Stereophile Test CD 3 Test CD 3 Track Listing

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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

Credits: CD produced by John Atkinson. Facilitator: Maura Rieland. Executive producer: Larry Archibald. Edited on the Sonic Solutions Sonic System. Mastered by Digital Brothers, Costa Mesa, CA. Booklet text by John Atkinson; booklet design by Janet Resnick. Our thanks to Danny Grimes (Nagra USA), Jerry Bruck (Posthorn Productions), Bob Katz (Digital Domain), Bob Stuart (Meridian), Bill Low (AudioQuest), and George Cardas for the loan of equipment; to all the magazine readers who made suggestions about what test signals they would like included; and to the record companies who graciously allowed us to use what we felt to be their best-sounding tracks.

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COMMENTS
mav52's picture

eveytime I try to order this test disc it brings me to the review.  Not the page to move to check out.

BacHolz's picture

As above, attempts to order this "Stereophile Test CD 3" brings me to the review page, not checkout.

John Atkinson's picture

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attempts to order this "Stereophile Test CD 3" brings me to the review page, not checkout.

I just went to the shop page for Test CD 3 - https://ssl.blueearth.net/primedia/product.php?productid=4&cat=2&bestseller=Y - and when you click on "Add to Cart" it works properly. However, when I went to the Test CD page - https://ssl.blueearth.net/primedia/home.php?cat=2 - and clocked on "Buy Now" yes it opened this page.

Clinking on "Buy Now" for Test CD 2 brought up a page for both Test D 2 and Test CD 3.

We will fix this problem.

John Atkinson

Editor, Stereophile

hellmwc's picture

Great test CD,... The recordings are exceptional in every respect.

Regarding the CD booklet; Is this available as a PDF file for download?

Thank you,

William Hellman

John Atkinson's picture
hellmwc wrote:
Regarding the CD booklet; Is this available as a PDF file for download?
Unfortunately not. But the booklet text was identical to what is published in this Web article.

John Atkinson
Editor, Stereophile

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