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  1. #31
    Join Date: Apr 2011

    Location: London

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    I'm Robert.


    Dennis Brown - This Love of Mine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArmCI3BbhNE
    When I've set up right, horns blaze, all separated out and fill the room, Dennis's vocals have grit, texture, emotion and are lifelike.

    Bob Marley & The Wailers - So Jah Seh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZwSJrk1YPo
    Same as above - Horns blaze and fill the room, vocals and all individual instrumental parts are beautifully textured and separated out - fab' !!

  2. #32
    Join Date: Aug 2011

    Location: Coventry, England UK

    Posts: 472
    I'm Simon.


    I usually go for any of the following (and I use these to test my system if I've changed anything):

    Mastodon - Blood Mountain (2x45, Chris Bellman cut)
    Rush - Moving Pictures (Org UK double RL cut)
    Marillion - Brave (recent reissue using original analogue master)
    Pink Floyd - The Wall (recent 2016 Bernie Grundman cut)
    Iron Maiden - Powerslave (Org UK, has big balls this one!)

    Must say I have been massively impressed with all the Rush, Iron Maiden and Pink Floyd re-issues the past 2-3 years, all done by either Sean Magee or Bernie Grundman. I have a lot of original Maiden, Rush and a few of the PF and these come extremely close and some even better the originals to me. We need more done this way with attention and care.

  3. #33
    Join Date: Jan 2012

    Location: leicestershire

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    I'm John.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ian7633 View Post
    Either Hanswoth Revolution by Steel Pulse or 1976 by Diana Ross
    Just dug out Handsworth Revolution - haven't listened to it for years, it's nearly 40 years old! Sounds fantastic.

    This is a good thread.
    Technics 1210/Mike New Bearing/Jelco SA750d/Goldring 2500/Paul Hynes SR5 21/27.
    Cambridge Audio 840c CD. Squeezebox Touch. Synology NAS.
    Teac A-3440.
    Beresford Bushmaster.
    Quad II monoblocks....Quad 44/405.....Croft Micro.....Cambridge Audio 840.
    Celestion Ditton 66.....KEF Reference One

  4. #34
    Join Date: Nov 2011

    Location: Newcastle UK

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    I'm Rich.


    Supertramp - Breakfast in America

    Steven Wilson - 4.5

    The Prodigy - Experience
    One of these days... I'm going to cut you into little pieces.

  5. #35
    Join Date: Nov 2011

    Location: Newcastle UK

    Posts: 3,660
    I'm Rich.


    Kraftwerk - Computer World.

    Should always sound crisp and 'snappy'
    One of these days... I'm going to cut you into little pieces.

  6. #36
    Join Date: Nov 2010

    Location: Chorley, Lancs

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    I'm Mike.


    Galactic - Ya ka may
    Dire Straits - Communiqué
    Womac & Womac - Love Wars
    Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time out

    As the late Colonel Sanders once said
    "I'm too drunk to taste this chicken!!"

  7. #37
    Join Date: Feb 2016

    Location: yorkshire

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    I'm terry.

    Default Test record

    Two favorites to demo turntable
    Muddy Waters, Mofi recording 'Folk Singer'
    Jennifer Warnes 'Famous Blue Raincoat'

    Reserve Laurie Anderson 'Mister Heartbreak'

  8. #38
    Join Date: Feb 2010

    Location: Berkshire, UK

    Posts: 3,026
    I'm Tom.


    Not many classical fans here then ...

    L'Oiseau-Lyre recording by Joshua Rifkin of Bach Cantata BWV 106 'Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeite' - vocal clarity to die for
    Valois recording by the Vegh Quartet of Beethoven String Quartet no 10 in E Flat Op74 - the opposite of beautiful just as Beethoven intended
    L'Oiseau-Lyre recording of Dowland Second Booke of Songs 1600 by The Consort of Musicke - 'I saw my Lady Weep' is gobsmacking
    Harmonia Mundi recording by Boston Museu Trio of the Buxtehude Op1 chamber sonatas - there in the room
    EMI recording (the later stereo one) of Elisabet Scharzkopf (with Szell + Philarmonia Orchestra) singing Richard Strauss's Four Last Songs - nothing more needs to be said about this recording
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers; Amp - Radford STA100; Pre EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 / Ikeda IT-407 tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Ortofon SPU Royal N, Ikeda 9C III, SAEC/Excel C3; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0, Sonovox MC-4 1.0, Edison '78' 4.0 conical, and Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage and SUT from EAR 912; Esoteric Sound Re-Equalizer for equalisation of early mono and 78, switchable in from tape loop; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily modded AN Kit DAC + Mutec MC3+USB.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Pass Aleph 'Mini'; preamp - Firebottle custom; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT1503 tonearm and vintage Ortofon SL-15e with matching Ortofon 2-15k SUT; Phono Stage: Firebottle Plus; Digital - Trichord Genesis III CDP + Arcam rBlink; Schiit Multibit DAC.

  9. #39
    Join Date: Jul 2011

    Location: Northamptonish

    Posts: 1,593
    I'm Peter.


    Solid Air - John Martyn
    Graceland - Paul Simon
    Nightclubbing - Grace Jones
    As Falls Wichita - Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays
    The Last Ship - Sting
    Aerial Boundaries - Michael Hedges

    ... or, if I want to cheat ..

    The Great Prestige Recordings - Miles Davis Quintet, 45rpm box-set
    Any of the recent Peter Gabriel 45rpm re-releases
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    Ping Pong Aficionado

  10. #40
    Join Date: May 2015

    Location: London

    Posts: 46
    I'm martin.

    Default Which LP are you using for demoing your turntable?

    Love - Forever Changes

    Such a difficult recording to sound right but such a beautiful LP absolutely stunning.



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