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In Reply to: RE: Which LP are you using for demoing your turntable? posted by magiccarpetride on March 16, 2017 at 14:54:16
...whatever it is I have available.
One classical record which does show off system dynamics and slam would be Classic Records remaster of the Merc living Presence, Stravinsky's "The Firebird" / Dorati, LSO. cat# sr90226. This one has explosive dynamics, as well as some profound kettle drums in Scene two. Caution; it might wake the neighbors depending on your environment. I've used that. Wham! Feel those low frequency sound waves expand the walls.
I've had requests for Led Zeppelin. Classic records remasters for that, again.
Otherwise I am a classical music fan and tend to reach for that unless there are other requests. And I happily oblige requests when I can meet them. But...I'm rather dated. I keep some Elvis available (from the 1950's, not the later 70's stuff)
Jazz. the more mainstream stuff. Like Bop. I've yet to have a request for Buddy Rich, but I have a handful of those Lps. Also some Don Ellis. Nobody asks for that.
I too am a classical fan and for that I pull out The Shostakovich #11 conducted by Berglund & the Bournmouth Symphony. The massacre section in the second movement is a knockout.
For jazz I like the Music Matters' Moanin' by Art Blakey and M & K Real Time For Duke.
Thanks for the recommendation.
I have Berglund / Bournemouth - Sibelius on EMT and they're very good imho.
I'll look for Burglund/Shosty #11. I'm sure it's great.
My other Shostovich Lps are Mravinsky on the Melodiya label for a few of those symphonies, but not #11.
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