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for a very long time, i've heard of some people using a recording of someone banging on a garage door with something like a hammer.

this kind of recording, if well done, should be an excellent test of many different facets of sound reproduction.

does anyone know if such a recording exists, and where it can be gotten ?

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J. B. #385769 11/17/12 03:15 PM
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to be honest you have me scratching my head, not sure what your asking.


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J. B. #385770 11/17/12 03:29 PM
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I think I understand what you're asking, but it really sounds like more audiopile insanity.


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J. B. #385771 11/17/12 04:08 PM
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Hi,

Such a recording would drive me crazy, I suspect. I've never heard of such a thing, even in the rarefied realm of extreme audiophilia. The only percussion instrument that might simulate that effect would be a large-diameter Chinese gong, made of hammered bronze. These range up to 5 feet in diameter and are hit with a padded mallet. But in terms of the frequency spectrum, they don't begin to approach a full-size pipe organ, which with fundamental frequencies plus upper and lower harmonics, covers a range from 16 Hz to 15 kHz, greater than any other musical instrument.

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i had heard about this once in a while since the 80's - in audio magazines - and have never been able to try it out.

i was reminded of this recently when reading on the "audiocircle" forum: « Reply #647 on: 8 Oct 2012, 12:31 pm »
at this address: http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=97007.640

Alan, i agree this would not be as interesting as Beethoven's 9th.
;-)

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it would sound more paranormal to me if anything. smile


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you mean that you never banged on a garage door before!
try it and listen real good.

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i have some problems with having this called "paranormal" or "insane".

people buy and play demo discs, test discs, sound effects, loud movie trailers, etc.

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J. B. #385776 11/17/12 05:22 PM
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To be fair, I don't understand those people either.


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I was just kidding around, of course if you are the one doing the banging it would not be paranormal. Also, being insane has nothing to do with that anyway.


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