Originally Posted by drh3b
ETA: This found all the room modes.
This is a really nice organ music album, some rarely heard pieces and some very nice playing. The surround mix sounds excellent on my system.
Normally I upmix (I have 4 JBL SCS8 as tops) using Dolby Surround, but this album sounds best just straight, there is a ton of room reverb already in the surround mix, no need for more.
And Yes, this is a subwoofer tester extraordinaire!!! And a structural integrity test as well, the whole fricking house shakes. That is partially due to the primary sub, a 4x15" Infinite baffle that is part of the structure itself, and then augment with another sealed 18" 9' cubic foot 250lbs box sub in the rear of the room to balance room modes. So the low-end is very smooth, low-distortion and quite balanced, but oh my God, this recording has notes from a 32' pipe that change the pressure in the room.
It is also a torture test of the systems spectral range abilities, as it has massed chords across a huge swath of the frequency range, and the big MartinLogans really put out the sound with accuracy and authority (mine are all active and bi-amped).
This is now on my list of demo material for the system.