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post #31 of 41 Old 02-04-2013, 09:06 AM
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+1 on the Borthers in Arms SACD, great material to demo with.

I also like "She talks to angels" by the Black Crowes. This song has amazing sound stage on a proper set up, as well as good dynamic range and a good test of frequency response.

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I like Hotel California(5.1) to show off music. It has nice deep bass with the kick of the drum(down to 25Hz or so), and the blend of the front and rear soundstage is perfect.

I also like Daft Punk - Something About Us. It has a nice deep bass line and plenty of highs.

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I always demo with:

Porcupine Tree - Normal
maudlin of the Well - The Girl With the Watering Can
Sufjan Stevens - Come On! Feel the Illinois...

But it is best to demo with songs you are very familiar with; otherwise you don't know how they are supposed to sound.
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Whenever I want to impress someone with the power of my speakers I play "Toccata" by Manheim Steamroller:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPdK5-Y2K0M

It needs to be played on a CD player for the full effect (at least, my computer's motherboard sound cannot manage the dynamic range). A compressed mp3 doesn't do it justice.

None of the songs I've seen here can touch it for acoustic power of this piece.

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Whenever I want to impress someone with the power of my speakers I play "Toccata" by Manheim Steamroller:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPdK5-Y2K0M

It needs to be played on a CD player for the full effect (at least, my computer's motherboard sound cannot manage the dynamic range). A compressed mp3 doesn't do it justice.

None of the songs I've seen here can touch it for acoustic power of this piece.

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Funny that you pick the word acoustic to describe a piece with so much synthesizer in it. The drums appear to be super well recorded though.

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I've been digging this on my system recently...
http://youtu.be/HnhuZ_p-dbQ
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Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope Album

Fidelity is voice and bass. A lot of the songs start out intimate and add instruments. Lots of piano. And quite a few other interesting instruments.

Sounds good on my 20 year old Kenwood - I don't have any good speakers - I'm looking for demo material too so I can change that smile.gif

Edit: Also something very active is Estradasphere - Palace of Mirrors Album - The Return - It'll knock your socks off

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Say Goodbye, Dave Mathews Band.
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Sara K. Set you free

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Tom petty "candy" off the mojo album, guitar and key boards.
Larry Carlton, "minute by minute" remake for piano
3 dog night, "never been to Spain" for vocals
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"Spanish Harlem" - Rebecca Pidgeon
Me too, I still revert back to the classic demonstration tracks of the 90's

Rebecca Pidgeon "Spanish Harlem"
Holly Cole Trio "I Can See Clearly Now"
And I always grab my Chesky Ultimate Demonstration Disc Vol I.

Can't help it, I'm old and set in my ways....

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