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#65552 - 10/22/04 12:46 AM Your best and worst?
Kenturkey Offline
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Registered: 10/21/04
Posts: 12
What are your "best" and "worst" albums on your Axioms? I've only had my M3Tis a couple days, but these are my suggestions :

Best : Moody Blues - Legend of a Band
Worst : Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

These little M3s sound great, but, DSOTM just eats 'em up. The sax and some of the keyboard work just is too much for them. The vocals seem a bit washed out too.

Moody Blues almost sound like the speakers were designed around them. Not one song on the album has a hiccup on them.

#65553 - 10/22/04 01:01 AM Re: Your best and worst?
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16359
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
Do you have the SACD version of DSotM? It's a must-have! It's a hybrid disc, so even if you don't have an SACD player, you'll still get the benefit of better mastering.

I can explain it to you but I can't understand it for you.

#65554 - 10/22/04 01:13 AM Re: Your best and worst?
richeydog Offline

Registered: 05/24/04
Posts: 1201
Loc: Fresno, CA
Best album: Vivaldi -Four Seasons- (Penguin Classics)
Worst album: U2 -Joshua Tree-

Edited by richeydog (10/22/04 01:17 AM)
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#65555 - 10/22/04 01:30 AM Re: Your best and worst?
NeverHappy Offline

Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 1424
Loc: Western Canada
Best - Pillar (Fireproof) Great sounding CD!

Worst - Ratt (Ratt & Roll)

#65556 - 10/22/04 01:45 AM Re: Your best and worst?
BrenR Offline

Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
Best - Bootsauce "Bull" - even recorded AAD in 91-92, it's an incredible piece of acrylic. I use the track "Whatcha Need" for subjective equipment testing (along with NIN - "Dead Souls" and CCIR Grade 5/ITU-R 500 samples).

Worst - Levellers "Levelling the Land", they mixed this album too "live" and while the delay adds some presence to bad speakers, it's just annoying on good ones. Like listening in the bathroom.

Bren R.

#65557 - 10/22/04 02:05 AM Re: Your best and worst?
JohnK Offline
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KT, I have about a thousand classical CDs and can't possibly pick one as best. None deserves a "worst". So, I'll just name the terrific Holst Planets that I often recommend to beginning classical listeners as a nearly surefire CD.

Enjoy the music, not the equipment.

#65558 - 10/22/04 01:23 PM Re: Your best and worst?
al1en Offline
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Registered: 03/27/04
Posts: 76
Loc: Wichita, KS
I have DSOTM remastered version and it sounds great on the M60s

Best : Dire Straits - Best of (HDCD)

Worst: Metallica - St Anger
M60s, VP150, QS8s(3), SVS PB12-isd, Denon 3805, Emotiva UPA-7

#65559 - 10/22/04 01:27 PM Re: Your best and worst? Here's some "Best"...
RobH Offline

Registered: 09/10/03
Posts: 39
Loc: Colorado Springs, CO
I also have some M3Ti's. Here's some that sound great:

Diana Krall - Live In Paris
Steely Dan - Two Against Nature
Lindsey Buckingham - Out of the Cradle
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - Flight of the Cosmic Hippo

Edited by RobH (10/22/04 01:28 PM)

#65560 - 10/22/04 02:59 PM Re: Your best and worst? Here's some "Best"...
jtmccoy Offline
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Registered: 12/22/03
Posts: 96
Have you all listened to much Beatles on your Axioms? To my ears, their albums sound incredible. Wonder how something recorded 30-40 years ago can sound so good.
Fight on 'SC! Three-Pete Baby!

#65561 - 10/23/04 02:54 AM Re: Your best and worst?
2x6spds Offline

Registered: 03/16/02
Posts: 2749
Loc: CA, USA
Don't tell me BrenR listens to vinyl on a spinning platter! Next thing you know, he'll try a tube amp and take his music to the next and better level.

Steely Dan
Diana Krall
Loreena McKennett 'Elemental'
Ed Gerhard's 'Live Album'
Norah Jones
Eric Clapton (last 3 albums)
George Winston (almost all of them)
Jane Monheit
Simon & Garfunkle (all of it)
Moody Blues (all of it)
Suzanne Vega

M3s get a bit congested when pressed with symphonic music.

Enjoy the Music. Trust your ears. Laugh at Folks Who Claim to Know it All.

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