Well I know all of you guys love your ICE and for guys like me who are deciding on ICE or are going to fit it,, Here are some tracks to test your ICE with after fitting it,
Now there are no hard fast rules for it, Best thing would be to test it with the tracks you love, but there are few tracks which I always carry around with me when I install or go audio equipment shopping,
Sure there are certain files you can download on the net, like 30Hz sine and stuff but these wont show the dynamic response of the decoder chip,DAC,OP-AMP's and the final Amp..These are actual songs which are designed by whacky artists which streach out the limits of most equipment and are also enjoyable to listen to..
These tracks at higher volumes if generate signs of distortion (definitely will if system is not upto mark) , run these tracks from a low level volume to the highest possible...
Now I know some of you would already be having this tracks (list is pretty general) but I insist you download HQ tracks 320Kbps MP3 or atleast 192Kbps better still if you rip from a AUDIO CITY..
Now guys please pay for these tracks you download cos no money no artists no tracks..this list continues to constitute only of new songs, easy for you to download and good to hear too..
The list (updated as I find more) :
Beautiful - Akon (great overall dynamics)
I put on for My city - Young Jeezy (lowest possible output by subwoofer)
I Wanna love you - Akon (Sustainable output by sub)
Hart as hell ft.Akon - UGK (sub killer , speaker killer, killed 4 speakers at a poor chaps house at high volume).
Is It love - iiO (sustained dynamics, mid bass and lower foundation, dynamic surround)
I'am Yours - Jason Maraz (mid bass , all 4 speakers, good for checking air leaks in cabinets)
American Idiot - Greenday (mid bass , high pitch dynamics)
Designer Skyline - Owl City (if your system is able to play this without silbilance at high volume levels you just passed the test, top dynamics , tweeters)
Fly By II - Blue (voice dynamics, surround chorus , lowbass)
to be updated....
Glow - Madcon (vocal dynamics, surround system , Sub , high pitch response)