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    Default Official QQ "What's your Go-To Surround Demo Quality DVD-AUDIO"?

    What DVD-Audio do you use when you want to dazzle your friends and family? I'll sticky this thread and it can be used as a reference for other members going forward. If you see a title already listed that you use, go ahead and mention it again. This will build up it's reputation.

    NOTE: You can list more than one title, but put them in an order of preference. Keep your favorite show piece as #1.

    Remember, the main point of the demo here is SURROUND!
    :-jon

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    For me it's usually America's "Homecoming" disc - always track one, "Ventura Highway."
    "You gotta always remember, the name of the game is 'What does it sound like?' That's always the end result - I don't care if you got 90 tracks. What does it sound like, baby?" - Ray Charles

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    (1) Beatles - "Love"
    (2) Porcupine Tree - "The Incident"
    (3) R.E.M. - "In Time"
    (4) Talking Heads - "Fear Of Music"
    (5) Talking Heads - "Speaking In Tongues"
    (6) Talking Heads - "Remain In Light"

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    Sorry, I cannot demonstrate sound quality without interesting musical content.
    (1) Willie Nelson - "Night and Day"
    (2) Messiaen - Turangalila (Previn, LSO)
    Kal Rubinson
    "Music in the Round"
    Contributing Editor, Stereophile
    http://forum.stereophile.com/category/music-round

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perpendicular View Post
    (1) Beatles - "Love"

    Were we separated at birth or something?

    "Love" is indeed the go-to multichannel DVD-A to show off with.

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    Talking Heads - Remain in Light
    David Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name
    Beck - Sea Change
    Tipper - Surrounded

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    Steely Dan - Everything Must Go - Lunch With Gina
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    'Love' is a pretty show off disc

    I also love and would use as a demo disc any of the KC discs.

    For subtle but pure sound quality any of the steely Dan and related discs.
    Cheers Fletch

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    Eagles - Hotel California
    Beatles - Love
    Donald Fagen - Nightfly
    Rem - In time
    America - Homecoming

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    Steely Dan - Everything Must Go
    ELP - Brain Salad Surgery
    PT - The Incident
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    I agree with Kal on "musical content". First of all I try to choose music the "subject" will like.
    that said I've used (in order of preference):
    Beatles - Love
    Donald Fagan - Morph the Cat
    Queen - a Night on the Opera
    Eagles - Hotel California
    E.L.P.- Brain Salad Surgery
    Carpenters - Singles (for the wife)
    Jean Michel Jarre - Aero (for over the top surround madness)

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    Djabe - Sheafs Are Dancing (the first Hungarian DVD-audio)

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    'Take on' by Djabe ?

    Both Djabe DVDA are pretty good lots on them as well
    Cheers Fletch

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    I try to pick stuff they like and are familiar with. Among mainstream albums for example Hotel California or Brothers in Arms.

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    1. Porcupine Tree Stupid - Dream
    2. Beatles - Love
    3. Eagles - Hotel California
    4. Elton John - GYBR (Funeral for a Friend)
    5. Linda Ronstadt - What's New

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    Steven Wilson - Insurgentes

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    1. Maxine-Donald Fagen
    2. Babylon Sisters-Steely Dan
    3. Money for Nothing, or Walk of Life-Dire Straits
    4. 1921-The Who
    5. The Weight-Staple Singers & the Band
    6. I Am the Walrus-The Beatles
    7. Funeral For a Friend-Elton John
    8. Lets Get it On-Marvin Gaye
    9. Kiss For a Rose-Seal
    10. What's New-Linda Ronstadt

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    1. Yes-Fragile
    2.America- Homecoming
    3.Beatles- Love
    4.Billy Cobham- Spectrum
    5. Behrenbohm's- Beethoven's 4th & 5th
    Any of these 5 dependent on the listeners musical taste

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    It depends on the audience:

    1. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots - The Flaming Lips
    2. Deadwing - Porcupine Tree
    3. Red - King Crimson
    4. Love - The Beatles
    5. Stupid Dream - Porcupine Tree
    6. Kamakiriad - Donald Fagen
    7. Eagles - Hotel California
    8. Metallica - Metallica

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    It depends, but for first-timers,

    Porcupine Tree-Stupid Dream
    The Beatles-Love
    The Eagles-Hotel California
    Donald Fagen-The Nightfly

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    'Nick Of Time' - Bonnie Raitt !

    My thanks to Dan for getting me hooked on it and to Gabe for trading with me for a copy.
    'No one I think is in my tree...'

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    Eagles - Hotel California
    Beatles - LOVE
    Doors - L.A. Woman
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArnoldLayne View Post
    I try to pick stuff they like and are familiar with. Among mainstream albums for example Hotel California or Brothers in Arms.
    Agree! I try to pick stuff they like and are familiar with. Hotel California seems to fit that bill.

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    #1 and there is no doubt - the Alan Parsons mix of "TDSOTM", exceptional example for reference on how can be done a surround mix. but i'm guess it's doesn't count albeit mix are official and there isn't my fault that PF had ignored my willingness to pay for such DVDA

    Renee Fleming (DECCA) - beautiful work and example on how to do capture, mastering and mixing into surround of the classical voc.

    pretty much everything that came from AIX Records. seems Mark Waldrep pay huge attention to every of his recording and mixing. not all are my favorites (well, preferences of genres) but all sounds great and i usually use it when have to introduce HR surround to someone

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    Default Re: Official QQ "What's your Go-To Surround Demo Quality DVD-AUDIO"?

    In order:
    Dire Straits Brothers in arms ("Music for Nothing.." opening 20 seconds.....)
    Steely Dan Gaucho
    Foreigner 4 Opening of Jukebox Hero with the Bass moving around is outstanding.

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