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You've busted a  gut with overtime, canceled the gym membership you never used after January and flogged that pro logic amp on ebay that you left in your mums attic.

Now with knowledge hoovered up from reviews,forums and experience of previouse models ,you head to your trusty dealer for the audition.What five discs do you bring? Heres mine.

 

Pink Floyd - Dark side of the Moon. 

Charlie Mingus - ah um

Dire Straits - Money for nothing

Prodigy - Music For jilted generation

Carlos Santana- Black magic woman

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Re: 5 discs you'd bring to the demo room.

leftfield- leftism


ocean colour scene-moseley shoals


prodigy-fat of the land


rage against the machine-rage against the machine


ozric tentacles-pungent effulgent

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Re: 5 discs you'd bring to the demo room.

rage against the machine will raise an eye brow or 2 !!

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Re: 5 discs you'd bring to the demo room.

I use these a lot:


Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus

Four Tet - Rounds

The People's Choice - I Likes To Do It

Brian Eno - Another Green World

Chick Corea - Return To Forever

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Re: 5 discs you'd bring to the demo room.

I see where you're coming from with Bob Marley. I am legend on blu ray springs to mind.I think there is an anniversary c.d edition out as well.

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Re: 5 discs you'd bring to the demo room.
coolaboola:
rage against the machine will raise an eye brow or 2 !!

yeah i know, used it to demo in the past, and it did raise an eyebrow, but it's an album i know ,back to front and inside out, as it were.
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Re: 5 discs you'd bring to the demo room.

For the moment.

REM . Automatic for the People

Aphex Twin - Selected ambient works

Sepultura - Chaos AD

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Damien Rice - Oÿ

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Leslie Feist - Let it Die
A Love Supreme
Clapton - Slowhand
Grateful Dead - American Beauty
and the planets suite.

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Leftfield - Leftism

Carry on up the charts - Beautiful South

Sleep through the static - Jack Johnson

Credit to the edit - Greg Wilson

Amplified Heart - Everything but the girl

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"Night Ride Home" - Joni Mitchell
"Face Value" - Phil Collins
Black Album - Metallica
"A Trick of the Tail" - Genesis (original Japanese Atco release)
"The Rite of Spring" - Stravinksy (can't recall the particular recording offhand, but it's good!)

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Re: 5 discs you'd bring to the demo room.

morcheeba - big calm.  That deals with almost everything above bass.


lisa lashes extreme euphoria, as ive played it to death and a few tracks are very layered and very fast/hard in the bass.


 


Thats all i need except a car audio test cd that came free with a mag. Not really music.


 

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Tracy Chapman (from April 8cool - lyrically fantastic sound


Ben Webster (Verve years) - aching saxophone


Black eyed peas - Monkey business (bass, volume & thrash)


Hi-fidelity Lounge Volume 3 - all round acoustics


Acoustic Love - no credibility but sounds good Smile 

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Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (because I know it inside out)

Fugees - The Score (good for low end test)

Massive Attack - Mezzanine (know this one inside out too)

Radiohead - OK Computer (very intricate)

And one new one,

Burial - Untrue (the mercury nominee - Ive been listening to this a lot since I bought it and it sounds great on my existing system)

 

 

 

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Mogwai - My Father My King

Shellac - 1000 Hurts

The Bug - London Zoo

John Martyn - Solid Air

Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children

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Re: 5 discs you'd bring to the demo room.

AC/DC - Back In Black


BT - This Binary Universe


Leftfield - Leftism


Murcof - Cosmos


Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden

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Re: 5 discs you'd bring to the demo room.

I only take three.


Sarah Brightman  -  La Luna   Her version of `Winter In July` as I want to hear how good her vocal sounds on the system and it`s also a fairly modern beat/production (well it is for me anyway)


The God Machine  - Scenes From A Second Storey   lets me know how well the system can handle a grungey sound.


Rush  -  Fly By Night   although this cd is remastered it doesn`t sound that good. It`s fairly quiet and flat and is a real tester for a system. Most I`ve tried struggle with this album.