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#322243 - 09/13/10 10:52 AM Re: Chesky Free Free 192kbps MP3 downloads [Re: Lampshade]
medic8r Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6404
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
I guess they want to be the next Alabama. Or Kansas. Or Flo-Rida.
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#323730 - 09/24/10 03:40 PM Re: Chesky Free Free 192kbps MP3 downloads [Re: Lampshade]
Wuchak Offline
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Registered: 12/18/09
Posts: 42
I ordered their Ultimate Demonstration disk and 10 Best the day I posted the link. Two weeks to the day (yesterday) my order arrived. Listening to them on my Anthem Integrated 1 through the Axiom M40ti's and REL Quake sub I am blown away. After the first listen I went and ordered another Chesky disc. I have never heard music so well recorded and my system has never sounded so amazing. Even though some of the tracks on 10 Best (which is a compilation of the best test tracks chosen by Home Entertainment Magazine editors) are not my normal musical taste they sound so great that I'm just sucked into the music. The track "Dinah" had me running to order the complete cd it is from "Bucky Pizzarelli - Swing Live". The recording puts you at the best seat in the jazz club http://chesky.com/core/details.cfm?productcode=JD218&productcategoryid=1

All of my cd dollars are going to spent on Chesky discs for a while. They have a lot of compilations that I would like to get. If cd's were modes of transportation regular recordings would be roller skates and Chesky a Rolls Royce. The difference is that dramatic.


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#323739 - 09/24/10 04:41 PM Re: Chesky Free Free 192kbps MP3 downloads [Re: Wuchak]
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Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 1165
Loc: Holbrook, MA
My disks arrived but I haven't had a chance to listen yet. Your post has me pretty psyched though.
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#323757 - 09/24/10 07:04 PM Re: Chesky Free Free 192kbps MP3 downloads [Re: Lampshade]
Wuchak Offline
buff

Registered: 12/18/09
Posts: 42
Originally Posted By: Lampshade
My disks arrived but I haven't had a chance to listen yet. Your post has me pretty psyched though.


I think you'll be smiling when you listen. Tracks 11 to 15 are test tracks to help with system setup. Using test tones I had the image centered pretty well before but using the on in the Chesky disk, which is a click vs. a tone, I was able to dial it in perfect. The sound was about 4" to the right of center. Moving my balance control just out of the 12'clock position put it dead center and made a big difference in the overall sound presentation.

The test track for the subwoofer crossover disk might have been worth the price of the disk itself for the difference it made in the system. It's a series of low frequency tones and you set the sub volume and x-over so the tones all sound even. It took 10 minutes for me to get it dialed in but holy cow! I thought I had it pretty good before but now the sub blends seamlessly. There is a nice tight low end and the music is just all complete.

Frankly I was amazed at the difference fine tuning these two things in my system made. It took it up a whole level.

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#323877 - 09/26/10 12:52 AM Re: Chesky Free Free 192kbps MP3 downloads [Re: Wuchak]
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Registered: 11/08/05
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Loc: Holbrook, MA
I have been listening to 10 Best. Very good! Interesting and enjoyable music. Great sounds. I am going to order a few more. I like Marta Gomez.
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#323878 - 09/26/10 01:01 AM Re: Chesky Free Free 192kbps MP3 downloads [Re: Lampshade]
CV Offline
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Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11269
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
I like Marta Gómez, too. And Rebecca Pidgeon, though I haven't spent as much time listening to her.

I ordered The Ultimate Demonstration Disc yesterday, so I look forward to hearing it. It would be cool if Axiom put a demo disc together at some point, or partnered with someone to make one. Anything that would help me fine-tune and appreciate my system that much more easily.

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#324117 - 09/27/10 11:51 PM Re: Chesky Free Free 192kbps MP3 downloads [Re: CV]
Wuchak Offline
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Registered: 12/18/09
Posts: 42
Bucky Pizzarelli - Swing Live arrived today. I'm listening to it now and it's fantastic! Time to get back to the NYC Jazz club that's in my office in Kansas : ).

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#324302 - 09/29/10 07:50 PM Re: Chesky Free Free 192kbps MP3 downloads [Re: Wuchak]
Wuchak Offline
buff

Registered: 12/18/09
Posts: 42
Amazon has quite a few of the Chesky titles available used. I ordered 5 today all for $8 or less shipped. That should give me plenty to listen to for a little while. smile

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#324303 - 09/29/10 07:53 PM Re: Chesky Free Free 192kbps MP3 downloads [Re: CV]
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Registered: 12/18/09
Posts: 42
Originally Posted By: CV
I like Marta Gómez, too. And Rebecca Pidgeon, though I haven't spent as much time listening to her.

I ordered The Ultimate Demonstration Disc yesterday, so I look forward to hearing it. It would be cool if Axiom put a demo disc together at some point, or partnered with someone to make one. Anything that would help me fine-tune and appreciate my system that much more easily.


The picture of Rebecca Pidgeon on her album cover reminded me of someone and I couldn't quite put my finger on it. Then it hit me today that she looks like the actress from the Steve Martin movie "The Spanish Prisoner". Sure enough it's her. I didn't know she was an actress and a singer.

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#324323 - 09/30/10 01:45 AM Re: Chesky Free Free 192kbps MP3 downloads [Re: Wuchak]
CV Offline
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
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Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11269
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
Yeah, she's married to David Mamet, who wrote several of the films she's in. A lot of people seem to dislike her acting, but I like her. I look forward to seeing her in RED.

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