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Thread started 03/26/15 10:33am

Smillan

Best song to try out a new stereo?

Hey, so you get yourself one awesome new stereo with outstanding speakers, and you want to hear what they're like. What Prince song would you play?

Personally, I'd put in "My Name is Prince" - there is so much happening in that song, especially the first thirty - forty seconds.

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Reply #1 posted 03/26/15 10:40am

lennyc

"When We're Dancing Close And Slow" a high end system makes the the different on this song!


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Reply #2 posted 03/26/15 10:48am

KlyphIsBackAga
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The Question Of U. Has a great soundstage and stereo effects.

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Reply #3 posted 03/26/15 11:16am

klick2me

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P Control..... bump it!
klick
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Reply #4 posted 03/26/15 10:20pm

trax

I like Dire Straits Money for Nothing or Guns n Roses Welcome to the Jungle. Michael Jacksons Billie Jean is a good one also

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Reply #5 posted 03/26/15 10:36pm

Philly76

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future soul song
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Reply #6 posted 03/26/15 11:13pm

NorthC

I recently got a new one and I reached for Girls & Boys and 17 Days.
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Reply #7 posted 03/26/15 11:30pm

Nightcrawler

The Future or Muse 2 The Paraoh
Just like the sun, the rainbow children rise...
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Reply #8 posted 03/27/15 12:12am

Rebeljuice

Why not have a little fun with yourself and pretend that your new stereo has blown speakers? You can do this by playing The Breakdown. biggrin

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Reply #9 posted 03/27/15 2:32am

jaawwnn

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Hot Thing and the Digital Garden.

Although you'd want to be near the volume control if you play them one after the other

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Reply #10 posted 03/27/15 2:46am

KingSausage

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Animal Kingdom, Purple & Gold, and Boy Trouble. Of your new system can make THAT shit sound good, you've found a winner.
"Drop that stereo before I blow your Goddamn nuts off, asshole!"
-Eugene Tackleberry
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Reply #11 posted 03/27/15 7:15am

ThomasBjj

Rebeljuice said:

Why not have a little fun with yourself and pretend that your new stereo has blown speakers? You can do this by playing The Breakdown. biggrin


lol
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Reply #12 posted 03/27/15 7:35am

MajesticOne89

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Erotic City and Dreamer.

chill..prince doesnt like men being front row, makes it hard to sing the ballads
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Reply #13 posted 03/27/15 8:28am

billymeade

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"Days of Wild", the live one on Crystal Ball

"The Truth"

"Gold"

"Another Love"

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Reply #14 posted 03/27/15 9:31am

Shockedelicus

A trunk-knocker like Gett Off or Black Sweat

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Reply #15 posted 03/27/15 9:43am

Askani

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Hard to say, if you're talking about CD. The '80s stuff has such piss-poor sound quality. And the stuff from the last 20 years has the same problem due to brick-walled EQ.

I suppose there's a span from about 1990 to maybe '95 where his music was being mastered specifically for CD but before the loudness wars took over that would sound pretty good.
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Reply #16 posted 03/27/15 9:55am

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Used to love to play Sex Me, Sex Me Not in my previous car. It had a 'premium' factory sound system. I was getting different sounds coming out all over the place.

"I like to watch."
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Reply #17 posted 03/27/15 10:00am

madison

dreamer ... anotherlove ..... love we make ... the dance .... judith hill beautiful life

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Reply #18 posted 03/28/15 8:19am

eyewishuheaven

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Askani said:

Hard to say, if you're talking about CD. The '80s stuff has such piss-poor sound quality. And the stuff from the last 20 years has the same problem due to brick-walled EQ. I suppose there's a span from about 1990 to maybe '95 where his music was being mastered specifically for CD but before the loudness wars took over that would sound pretty good.

I've heard it said (and I'm inclined to agree) that the Girl 6 soundtrack is the happy medium between these two extremes - some great classic tunes, but mastered intelligently.

So, I'd probably spin all the old classics from the Girl 6 soundtrack. cool

PRINCE: the only man who could wear high heels and makeup and STILL steal your woman!
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Reply #19 posted 03/28/15 9:03am

Averett

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Alexa De Paris would be my plan eek

A robin sings a masterpiece that lives and dies unheard...
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Reply #20 posted 03/28/15 1:44pm

SmiggyG

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The X's Face hits pretty hard on a nice system. Lovin' it loud!

"Hey, I got the butta 4 ya muffin, honey.. I'm just 2 old 2 hold the knife!"
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Reply #21 posted 03/28/15 3:15pm

bonatoc

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Gold.
The Holy River.
The Exodus Has Begun.

A Million Days.

Way Back Home.


These are diamond-cut productions and mixes, you have the full spectrum present.
I think "The Exodus Has Begun" is maybe the ultimate tester.
On a good system, you should be able to hear every detail in the last 4 minutes of the song.
And we're talking severe multi-tracking!

Remember that if you're over 40, you have to check your loudness curve.

Best is to have a graphic EQ to compensate for your loudness curve,
or else you'll make a biased choice because your ears may fool you.

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #22 posted 03/28/15 3:47pm

iZsaZsa

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Love 2 The 9s
What?
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Reply #23 posted 03/28/15 4:25pm

bonatoc

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iZsaZsa said:

Love 2 The 9s


also "The Morning Papers", "And God Created Woman", "3 Chains O'Gold".

The whole symbol album is a good compromise.

Not the Loudness War cliché of TGE, and warmer than D&P.


Avoid pre 90's source at all costs, until it's some high level bootleg (.flac from vynil with acquisition specs).
The official CD sources are a case for murder.

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #24 posted 03/29/15 2:20am

wickyb

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"Sheeeeeeeeit"
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Reply #25 posted 03/29/15 4:27am

toejam

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Something synthy: "Strange But True"

Something acousticy: "Morning Papers" is probably a good one.

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Reply #26 posted 03/29/15 5:24pm

KlyphIsBackAga
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Reply #28 posted 03/30/15 3:44am

Lianachan

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Sabotage by the Beastie Boys, but for a Prince song probably Let's Go Crazy (Extended Version).

"Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge"" ~ Isaac Asimov
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Reply #29 posted 03/30/15 5:08am

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SmiggyG said:

The X's Face hits pretty hard on a nice system. Lovin' it loud!

As if that helps to hear the subtle details better.

Pfff..

Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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