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

dualazmak

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I wasn’t expecting much from this but I was wrong. This is very impressive with incredibly deep bass and excellent soundstage demonstrations.
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RichB

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Albums are selling well in 2020 ...

* Can they embed MQA into a LP music recording?
High-priced cables are selling well. ;)

Digital mastering can be so bad that the limitations imposed by vinyl can force the production of a better recording.
However, I prefer to support better mastering by not purchasing the inferior medium.

- Rich
 
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A few of my fav evaluation tracks...

Tom Waits - Mule Variations, Hold On
St. Vincent - MassEducation, Slow Disco
Diana Krall - Live in Paris, The Look of Love
The Door - LA Woman, Riders on the Storm (remastered)
 
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I tend to use Lyle Lovett's "Road to Ensenada" for two reasons. There are some vocal inflections and imperfections that I like to see if I can hear. And he uses what I think are bass pedals and hits a series of low notes of different frequencies. If you can get all of the bass pedal notes to sound the same in terms of volume, then your bass is dialed in properly (I have yet to succeed at this).

They could be bass pedals or any of a million software programs or hardware synths that will produce the low bass tones digitally. A nice feature of digital is just how easy it is to crank the lowest bass at the highest volume. Nice recording!
 

Vintage57

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When I played this song and measured from my LP. I used my FFT analyzer to get the results on this graph.
I get bass down to 32 Hz. Not exotic but a tool for comparison. I don’t know if there’s much below that. I don’t reproduce it.
Set up at; Full range, c-weighing, peak hold, 1/3 oct.
I like the song and have now listened to more Lyle Lovett. Thanks

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