SMRHow Low Does It Go? 25 Bass-Heavy CD Tracks
The following is a list of 25 Compact Disc tracks containing exceptionally low frequencies compiled by measurement specialist Eric Busch. These discs can be used for demonstration purposes, but please be careful when using high volumes.

SMR Home Theatre wishes to sincerely thank Mr. Eric Busch of DLC Design for the use of his data.

Frequency/dBfs Title Artist Label Track & Time
1 5Hz -13.7 Liszt: Battle of the Huns
Beethoven: Wellington's Victory
Liszt/Beethoven Telarc CD-80079 1 3:30 to 8:10
2 5Hz -16.1 Big Notes Flim & The BB's DMP CD-454 4 5:14 to 5:15
3 7Hz -14.5 1812 Overture Tchaikovsky Telarc CD-80041 1 12:30 to 15:10
4 7Hz -22.1 Sonic Booms 2 Mobile Fidelity Bainbridge BCG 6285 35 All
5 8Hz -20.1 Toxic Bass Toxic Bass I.B.P. IBP-0008-2 10 4:15 to 4:16
6 10Hz -11.8 Great Fantasy/Adventure Album Erich Kunzel Telarc CD-80342 20 3:10 to 3:20
7 10Hz -15.5 Great Fantasy/Adventure Album Erich Kunzel Telarc CD-80342 21 All
8 10Hz -19.5 Food for Woofers Volume 3 B&W KOTF I.R.S. FFW 003 CD 1 0:20 to 0:30
9 10Hz -20.5 Fantastic Journey Erich Kunzel Telarc CD-80231 5 2:20 to 2:40
10 12Hz -14.9 Illegal Bass Bass Outlaws Newtown NTN 2210 12 3:10 to 3:20
11 13Hz -17.3 Time Warp Erich Kunzel Telarc CD-80106 1 All
12 16Hz -11.7 Romantic Organ Music Volume 2 Peter Hurford London 421 296-2 16 3:00 to 3:40
13 16Hz -11.9 It Came From Outer Bass II Techmaster P.E.B. Newtown NTN 2211 18 0:12 to End
14 16Hz -14.5 Bass Box Seventh Order Hip Rock DIDX 018599 3 All
15 16Hz -16.7 Tyranny For You Front 242 Epic/Sony EK 46998 10 0:38 to 5:06
16 17Hz -8.6 Chiller Erich Kunzel Telarc CD-80189 1 0:10 to 0:20
17 18Hz -7.1 Illegal Bass Bass Outlaws Newtown NTN 2210 1 3:50 to 3:55
18 18Hz -14.5 Bass Ecstacy Bass Erotica Neurodisk NRD-31005 3 1:30 to 1:43
19 19Hz -6.7 Drivin' Bass Bass Connection Neurodisk CD-31004 7 0:00 to 0:10
20 19Hz -9.6 More Bass, More Boom, More Bottom Power Supply Hip Rock DIDX 022094 6 1:10 to End
21 20Hz -7.9 It Came From Outer Bass II Techmaster P.E.B. Newtown NTN 2211 1 All
22 20Hz -8.1 Bass Is Loaded [Explicit Lyrics] Bass Hit Neurodisk CD 31002 12 0:00 to 0:10
23 20Hz -10.5 Bass Overload Bass Alliance D M Records DMR-41269 9 All
24 22Hz -4.3 Drivin' Bass Bass Connection Neurodisk CD-31004 11 All
25 22Hz -7.4 Bass Overload Bass Alliance D M Records DMR-41269 12 0:40 to End

SMR Home Theatre is not responsible for damaged sub-woofers following this use of this information!

dBfs is a measurement of decibles below maximum digital record level.  For example, 7Hz bass measured at -22dBfs is not as loud as 7Hz bass measured at -14.5dBfs.

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