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Old 4th February 2020
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by David Spearritt View Post
Since I have had some really excellent loudspeakers at home in a great room, I have been quite surprised at how bad a lot of pop recordings are, both recording and mastering. DSOTM for example, is pretty ordinary. (Flame away)

Classical and jazz fair much better. ECM recordings are superb generally.
For that reason I would expect your loudspeakers, and the others mentioned in this thread, to experience no great difficulty in reproducing the dizzying dynamic range of your favourite ECM CD (or download, or vinyl) as listed here (helpful album/artist search box at the top) :

Remember, anything above 14 dB is considered "best practice"...if you'd like measure your own recordings' DR, you can try this tool >>>