Music to test a subwoofer with.

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  1. EdNichols

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    I know about the 1812 overture music and pipe organ music and some band called Bass Heads or something like that. I was just wondering if there is anything adult contemporary that would be good for the bass notes and still be something I would enjoy listening to on a regular basis.
     
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    Diana Krall would be a great artist to start with.
     
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    Peter Gabriel's later stuff seems to have some nice bottom end, and all of his studio releases are available in Hi-Rez I believe.
     
  4. Phil A

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    I like Al Dimeola's "Kiss my Axe." The 2nd cut has awesome bass drums in it (you can feel them). It is cheap too and good music. Madonna's "Vogue" is good too. There's lots of good stuff for hearing bass and enjoying the music.
     
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    Fleetwood Mac--Rumours (DVD-A). Particularly The Chain and Gold Dust Woman.

    Emerson, Lake and Palmer--Brain Salad Surgery (DVD-A). Not for all tastes, but WILL give your sub a workout.

    Alison Krauss and Union Station--Live (SACD). Again, not for all tastes (bluegrass) but the best recorded music I've ever owned or heard and the standup bass shines in a number of cuts.
     
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    Ditto on Alison Krauss. Sinead O'Connor's "Faith and Courage" also has some deep bass on tracks "Jealous" and "Dancing Lessons."
     
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    Lyle Lovett's "Joshua Judges Ruth" and the track "She's already Made up her Mind" AWESOME is all I can say.
     
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    Sneaker Pimps- Becoming X
    Massive Attack-Mezzanine
     
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    The Steely Dan DVD-A releases will give your sub a nice tight and crisp thumping workout. Consistently. [​IMG] "Gaucho," "Two Against Nature," and "Everything Must Go" are mandatory hi-rez and 5.1 surround experiences. Including Fagen's "Kamakiriad" which is basically Steely Dan before they decided to cop that moniker back for the 90s tours. All of these are hi-rez/surround demo discs, as far as I'm concerned. [​IMG] Fagen and Becker, along with Nichols and Scheiner: these guys really know how to record music.

    That and the Blue Man Group "Audio". And, well, the list goes on!!
     
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    I've heard these discs at Phil's house, he's a great host. The Dimeola disc has some earth shattering bass to it, really impressive. I need to buy it so I can hear what it sounds like on my infinite baffle set-up. (what I really need to do is have another HTF meet at my house) "Vogue" is great for testing stereo imaging, the Q-sound really works great if you've got your speakers/room in order.

    I sometimes use Billy Cobham's "Warning" disc, it's pretty impressive.
     
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    Phil, I guess when they report and earthquake in the area, I can assume it's just you playing the disc?[​IMG]
     
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    Ha ha ha ha yes. But it may not be an earthquake, they may just mistake it for blasting at the quarry up the street. Shhhhh! Don't tell anyone!
     
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    Second Steely Dan. At least on dtsCD, Gaucho makes me want to turn down the gain on my sub. The bass is very distinct.
     
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    Almost any Celion Dione release, surprisingly enough.
     
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    BT - Emotional Technology - a couple of tracks have some very low, almost subliminal drops in the mid to low 20s.

    Chicane - Far From the Maddening Crowd - chill/trance, melodic and calm with good basslines (hard to find).

    Meat Beat Manifesto - RUOK? - Funky trance, lots of bass.

    Everything But the Girl - Walking Wounded, Back to Mine - Both pretty mellow electronic music.

    Crystal Method - Vegas.

    Diana Krall - Live in Paris DVD in DTS.

    Nine Inch Nails - All That Could Have Been DTS (full bitrate).

    Linkin Park - Reanimation (DVD-A if possible)
     
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    There was a topic on AVS Forum a while back about a Sarah McLaughlan song called "Backdoor Man" that supposedly would bottom out damn near any sub. I don't know what album it's on buy you could probably do a search.
     
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    Backdoor Man is on Solace, assuming the original track, but I don't recall it being bass heavy. Will have to check it out when I get home.
     
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    Let me know what you find, John. People were just raving about the bass on it over at AVS.
     
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    Ahhhh, yes, I remember this track now. Been a while since I listened to it (one of my favorite on that album), and I can say that my old sub bottomed out on it. With my current sub, it just pressurizes the entire room. I don't think it is going to bottom out any sub, but it will give most a good workout. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Cool!! Thanks for the info, John.
     

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