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Tom Burgess

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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2016, 10:56:47 am »

Just about anything from:

Danny Gatton
Lyle Lovett
I used to work with Danny Gatton back in the 80s in the DC area.

I find some of his works great for testing HF drivers.  It puts a lot of strain on them, between the slide and the harmonica.
Kudos to the both of you for the Danny Gatton references, what an amazing talent he was!  If you haven't already done so, check this out:
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Pardon the swerve, back to the topic at hand...

Steve Winwood - Higher Love
Steely Dan - Gaslighting Abbie
Audioslave - Cochise
Vaughn Brothers - Hard To Be
Midge Ure - Breathe
Tom Petty - Runnin' Down A Dream
Level 42 - Seven Years
Allison Krauss - Down To The River
Jack Ingram - Free
Joe Bonamassa - Black Lung Heartache
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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2016, 11:17:33 am »

Not real sexy or fun but I have had good success with the canned songs from the old Roland TD-8 module.  When the balance between subs and tops plus house eq sounds good with these tracks - the mix for the band comes together fairly quick.
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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #32 on: November 29, 2016, 11:28:24 am »

In addition to the tracks, what do y'all use to play the record?

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I use phone, Fii, and scarlet w/ Foobar/Flac
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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2016, 11:54:49 am »

In addition to the tracks, what do y'all use to play the record?

Phone
iThingy
Interface/computer/media player/format [scarlet, behringer; laptop, desktop; Foobar, iTunes;320MP3,Flac,WMA]
Fii
etc?

I use phone, Fii, and scarlet w/ Foobar/Flac

I have a Fiio X5 and like it.  I also have a X1 but the scroll wheel no longer tracks correctly and a 360° spin may or may not move the selection indicator.

I got the X5 as a factory refurb from Adorama for about $15 more than I paid for the X1.  I can't tell any difference in sound between them.

Both are audibly superior to either the iPhone or my Samsung Galaxy S5 with FLAC or WAV files.

If I rip to MP3 I use 320kB.  I use FreeRip.
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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2016, 12:46:36 pm »

In addition to the tracks, what do y'all use to play the record?

Phone
iThingy
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FiiO
etc?

I use phone, Fii, and scarlet w/ Foobar/Flac
My old phone, an iPhone 5, with lossless files. I use the apple lightning/USB adapter to connect directly to our M32 to avoid the extra round of DA/AD conversion.
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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2016, 12:57:45 pm »

In addition to the tracks, what do y'all use to play the record?

Phone
iThingy
Interface/computer/media player/format [scarlet, behringer; laptop, desktop; Foobar, iTunes;320MP3,Flac,WMA]
FiiO
etc?

I use phone, Fii, and scarlet w/ Foobar/Flac
CD Player if available, otherwise:

Device - retired Samsung Focus S Phone ----> Proco iFace
Format - WMA lossless
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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #36 on: November 29, 2016, 05:20:51 pm »

I have a Fiio X5 and like it.  I also have a X1 but the scroll wheel no longer tracks correctly and a 360° spin may or may not move the selection indicator.

I got the X5 as a factory refurb from Adorama for about $15 more than I paid for the X1.  I can't tell any difference in sound between them.

Both are audibly superior to either the iPhone or my Samsung Galaxy S5 with FLAC or WAV files.

If I rip to MP3 I use 320kB.  I use FreeRip.

I was looking around at players and see there is a 2nd generation X1.  Wonder if they addressed your thumbwheel issue?  Amazon has them for $99, basically a third of the cost of an X5. Maybe buy the "insurance" for two years on it if I decide to get one.
The memory capacity is doubled, the 2nd gen will handle a 256gb card.

Best regards,

John
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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #37 on: November 30, 2016, 12:31:24 pm »

I just ordered a refurbed x5 for $150.
They make an x3 also, which seems about halfway between the other two.
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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #38 on: December 01, 2016, 01:29:43 pm »

Just saw these from the most recent article.

Got me thinking of some more tracks I've enjoyed to listen to, to hear different nuances.

- "Assassins," John Mayer. I like the acoustic for hearing the distinct strings and full range of guitar.

- "The Tip Of The Iceberg," Owl City. Good bass drops and holds, goes fairly low.

- Any number of orchestral pieces I enjoy. Including some unknown people: Ivan Torrent, Thomas Bergersen.

http://www.prosoundweb.com/article/backstage_class_gimme_three_steps/P2/

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—“Domino,” Jesse J. A clean, dry mix that tends to reveal time alignment issues in sub arrays.

—“Neon,” John Mayer. On systems with excess energy in the 2 - 8 kHz region, this track will sound overly harsh in the vocals.

—“The Real World,” Owl City. There’s a nice bass drop that’s very revealing of LF room issues, modes, and rattles.

—“117,” Halo 4 Soundtrack. A cool orchestral piece that illuminates issues in the 1 kHz region quite readily.

—“Breakeven,” The Script. This recording tends to be representative of how a live band will sound in the space, particularly the drums.
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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #39 on: December 01, 2016, 10:26:44 pm »

Welp, I compiled the PSW Christmas Album.

Spotify Link, don't hate :P
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