When testing a new stereo system, what song do you play?

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  • My choice would have to be: Rock on the radio by firehouse. At about 90% throttle. :twisted: :twisted:

    I swear the drummer is swinging 2 ten pound sticks, great low end. And the high end is like a Electrifed cougars tail on the railroad track with casey jones fling bye.

    Then you've got the lyrics: "turn it up until your speakers blow"

    I'm sure they test all new audio sytems with this tune. 8)
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  • I always throw on Southern Cross by CSN..........perfect audio mix of instrumental and vocal harmonies.
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  • Boyz N The Hood. Hardest hitting song there ever was.
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  • Tical21 wrote:Boyz N The Hood. Hardest hitting song there ever was.


    Not this version.

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  • Sgt. Largent wrote:I always throw on Southern Cross by CSN..........perfect audio mix of instrumental and vocal harmonies.

    Good one! Always liked that song.


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  • Bittersweet Symphony.

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  • A truly underrated rock song to CRANK and test out a new system with is “Tear it Up” by Queen.

    Hell yeah!


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  • Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good
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  • Metal Health.
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  • Largent80 wrote:Metal Health.

    Oh hell yeah! The perfect 80s metal rocker right there!


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  • Used to be Dre Day but from now on it will be Old Town Road.
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  • Whenever I would get a new subwoofer it was usually "A Milli," by Lil' Wayne or his covers of "King Kong" and "Seat Down Low." Those songs B U M P E D.
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  • For testing subs, DJ Magic Mike
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  • I bought my stereo system (still very much operational) in 1990/1. Rotel amplifier, Yamaha CD player and tape deck (I still play my tapes!), Akai radio tuner, Sound Research turntable, and Wharfedale speakers (made in Yorkshire in those days). Listened to Pink Floyd's "Us and Them" for all auditions. The best $3,000 I ever spent. It was a self-made financial windfall, which made it even sweeter. :D

    I'm gradually copying my favourite LPs and tapes to CD, using Sound Forge. It is amazing how well my tapes have lasted (most 20-30 years old) - all chrome-bias Maxell or TDK. It is probably ridiculous to think I paid $570 for my Yamaha tape deck in 1991, but there weren't any CD burners then (well, not affordable, at least), and the Uni where I worked back then had a really good record club, where you could borrow from a vast list of LPs.

    I suppose I could simply download the contents of all my old analog music, of course, but there's a certain "primitive" joy in processing it all through Sound Forge and Nero.
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  • Aros wrote:Bittersweet Symphony.

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  • Zebulon Dak wrote:Used to be Dre Day but from now on it will be Old Town Road.


    How can you go from something so awesome with Dr. Dre to something so terrible. Old Town Road is so bad Billboard doesn't even recognize it as a country song..........and that's really saying something because country music isn't even country music anymore.

    Old Town Road is literally everything that's wrong with music all wrapped up into one song.
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  • Sgt. Largent wrote:
    Zebulon Dak wrote:Used to be Dre Day but from now on it will be Old Town Road.


    How can you go from something so awesome with Dr. Dre to something so terrible. Old Town Road is so bad Billboard doesn't even recognize it as a country song..........and that's really saying something because country music isn't even country music anymore.

    Old Town Road is literally everything that's wrong with music all wrapped up into one song.


    Shit slaps.
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  • Zebulon Dak wrote:
    Sgt. Largent wrote:
    Zebulon Dak wrote:Used to be Dre Day but from now on it will be Old Town Road.


    How can you go from something so awesome with Dr. Dre to something so terrible. Old Town Road is so bad Billboard doesn't even recognize it as a country song..........and that's really saying something because country music isn't even country music anymore.

    Old Town Road is literally everything that's wrong with music all wrapped up into one song.


    Shit slaps.


    Well, you got the first part right! :mrgreen:
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  • Old Town Road is a once in a generation shit slapper. It's a garbage song that will be played for eternity and everyone will have a good time when it's on.
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  • SonicHawk wrote:Old Town Road is a once in a generation shit slapper. It's a garbage song that will be played for eternity and everyone will have a good time when it's on.



    Yes it'll be right up there with other novelty garbage songs like the Macarena, Who Let the Dogs Out and Mambo #5.

    Lil Nas made it as a joke, and he's laughing all the way to the bank.
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  • Back on topic, I'd probably go with either Harry Nillson's (spelling?) 'Jump into the Fire' or Edgar Winter's 'Frankenstein'. The last time I bought a new stereo system (as opposed to a surround-sound theater system) was in 1982 and the stereo store was demo-ing it with 'Our Love's in Jeopardy', I think by the Greg Kinh (spelling again?) Band. That one showed it off fairly well. The receiver was a Pioneer SX-7. I wasn't very popular with the apartment tenants in adjoining units... :mrgreen:
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  • Tom Sawyer by Rush would be a good song to test a new stereo system.
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  • No vocals but it tests your systems ability to play all sorts of stuff high and low end.

    Forgot to set it up to view.

    If you can get a non live recording it would probably be better.

    And screw you that don't like Christmas Music. :)
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  • GeekHawk wrote:Back on topic, I'd probably go with either Harry Nillson's (spelling?) 'Jump into the Fire' or Edgar Winter's 'Frankenstein'. The last time I bought a new stereo system (as opposed to a surround-sound theater system) was in 1982 and the stereo store was demo-ing it with 'Our Love's in Jeopardy', I think by the Greg Kinh (spelling again?) Band. That one showed it off fairly well. The receiver was a Pioneer SX-7. I wasn't very popular with the apartment tenants in adjoining units... :mrgreen:


    None of that shit slaps.
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  • Sgt. Largent wrote:
    SonicHawk wrote:Old Town Road is a once in a generation shit slapper. It's a garbage song that will be played for eternity and everyone will have a good time when it's on.



    Yes it'll be right up there with other novelty garbage songs like the Macarena, Who Let the Dogs Out and Mambo #5.

    Lil Nas made it as a joke, and he's laughing all the way to the bank.


    Still slaps.
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  • Zebulon Dak wrote:
    GeekHawk wrote:Back on topic, I'd probably go with either Harry Nillson's (spelling?) 'Jump into the Fire' or Edgar Winter's 'Frankenstein'. The last time I bought a new stereo system (as opposed to a surround-sound theater system) was in 1982 and the stereo store was demo-ing it with 'Our Love's in Jeopardy', I think by the Greg Kinh (spelling again?) Band. That one showed it off fairly well. The receiver was a Pioneer SX-7. I wasn't very popular with the apartment tenants in adjoining units... :mrgreen:


    None of that shit slaps.


    Probably not. OTOH, they don't make me want to slap somebody else, so there is that.
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