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 Post subject: what to do in apartment
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:34 pm 
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friend of mine is gonna be stuck in an apartment for a bit my question is if anyone here has any tips so that he doesn't disturb neighbors? room treatments etc thanks for any help


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:36 pm 
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Good headphones!!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:43 pm 
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try:
Thick carpets and (software or hardware) equalizer to take -3db or -6db off 80hz and below.
Headphones are probably easier.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:47 pm 
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MichaelPublic wrote:
try:
Thick carpets and (software or hardware) equalizer to take -3db or -6db off 80hz and below.
Headphones are probably easier.


+1

Since rent is paid, this is a good idea...

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:48 pm 
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Don't place the speakers against a common wall.


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remove the baseboard and make sure there is not a gap between the drywall and floor


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only experience could come up with that great one. bass is the culprit. even when a honda next to you.


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Like my neighbour says (and he has a Masters in Acoustical Engineering) - there isn't a lot that can stop the wavelength under (around) 110hZ in an apartment short of solid 12" thick concrete - and maybe not even that.
A conscience about your neighbours is the first good idea - followed closely by headphones - assuming your friend likes the music quite loud.

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revjac wrote:
Like my neighbour says (and he has a Masters in Acoustical Engineering) - there isn't a lot that can stop the wavelength under (around) 110hZ in an apartment short of solid 12" thick concrete - and maybe not even that.
A conscience about your neighbours is the first good idea - followed closely by headphones - assuming your friend likes the music quite loud.


How about QuietRock?

http://www.quietrock.com/

Or play the music your neighbour likes...

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Well I have lived in two separate MODERN apartments in Toronto and having a not tiny system, I have not once in almost 3 years had a noise complaint. Now, I don't "crank out" to an unreasonable level too often and the hour of the day-or night- dictates my volume and musical choices to a large degree. One of the keys here is a MODERN building with proper cement wall separations and decent floors. In both of my places, I find a big weakness in transmission is the door seal (or lack of) leading to the hallway. I remove the rubber nipples and install a full perimeter rubber gasket weather stripping seal. An amazing noise reduction from this alone. It also helps that I'm on the top floor corner unit and that my main living area does not share a common wall with anyone else-just the aforementioned hallway. Common sense is the biggest factor here though overall.

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Choose speakers that sound good quiet. BBC school. I used Rogers in my apartment days. My B&Ws play well too at very low levels but have more bass than my BBC stuff.


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make sure apartment has great neighbors


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preferably members.


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Headphones, or invite your neighbors and your neighbors' neighbors over and than crank it up.


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banerjba wrote:
Choose speakers that sound good quiet.
.... and power them with class A biased amps that sound excellent at low levels.

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