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What DVD's do you use to audition speakers?

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Jason Cheung, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. Jason Cheung

    Jason Cheung Agent

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    Hi all,

    I'm only starting to "audition" speakers...I brought Gladiator (DTS) with me...

    Just curious: what DVD('s) do you bring with you to audition speakers?

    I'm interested to know how wide the range of DVD's are being used. Also, I'm interested if there is a general consensus of one or two discs that many use...

    Thanks

    Jason
     
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    Fight Club. No DTS, but the soundtrack STILL rocks!
     
  3. Andrew Pezzo

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    The best bet is take material you are fimiliar with. And bring both music and movies.

    For example, I must have seen Jurassic Park 6 times in the theaters so that always comes with me. For music I have listened to Pink Floyd almost exculsively for awhile so that also comes with me. I also try to bring a wide range of stuff to cover all the highs and lows.
     
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    I don't use movies to audition speakers. I use music. Far more subtle, and much better indicator of just how good a speaker is to me (I listen to more music as well).

    DVD - Diana Krall:Live in Paris, Eagles:Hell Freezes Over are my reference titles.
     
  5. Jesse Sharrow

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    Just because I have it with me alot. James Bond "Tommorrow Never Dies".

    I use star wars episode II. Lord of the rings.

    But mostly music.
     
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    For movie/surround: LOTR in DTS 6.1
    For music: Roger Waters Amused to Death
     
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    Beck "Sea Change" SACD...that's what made me fall in love with Paradigm. [​IMG]
     
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    Pink Floyd also - SACD version...
     
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    Hmm...I also just use music to audition speakers..if it can reproduce music well, it should have no problems reproducing soundtracks from DVDs.

    I use "Burning for Buddy: Buddy Rich Tribute," "Hell Freezes Over," "2112" by Rush, Brandenburg Concertos. I also try to bring a mostly voice, acapella-type recording, to see if the speakers can reproduce female and male voices well as well as differenct octaves...so I bring my "Mamas and the Papas: Creeque Alley."
     
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    I agree on the music bit, but for grins try U-571 and Behind Enemy Lines.
     
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    I use Matrix,Pearl Harbor, and U-571. I love the lobby shootout in the Matrix.
     

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