Hi everyone. I think one of the biggest advantage of a nicely set up stereo system is showcasing how immersive the music can be. It doesn’t have to be home theater to hear the center channel or the depth.
I thought everyone can share their favorite tracks. If you remember to the first listening session to those tracks on your stereo system, which sounded jaw droppingly amazing. Also on my Focal Aria speakers (some would say too forward, but I love the almost on stage experience instead of further in the back seats experience) the depth is amazing too.
I love Dusk till Dawn how much that percussion effect hits right next to my ear, such a deep soundstage without using any surround channel.
Also Thriller by Michael Jackson, you can follow the steps from right into the middle to the left, amazing.
Marilyn Manson - The gardener starts with wooshing effects around your ears after the close vocal whispering.
Of course, Eagles - Hotel California, unbelievably wide soundstage.
Bon Jovi - You give love a bad name - the guitar right before the verse coming from the center right into your face almost.
One of my favorite songs to test the bass notes and standing waves is Sia - House on Fire. The bass notes in your headphones might sound consistent, and equally loud, but the room can distort that very badly.
Johnny Cash - Hurt - sounds like he is in the room. Unbelievably real.
Chris Stapleton - Death Row. The instruments sound so real, amazing recording.
Radiohead - Creep, as you would jump in a rehearsal session of the band, like playing in front of you. You can point where, what is happening.
Naim does make music sound more realistic and even less great sounding recordings to sound even better. Kind of like a burger with a secret sauce is always better. What were your impressions when switching to Naim and listening to soundstage?
What are your recommendations to showcase soundstage capabilities? I’ll give them a listen. Happy listening everyone and thanks in advance.