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Music for testing Hi-Fi


Guys,

Here is a link which gives real Hi-Fi guides & reference music which
can be used to test your Hi-Fi setup.

hifi on TNT-Audio - Internet HiFi magazine

You can heck out tracks of "The Blue Nile" which are simply amazing!

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Thanks Sat. A good and informative link. You can also check out Music reviews
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Re: Music for testing Hi-Fi

This week I am going to check whether I'll get a CD of

Esbjorn Svensson Trio's "Somewhere Else Before" -Sony Music.

Just check the review at following link.

Esbjorn Svensson Trio - Somewhere Else Before [English]

The way it is discribed in the text by Scott Faller, I am just waiting for that moment to hear the heavenly music !! or in other words "Audiophile recording !"

Has anybody heard these guys! They are new to me.
I do not find any mp3's of EST for downloading on the net.

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I tried for EST CD at Planet M, Could not get it.

Do you know any place where it is available?

From where u got the DVD anyway?

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Re: Music for testing Hi-Fi

hi ppl,

can you suggest me what music to take when auditioning speakers & AVR and what to observe while auditioning????

i couldnt get my hands on the above mentioned cd's also if u can mention indian stuff.

thanks

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Re: Music for testing Hi-Fi



I really don't have an Idea, what Indian music/songs can be used
to test hi-fi.

You can try A.R.Rehman stuff.

Vande Mataram has some good music.
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Re: Music for testing Hi-Fi

Robert Rich-Seven Veils

Vas-Feast of Silence

Spyro Gyra-The Deep End

Goldfrapp-Supernature

Joe Satriani-Surfing with the Alien (new remaster)

Zarbang-Persian and Middle Eastern Percussion

Nicolas Gunn-Beyond Grand Canyon

Shriekback-Glory Bumps

Celtic Woman-A New Journey

Brian Bromberg-Wood II
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Re: Music for testing Hi-Fi

Hi,

Let us try to put together a list of Hindi recordings we could use to test HiFi.
Here are a few suggestions to start with:
  • "Jab tere nain muskurate hain" by Mehdi Hasan - CLASSICAL GHAZALS - CD2
    • Live at the Royal College of Music London, 1990
    • With : Ustad Sultan Khan - Sarangi
    • Ustad Shaukat Husain Khan - Tabla
    • Released by Navras Records UK. Ltd. 1992 / Sony Music Entertainment (India) 2002
    • This is a good recording at a comparatively lower volume, and has a good dynamic range. You would have to boost the volume to begin with. The piece starts with Mehdi Hasan explaining the composition while the tabla is being tuned, very interesting sounds. Both, the singer as well as the tabla player get into their top form near the 12th minute. Look for the texture in the singer's voice and the aggressive slaps on the tabla.
  • Album "Legacy" Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and Asha Bhonsle.
    • Recorded in California. Released in India by Music Today.
    • One of the best albums Asha has been involved with. Her voice varies from being husky and full throated, to pretty high pitched, while she is rendering these compositions by Mian Tansen. The taranas are great. Ustad Ali Akbar Khan's Sarod has been recorded quite well, along with the tabla and pakhawaj. Don't miss the cello before the tabla/pakhawaj start on the longer pieces.
  • "Dil Se" by AR Rahman
    • AR Rahman is a good sound engineer. Unfortunately he targets his recordings to be radio friendly and for the mini systems, by boosting extreme frequencies at the cost of the mid range. So the male singers usually sound thin and loose whatever baritone they had. Whenever Rahman decides not to succumb to pressure, the results are great. He brought out Lata Mangeskar's real voice (at this age) in "Diya Jale" (the Tamil version by Chitra is good too). The title track has some good bass lines half way through the song. Even "Aye Ajnabi" follows the same style.

  • "Leela" - Movie, released by "Plus"
    • Good recording and a great album. This has been recorded by Daman Sood, arguably the best "sound recordist" we had in India. He ran the Western Outdoor Studios in Mumbai.Daman Sood was to sound recording, what Gautam Rajadhyaksha is to still photography. Daman Sood was involved with the " Playback and Fast Forward" magazine in the 1980's, which got me interested in audio. You can read some interesting old articles at:
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    • The first song "Jag ke kati sari raina" has a good combination of voice(Jagjit Singh), tabla and guitar. "Champai Dhoop Ke Saye" and "Dhuan Uttha Hai" have some interesting sounds too.


More to come...

Prithvi, these were among the CDs I was carrying when we met last year. I still have fond memories of that day. Looking forward to meeting you again sometime.

Thanks,
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Re: Music for testing Hi-Fi

What about Piya Basanti by Ustad Sultan Khan??


also Hell Freezes over by Eagles?? Funny I,ve visited audioshops in India,Dubai & Kuala Lumpur - almost 70% time I heard hotel california

Also Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd.
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Re: Music for testing Hi-Fi

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also Hell Freezes over by Eagles?? Funny I,ve visited audioshops in India,Dubai & Kuala Lumpur - almost 70% time I heard hotel california
Hemant,

That is because, Hotel California track is EQed with very high low-end purposefully, to create the thumping sound during their comeback concert after "14 year old vacation" during the Hell Freezes Over concert in 94.

Btw, this DVD is a definite aution tool for both audio and video. Try to get the DTS version itself.

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