shure era IV if you can find one
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If you can only have one test lp, this is the one to get. The Cardas Frequency Sweep and Test LP is the one that most people find the most useful. Besides tracks that are helpful for setup, it also has a frequency sweep that helps keep your analog chain sounding great.
The Hi-Fi News and Record Review Test LP is also useful for setup. I use it mainly for testing the resonant frequency of the arm and cartridge combo I'm using at the time. Most people don't use the tracks designed to test anti-skate as they are just not realistic. That is, by the time you set anti-skate high enough to pass these torture tracks you will be squashing the dynamics out of the music.
Shure V15 Era IV - Test record -good for testing your turntable tonearm and cartridge only, helpful in finding resonant frequency of tonearm cartridge. This was designed and optimized for the Shure with the dampening brush.
Cardas visit cardas site to view.
Hi Fi News may be hard to find in the U.S.
*Opus 3 Depth of Field on vinyl Helps you determine if sound stage has depth, width, etc.
Ohm made a nice test record back in the day on vinyl
NAD made a demonstration record that was interesting
* Bose made a Demo record that has cuts, from various Mercury Living Presence recordings ( cost between $10 and $40 on Ebay)Make sure it is mint. You will enjoy it. It covers the entire spectrum.
All mentioned above is vintage test and demo records.
If I could only take one of my test LP's to a desert island I'd choose the one with a gatefold cover. It would provide more shade!
As Headsnappin' and Dan_Ed said, you're more likely to be misled then well led by the tracks on many of them. Learn to adjust by listening to music, you'll be much better off. The Walker site and the archived threads here have more practical info than a dozen test records.
I do use the Cardas LP but only for its frequency sweeps, which clear the cobwebs out of the system and keep things sounding clear. That's not setup however, it's maintenance.