^ He'd better hurry and choose a track so we can post it and let others get familiar with it. Give him the current track list and see if he even wants to add anything now. I think we put together a good list.
The "Jazz Variants" track is by the artist O-Zone Percussion Group, for what it's worth. Also, Dennis' track is 45 seconds of the finale to Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition; he plans to send the song when he sends the speakers.
Some of the songs chosen are short, maybe 2-3 minutes, so we should be able to use the full song during our auditions. Other tracks are long, and Terry and I both agreed only the first 2-3 minutes of these tracks need to be played to get an idea of how the speakers reproduce them. We're probably looking at 30-35 minutes of continuous listening time with each speaker, then obviously more with specific speakers (based on requests) once we've run through the standard "eval" on all of them. Almost every track is very well recorded, but we also threw in one or two to see how enjoyable an average or poor recording can still be on each speaker. If a speaker sounds great with well recorded material and still allows the poor stuff to be at least enjoyable, it's a winner.
I urge everyone to get familiarized with these songs if you have them, and pay special attention to timbre/tone of instruments, sound stage width and depth, imaging, midrange resolution, cymbals and sibilance, and bass response. But you already do all of that, so I'm not telling you anything you don't already know.
I'll be arriving at 9:00 a.m. and filling in as "host" until Terry gets back (10:45-11:00ish). I recommend those bringing speakers arrive a little earlier than 10:00 to allow for unloading time and what not. Terry's front end sounds great, so all we'll have to do it put the next pair of speakers to be listening to in place, experiment with toe-in a bit and listen away. We'll have the ground marked with tape to reflect the listening distance, and we'll run a quick pink noise tone to level match to 85dB for each pair before firing up the tunes.
Does that all work for everyone? Suggestions are welcome, of course.