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Hifi Test Tracks
« on: May 24, 2018, 08:49:37 am »
https://www.whathifi.com/promoted/your-20-favourite-hi-fi-test-tracks

Seems some MK fans hijacked this poll!

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Re: Hifi Test Tracks
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2018, 10:17:27 am »
amazing. and true. strange BIA was not in there.
any Knopfler, Floyd or Dylan will do....

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Re: Hifi Test Tracks
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2018, 12:28:19 pm »
Used to get What Hi-Fi every month many years ago so I can vouch for their readers taste in music.  ;)
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Re: Hifi Test Tracks
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2018, 06:44:26 pm »
Whenever I set up a new piece of AV equipment, speakers, TV, turntable, amp etc I ALWAYS test with MfN.

A while back I heard a pro sound engineer on the radio saying that it is commonly used in their community as it has a great mix of treble/bass/whatever.
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Re: Hifi Test Tracks
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2018, 08:54:29 pm »
Whenever I set up a new piece of AV equipment, speakers, TV, turntable, amp etc I ALWAYS test with MfN.

A while back I heard a pro sound engineer on the radio saying that it is commonly used in their community as it has a great mix of treble/bass/whatever.

Interesting.  I seem to recall taking a copy of Making Movies into Hi-Fi Corner in Rose Street to test out an amp/speaker combo in the '90s.  Still have them to this day!

Edit:  It might have been OES.  Such a long time ago.
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Re: Hifi Test Tracks
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2018, 09:21:10 am »
Dark side has been for years the reference for testing Hi Fi turntables equipments

BIA was more a reference for CD players

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Re: Hifi Test Tracks
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2018, 09:55:48 am »
I recall being struck by just how 'nice' the acoustic guitar of Privateering sounded on my system, great to see it on the list.
As a test track i've used Roy Obrisons rerecording of In Dreams to try out different speakers - its like the opposite of MFN, lush and orchestral but still has a proper spectrum of frequencies to judge.
Hey, i`ve got a truffle dog - finally a song the ordinary man can relate too!

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Re: Hifi Test Tracks
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2018, 11:45:50 am »
I like to test HI-FI equipment with local hero soundtrack.

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Re: Hifi Test Tracks
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2018, 08:14:43 pm »
Take in a bootleg and watch the look of horror on the shop assistant's face as he tries to explain his equipment is still good! :lol
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Re: Hifi Test Tracks
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2018, 09:32:10 pm »
Take in a bootleg and watch the look of horror on the shop assistant's face as he tries to explain his equipment is still good! :lol
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Re: Hifi Test Tracks
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2018, 08:06:47 pm »
Some odd choices for DS songs, though PI and TR are good test tracks. Usually I would also use some of the following songs to test hifi equiptment: Ride across the river, Planet of New Orleans, 5.15 am, Back to Tupelo, Our Shangri-la, So far from the Clyde.

 

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