First song you play on new gear?

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  1. zerodeefex

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    Oh wtf. I bought my copy for $11. That’s highway robbery.
     
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    I really like the drums in the track and I have to feel it to know if the gear is for me. If it doesn't sound good, rarely do I bother analyzing it further. Plus there's a recording glitch in it that's useful for seeing how well something reproduces the glitch.
     
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    And when it does work, I sit back and listen to the rest of the soundtrack --- which I digitised from a second-hand LP tha I bought many years ago.
     
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    So you wouldn’t be interested in the like new versions on amazon for $90+? Lol

    I found a used copy for $14, which I bought. I’m not sure if it will be the DVD or DVD+CD set. I figured it was worth a gamble.
     
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    "Flirted with you all my life" Cowboy Junkies
     
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    Boney M. - Rasputin

    It's not only the first song played. It's the only one.

    Oh, those Russians.
     
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    Thank-you. Didn't think about DVD+CD combination.

    Not me. I've been involved in a funeral all day, a somber reminder to cherish the gift presented each day, especially with family.

    Thank-you. That is more my speed for now.
     
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    Awesome find! I honestly wasn't ready to spend that much on the DVD/CD combo when all I was going to do was rip the CD to FLAC anyway, so this helped me save money and cut out a few steps. Cheers
     
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    Depends on the gear and what I'm looking for. When I purchased the Solaris the other day the first track I listened to was this:
    I wasn't disappointed :)
     
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    After a system change, cable swap, or new gear

    Left Brain Stuff:

    1. Channel Identification - from a JL Audio test CD "this is the left channel..."

    2. Full Range Phase Test - from a JL Audio test CD "my voice is in phase..."

    3. Polarity Test - from a Studio Six Digital WAV file while using the mobile app SpeakerPop on my iPhone to verify "pop pop pop pop..."

    If those 3 pass (channels correct, phase correct, polarity correct) then...


    Right Brain Stuff:

    I'll play whatever music I've been liking and listening to recently.


    A non-trivial number of times over the years I've tried a new cable which slipped by QA and had it's channels wired in reverse, or I plugged into the wrong jack, or tried a new component that inverted phase or flipped polarity. Makes it hard to make true apples to apples evaluations when basic system integrity is somehow wrong.
     
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    Typically my go to is Coltrane - My Favorite Things

    Also Sarah Vaughan - Lullaby of Birdland

    Also The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women

    If I want to make sure shit that sounds good on anything will sound good, Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing or Chuck Mangione - Feel So Good will do the trick.
     
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