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  • Music that makes you walk out at shows?

    For us, well... should I say? What are yours?
    Dave Clark
    Editor and Publisher, Positive Feedback
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  • #2
    For me, I'd say Big Band.
    Hugh Nguyen
    ACA

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    • Rob
      Rob commented
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      I love big band, can we still be friends

    • Hugh
      Hugh commented
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      But of course.

  • #3
    For us... Keith Don't Go, we go. Pretty much any "audiophile" type music that is being played because it sounds great. Female vocals.
    Dave Clark
    Editor and Publisher, Positive Feedback
    www.positive-feedback.com

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    • #4
      That seems to change every time I've managed to make a show (which unfortunately hasn't happened in recent years). Typically it is whatever the "flavor of the day" is, whatever new release becomes ubiquitous throughout the show. Typically such recordings tend towards what I call small music or timid music, and thus easily reproducible which emphasizes what strength of a system without revealing any inherent weaknesses. Not my cup of tea, and if I hear the same thing at a couple of demos I tend to avoid another demo using the same material. I generally prefer "large music".

      For evaluating a system I prefer a few disparate recordings: a superior soprano, with minimal vocal or orchestral accompaniment singing an aria because so few systems reproduce the sheer beauty of tone; a short excerpt from a high energy large orchestral performance for resolution and dynamics; an energetic rock number simply because I rock and I want to be thunderstruck; and finally something like a cut I like from Deadmau5 4x4=12 which I picked up for the one cut that has very deep synth bass without the usual boring rhythm of every other cut on the album. Ten minutes with such a mix will pretty much tell you all you need to know as to listen further or not bother.

      Imagine my surprise at accusations of being overly critical and judgmental.

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      • Metamatic
        Metamatic commented
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        nice choices there Dave. music at hifi shows are generally bland jazz lite

      • garylkoh
        garylkoh commented
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        Great selection, Dave. Any particular albums good for demo? Available on LP? I used Aphex Twin's new album last CES. I thought it was fabulous.

      • Dave Clark
        Dave Clark commented
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        Haxon Cloak is killer, but an acquired taste. As is Pink by Four Tet. Love albums by either Lambchop or Low and Massive Attack is pretty solid. All on vinyl.

    • #5
      I detest Diana Krall. There, I said it.

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      • jazdoc
        jazdoc commented
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        I'm the guy who has played Gutter Twins, Opeth and the Scissor Sisters to audio shows

      • Metamatic
        Metamatic commented
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        plus 100

      • Beaur
        Beaur commented
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        I like Diana Krall, met her once years ago and she was pretty nice! Her music is no worse than several other light jazz singers out there so while I don't go out the way to hear her I do not walk out and wouldn't turn down tickets to see her.

    • #6
      Guess I am a party of one. I am pretty open and tolerant to most music. Dianna Krall is fine in my book and I rarely hate anything. It's bad sound, however, that drives me out the room faster than you can say Elvis. Especially anything bright or glarey e.g. bad digital. There are times I've gone into rooms, asked the exhibitor to play a cut from a favorite record, and the sound horrible. So bad that I debate would it be impolite to leave in the middle of the track or do I have to stay for the whole track? Particularly when I had my own magazine and manufacturers would drag me in from the hall to hear their gear.
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      • garylkoh
        garylkoh commented
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        I agree with Dave - designers and manufacturers would not create something to intentionally sound bad, and they certainly won't set up a demo system that way. However, different people have different preferences. What I think is warm, rich and extended may not be to the preference of someone else who may think that it is cold, lean and muffled.

      • Dave Clark
        Dave Clark commented
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        Exactly. Though while many do not intentionally set up a bad demo, sadly many do. Too big of a speaker for the room, not set up for the dimensions (try diagonal if the room is oddly dimensioned), too loud, not loud enough...

      • rbbert
        rbbert commented
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        I too will at least briefly listen to almost any music if the sound is good. That doesn't well describe the situation where some listners are enjoying the sound in a room and some others are in and almost immediately out saying "I can't stand the sound"?

    • #7
      I think sound quality of a system can be broadly categorized when initially listened to. Just plain bad and makes my ears bleed. Bad, not for long term listening (defined as more than 10 minutes). Adequate but has flaws. Good, no egregious faults but could be better. Better, very minor faults that you can live with long term. And lastly a system that is clearly superior in all respects, a Budweiser six pack system, that is it would take six of the Budweiser Clydesdales to tear you away weeping.

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      • #8
        I have no patience for sonic jewelry with no soul or substance:

        Lyn Stanley
        Vanessa Fernandez
        Anne Brisson

        Also burnt out on hearing:

        Louis Armstrong - St. James Infirmary
        Nils Lofgren - Keith Don't Go

        I remember my one visit to RMAF. I literally heard St. James Infirmary in 3 consecutive rooms.

        Kudos to Gary Koh. He always brings something interesting that sounds great.


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        • MylesBAstor
          MylesBAstor commented
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          I think every room at axpona and caf played Lofgren. Ughhhh...

      • #9
        I like all kinds of music, an eclectic taste. I'm like Myles, bad sound will drive me out. But anymore I'm looking for great sound, so even very good to excellent sound will drive me out as they are just "average" now. Life is to short for mediocrity.
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        • #10
          Opera and Country Music!!

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          • Joe Pittman
            Joe Pittman commented
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            Gee Bruce, it's not over til the fat lady sings. And there are only two kinds of music; Country and Western.

          • 1morerecord2clean
            1morerecord2clean commented
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            Can count on one hand since 1996 the number of times I heard either.

        • #11
          Originally posted by Bruce B View Post
          Opera and Country Music!!
          I like Chet Atkins. Johnny Cash. Merle Haggard. Hanks Williams. Don Williams.

          Alison Kraus, Patsy Cline. Crystal Gayle. Bonnie Raitt. To name a few. 😎
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          • jazdoc
            jazdoc commented
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            Jamey Johnson, Israel Nash, Kacey Musgraves, Caitlin Rose, Dwight Yoakam....

          • rbbert
            rbbert commented
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            Ah, but how often do you hear any of your top line at any audio show (I have heard Chet Atkins once or twice, I think). Alison Krauss and Bonnie Raitt, not as unusual I don't think, and I also think they are not really country or western (I would say bluegrass and blues/rock/pop, respectively)

          • MylesBAstor
            MylesBAstor commented
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            Chet Atkins because his albums were on HP's list? And Classic reissued that album? Actually I bought most of Chet's early RCAs and like many of them. Maybe he deserves a thread!?!? Some great stuff there.

            I used to bring a live Don Williams because Top Music did a great reissue on CD about twenty years ago. But most don't know who he is. I've heard Krauss on occasion but the one MOFI reissue I liked is long OOP and goes for bongo bucks. Patsy Cline because Chad reissued one of her albums.

        • #12
          Originally posted by Dave Clark View Post
          For us... Keith Don't Go, we go. Pretty much any "audiophile" type music that is being played because it sounds great. Female vocals.
          Agreed! Most of the audiophile favorites. I won't sit through Hotel California, Keith Don't Go, Friend and Fellow's Light My Fire, any boring jazz, Diana Krall. At least no one plays Jazz at the Pawnshop anymore.

          I probably won't sit through any demo that won't play at least something that I bring in myself.

          I'm not kidding, we have filled otherwise empty exhibits by cranking up Sublime really loud on 180 gram LP and leaving the door open. Wonderful album.
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          • #13
            Can't say there is any music that would make me walk out of a room. Crappy sounding stereo would, though. If say I walked into HiFi Spectacular Inc's room and Famous Blue Raincoat was on and sounding bad I wouldn't stick around too long as I know the audio quality is pretty good. Would also/and have walked out of rooms that are too loud!

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            • #14
              I'm pretty tolerant as well and that includes rap and country although I do gravitate heavily to electronica for non-critical listening like when I'm on the road. That said there are tracks that I think should be retired or at least suspended for a while. Already mentioned was Please Don't Go. I don't want to hear The Hunter, Here's to Ben or the drum track from Paramita anytime in the immediate future. Rodrigo y Gabriela's Stairway to Heaven is nudging into the land of the over played and I also don't think I want to hear JATP for a while. Gaucho has also been played too much IMO.

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              • #15
                Daft Punk - Get Lucky is the latest addition to detestable show tracks in my book ...

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                • Dave Clark
                  Dave Clark commented
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                  Different strokes. Why there is so much diversity out there in nearly everything.

                • garylkoh
                  garylkoh commented
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                  I thought Random Access Memories was fantastic - the vinyl anyway. The CD and high-rez downloads sounded more compressed and had some of the life sucked out of it. My current fav Daft Punk is the vinyl re-issue of the soundtrack to Tron. I haven't brought it to demo, but something I listen to a lot.

                  On the same vein - Touch: Yello, and their latest, Toy

                • Per Sundell
                  Per Sundell commented
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                  It sounds ab fab I'm just sooo tired of hearing it again and again and again ...
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