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#26
Fortunately I had the reference and as a result you have DM10s. For most they don't have one, they just want their music to sound as good as possible. They have to trust AVI and or reference our speakers against HD650 or 800. The latter are not too bright in our comparison, but they are clear enough to draw attention to excessive brightness in some pop and harshness in some older stuff. Same with some classical too
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#27
A lot of that normal stuff is actually very good. The music industry is in a bit of a mess trying to find business models that actually work but there are some gems to be found now that some musicians are taking control of what they release. I'm nowhere near as in touch as some on here, but Nous by Diane Birch is a recent example. Downloaded in Apple Lossless it is just plain beautiful as far as I am concerned.

It is finding it that is the challenge. It also has to be music you like or love, in my opinion.
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#28
I think most material is well produced and probably sounds as it's producer intended, though it may not be a good reference for judging hi fi equipment.
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#29
it is.. as I browse thru Bandcamp there's loads of well recorded independent artists/ albums than majority of what's on popular radio.

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#30
My latest radio has DAB which is a bit better than FM, but there's just a domination by the BBC of lacerating pop stations, screaming presenters wittering, infuriating jingles, appalling music and car radios.... I can't believe they're popular because they're so irritating though the World at one was balanced if election obsessed. The claims and counter claims and the daft promises are so irritating they're best avoided.

I don't know if any of it would be tolerable on DM10s.
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#31
Try Jazz FM. The adverts are not as annoying as on Classic FM. Some of the music is ok too. I am trying to improve my knowledge of the genre but I need anti-road rage, soothing music when I am driving (Jazz FM meets that requirement, even via DAB).
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#32
A friend of mine used to play cassettes of the TT race sounds when he was driving. He reckoned he drove a bit faster, but his temper was better controlled.
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#33
A few cars now now have stupid (imho) sound systems to augment or substitue for engine noise. They might be more interesting if you could programme them to sound like a supercar engine.
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#34
The Merc is bearable, but only just and the Porsche is twelve years old, Bose and appalling. Even female news readers cause boom with the bass output reduced!
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#35
We've been there before so apologies, but are you sure it's the car stereo doing it? Once or twice this last fortnight, the presenters' voices have been very good and then the following day they all go boomy and de-essed to high heaven. I still think someone at the broadcasting end is having a laugh at our expense...
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#36
You are right Dave, whilst working on the coving all day I have had R4 on, and most of the voices are very poorly controlled, female also booming, presumably at about 200Hz.

I now am comparing the results of my own Rogers/Heil speakers with the Adams, and they concur on this and most BBC stuff. They just aren't bothered. TV is better on the Panasonic's speakers, but they are bandwidth restricted, and of low performance, but surprisingly good for speakers facing the wall behind, and they do slightly improve speech because the bass is missing.

I need to ask Mark Henessey what the chosen monitors were by the BBC., but I'm sure that is not the problem, it is staff or lack of them.
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#37
(2017-05-20, 13:25:05)Ashley James Wrote: The Merc is bearable, but only just and the Porsche is twelve years old, Bose and appalling. Even female news readers cause boom with the bass output reduced!

I did not mean the sound system, but this silly idea:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soundaktor

I get disapproving looks from Mrs dB if it gets noisy so the only positive thing I can think to say about it is that it does occasionaly encourage a bit of right-foot restraint. A few owners disconnect it. There is a bespoke driving mode menu and if I remembered to do it I could set everything else to Sport except for the Soundaktor.

Toyota has a tube that pipes some induction noise into the cabin on the GT86. At least you can just put a bung in that, or an old sock (as in "put a sock in it"). http://www.gt86ownersclub.co.uk/forum/en...c4448.html
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#38
Blimey, what a silly idea. Noise is the enemy when you're travelling, especially in this country where road noise is so high and surfaces so poor.
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#39
I play loads of different music, but most of them are pop and dance orientated and to be honest the DM10's plays them all very well. Some dance tunes have a "sweet" high frequency note, such as: Jam & Spoon - Right In The Night, Dance 2 Trance - Power Of American Natives, Jam & Spoon - My First F.F., Robert Miles - Children (Full Dream Version), etc, etc.

Normally I get very irritated by too much high or matte high, but the DM10's are none of those! You could argue the AVI Sub (latest) could benefit pop and dance, but I have set these at a very subtle 9:30 of a recommended 11:30-12:00 as I like the sub to complement and follow the speakers and not the other way round. A higher setting is too much for my room and dance needs mid bass too! Also R&B or old Hip Hop would be to heavy sounding. In general pop and rock benefits most from the subwoofer.
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