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Stereophile Test CD Bundle (1, 2 and 3)

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Purchase all three of the Stereophile Test CD's, for the ulitmate set up / test system, for a reduced combined price. Usual selling price £15 each.

Stereophile Test CD I

Phase your system test your speakers and listening room and hear the difference a microphone can make. Take this disc with you when evaluating equipment.

1. Reference Tone (Mono) L + R, With The Audio Anarchist  Listen Listen  Listen 
2. Channel Identification With The Audio Anarchist & Ralph The Christmas Dog  Listen Listen  Listen 
3. Channel Phasing With The Audio Anarchist & Ralph The Christmas Dog  Listen Listen  Listen 
4. Pink Noise At - 20dB L + R (Uncorrelated From 1:11)  Listen Listen  Listen 
5. 'Why Hi-Fi Experts Disagree' (Microphone Comparison) - J. Gordon Holt  Listen Listen  Listen 
6. The National Emblem - Nether Providence High School Band         
7. Les Sept Paroles Du Christ (Excerpt) - Philadelphia Oratorio Choir         
8. Chanson Hebraique (Absolute Polarity) - Sam Jones         
9. Praeludium - Delaware Symphony Orchestra         
10. Scherzo In B-Flat Minor Op.31 - Anna Maria Stanczyk         
11. I'm Old Fashioned - Bruce Dunlap         
12. Threedledum - Bruce Dunlap/Dan Kolton         
13. Summertime (The Lesley Test) - Lesley Olsher         
14. Romance, Op.94 No.1 - Gary Woodward/Brooks Smith         
15. Romance, Op.94 No.2 - Gary Woodward/Brooks Smith         
16. Romance, Op.94 No.3 - Gary Woodward/Brooks Smith         
17. Romance, Op.94 No.3 - Gary Woodward/Brooks Smith         
18. Romance, Op.94 No.3 - Gary Woodward/Brooks Smith         
19. Concerto In D Minor, After Vivaldi, BWV 596: Allegro - James Johnson         
20. 1kHz 1/3-Octave Warble Tone At - 20dB         
21. 200Hz 1/3-Octave Warble Tone At - 20dB         
22. 160 kHz 1/3-Octave Warble Tone At - 20dB         
23. 125Hz 1/3-Octave Warble Tone At - 20 dB         
24. 100Hz 1/3-Octave Warble Tone At - 20dB         
25. 80Hz 1/3-Octave Warble Tone At -20dB         
26. 63Hz 1/3-Octave Warble Tone At - 20dB         
27. 50Hz 1/3-Octave Warble Tone At - 20dB         
28. 40Hz 1/3-Octave Warble Tone At - 20dB         
29. 31.5Hz 1/3-Octave Warble Tone At - 20dB         
30. 25Hz 1/3-Octave Warble Tone At - 20dB         
31. 20Hz 1/3-Octave Warble Tone At - 20dB 

Stereophile Test CD 2

Place your speakers and test them for distortion. Hear what CD jitter sounds like!

Music Tracks:
[1] Channel Identification 0:37
[2] Channel Phasing 0:46
[3] Acoustic Drum Solo 3:37
[4] Acoustic guitar solo 3:07
[5] Igor Stravinsky: L'Histoire du Soldat (excerpt) 0:56
[6] Sergei Prokofiev: Flute Sonata in D, Op.94, Allegro con brio 7:00
[7] Franz Schubert: Ave Maria 4:35
[8] Traditional (arr. Charlie Caranicas): St. James Infirmary 3:39
[9] J.S. Bach: Trio Sonata BWV 525, Adagio 5:13
[10] Mapping the Soundstage 1:04
[11] Brahms: Intermezzo, Op.117 No.1 in E-flat 5:24
[12] Beethoven: "Mozart's Minuet in G" 0:44
[13] Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Part 1 (conclusion) 7:07
[14] Corey Greenberg: Eden 3:14

Signals for testing loudspeakers and rooms:
[15] Pink Noise at -20dBFS L+R (Uncorrelated from 0:42) 1:24
[16] Bass Decade (200Hz-20Hz) 1/3-octave warble tones at -20dBFS 2:47
[17] Midrange Decade (250Hz-2kHz) 1/3-octave warble tones at -20dBFS 2:32
[18] Treble Decade (2.5kHz-20kHz) 1/3-octave warble tones at -20dBFS 2:32
[19] Music Articulation Test Tone 1:19

Distortion & Jitter demonstration tracks:
[20] The Harmonic Series, 500Hz fundamental, at -10dBFS (L+R) 0:24
[21] Second harmonic distortion A/B Test (L+R) 1:42
[22] Third harmonic distortion A/B Test (L+R) 1:42
[23] Seventh harmonic distortion A/B Test (L+R) 2:12
[24] Typical amplifier distortion signatures (L+R) 0:32
[25] Harmonic & sub-harmonic distortion (L+R) 0:22
[26] Jitter demonstration track (L+R) 0:48

CD Player & Tape Recorder test tracks:
[27] Spot frequency tones at -20dBFS (L+R) 6:15
[28] De-emphasis test tones at -20dBFS, (L+R) 0:52
[29] Noise Modulation Test Tones with dither (L+R) 1:02

High Level test tracks:
[30] 19+20kHz at 0dBFS (L+R) 0:21
[31] 20kHz at 0dBFS & -20dBFS (L+R) 0:31

Stereophile Test CD 3

Use the signals to test your speakers and your room. Burn-in components with the unique noise track. Zero in on your home theaters balance. Check out your system with the soundstage map. Also includes audiophile music tracks.

Stereophile Test CD 3 STPH006-2
Total Playing Time: 76:08

[1] Home Theater & Stereo Channel Identification 2:05
(Left, Right, Center, Subwoofer, Surround)

[2] Stereo Channel Phasing 0:34
(Stereo channels in-phase, out-of-phase)

[3] Empire Brass Quintet: "Sibley Sanctus Lydian" 3:59
(from Passage 138 B.C.- A.D.1611, Telarc CD-80355, Surround-encoded)

[4] Dick Hyman: "Topsy" (HDCD-encoded) 6:11
(from From the Age of Swing, Reference Recordings RR-59CD)

[5] Sara K.: "History Repeats Itself" 5:54
(from Play on Words, Chesky Records JD105)

[6] Jimmy Rogers: "Blue Bird" 4:44
(from Blue Bird, Analogue Productions (APO 2001)

[7] Doug MacLeod: "Rollin' & Tumblin'" 3:10
(from Come to Find, AudioQuest Music AQ-CD1027)

[8] Airto Moreira and the Gods of Jazz: "Nevermind" 7:43
(from Killer Bees, B&W Music BW041)

[9] Dean Peer: "Lord's Tundra" 3:38
(from Ucross, Redstone RR91012)

[10] Soundstage Maps & Microphone Techniques 6:08
(2 omnis, 3 omnis, ORTF cardioids, "shuffled" ORTF cardioids, Schoeps SFM6)

[11] Robert Whyte: "Christe qui lux es et dies" (excerpt) 1:56
(miking examples)

[12] Robert Whyte: "Christe qui lux es et dies" 4:56
(Performed by Halcyon, complete performance)

[13] Frederic Chopin: Waltz in c-sharp, Op.64 No.2 4:20
(Performed by Robert Silverman, from Concert, Stereophile STPH005-2)

[14] Frederic Chopin: Waltz in c-sharp, Op.64 No.2 4:20
(Truncated to 15 bits; encoded via PASC, encoded via DTS Zeta)

[15] 1992 Montreal Formula One Grand Prix 2:51
(Recorded binaurally)

Signals for testing loudspeakers and rooms:

[16] Chromatic scale (left channel, then right channel) 1:38
[17] Bass Decade 1/3-octave warble tones at -20dBFS 2:47
[18] Midrange Decade 1/3-octave warble tones at -20dBFS 2:32
[19] Treble Decade 1/3-octave warble tones at -20dBFS 2:32
[20] Stereophile's Special Burn-In Noise 2:15

Warning: Some of the next tracks are recorded at a very high level and must not be played at high volumes if loudspeaker damage is to be avoided

Signals for testing electronic components, amplifiers,& CD players:

[21] Home Theater reference & demagnetizing tone 0:24
(1kHz at -20dBFS, decaying to silence)
[22] 1kHz Squarewave at -12dBFS 0:15
[23] Multi-tone signal, octave spacing 0:15
[24] Multi-tone signal, 1kHz spacing 0:15
[25] Multi-tone signal, 500Hz spacing 0:15
[26] Multi-tone signal, 500Hz spacing with gaps 0:15
[27] 1kHz sinewave (dithered) at -90.31dBFS 0:20

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  1. Good basic toolset 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Jun 2015

    Nice set of CDs for demonstrating and calibrating HiFi systems


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