Orchestral music with a large choral part. I haven't heard any system that can make all that information sound real- but then I don't have a 4-box speaker system (separate subs and mid-tweeters) or 4 mono blocks or a recording that can capture all that sound. I think, short of a dedicated room and all-out audio crazy-world system and a master tape, you're better off flying to NYC, getting tickets to Lincoln Center, 10th row, center section, and making sure you're not getting over a cold.
42 responses Add your response
So you're now driving $3250 speakers with $10k worth of amps? Don't get me wrong as I'm a big fan of Totem speakers, but dude! Time for a speaker upgrade maybe?
Anyway, get Rush Stages if you really want a blow-your-doors-off experience. Forget which song it is, but on one of them Neal Pearl launches into a long drum solo that is just monsterous and recorded live. It's epic! It will show off the best of your speakers and amps.
Hope they work for your system..
I play a lot of Reggae,,
for something new and relaxing..
”Soulwise” - Fade away
is a great song by a very soulful local reggae band..
Well, is is currently raining and cold here so I will be heading back up into the cave to start running through some of the suggestions. I thank everyone who sent me a suggestion of something to listen to. Some I have never heard of, so hopefully I I will find tracks that I can explore further.
Again, thanx to everybody, and will let you know how it goes.
I'm currently driving Revel F208's with my 260.8' I couldn't be happier...... Until my dealer that I have a great relationship with said" hey why don't you take the Audio Physic Tempo plus speakers home this weekend and try them out"? OMG! Speaker.prices don't always dictate performance. The Revels are 5k and the Tempos are 6.5k. I hate this never ending "upgradeitis" syndrome.
Go find your favorite or any review of your amp, read it and write down what the reviewer found to help challenge it in his review process. If you have a DAC and a source then you should be able to find several options. Same for your speaker review. Also what power cords are you using?? I find Tara Labs RSC opened up my Pass amp in spades without breaking the bank
Pass and the dealer recommended I stay with supplied power cords and NOT to put on a power conditioner. The reasoning seem sound, as the amps were voiced using it that was. I did go against their advice by upgrading the power cables but might swap back to stock to see if there is anything to it.
Coming into a second weekend and I am hoping for an extended listening session rather than the single day I had last. I have noted every recommendations and have already listened to a few and plan to dive deeper into the list.
The thing I have noticed first with the change, first yes, they are not as powerful as the ML and the volume setting on the pre is up higher to bring it to the same listening levels, but other than being a number, no impact.
Secondly, the bass impact, speed is something that I have missed since the ML and is not back with a vengeance. Clarity of the hf is something I am still trying to define, maybe it is more a striking separation of different instruments or perhaps a greater separation has caused me to take notice.
More after this weekend..
I agree with french_fries, I miss my youth living near NYC and then Boston, where I could hear incredibly good classical music and jazz in live venues. I have a dedicated listening room and high-end gear, but it is not the same. See, "Nine Concerts in Seven Days at the World’s Most Famous Concert Hall" - https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/arts/music/carnegie-hall-vienna-philharmonic.html