Like that approach!I use a small number of discs year in and year out because they do the job for any system.
A Perfect Circle - The noose from Thirteenth step. Its Metal but a different kind than you think.
Very few system can handle the dynamics of this track, the bass (strong 20-30 Hz notes) and reproduce the distorted guitar in the fortissimo with full resolution. I have heard 3 system coping with this track at a proper levels, no more.
Then some famous choir
Cantate Domino - Propius 7762
Track 9 - It starts with a solo voice and if you haven't heard this track before you set the level based on that. Then your whole system brakes apart when the choir joins in. Typical, youÂ´ll hear the solo voice will distort in a very apparent way.
This album is recorded with original dynamics and few system can hadle it in a realistic way. It can go from 50 dB to 120 in just a second.
The four seasons - BIS 275
It is recorded inthe most crystal clear manner with instruments tuned to original tuning. A little lighter than normal. Performance is top level as the sound. Very fast transients, very dynamic and super resolution.
I could feel a wind blowing when the cello played hard, oops! Yes this was a horn system with two horn subwoofers, 1000 liter boxes each!!!
Sometimes I also use The Mapleshade sampler that has a number of great tracks recorded in the best manner ever.