Someone please do me a favor


Would someone buy Mazzy Star's "Among My Swan" cd and listen to track 2 and give me a report on what you think of the song's 'performance' on your system...I'd offer to buy you the cd if you don't like it, but I saw a real flaw in that plan ($). I'm willing to bet even if you don't like the music, you'll find something positive to say about it in one way or another. I'm just curious if I am hearing the same thing as people desribe when 'judging' a speaker's (and rest of gear of course) performance. Any other songs will do...I'm always happy to listen to this cd (for the music alone).
mdomnick
Please detail your system for me if/when you respond.
Thanks.
m-
Sampled the CD online and liked it. Just placed an order. Should have it in a few days. I will post by the weekend.

Theta CasaNova, McCormack DNA .5 Rev A, Magnepan MG 3.6R, 2-Vandersteen 2Wq
I will recommend Tracks 1, 2, and 8.
I played it twice; once with the CDP's built-in DAC; and once with the pre-amplifier's DAC. Using the CDP's DAC yields a warmer image, but at the expense of soundstage and airiness, while using the pre-amp's DAC gives a wider soundstage, better imaging, but the harmonica tends to be more metallic, to the point of being harsh.

As my room is 11W x 14L x 8H, with the speakers along the longer wall, I have a serious problem with echo. I would say that the untreated corners of the room artificially peaks her voice in track 2.

Current equipment:
Harman Kardon CD710 CDP
Harman Kardon Signature 2.0 Pre-amp/DAC
Harman Kardon Signature 2.1 5-channel amplifier (bi-amped)
Mission 753 Freedoms
3 ft pair Monster Sigma Retro Interconnect
(CDP to pre-amp; sometimes I prefer the built-in DAC)
2 pairs of Monster M1000i Interconnects (pre-amp to amp)
2 pairs of 10 ft Monster Sigma 2000 Speaker Cables

In the works:
ART DI/O (on its way to Bolder Cable for mods)
Aspen AKSA TLP cathode-follower Tube Pre-amp (being built)
4 monoblock versions of Aspen AKSA 100W amplifiers
(being built)
RoomTunes (going to order)

Cheers,
benny