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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: 455
    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: 3,659
    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: Leyland, 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: 2,819
    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 / Ortofon 309 Limited tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Ortofon SPU Royal N + Shure M3D Jico stylus; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0 retipped by Ana Mighty Sound bamboo cantilever, Spirit '78' 3.0 conical from Ana, also vintage GE VRII, 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: Duncan 'Tuberhunter' 200w class D; preamp - Pass DCB1; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT1503 tonearm and vintage SPU-GE; SUTs - Ortofon 2-15k & Bob's Devices; Phono Stage: Schiit Mani; 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: 44
    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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