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post #391 of 395
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Originally Posted by edulov View Post
 

BTW, for those who insist in latest electronic music w/o measuring it's dynamic range and w/o understanding that compressed sound kills almost everything.

Take Eddu Grant's "Electric Avenue", especially from "Walking On Sunshine (The Very Best Of Eddy Grant)" and try to estimate it's range by ear w/o running a DR plugin and looking at number afterwards.

And confess here later which hp's in your collections you threw to garbage. If you can't hear the difference, do the same with your amp. Or just visit a doctor.

 

He..he..he... Be honest and believe me, I am not trolling or assaulting anyone.


i just had to donate a few hundred lp's to thin my collection 1 shelf. so that hurts. it was mostly doubles and garbage but i had to let some decent stuff go.  made a trade and bought a few more better ones.

 

as far as modern electronic music, anyone using it to test anything in audio has already lost the battle. no way you can determine what's pumped and crushed in the mix verses your system. they probably have wireless speakers too.  nothing audiophile about any of that. wires, uncompressed (data) audio files, professional compression on the mix, and real instruments and voices are needed for the full effect. sure it can have synth and funk or rock in it but it needs to have air and breath and emotion to test a system.

 

recording and then playing music = conveying emotion. you have to have it in the first place to convey it and measure it.

post #392 of 395

Here is what I use, can be useful.

 

https://soundcloud.com/blythe-cass-bryston/audiophile-test-track

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Originally Posted by GloriousLettuce View Post
 

Here is what I use, can be useful.

 

https://soundcloud.com/blythe-cass-bryston/audiophile-test-track

Not a bad selection, I just hope YOU are not using 128kbps MP3 from your link. Two reasons - too lossy, different volume levels in fragments. No soundstage width at all. I know many songs well, they sound much better in raw.

 

Some questions to make your mix better:

1) Prodigy - sound mess, not a complexity. Why them?

2) No tracks with extended lows and power bass

3) No high bpm tracks not based on drum machines

4) Only one track with one rare instrument, no tracks with weird ones.

 

BTW, special thanks for Dido. Completely forgot about her. Big miss...

post #394 of 395
Well I just made it for myself so it includes most clear and detailed tracks I knew at the time, nothing scientific.

Hope it helpes somebody.

The bitrate is definitely not 128 or anything as low, that would scream and would be noticible.
Edited by GloriousLettuce - 3/27/17 at 1:02pm
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Here are a few we uploaded.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by HiFiGuy528 - 3/27/17 at 5:33pm
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