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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:13 pm 
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I always do the same thing when I move into a new suite - turn up your stereo to a volume near loud then knock on your neighbours doors and ask them if they can hear your tunes - you can also gauge how loud your music is at the same time...if it's fine with them then presto, it's time to rock! 8)


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If it's a modern condo building that he's renting in, (built within last 10-15 years), the walls will be concrete between units and there should be little sound transfer. You will hear it in the common hallway, but who cares?

If it's an older building or house with only wooden framing or even plaster walls between units, then headphones are the only solution for loud volumes.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:02 am 
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Headphones, or invite your neighbors and your neighbors' neighbors over and than crank it up.

i had brain drain and couldnt think of how to say it ......damn ol age :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:47 am 
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decree wrote:
I always do the same thing when I move into a new suite - turn up your stereo to a volume near loud then knock on your neighbours doors and ask them if they can hear your tunes - you can also gauge how loud your music is at the same time...if it's fine with them then presto, it's time to rock! 8)


I had a new neighbour move in recently and we did this test when he came over to introduce himself. Now I know what level I can play to safely. With that being said, it's always nice to have an excuse to look for new gear/tweaks :D


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We lived in a modern condo for a few years and the only problem was bass. I decoupled my subwoofers from the (concrete) floor with big spikes and never heard complains from below again. The new condos are all concrete, so it really helps. The only problem that remained was the door! Well, that problem got solved when new neighbours across the hall moved in, young couple who liked loud music LOL.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:44 pm 
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thanks for the thoughts guys 8)


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Happy Easter!

The smell of cooking ham sometimes bothered by neighbors (non pork). Same door issue, mainly.

Man, did they complain.

So we smoked ribs on the balcony. 8)

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wait until you get KimChi neighbour.....


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spicy cabbage in a slow cooker?

Oh, that's nice.

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pork n beans tonight . so over the reasons why. happy easter


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Cheers, Huff.

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Many moons ago I lived in an apartment,I found installing a door seal kit and a rolled up towel under the door made a big difference out in the hall.
You could also listen in the near field,you won't have the volume as high and your s.q. will improve in every way .
In the end I was evicted after buying my first amp/preamp rig with floor standers.


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Maggie mg12s.


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Auralex makes a product called the sub dude. It is a pad you can put under a sub to reduce physical vibrations into the structure. They make a product for desktop speakers as well. I might work for larger speakers.

Anything you can use to reduce the transmission of vibration into the structure will help with bass frequencies. But bass is where the problems will be at for sure. I think the STC rating between suites has to be 50db, but I'm not 100% sure. 50db transmission loss should equate to listening levels of around 60db being just audible next door. Lower frequencies will be loudest through the partition.


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Totem Dreamcatchers and a small digital amp, like a Topping TP22.


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