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    I recently acquired the flac version of HD Mastering's "Audiophile Test", and put my system to the test. The first track on this CD is Bach's Toccata and Fugue, which blew my mind. I've heard many versions of Toccata, but this recording was something else. Put in on a big amp, nice DAC, big speakers, and you'll see what I mean. Pete, your Vapors will love this track.

    Hong

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    Re: The Most Dynamic Piece of Music I've Heard

    Just fed it to my "Tanzanites" with my "Sub Congo" (TB 1139SI)

    First time I've really understood how a sub can help a good set of speakers ;)

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    • #3
      Re: The Most Dynamic Piece of Music I've Heard

      Originally posted by hongrn View Post
      I recently acquired the flac version of HD Mastering's "Audiophile Test", and put my system to the test. The first track on this CD is Bach's Toccata and Fugue, which blew my mind. I've heard many versions of Toccata, but this recording was something else. Put in on a big amp, nice DAC, big speakers, and you'll see what I mean. Pete, your Vapors will love this track.

      Hong

      http://www.digikit.ca/Made-in-German...tering-CD.html
      Can it be downoaded for free ?

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      • #4
        Re: The Most Dynamic Piece of Music I've Heard

        Originally posted by randyc1 View Post
        Can it be downoaded for free ?
        Why do you want to steal it?
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        • #5
          Re: The Most Dynamic Piece of Music I've Heard

          Hong - there's a way to fix the dynamics problem that CD has. Buy one of these, set the threshold to -40, the ratio to about 10:1 (the infinity setting might be too much), the attack to minimum, and the release to maximum.

          Play your music and set the output level as desired. It should begin to sound more like popular recorded music.

          Enjoy!

          :eek::eek:;);)
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          • #6
            Re: The Most Dynamic Piece of Music I've Heard

            I didn't realize there are problems with the tracts. Can you please elaborate on "popular recorded music"? Thanks.

            Hong

            Originally posted by tyger23 View Post
            Hong - there's a way to fix the dynamics problem that CD has. Buy one of these, set the threshold to -40, the ratio to about 10:1 (the infinity setting might be too much), the attack to minimum, and the release to maximum.

            Play your music and set the output level as desired. It should begin to sound more like popular recorded music.

            Enjoy!

            :eek::eek:;);)
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            • #7
              Re: The Most Dynamic Piece of Music I've Heard

              a free download, which is what he ask about, and stealing are two very different thing. why do you want to change what the op posted and make ignorant comments like this ?
              craigk

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              • #8
                Re: The Most Dynamic Piece of Music I've Heard

                Hong,

                Tyger23 had his tongue in his cheek when he said that.

                In other words, if a track has too much dynamic range, compress it heavily and it will sound like most popular recorded music. It was a comment on the sad state of most recordings today.
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                • #9
                  Re: The Most Dynamic Piece of Music I've Heard

                  Thanks for the clarification. Sometimes, I tend to take things literally without the benefit of a facial expression. I was thinking "why in the hell would you want it to sound like popular recorded music?" I still listen to CDs, SACDs and not to MP3s for a reason...

                  Originally posted by williamrschneider View Post
                  Hong,

                  Tyger23 had his tongue in his cheek when he said that.

                  In other words, if a track has too much dynamic range, compress it heavily and it will sound like most popular recorded music. It was a comment on the sad state of most recordings today.
                  Some people are addicted to Vicodin. I'm addicted to speaker building.

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                  LM4780 Parallel Chipamp
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                  • #10
                    Re: The Most Dynamic Piece of Music I've Heard

                    Originally posted by tyger23 View Post
                    Hong - there's a way to fix the dynamics problem that CD has. Buy one of these, set the threshold to -40, the ratio to about 10:1 (the infinity setting might be too much), the attack to minimum, and the release to maximum.

                    Play your music and set the output level as desired. It should begin to sound more like popular recorded music.

                    Enjoy!

                    :eek::eek:;);)
                    I lol'd. That's great

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                    • #11
                      Re: The Most Dynamic Piece of Music I've Heard

                      Thanks for sharing OP . Although I'm still an "old" vinyl audio snob, I have started to embrace change .
                      My ears are not what they used to be. I blame my high performance car audio system

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                      • #12
                        Re: The Most Dynamic Piece of Music I've Heard

                        I remember the direct-to-disc days as well. $35 per LPs, but well worth it.
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                        • #13
                          Re: The Most Dynamic Piece of Music I've Heard

                          Originally posted by craigk View Post
                          a free download, which is what he ask about, and stealing are two very different thing. why do you want to change what the op posted and make ignorant comments like this ?
                          Thank you... Sheesh, chill out people.
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                          • #14
                            Re: The Most Dynamic Piece of Music I've Heard

                            Originally posted by williamrschneider View Post
                            Hong,

                            Tyger23 had his tongue in his cheek when he said that.

                            In other words, if a track has too much dynamic range, compress it heavily and it will sound like most popular recorded music. It was a comment on the sad state of most recordings today.
                            With his innocent reply, I thought Hong was very skillfully setting the hook to string Tyger along while fully cognizant of tyger's humor. You were, weren't you Hong? ;)

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                            • #15
                              Re: The Most Dynamic Piece of Music I've Heard

                              Originally posted by tyger23 View Post
                              Hong - there's a way to fix the dynamics problem that CD has. Buy one of these, set the threshold to -40, the ratio to about 10:1 (the infinity setting might be too much), the attack to minimum, and the release to maximum.

                              Play your music and set the output level as desired. It should begin to sound more like popular recorded music.

                              Enjoy!

                              :eek::eek:;);)
                              Thanks for the link to the FLAC. I'll give it a shot.

                              On a tangent, if I were to operate this as an expander, could this be considered to be a digital equivalent of my old dbx 2bx range expander?

                              Regards,

                              Rob

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