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Critical (Best) Music Tracks for Speaker and Room EQ Testing

dualazmak

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I wonder why very few people would discuss about critical (best) "music" tracks for tweeter and super-tweeter and room EQ testing...

As I shared here and here, the "Track-20 High Fq Linearity Check" of "Super Audio Check CD" by CBS/Sony released in 1983 is really an extraordinary recording of "Bimmel Bolle Classic Orgel" containing very much powerful, high-energy, high-speed, high frequency bell ring transient sound together with wide range 30 Hz - 20 kHz base sound.

I usually use this track to check tweeters and super tweeters, as well as total Fq linearity. I have never heard recorded sound having such a high-energy and high-speed high Fq components.
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Please simply PM me if you would be seriously interested in this track and/or "Super Audio Check CD" by CBS/Sony.
 

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I wonder why very few people would discuss about critical (best) "music" tracks for tweeter and super-tweeter and room EQ testing...

As I shared here and here, the "Track-20 High Fq Linearity Check" of "Super Audio Check CD" by CBS/Sony released in 1983 is really an extraordinary recording of "Bimmel Bolle Classic Orgel" containing very much powerful, high-energy, high-speed, high frequency bell ring transient sound together with wide range 30 Hz - 20 kHz base sound.

I usually use this track to check tweeters and super tweeters, as well as total Fq linearity. I have never heard recorded sound having such a high-energy and high-speed high Fq components.
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Please simply PM me if you would be seriously interested in this track and/or "Super Audio Check CD" by CBS/Sony.
Unfortunately so many of these audio test CD's have gone out of print. I suppose finding a high quality download is still possible?
 

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I post the list of tracks Harman uses after literally decades of research to detect fidelity of speakers and room Auto Equalizers in another thread but thought it deserves its own thread. I have had the fortunate luck of sitting through a couple of their blind tests and can attest to the efficacy of the tracks used:

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AES Paper, The Subjective and Objective Evaluation of Room Correction Products
Sean E. Olive, John Jackson, Allan Devantier, David Hunt, and Sean M. Hess

JW - Jennifer Warnes, “Bird on a Wire”
TC - Tracy Chapman, “Fast Car”
JW - James Taylor, “That’s Why I’m Here”



AES Paper, A New Listener Training Software Application
Sean Olive, AES Fellow
Harman International Industries


· Tracy Chapman, "Fast Car", Tracy Chapman
· Jennifer Warnes, "Bird on a Wire", Famous Blue Rain Coat
· James Taylor "That's Why I'm Here", “That’s Why I’m Here”
· Steely Dan “Cousin Dupree”, “ Two Against Nature”
· Paula Cole, “Tiger”,” This Fire”
· “Toy Soldier March”, Reference Recording
· Pink Noise (uncorrelated)


Is the "Toy Soldier March" called the "Parade of the wooden soldiers " on the Refence Recordings disk of the Dallas Winds conducted by F. Fennell?
 

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why don't you upload it to YouTube? the platfrom will take care of rights on it's own
Does YouTube still use 125 KB/s AAC for HD videos? I'd rather have lossless if talking about test tracks.
 
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PatF

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I do not if know Reference Recording label was mentioned but for orchestral music I highly recommend this records:

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Good stuff on this thread.

If you like rock, a track I like to use to test detail retrieval is Smashing Pumpkins 1979. The signature sound of that track sounds like a guitar but is actually a vocal effect with a lot of delay. With a good enough system you can make this out, it's hard to do though.
 

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Nice thread.

Last year i heared this track on a Kii Audio Three demo. It pressurized the room quite well. The same day my friend blew his speakers with it. I had a D&D 8C demoed in my living room. On the same track we measured quite good output down to 25hz. The seller told me they where playing at 80%.

If your setup can handle this you should be proud. I present you: (with a cliche)

THE ULTIMATE BASS TEST TRACK


Bjørk - Hollow, 16-bit remix

Please, start off @60% of what you think your speakers can handle. Good luck
 

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I have had the privilege to demo the "Track-20 High Fq Linearity Check of CBS/SONY Super Audio Check CD". The first thing I am struck with is the depth of the recording. I have other classical CDs from the 80s that sound much worse. Most of those are "congested". This is not. A great classical recording that sounds great Tchaikovsky*/ Kirov Orchestra, Valery Gergiev – The Nutcracker.
 

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Nice thread.

Last year i heared this track on a Kii Audio Three demo. It pressurized the room quite well. The same day my friend blew his speakers with it. I had a D&D 8C demoed in my living room. On the same track we measured quite good output down to 25hz. The seller told me they where playing at 80%.

If your setup can handle this you should be proud. I present you: (with a cliche)

THE ULTIMATE BASS TEST TRACK


Bjørk - Hollow, 16-bit remix

Please, start off @60% of what you think your speakers can handle. Good luck
This provided much acoustic ruckus in my room, shaking lots of stuff.
 
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