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    Thanks to the efforts of Steve Head, I found this bad boy. It....ummmm....wips..



    The louder it gets the better it sounds. Midbass for weeks.

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    Absolutely, and it's fun too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pionkej View Post
    Sure there are tons of threads on "Audiophile" recordings but I was hoping to start something more along the lines of the songs YOU listen to and what YOU use in that song to evaluate and what YOU evaluate...kind of like the liner notes with the albums Audionutz used to make for people (if somebody wants to share those too, that's cool, I don't own any).

    The first one I have is Ingrid Michaelson's "You and I".

    It is a pretty basic track which I like. It starts with just a ukulele playing and her singing which will show if you have some high harmonic distortion or cone breakup in your midrange area (that is how I found mine). The second verse has male vocals as well, but the second chorus has many singers and I found that the bass vocalist does "pull" my stage a bit lower than the rest. Finally the "chorus" chorus is repeated but with stomps and claps and it will show if your lower frequencies are too boomy (basically if the stomps sound like booms, your a bit boomy).

    I have more songs I like to use, but don't have time to post them now. Hopefully we can get some good songs compiled with some good notes for what to listen for.
    You and I - Ingrid Michalson from the album Be OK.

    Dan Romer, her producer, sings along.

    Lyrics:

    don't you worry, there my honey
    we might not have any money
    but we've got our love to pay the bills

    maybe I think you're cute and funny,
    maybe I wanna do what bunnies do with you,
    if you know what I mean

    Oh, let's get rich and buy our parents homes in the South of France
    let's get rich and give everybody nice sweaters
    and teach them how to dance
    let's get rich and build our house on a mountain
    making everybody look like ants
    from way up there, you and I, you and I, you and I,

    well you might be a bit confused
    and you might be a little bit bruised
    but baby how we spoon like no one else
    so I will help you read those books
    if you will soothe my worried looks
    and we will put the lonesome on the shelf

    oh lets get rich and buy our parents homes in the South of France
    let's get rich and give everybody nice sweaters
    and teach them how to dance
    let's get rich and build our house on a mountain
    making everybody look like ants
    from way up there you and I, you and I, you and I

    oh, lets get rich and buy our parents homes in the south of France
    let's get rich and give everybody nice sweaters
    and teach them how to dance
    let's get rich and build our house on a mountain
    making everybody look like ants
    from way up there you and I, you and I, you and I
    YouTube - Ingrid Michaelson - You and I

    This sounds good.

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    Do you people actually listen to that stuff?

    That artsy female shit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad View Post
    Do you people actually listen to that stuff?

    That artsy female shit?
    Not I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pionkej View Post
    Sure there are tons of threads on "Audiophile" recordings but I was hoping to start something more along the lines of the songs YOU listen to and what YOU use in that song to evaluate and what YOU evaluate

    Hopefully we can get some good songs compiled with some good notes for what to listen for.
    Pink noise. Music will always hide problems. Always. Always. Pink noise hides nothing.

    This is skipping to the very end of the tuning, but after a LOT of other work has been done, it goes like this: Play STEREO pink noise through your favorite reference. Whatever is tonally better than your car. If $50 headphones sound tonally better than your car, so be it. Then play the stereo pink noise through the car. It'll sound TOTALLY different. Start tweaking to timbre match the pink noise. When you are done, your car will sound better. To confirm, you can play all the different tracks you can find, stereo, mono, pop, female vocal, dynamic, bass heavy, anything and everything. If something doesn't sound right, by all means find the frequency range of the problem, but don't tweak anything till you get back on your reference and car with stereo pink noise so you know how much to adjust.

    This method will make your car sound better for ALL music, not just one type. If you car preferentially sounds better with a particular music, your job is not done.




    Quote Originally Posted by Chad View Post
    Do you people actually listen to that stuff?

    That artsy female shit?
    You bet your sweet arse. #1 musical style I listen to. As long as it hasn't been used for an episode of CSI or House or an iPod commercial. Artsy fartsy male stuff too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad View Post
    Do you people actually listen to that stuff?

    That artsy female shit?
    Asks the Johnette fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 86mr2 View Post
    Asks the Johnette fan.
    There's a HUGE difference between vampires and tree hugging vegans.

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    My listening tastes vary vastly from the majority of what's been mentioned so far.

    Stevie Wonder-Master Blaster (Jammin')

    The Gap Band- You Dropped A Bomb On Me (Super dynamic and covers the entire frequency spectrum)

    Roger and Zapp-Computer Love and More Bounce to the Ounce

    Dr. Dre-Little Ghetto Boy (very well recorded)

    I'll add some more when I think of them. I know I'm missing some of my jazz favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad View Post
    Do you people actually listen to that stuff?

    That artsy female shit?
    Absolutely ;) Maybe not cranked with the windows down around town, but I really like her music plus I'm in love with her "Are We There Yet?" is pretty testing for midrange/tweeters at a loud level even though it's acoustic. Plus adjusting your image and all that
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