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Offline Anthony Martin

Re: What is the first song you would listen to testing a new setup?
« Reply #75 on: June 27, 2020, 09:44:08 PM »
Playlist updated with the latest suggestions, many thanks for the contribution

https://tidal.com/playlist/f509f9ed-a00a-4321-9c07-a3c18d67e74a
I see you got ramin djawadi, but no light of the seven. Great artist

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What is the first song you would listen to testing a new setup?
« Reply #76 on: June 28, 2020, 01:20:47 AM »
Mostly tracks that sound pretty cool and impressive on any good system.  I guess those are tests. 

I thought they should be tracks that really challenge the ability of equipment to create the illusion. Tracks that show the mechanical from the fluid.  The stuff that makes
lesser components sound a mess. 
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Re: What is the first song you would listen to testing a new setup?
« Reply #78 on: June 28, 2020, 01:39:12 AM »
A bit more challenging. 

https://tidal.com/track/82473853


 
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Re: What is the first song you would listen to testing a new setup?
« Reply #80 on: June 29, 2020, 08:35:56 PM »
Interesting article: https://www.soundandvision.com/content/evaluate-your-system-rolls-royce-playlists

"... The audio engineers who tuned the Rolls Royce Bespoke Audio system in the Phantom are apparently in the latter camp. Thus, they have shared their playlist, or at least a portion of it. Without further ado, here are 22 songs from the Rolls Royce system tuning playlist:

1. “Wish You Were Here,” Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here (1975)
2. “From Here to Eternity,” Giorgio Moroder, From Here to Eternity (1977)
3. “Across the Lines,” Tracy Chapman, Tracy Chapman (1988)
4. “Sad But True,” Metallica, Metallica (1991)
5. “Bembe / Abakwa,” Terry Bozzio, Solo Drum Music II (1992)
6. “Klangfarben Melodie,” Terry Bozzio, Solo Drum Music II (1992)
7. “Know Your Enemy,” Rage Against the Machine, Rage Against the Machine (1992)
8. “Fistful of Steel,” Rage Against the Machine, Rage Against the Machine (1992)
9. “Passion (Naked Edit),” Gat Décor, Passion (1992)
10. “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?,” Nirvana, MTV Unplugged in New York (Live) (1993)
11. “Stimela (The Coal Train),” Hugh Masekela, Hope (Live) (1994)
12. “Hotel California,” The Eagles, Hell Freezes Over (Live) (1994)
13. “Paranoid Android,” Radiohead, OK Computer (1997)
14. “Lyric Lickin’,” Del The Funky Homosapien, Future Development (1997)
15. “Insomnia,” Faithless, Insomnia (1995)
16. “Raining in Baltimore,” Counting Crows, Across A Wire: Live in New York City (1998)
17. “Safe in New York City,” AC/DC, Stiff Upper Lip (Deluxe Edition) (2000)
18. “Scrappy,” Wookie, Wookie (Deluxe Edition) (2000)
19. “Marionette,” Matthew Jonson, Marionette (2004)
20. “Intro,” Nemesea, Pure: Live @ P3 (Remixed & Remastered) (2012)
21. “Bass Solo,” Nemesea, Pure: Live @ P3 (Remixed & Remastered) (2012)
22. “Drum Solo,” Nemesea, Pure: Live @ P3 (Remixed & Remastered) (2012)... "

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Offline fredeb

Re: What is the first song you would listen to testing a new setup?
« Reply #81 on: June 30, 2020, 05:38:01 AM »
Thanks @naks .

Nice bit at the end of the article ,

" Some songs might not be familiar, but you know others by heart. Run through the familiar songs in your head. If you were doing critical listening, what would you listen for in each song? Vocal clarity? Bass response? Spatial accuracy? You’re starting to think like a tuner. To a tuner, these songs no longer function as music. Instead, they are complex test signals that provide far more insight than sine, square, or triangle waves ever could. "
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Offline Hja

Re: What is the first song you would listen to testing a new setup?
« Reply #82 on: June 30, 2020, 10:36:41 AM »
Interesting article: https://www.soundandvision.com/content/evaluate-your-system-rolls-royce-playlists

"... The audio engineers who tuned the Rolls Royce Bespoke Audio system in the Phantom are apparently in the latter camp. Thus, they have shared their playlist, or at least a portion of it. Without further ado, here are 22 songs from the Rolls Royce system tuning playlist:

1. “Wish You Were Here,” Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here (1975)
2. “From Here to Eternity,” Giorgio Moroder, From Here to Eternity (1977)
3. “Across the Lines,” Tracy Chapman, Tracy Chapman (1988)
4. “Sad But True,” Metallica, Metallica (1991)
5. “Bembe / Abakwa,” Terry Bozzio, Solo Drum Music II (1992)
6. “Klangfarben Melodie,” Terry Bozzio, Solo Drum Music II (1992)
7. “Know Your Enemy,” Rage Against the Machine, Rage Against the Machine (1992)
8. “Fistful of Steel,” Rage Against the Machine, Rage Against the Machine (1992)
9. “Passion (Naked Edit),” Gat Décor, Passion (1992)
10. “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?,” Nirvana, MTV Unplugged in New York (Live) (1993)
11. “Stimela (The Coal Train),” Hugh Masekela, Hope (Live) (1994)
12. “Hotel California,” The Eagles, Hell Freezes Over (Live) (1994)
13. “Paranoid Android,” Radiohead, OK Computer (1997)
14. “Lyric Lickin’,” Del The Funky Homosapien, Future Development (1997)
15. “Insomnia,” Faithless, Insomnia (1995)
16. “Raining in Baltimore,” Counting Crows, Across A Wire: Live in New York City (1998)
17. “Safe in New York City,” AC/DC, Stiff Upper Lip (Deluxe Edition) (2000)
18. “Scrappy,” Wookie, Wookie (Deluxe Edition) (2000)
19. “Marionette,” Matthew Jonson, Marionette (2004)
20. “Intro,” Nemesea, Pure: Live @ P3 (Remixed & Remastered) (2012)
21. “Bass Solo,” Nemesea, Pure: Live @ P3 (Remixed & Remastered) (2012)
22. “Drum Solo,” Nemesea, Pure: Live @ P3 (Remixed & Remastered) (2012)... "

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I think that is a decent list. Great range of music styles so that you can hear if the system is an all-rounder rather than just good at one type of music.

Offline Trompie67

Re: What is the first song you would listen to testing a new setup?
« Reply #83 on: July 01, 2020, 03:46:51 PM »
For soundstage & imaging I use the following:

Toto - Rosanna
Eva Cassidy - What a Wonderful World
Eva Cassidy - Fields of Gold
Fever Ray - If I Had a Heart
Fever Ray - Concrete Walls
Rodrigo y Gabriela - Ixtapa
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