Album Recommendations for Magnepans


I just got a new pair of Magnepan .7's to go with a Rogue Pharaoh and Rel T7.  I'm interested in hearing what your favorite albums to listen on Magnepans are.
rjb1101
My favorites might not be the same as yours. Musical tastes might be different 

just listen to what you like and sit back and enjoy
I know that everyone has different musical tastes.  I am looking to try listening to new music and expand my musical tastes.
Then why not mention that ?

what do you like  to listen to ?
look in your collection for well-recorded selections that do not rely on deep bass
I like to listen to:
- British Rock (Alan Parsons Project, Fleetwood Mac, Jethro Tull, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd)

- Big Band
(Allen Carter, Dani Felber, Frank Sinatra, Glen Miller, Harry James, Phil Kelly, Vaughn Wiester, etc.)

-  Jazz
Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Diana Krall, Ahmed Jamal, etc.)

-  Blues
(BB King, Eric Clapton, Janis Joplin, Muddy Waters, Robert Cray, Stevie Ray Vaughan, etc.)

-  Early Rock
(Bo Diddly, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Santana, etc)

-  Misc
(Eagles, Grateful Dead, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Collins, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, The New Appalacians).

-  80's/90's Rock
(Dave Matthews Band, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, Rush, Soundgarden, Van Halen, etc)

- Pop
(John Mayer, Michael Jackson)

I don't know much about Orchestra's and I'm not sure if they would sound good on Maggies, but I'm interested in Orchestra too.
Supertramp: Breakfast in America 😂
How about an early press "Who's Next" a personal all-time fave ...... Keith Moon is excellent.
Kraftwerk. Especially their 12" singles from Germany. Or, their cd singles.
Jennifer Warnes "The Hunter"
Eva Cassidy "Live At Blues Alley"
Hugh Masekela "Hope"
Smooth Jazz plays the Classic Hits! "Cover Story"   (well recorded good dynamics)
Stevie Wonder’s Talking Book album comes to mind. One of the Maggies greatest strengths are their punchy mid-and-upper-bass (most Maggies don’t play the 20Hz-40Hz bottom octave of deep bass), which this album is full of. Stevie plays drums on the album by the way, and is an interesting player. In Classical, there is an album on Nonesuch entitled Percussion Music which benefits from the Maggie abilities.
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Radiohead Moon Shaped Pool
Pink Floyd Echoes
Joni Mitchell Blue
Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
David Crosby If I Could Only Remember My Name
Grateful Dead Reckoning
Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach Painted From Memory
You mention that you are interested in learning about Orchestra(l) music.  You also mention that you are "not sure it would sound good on Maggies".  Good for you for wanting to expand your musical horizons including Classical music.  Not sure why you think Maggies would not do Orchestral music well since that genre is precisely what they do best, imo.  With their unusually natural midrange and fantastic soundstaging (with proper placement) they are great speakers for Orchestral music.  Try the Beethoven symphonies with Carlos Kleibet conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, or the Bela Bartok "Concerto For Orchestra" with Fritz Reiner conducting the Chicago Symphony. You also mention that you like Dave Brubeck.  Something musically analogous to that kind of "chamber jazz" that you may like is the Bach "Flute Sonatas" with William Bennett on flute.  
Ray Charles “The Genius of Ray Charles”.

Also there are two ways to talk about an album. One is the traditional term “album” which refers to a record album that is played on a turntable. The second way of interpreting album is the generic way of referring to the recording offered as “album”. In which case there is a record album, a Cd, perhaps a SACD, digital download or MQA version of album that is streamed. I have listened to the MQA version and it is FANTASTIC.
Thank you for all the recommendations.  I've really been enjoying  Eva Cassidy "Live At Blues Alley", Grateful Dead Reckoning, and Ray Charles “The Genius of Ray Charles”

bdp24:
I'm a huge fan of Stevie Wonders Talking Book.  My wife and I listen to it almost every week and it sounds wonderful on the Maggie's

snackeyp:
Thank you for the Pink Floyd recommendation.  I have Echoes on a DVD with the Space Odyssey movie playing during the song.  I through that on and it was superb.
I haven't had a chance to listen to Joni Mitchell Blue on the Maggie's, but I'm already a fan.

2psyop:
I would like to listen to MQA on a proper MQA player, I'm currently saving for one.  What do you recommend for playing MQA files on a stereo?
mastercylinder9 posts11-17-2017 8:01pmHow about an early press "Who's Next" a personal all-time fave ...... Keith Moon is excellent.
Who's next is great ande well recorded, except the recording quality on "Won't Get Fooling Again" is pretty bad. 
maybe chamber music or top-notch acoustic guitar?

female vocals

and something in the lower mids or upper bass - Maggies are not known for the bottom octave or two... but above that are sterling reproducers

trombone, tuba jazz?
rjb1101
There are some good choices for listening to MQA. For many the Meridian Explorer is a simple computer solution. For myself, I purchased a Bluesound Node 2 for a dedicated streaming and bridge for digital files on a hard drive. I have many ripped CDs as aiff files (lossless files) and I can play those with the Node 2 or I can stream Spotify, Tidal or whatever streaming service I chose. MQA albums on Tidal are truly exceptional for sound quality. That being said, some albums sound bad, many good and still many more really great.
Take a look here at all the companies offering MQA codec for playback.
https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/dac-streamer-mqa-wireless-besides-bluesound?highlight=DAC%2Bs...
randy-111,734 posts12-01-2017 1:19pmmaybe chamber music or top-notch acoustic guitar?

female vocals

and something in the lower mids or upper bass - Maggies are not known for the bottom octave or two... but above that are sterling reproducers

trombone, tuba jazz?

What trombone and tuba jazz albums are outstanding?
anything by Trombone Shorty

NoLa brass bands in general...