System Demo-Sheffield Track Record/Drum Record
(the crystal clear clarity and impact brought upon by the utmost attention to signal path purity holds up to anything even three decades later, also the musicianship is beyond reproach. .... ie Jim Keltner's drumming, Nathan East's bass playing, the premise was total attention to detail wrt the signal path, no compression, op amps etc, stunning result. As with any recording made w/o compression, it really comes to life played at live levels)Listen
to track 2, Higher You Rise
Bass articulation demo-Black Uhuru's Slippin' Into Darkness
If you combined Donald Fagan's tight, studio sound, and combined it with a killer reggae band and they cover the War classic, track 14,Slippin' Into Darkness
, the results are fantastic. Some reggae material has a "low-fi" feel, not this track. The vocals are tremendous, and the production technique is superb.
Chesky's Bizarre SACD offers better, lower demo material for sub-woofer demonstration, than any other material I own. It opens with a shuttle launch superbly captured, then proceeds with an all out surround, and LFE assault.
Tom Jung's recording of Flim and the BBs-Tricycle
Steely Dan's Gaucho-SACD, likely the finest recording I own
Bob Dylan (yep, hard to believe, I know) Gotta Serve Somebody SACD, simply superb production. No other recording he ever made has the style that the Slow Train Coming release had. I'd guess an entire direction change was made wrt engineering/recording. The entire release is smooth as silk and some splendidly catchy songs.
These are a handful of my demos, there's more. Like the classic Telarc canon fire on the original Soundstream recorded 1812,... the new release in multi channel I don't care for. The Gaucho SACD above is prolly the best go to disc, it has a broad appeal. My kids turn me on to all kinds of new stuff, however when played at live levels, a significant amount of it sounds nasty, with harsh artifacts. I don't know if it's mastering compression or what. That said, some of it is very well done, and I'm always listening to current music.
Thanks for the contributions and good luck