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    What are good songs to test speakers? Any suggestions?

    Songs that are full range and have tight punchy bass. Well recorded songs. What do you use? Just looking for suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gferrell View Post
    Songs that are full range and have tight punchy bass. Well recorded songs. What do you use? Just looking for suggestions.
    Mark Knopfler or anything on Santana's Shaman CD. Also like electronic stuff like Bassnectar- Timestrech for a mix of bass and highs.

    Course, it just depends on what you like to listen to.

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    Beatles "Love" ...sonics are outstanding

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_(The_Beatles_album)

    Love is a soundtrack remix album of music recorded by The Beatles, released in November 2006. It features music compiled and remixed as a mashup for the Cirque du Soleil show of the same name. The album was produced by George Martin and his son Giles Martin, who said, "What people will be hearing on the album is a new experience, a way of re-living the whole Beatles musical lifespan in a very condensed period.

    she's so heavy
    Some kind of happiness is measured out in miles

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    Buena Vista Social Club - one of the best recordings I've ever heard....catchy tunes too!

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    What about female voices?
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    Janis Ian - Breaking Silence (Harman used it in their sound trailer last year, its quite good)

    Jennifer Warner - Famous Blue Raincoat

    Joni Mitchell - Hejira (Jaco and Matheny and more as the band!!

    just to name 3 as a start ...

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    I cheated and cut and pasted the Classic Albums list

    The Band - The Band (1969)
    Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
    Phil Collins - Face Value (1981)
    Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
    Deep Purple - Machine Head (see Classic Albums: Deep Purple - The Making of Machine Head) (1972)
    Def Leppard - Hysteria (1987)
    The Doors - The Doors (1967)
    Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
    Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
    Grateful Dead - Anthem of the Sun and American Beauty (see Anthem to Beauty) (1968/1970)
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)
    Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (see Classic Albums: Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast) (1982)
    Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt (1996)
    Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
    Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
    John Lennon/The Plastic Ono Band - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
    Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell (1977)
    Metallica - Metallica ("The Black Album") (see Classic Albums: Metallica - Metallica) (1991)
    Motörhead - Ace of Spades (1980)
    Nirvana - Nevermind (see Classic Albums: Nirvana – Nevermind) (1991)
    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
    Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon, (see Classic Albums: Pink Floyd - The Making of The Dark Side of the Moon) (1973)
    Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
    Primal Scream - Screamadelica (1991)
    Queen - A Night at the Opera (1975)
    Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
    Rush - 2112 and Moving Pictures (1976/1981)
    Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks (1977)
    Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
    Simply Red - Stars (1991)
    Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
    U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
    The Wailers - Catch a Fire (1973)
    The Who - Who's Next (1971)
    Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
    Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (') / Over-Nite Sensation (1974/1973)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hjames View Post
    Janis Ian - Breaking Silence (Harman used it in their sound trailer last year, its quite good)

    Jennifer Warner - Famous Blue Raincoat

    Joni Mitchell - Hejira (Jaco and Matheny and more as the band!!

    just to name 3 as a start ...
    Definitely!


    Perhaps:

    Annie Haslam

    Karen Carpenter

    Helen Rogers on anything from Paul Hardcastle

    Emmy Rossum (her opera voice)

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    Ane Brun - It All Starts With One

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    Great recording, great sound, great songs.

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    + 1 Mark Knopfler, his solos stuff is so well recorded.
    Steely Dan /& Donald Fagen's solo.
    The police
    Sade - for females.

    Just Play Music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4313B View Post

    Karen Carpenter
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG0_-uiNBjo


    Well, if we're going to be Totally Lame!

    How about Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face? You can hear the tape hiss pretty well when it begins but your focus quickly turns to the vocals. One of the most lifelike recordings I've ever heard. What a bass line too!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOFrGbuUqnQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by pathfindermwd View Post
    Well, if we're going to be Totally Lame!
    Fine...

    Justin Bieber -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0hfg1htnM4

    This one is better...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxjNpkR6kcg

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    I really expected that last one to cut to a Rick Astley vid.... If I remember, when I get home I'll put a list up of tunes GT brought to TD's house awhile back, for both pleasant and critical listening. If one had to listen to those same three songs I experienced in the JBL speaker-swap room ad infinitum, it would kill the joy of music pretty quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krunchy View Post
    Sade - for females.

    for females ?

    this is far and away one of the most unique female renderings of America's tune ...Believe me , if you listen to nothing else today, YOU CAN'T MISS THIS ONE. (tho I remember the words a little differently)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI1kq6CA_38

    Quote Originally Posted by 4313B View Post
    Fine...

    Justin Bieber ->
    that little Canadian terrorist/WMD ? their revenge on the world for something terrible that we must have done? baby,baby,baby ...
    Some kind of happiness is measured out in miles

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