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    Music at audioshows

    What music is great to demonstrate the quality of your components in shows? Wondering if there are lists of tracks that could be played.

    One example track that is used quite often: Tin Pan Alley (Aka roughest place in town) by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double trouble
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    Re: Music at audioshows

    Keith Don't Go by Nils Lofgren

    Ride Across the River by Dire Straits

    I've Got You Under My Skin by Diana Krall

    Come Away with Me by Norah Jones

    Doh! 😜

    Honestly, if i hear any of these again at an audio show, I'm going run screaming down the hallways.



    If you want a good playlist, Andrew Jones' ELAC playlist at Qobuz is quite good:
    Playlist ELAC - Andrew Jones Demo - Qobuz - High definition music

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    Re: Music at audioshows

    There is a long long list of show songs you can play.

    But, I prefer to play the music I like. One of my manufacturers always wants to play the “bing bong” audiophile cr…..uhhh….stuff. I put on the Brothers Johnson, Marvin Gaye, Earth Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson and anything that I want to play. Play the music that gets peoples toes tapping. I don’t want to hear that weirdo bing bong crap. I don’t care how good it sounds. This has definitely been a bone of contention for me.

    Let me tell you, I went to the Synergistic Research/T+A/TAD room at CAF a month or so ago and Dave from SR was playing some great music. Proper music, not bing bong crap. I loved that room.

    If you’re trying to impress the head: play the audiophile cr…stuff.

    If you’re trying to win their heart: play the songs you love.


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    Re: Music at audioshows

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    There is a long long list of show songs you can play.

    But, I prefer to play the music I like. One of my manufacturers always wants to play the “bing bong” audiophile cr…..uhhh….stuff. I put on the Brothers Johnson, Marvin Gaye, Earth Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson and anything that I want to play. Play the music that gets peoples toes tapping. I don’t want to hear that weirdo bing bong crap. I don’t care how good it sounds. This has definitely been a bone of contention for me.

    Let me tell you, I went to the Synergistic Research/T+A/TAD room at CAF a month or so ago and Dave from SR was playing some great music. Proper music, not bing bong crap. I loved that room.

    If you’re trying to impress the head: play the audiophile cr…stuff.

    If you’re trying to win their heart: play the songs you love.


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    Philip O'Hanlon always had great music in his rooms.

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    Re: Music at audioshows

    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post

    Come Away with Me by Norah Jones
    I find this track tough to listen to on a fair number of systems/speakers. That's why I use it. Speakers that are too "much" in the mids render her voice on this track rather jarring to my ears.
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    Interconnects: Naim SuperLumina
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    Speakers: Magico A3

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    Re: Music at audioshows

    Quote Originally Posted by Bart001 View Post
    I find this track tough to listen to on a fair number of systems/speakers. That's why I use it. Speakers that are too "much" in the mids render her voice on this track rather jarring to my ears.
    Yep, I get it. But, I've just heard this track so much for the better part of the last 20 years that...sorry, no more.

    Time to move on! 😜 😀

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