as far as my set-up goes, it somehow sounds like my Sennheiser (headphone) HD570! nice sweet vocals, good for jazz. with the subwoofer chiming in, adding just a hint (but nothing more) of bass for movies. pity cant do pop music with oomph...
not without flaws, but the performance i am happy with. i wonder if my neighbours agree. wa-hahaa....
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The chance came in 2001 when an audiophile 'kaki' of mine wanted to trade-in his TC-50 for my MIT Shotgun Terminator speaker cables. It was a good deal for me as I didn't really like Shotgun anyway. That was how I obtained the Spica.
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However, I feel that Dadawa's 'Sister Drum' sounded a bit of a rip-off from Enya, Kitaro and Gregorian Chant. According to a Tibetan friend of mine, the music is not as Tibetan as it could be. In fact, he said that it is more Chinese than Tibetan.
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Thanks for recommendation, will head down to CD stores.
Anyone listens to Gabrielle Roth? Her albums are always out of stock.
Some of my test disk :
Cai qin -jin yu for mid
Nils Lofgren "Keith Don't Go" for speed transition
Bamboo album for bass for bass
jazz in the pawnshop for sound stage
In my opinion, the best and most expensive (S$45-S$48) is the Japan XRCD version. Second is Taiwan version, then Hong Kong version. The worst is Mainland China version. I don't know what the Mainlanders did to all the songs. Their tonality totally changed and the pace is faster.
Other CD recordings featuring ultra-low bass tracks:
- Hindemith 'Organ Works' [Argo 417 159-2]. Track 5 at 4:45 features a 19Hz note that is 6dB louder than the highest level anywhere else on the disc.
- Bass Outlaws 'Illegal Bass' [Newtown NTN2210]. Track 12 features ultra-loud bass in the low to sub 20Hz range.
- Mendelssohn 'Organ Works' [Argo 414 420-2]. Extremely loud 19Hz tones on track 8 - proceed with caution!
- Saint-Saens 'Organ Symphony' [Philips 412 619-2]. Nine minutes into track 2 features deep bass down to 16Hz.
- Thom Rotella Band. One minute into track 12 features a bass guitar solo that illustrates superb bass transients.
- Star Tracks II [Telarc CD80146]. Track 2 features extremely deep bass about one minute into the track.
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Canon 650D|Panasonic LX3 / LX5
50mm f/1.8 | 85mm f/1.8 | 12-24mm f/4 | 28-75mm f/2.8
Telarc CD-80342. Reich Kunzel, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra has lots of movie themes.
Track 3 - 46sec of deep bass thumping of T Rex walking (Jurassic Park)
Some of the themes I like on this CD:-
- Jurassic Park - Main Theme
- The Abyss - End Titles
- Clash of the Titans - Main Titles
- Total Recall - Main Titles
Has anyone used Sheffield/XLO Test & Burn-in CD? It's supposed to be used for burning in cables, components and speakers.
Seems to be it's just some low/high frequencies recordings from a tone generator. Supposed to let it run for hours to do the burning in.
Is this any good or does it have any effect on the system at all