We've got the new HRT Music Streamer Pro USB DAC in for review at Stereophile. What music selections would you like to see used for this review?

We've got the new HRT Music Streamer Pro USB DAC in for review at <I>Stereophile</I>. What music selections would you like to see used for this review?
Here's what I'd like to see used
85% (39 votes)
I have no idea
15% (7 votes)
Total votes: 46

We've got the new HRT Music Streamer Pro USB DAC in for review at <I>Stereophile</I>. We always try to find helpful tracks for putting a product through its paces during our listening sessions. What music selections would you like to see used for this review?

struts's picture

Stereophile Editor's Choice—of course!

Rich Chicago, Il's picture

Supertramp's "Cannonball" or Joe Jackson's "Steppin' Out."

Daniel's picture

Okay, three from off the top of the ol' noggin': 1) Garth Hudson: The Sea to the North, 2) The Nits: Wool, and 3) John Kay: Forgotten Songs and Unsung Heroes.

Geoff Radcliff's picture

Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited.

Nathan's picture

Jim O'Rourke: Eureka; Masada: Live at Tonic.

Serpieri's picture

High-resolution sources, if possible, please. Perhaps a sample or two from one of the current offerings from Reference Recordings' HRx discs. Also, if it's not too much to ask, the high-resolution version of Sera Una Noce from MA Recordings.

sammy's picture

Allman Brothers: "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed," Blind Faith: "Do What You Like," Guess Who: "Rich World Poor World," Queen: "Liar."

Jason H.'s picture

In addition to the standard reference tracks, I'd like to see at least one modern, popular, over-compressed, generally poor-sounding pop recording. I like current FM radio stuff just as much as I like old reissues and audiophile recordings—so I'm always interested to know how a component will handle "junk food."

Olav Sunde's picture

Bags Meets Wes with Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery. This 24/96 release from HDTracks is all about music in wonderful sound. From Linn Records, Helge Lien Trio's Hello Troll is a beautiful modern recording with inspiring music.

xanthia01@gmail.com's picture

Nils Lofgren: "Keith Don't Go (Live)"

Ruben medrano's picture

Tool: Lateralus

Robert Mann's picture

The FLAC version of Robert Rich's ambient masterpiece Somnium.

ktg's picture

El Rumbion by Chucho Valdes on Briyumba Palo.

Johannes Turunen, Sweden's picture

I always like it when different kinds of music are used. Like some classical, rock, vocal, pop, jazz, etc. Like my CD-R with seven tracks that I'm using when auditioning in hi-fi stores.

Mahlernut's picture

1) Yuri Honing Trio: "Walking on the Moon" from the CD Star Tracks, 2) Any version of the andante movement from the Mahler 6th Symphony.

Wolfgang's picture

The Linn Studio Master recording of Tallis' "Spem In Alium" on Magnificat. Maybe compare it to the SACD which has also 4.1 channel. (The Studio Master files are 96kHz/24-bit).

Nodaker's picture

Try Nazareth's Razamanaz. If it sounds good, the DAC isn't. :-) You should use the original, not the remastered copy.

horace's picture

Thomas Mapfumo: Spirits to Bite Your Ears

R.Barton's picture

I'd like to see Eric Prydz song "Pjanoo" to really push the DAC's bass performance.

audio-sleuth@comcast.net's picture

Mahler's 8th

sal's picture

Rodrigo y Gabriela. Songs like "Hanuman," "Diablo Rojo," or "Atman" could be fun.

Brian Everett's picture

Wilco: A Ghost is Born ("Muzzle of Bees"); Beck: Sea Change ("Paper Tiger"); Midlake: Trials of Van Occupanter ("Bandits").

Jim's picture

Just measure the bitstream of 1s and 0s on the output side of the DAC and show us the jitter and loss of data. I could care less what music you use. I'm after quality, not the detailing of the third octave.

C.  Healthgut, M.D., F.A.C.S.'s picture

Kindly translate the question into true audiophile vernacular.

viv's picture

Woven Hand, Folklore.

Steve Lees's picture

Tango en Parque Central from Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin's Amparo.

Bob's picture

Just measuring the series of 1s & 0s and reporting the success rate on the other side is good enough.

Christian Hübert's picture

Metallica: "Battery" from Master of Puppets. I use this regularly to determine a component's attack and release.

Michael Rahm's picture

Frampton Comes Alive!

marvin's picture

BT Track: Antikythera Mechanism