdler's Red Rum

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Patricia Barber - Cafe Blue - What A Shame
Patricia Barber - Cafe Blue - Too Rich for my Blood
Billy Cobham - Drum 'n Voice (All That Groove) - Africa's Sounds
Billy Cobham - Drum 'n Voice (All That Groove) - Red Baron

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Big Chocolate - Bitches On My Money:
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Nothing can't beat the bass in dubstep!
Note: Some people might think it's terrible. =)
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I rented Tron Legacy on BluRay last night from redbox. It has 7.1 Dolby Digital Master audio. It was one of the best movies I've ever seen for subwoofer effects. Without a doubt my experience watching the movie last night was better on my home theatre than in the theater when I originally saw it. My projection image looked much better than the theatre, the gimmicky 3d was not there (wasn't a good implementation on this movie in my opinion), and the subwoofers --- ohhh the subwoofers!

There is bass throughout the whole movie - but there are a couple scenes where it is just knockout!

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Bela Fleck and the Flecktones track #1 "Vix 9" from the CD "Three flew over the Cuckoo's nest".

Marcus Miller track #2 "Bruce Lee" from the CD "Silver Rain".

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Telarcs The Great Fantasy Adventure Album, pretty much the whole album, I think many of you are to young to remember this CD, and Patrick O'Hearn's A Wyndam Hill Retrospective. All excellent bass on both CD's.

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I rented Tron Legacy on BluRay last night from redbox. It has 7.1 Dolby Digital Master audio. It was one of the best movies I've ever seen for subwoofer effects. Without a doubt my experience watching the movie last night was better on my home theatre than in the theater when I originally saw it. My projection image looked much better than the theatre, the gimmicky 3d was not there (wasn't a good implementation on this movie in my opinion), and the subwoofers --- ohhh the subwoofers!

There is bass throughout the whole movie - but there are a couple scenes where it is just knockout!

i'm looking forward to this one. but unfortunately it says "very long wait" in my netflix queue. i may have to check out redbox or blockbuster and send the bill to netflix
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Check out "Strong Man Holler" by Taj Mahal from the CD "Maestro." Thick, heavy bass.
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If you took Steely Dan highly stylized and exquisitely clean sound, and morphed them into a reggae act,.....and then they were to cover the War classic, Slippin' Into Darkness,...it would be killer. Thick and dense percussion laden, smooth vocals, and a throbbing bass-line that simple, yet satisfying.

And it is; Black Uhuru's, Slippin' Into Darkness, off the Mystical Truth release...tasty stuff.

Here it is. Of the 3 click-able choices, only the first two are black Uhuru. The second one is somewhat brighter, the first one being somewhat warmer.

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Being involved in live rock-n-roll for decades, my tastes were opened up while honeymooning in Negril Jamaica in the 80s. Countless subsequent trips to Negril exposed me to an outstanding live music scene. Why so outstanding? Everything's outside. So huge amounts of bass cabinets outdoors leads to very nice quality to the LF sound.

Typical observation; Upon arrival to an outdoor event after dark, I see a "Rube Goldberg" array of ground stacked, mis-matched hodge podge speakers. Front loaded, vented subs all across the front,...dozens of 18s. I scratch my head in frustration,...until the act launches into their first number....MAGIC! Words can't do it justice. The sound was tremendous..., as is typical in every club we ventured into.

I know discussion is to at a minimum, but I felt a bit of context was needed. A killer LF system outdoors can be a wonderful thing. Feet in the sand, under the stars, and at the water's edge....a you ask why we return so often?

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Typical observation; Upon arrival to an outdoor event after dark, I see a "Rube Goldberg" array of ground stacked, mis-matched hodge podge speakers. Front loaded, vented subs all across the front,...dozens of 18s. I scratch my head in frustration,...until the act launches into their first number....MAGIC! Words can't do it justice. The sound was tremendous..., as is typical in every club we ventured into.

I know discussion is to at a minimum, but I felt a bit of context was needed. A killer LF system outdoors can be a wonderful thing. Feet in the sand, under the stars, and at the water's edge....a you ask why we return so often?

Nice imagery. I got to see quite a few old school reggae bands outdoors (including Marley and Tosh) but in the concrete jungle. Hope to experience this one day

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If your sub can push Waka Flocka's entire CD w/o getting muddy you're in business. I know it isn't most peoples cup of tea but I like rap (as well as pop, rock, classical, reggae, techno...almost everything xcept country). Anyway I realized rap is one of the most demanding types of music as far as Bass is concerned. Waka Flocka's cd has crazy bass. Even if your guys don't like rap you should play a couple tracks off of it to see how your sub handles it....

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Portishead - Dummy
Mos Def - The Ecstatic - The song "The Embassy" has great low end
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A few deep bass tracks from artists you wouldn't expect:

Paula Cole - This Fire - 1st track "Tiger" (deep and powerful)

Deanna Carter - Did I Shave My Legs For This? - track 6 "Before We Ever Heard Goodbye" (wow, bass like this from country music?)

Yes - Talk - track 4 "State of Play"
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Example - Kickstarts bar 9 remix
http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/sear...0-%20kickstart

Fast hitting ultra low bass! See if your sub can keep up! Don't even bother with this if your sub can't hit audibly below 30hz. With my altec lansing computer speaker's sub you don't even hear any of the main bass line. On the Jamo D7 subs this song is very impressive. The bass is super tight and fast.

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