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  • Speaker Imaging test track?

    I'm curious if anyone has run across a downloadable *stereo* audio or video file that tests the ability of a speaker to "image" sounds from different locations. Links?

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    Best cd I know of for this is rodger waters, amused to death. Recorded in q sound. If you have your speakers setup correct and a good front end it can be amazing
    craigk

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    • #3
      Stereophile magazine has some really excellent test cd's that can do that and a lot more.
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      • #4
        Sting's release with "All This Time" (?) was also recorded in "Q-sound" (purty sure).

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        • #5
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocR8IaX6s8c

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          • #6
            I'll second Roger Waters Amused To Death. Probably ThE album to showcase imaging.

            As far as singles; Madonna Vogue, Yosi Horikawa Bubbles, and Semisonic Feeling Strangely Fine California, where if everything is just exactly right, the train will cross behind the listener.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Kornbread View Post
              I'll second Roger Waters Amused To Death. Probably ThE album to showcase imaging.

              As far as singles; Madonna Vogue, Yosi Horikawa Bubbles, and Semisonic Feeling Strangely Fine California, where if everything is just exactly right, the train will cross behind the listener.
              I'll third Amused To Death, even though I don't like it that much as a record...

              Depending on what you listen to, a really good classical concerto recording should place the instruments so that you can picture them on the stage: for example, Bach's Brandenburg Concertos by Trevor Pinnock. The concertos each feature different lead instruments which appear just where they should be. I have several recordings and that one's among the best performances, but it's by far the best sounding one.

              Geoff

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              • #8
                Originally posted by augerpro View Post
                Stereophile magazine has some really excellent test cd's that can do that and a lot more.
                I have most of the stereophile test cds. They don't come close.
                craigk

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                • #9
                  Best comment:

                  This isn't mixed very well for earbuds.

                  Taxman (Remastered 2009) - YouTube

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kornbread View Post
                    I'll second Roger Waters Amused To Death. Probably ThE album to showcase imaging.

                    As far as singles; Madonna Vogue, Yosi Horikawa Bubbles, and Semisonic Feeling Strangely Fine California, where if everything is just exactly right, the train will cross behind the listener.
                    This. The Yosi Horikawa tracks are always my go-to. Not just bubbles, but also Wandering. Bubbles focuses more on picking out where specific sounds are, while Wandering tends to be more of a full atmosphere. It sounds very immersive on a properly setup system, and sounds super boring on a system with poor imaging.

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                    • #11
                      Another one is Midori "Bonsai Garden". New-agey meditation music, but on a good imaging system does some pretty amazing spatial effect.
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                      • #12
                        Okay, that Yosi Horikawa Bubble track was pretty sweet. Not nearly as good a song, but the fact that he even has a song titled "Beer" makes me like him more.

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                        • #13
                          I also liked that Yosi Horikawa Bubble track it sounds AMAZING on my DML panels.

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                          • #14
                            Are there any particular tracks on "Amused To Death" that stand out for imaging? I also see there's a 2015 remastered version of it - any opinions of the original vs. the remastered one?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ernperkins View Post
                              Are there any particular tracks on "Amused To Death" that stand out for imaging? I also see there's a 2015 remastered version of it - any opinions of the original vs. the remastered one?
                              You may, or may not, like the songs but the sonic mischievousness is scattered throughout the album.

                              I've never heard the remastered version.

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