Best bass CD's/ songs for the ultimate test of any speaker system?

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  1. eskendir

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    Best CD's or songs to test base performance of my system? If you list CD's please specify which track/song.
    You can also include any song that you believe provides the best overall workout for any speaker system.
     
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    Radiohead - PulkPull just kidding...
     
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    Anything from bass mekanik. He's go a new cd that comes with a DVD to really test out your ht.
     
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    Klaatu - Klaatu - Little Neutrino
     
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    Thomas Dolby - "Dissidents" on this CD

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    The Flat Earth.

    Check it out.
     
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    Blue Man Group - "Audio" DVD-Audio DTS
    Track 9 - Club Nowhere

    If this doesn't expose the rattles in your room nothing will.
     
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    Bass Outlaws - Slo mellow bass, and illegal bass.
    Razer X "technical difficulties" - track 4 has extremely fast guitar and drums. (Though no vocals)
     
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    Artist - Heart
    Album - Dog and Butterfly
    Track - Mistral Wind

    Very, very low Bass.
    One of those songs that is virtually unknown but a pleasant surprise.
     
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    I'll echo Dan's comments about listening to your own music as the best test. That said, I'll throw in one of my little known favorites:

    The Rapsody Overture - Track 5 - "Prince Igor" with Warren G and Sissel

    A great combination of classical music, classical female vocals, male rap vocals, and a bass track. The CD is hard to find as it wasn't released in the States, but you can get it imported for only $15.

    I also like the bass on the first track of Alicia Keys' "Songs in A minor".

    Of course these are bass track type bass and drum bass can be more fun for trying things out - I can't think of any special recommendations off the top of my head though.
     
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    Over at SMR, somewhere there was/is a good size list of (25) high quality deep bass recordings.

    A wide varity of music also.

    They give the HZ that it drops down to, volume, time, and also disc name. But I have not been to it in almost a year.
    I'll see if I can find it (got it stored somewhere) and post a link. Maybe someone else here at HTF knows of it also...?

    Deep Dynamic Bass Demo Music

    Regards
    Geoff
     
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    Peter Gabriel's 'UP'
    Several of the tracks have impressive depths to the bass. Get's complex at times too with about three different things going on in the bass all at once (track 3 - Sky Blue).
    That disc is one of my references now.
     
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    Oh, how could I forget...
    Jing Chi, the train song (track nine). That one shakes the ground outside in the backyard!
     
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    Thanks for your help, guys! Time to rock the house!!!!
     
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    Seems like most recommendations we’re getting here are for CDs with either exaggerated bass or extended low end. How ‘bout one that confirms a good blend between the subs and mains? Or one that checks for resolution?

    Check out Basia’s London, Warsaw, New York, track five “Ordinary People.” It has a bass line that runs from high notes to low notes. If your system is set up right, all the bass notes should sound like they are the same volume. For instance, if the lowest notes are exaggerated, or if the high notes get “lost,” you have more work to do. [​IMG]

    For resolution, try “Drunk on Love” from Basia’s The Sweetest Illusion CD, or “Sassy” on Manhattan Transfer’s Offbeat of Avenues CD. In both these tracks the bass should have a subtle “texture” that can easily be obscured by inaccurate or boomy response.

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
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    Album: Pomp and Pipes
    Label: Reference Recordings
    Tracks: All of them, especially 1, 2, 4, & 9

    This is a great disc if you like full wind orchestra and organ... (think 16hz pedal tones at full blast)
     
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    If you want some heavier stuff, check out the CD "Domination" by Morbid Angel, specifically "Ceaser's Palace". Regular bass dips during the intro (which lasts about 2 minutes). My whole house shakes when I play this CD.
     

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