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wweiss Posted 3 weeks 2 days ago
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I know anthem has a great post, "Currently Playing" at 865 pages long! Hard to wade through it for someone new to Golden Ear Speakers. List five of your top audiophile tracks that you would show off your Golden Ear speakers . Yeah, I like Satisfaction from the Stones but I'm talking about pristine recordings that are so good would probably sound good on my old eight track deck. Shows how old I am! I have so many but here are five instrumental tracks that highlight all the frequencies from the lowest notes GE active subwoofers reproduce to those wonderful highs of the folded ribbon tweeter. I am a semi professional drummer so I like to play these types of tracks at near live levels. Probably 90 - 95 dB. I know not good for the ears but my listening sessions at that level are kept short. Plus GE speakers can handle the headroom without distortion.
Not in any particular order:

1. The Golden Dolphin - Marco Minnemann Incredible drum sonics
2. Justice's Groove - Stanley Clarke Beautiful bass tone
3. Alone in the City - Chris Botti That trumpet, so clear from the HVFR tweeter
4. Personal Power - Wolfgang Schmid - Everything here, tight bass, well recorded drums, and that sax!
5. American Tango - Weather Report - Wait for the keyboards to come in
So much music-so little time!
So much music-so little time!
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rjohn79395 Posted 3 weeks 2 days ago
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Thanks, wweiss!

I like to think I am an audiophile in search of gorgeous music, not necessarily in search of what might make my system sound good, just music that sounds good, creates goosebumps, period.

Good stuff!

Rick
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anthem Posted 3 weeks 2 days ago
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Only 865 pages? I have work to do! :laugh:

Here are a few tracks I find Amazing:

Any Way You Wanna - Mindi Abair/In Hi-Fi Stereo
Alto Saxophone that can be played loud with great clarity & Control.

Low Rider - Kombo/Cookin' Out
Hammond Organ

Mule - Kenny Burrell/midnight Blue
Fabulous guitar work

Elephants on Ice Skates - Brian Bromberg/It Is What it Is
Piccolo bass

Of Sword and Shadow - Incendio/The Shape of Dreams
Guitar
D-Sonic m3a-600m Mono > Decware Zen Torii mk4 > McIntosh MC152 > Emotiva xpa1 Mono's > Anthem Statement P2 > Primaluna ProLogue Premium Preamp > Morrow Audio > Oppo 205 > Decware ZLC > Triton Reference > Isoacoustics Gaia 2

Every great performance deserves an Audience!
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wweiss Posted 3 weeks 2 days ago
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I had Elephants on Ice Skates - Brian Bromberg downloaded years ago. Haven't listened to it since. Had another listen and that funky tight bass line shines on Triton bass section! Moving that track to my "A" list.
Listened to Wildside by Rob Waserman today, similar feel.
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Bozzio Levin Stevens/Black Light Syndrome - Duende

Here's a Super Sweet track that's sounds Excellent on the Triton's.
D-Sonic m3a-600m Mono > Decware Zen Torii mk4 > McIntosh MC152 > Emotiva xpa1 Mono's > Anthem Statement P2 > Primaluna ProLogue Premium Preamp > Morrow Audio > Oppo 205 > Decware ZLC > Triton Reference > Isoacoustics Gaia 2

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wweiss Posted 3 weeks 1 day ago
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Terry Bozzio one of my favorite drummers! I lucked out and saw him perform at a local Guitar Center Clinic. Talk about small venues. Worlds largest drum set. If you've never seen it, check it out on YouTube.
Behind the Veil- Jeff Beck, Terry Bozzio on drums.
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