25 Music Demo Suggestions from Jack Joseph Puig

Grammy-winning music producer Jack Joseph Puig uses a diverse playlist when assessing a new piece of audio equipment..

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Robert Archer · January 7, 2013

When Jack Joseph Puig, a Grammy-winning music producer, asses a new piece of audio equipment, he considers the emotional connection to music just as much as traditional elements such as frequency reproduction and dynamics.

“My playlist is big on variety and it includes a number of popular recordings,” he says. “Some of the recordings are compressed, some are not; some were made with old gear and some were with new gear. This list represents new and old technologies, as well as older and newer recording eras.”

Puig says an audio system should faithfully reproduce the artists’ intent of what the music should sound like. “Audiophile to me means a system that is incredible to listen to with music,” he explains. “It’s not about high fidelity or low fidelity … it’s about fidelity period. It’s all about producing the feeling the artists intended, and that to me is Hi-Fi.”

Related: Q&A with Jack Joseph Puig

The photo gallery rounds up Puig’s playlist and brief explanations as to why he uses each one of these songs.

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at [email protected]

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