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Best DEMO material to show off your DIY build ???

post #1 of 66
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Best DEMO material to show off your DIY build ??? If you wanted to show off your DIY system what material would highlight what you like about your DIY speakers ?
If I came over your place to check out your system what media would you use to demo them ?
post #2 of 66
Steely Dan, Gaucho 96kHz/24bit, "babylon sisters". Both surround and stereo tracks.

Norah Jones, Not Too Late sacd, Wish I Could.

Haile Loren - My Rainbow Race

Pink Floyd, DSOTM and WYWH sacd's.
post #3 of 66
depends on who you are showing it off to and if you are talking about HT system or music..
post #4 of 66
Flight of the phoenix (barrel roll) would probably be my number 1 pick.
post #5 of 66
WOTW... Ground emergence...
post #6 of 66
A weird one.... Drive, when they rob the pawn shop, the two gunshots kick HARD.
post #7 of 66
To ad to the weird ones "Knowing" (the aircraft crash scene). I remember watching it with my wife and we both were dosing. That scene woke me and the wife up quick. The movie isn't the best though.
post #8 of 66
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Originally Posted by Anthony_Gomez View Post

depends on who you are showing it off to and if you are talking about HT system or music..

You showing it off to me biggrin.gif.

35 year old male ... Loves home theater and movies. Music tastes are metal, Rock, country and top 40. (Wide open)
post #9 of 66
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To ad to the weird ones "Knowing" (the aircraft crash scene).
Agree..and the train crash scene from Super 8.
post #10 of 66
every suggestion in here is good. if you have a BR burner or a HTPC that can play these directly i highly recomend downloading the AVS community refrence disks
post #11 of 66
The Pod race in Episode 1.
Depth charge scenes in U-571

Those would be my HT picks for plaster you to your seat impressive.
post #12 of 66
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Originally Posted by Anthony_Gomez View Post

The Pod race in Episode 1.
Depth charge scenes in U-571

Those would be my HT picks for plaster you to your seat impressive.

These two I am familiar with ... Good ones
post #13 of 66
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Originally Posted by Sibuna View Post

every suggestion in here is good. if you have a BR burner or a HTPC that can play these directly i highly recomend downloading the AVS community refrence disks

Here:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1475769/demonstration-blu-ray-discs-independently-authored

with one in the works (see sig).

post #14 of 66
I've grabbed the bass and music discs... both have great demo scenes.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1469192/reference-2-blu-ray-demo-disc-bd9s-bd50
post #15 of 66
My go to list.

wotw
Saving Private Ryan
DSOTM dvda bootleg
WYWH Quad bootleg
DJ Magic Mike Bassbowl (crazy bass tracks)

Test Discs

Boston Acoustics Bottom Feeders
Autosound (The Sheffield/Autosound 2000 Test Disc)
THX, Wow, Lucas film bootlegs.
Chesky stuff
Edited by Gaugster - 9/14/13 at 7:42am
post #16 of 66
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Originally Posted by LastButNotLeast View Post

Here:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1475769/demonstration-blu-ray-discs-independently-authored
with one in the works (see sig).

Thumbs up on this post. Thanks for the reference.

I've never even remotely considered visiting that side of the forum. I was considering doing something similar a few months back. I hope leo will tweak the thread to make it a bit more convenient for visitors.
post #17 of 66
For years I've utilized Sheffield Lab's absolutely wonderful Track Record/Drum record.

Every aspect, from mic selection, cabling signal path, lack of processing, compression etc, yields steep and fully realistic transients that convey exactly what they wanted; purity and realism of real instruments in three dimensional space. This was executed in a time prior to all the digital infancy madness, and at the height of fully mature analog technology. Hand selected all tube /transformerless mics, no reverb processing, just straight up minimalist capture, with a huge crest factor that loves high playback level. What I mean is uncompressed recordings really shine and come alive with full tilt high SPL playback. These tracks are superb examples of that, they just get louder and louder. (With 10kw total loudspeakers only (not counting subs), 6kw up front and each of the four surrounds are 1kw apiece, dynamic realism can be fully realized!)

The Track Record/Drum Record, ... is engineered by Doug Sax and Bill Schnee. Many may be familiar with the mastering work of Doug Sax. And of course Schnee is the engineer behind Steely Dan's Aja, and Gaucho, and re-releases in multi-channel. The dude's got engineering credits from Marvin Gaye's Lets Get it On, jazz great Miles Davis, to Whitney Houston, .. and everything in between.

I like many of the other demo material others have listed above. However, when I'm demoing the system, I typically reach for audio only material first. Then proceed through some of the finest Blu-ray material I own. It would seem most these days haven't been fully and properly exposed to high quality two channel, ... so that's where I start. Prior to spinning their head around in effects, and plunging the deepest range of my sub system, I like to illustrate how a system can float a seemingly 3-dimensional image before them. Rarely, if ever has anyone experienced that, of those I've demoed to. Some of the two channel material I demo are direct-to-two channel recordings that I've made.

Movie demos include;
How to Train Your Dragon
Open Range
Star Trek
Terminator Salvation
post #18 of 66
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Originally Posted by FOH View Post

For years I've utilized Sheffield Lab's absolutely wonderful Track Record/Drum record.

If you enjoy this, give The O-Zone Percussion Group's La Bamba a whirl.  Jazz Variants, in particular, is ear popping.

post #19 of 66
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by FOH View Post

For years I've utilized Sheffield Lab's absolutely wonderful Track Record/Drum record.

Every aspect, from mic selection, cabling signal path, lack of processing, compression etc, yields steep and fully realistic transients that convey exactly what they wanted; purity and realism of real instruments in three dimensional space. This was executed in a time prior to all the digital infancy madness, and at the height of fully mature analog technology. Hand selected all tube /transformerless mics, no reverb processing, just straight up minimalist capture, with a huge crest factor that loves high playback level. What I mean is uncompressed recordings really shine and come alive with full tilt high SPL playback. These tracks are superb examples of that, they just get louder and louder. (With 10kw total loudspeakers only (not counting subs), 6kw up front and each of the four surrounds are 1kw apiece, dynamic realism can be fully realized!)

The Track Record/Drum Record, ... is engineered by Doug Sax and Bill Schnee. Many may be familiar with the mastering work of Doug Sax. And of course Schnee is the engineer behind Steely Dan's Aja, and Gaucho, and re-releases in multi-channel. The dude's got engineering credits from Marvin Gaye's Lets Get it On, jazz great Miles Davis, to Whitney Houston, .. and everything in between.

I like many of the other demo material others have listed above. However, when I'm demoing the system, I typically reach for audio only material first. Then proceed through some of the finest Blu-ray material I own. It would seem most these days haven't been fully and properly exposed to high quality two channel, ... so that's where I start. Prior to spinning their head around in effects, and plunging the deepest range of my sub system, I like to illustrate how a system can float a seemingly 3-dimensional image before them. Rarely, if ever has anyone experienced that, of those I've demoed to. Some of the two channel material I demo are direct-to-two channel recordings that I've made.

Movie demos include;
How to Train Your Dragon
Open Range
Star Trek
Terminator Salvation

Is it a stereo track ? Or multichannel ?
post #20 of 66
That one is Wicked

To add..

Earth Drums, its on youtube, quality is acceptable
Poem Of Chinese Drum

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Originally Posted by RUR View Post

If you enjoy this, give The O-Zone Percussion Group's La Bamba a whirl.  Jazz Variants, in particular, is ear popping.
post #21 of 66
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Originally Posted by Stumbo View Post

A weird one.... Drive, when they rob the pawn shop, the two gunshots kick HARD.

HELL YEAA!!!! awesome dynamics scares the crap out of me everytime!
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post #23 of 66
I like to demo The Incredible Hulk when they are fighting in the field and they bust out the sonar tanks. I also like to demo certain scenes from Iron Man 2. Also certain scenes from Underworld Awakening.
post #24 of 66
Tron legacy is a must. When he gets transported into the digital world and the light cycle match is stunning to demo subs
post #25 of 66
The 3.0-channel Mercury Living Presence SACDs are excellent demo material, though they will show off non-identical centers or non-identical center channel placement.

"You are the Everything" off REM's "Green" DVD-A is another good one.
post #26 of 66
Michael Jackson's "This is It" sounds great in my setup.
post #27 of 66
I have zipped up all of the current torrents that I could find into a single file. Once you unzip the file you should find:

BDMV.torrent - Bass Demo Blu-Ray
Home Theater Demonstration Bluray v2.0.torrent - This is version 2.0 only...I could not complete version 1.0.
RAR_Reference_BD50.torrent - Reference Blu-ray Disc #1
RAR_Reference_2_BD50.torrent - Reference Blu-ray Disc #2

Those are the BD 50 torrents. You will also find the individual segments of Reference Blu-ray Disc #1 and #2 - each segment fits onto a single DVD dual layer disc for those who do not have a Blu-ray burner.

I just did this so that people reading this thread would not have to search all over for the download links...smile.gif Please read the link in my quote for complete information about these discs.

DemoTorrents.zip 4363k .zip file
post #28 of 66

Nice job.

I'm sure it would be appreciated if you posted it on that thread, too.

post #29 of 66
Quote:
Nice job.
I'm sure it would be appreciated if you posted it on that thread, too.
Done...I edited superleo's first post so that it would be easy to find. BTW, great work, LastButNotLeast!
post #30 of 66
The Art of Flight.
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