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#152968 - 12/05/06 02:56 PM Question about blowing out the neighbors
x94blair3 Offline
local

Registered: 10/14/03
Posts: 257
Loc: Grand Rapids, MI
Okay, here's the quandry. I live in an apartment. It's an old building and has no insulation what so ever. I guess I've never heard my neighbors TV, but the windows are single pane and I can hear most stuff outside. The living room is 11x12 and the TV, fronts, center and (idealy) the sub will be on the outside wall.

I'm struggling with different speaker configuration deciding which would be best for me given my small room. I'd prefer to have the M60's with an eye to the future, but I don't want them to be so powerful that I'll always have to use them whisper quiet to keep my neighbors happy.

Right now I have a Onkyo HTIB system and it's okay. Nothing impressive. So unimpressive that I don't even have the surrounds hooked up right now.

Does anyone have any input? Should I just get M60's and use the Onkyo sub? No sub at all? The M22's and a sub (probably the HSU VTF-3)?

I'm open to any and all suggestions. I'm most concerned about having to utilize great speakers at such a low volume I won't ever be impressed by them.

Nick
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#152969 - 12/05/06 04:47 PM Re: Question about blowing out the neighbors [Re: x94blair3]
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Registered: 10/28/05
Posts: 558
Loc: Portland, OR
It's not the size but the volume, methinks. And bass carries farther and is more annoying to neighbors. Treble won't rattle their china, so to speak. I think in that size of room a pair of M22tis plus a nice smaller sub would be fine. I have 22s and an EP350 in my roughly 12x16x9 room and the system can get very, very loud but also sounds great at what my wife would call "sane" levels (under 90db).

That being said, I think a pair of 60s even without the sub would sound good at lower levels in that room. They are fairly efficient speakers so they'll get loud in a hurry but they'll also play nice and quiet with little effort.

[Edited to call out the M60 Posse] Where the heck are you guys? Used to be someone even mentioned the 60s and y'all were out here singing their praises like a used-car salesman.


Edited by LightninJoe (12/05/06 04:50 PM)
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#152970 - 12/05/06 04:51 PM Re: Question about blowing out the neighbors [Re: LightninJoe]
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Registered: 05/03/03
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Loc: NoVA
They all upgraded to 80s.
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#152971 - 12/05/06 05:26 PM Re: Question about blowing out the neighbors [Re: Ken.C]
Hutzal Offline
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Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 2102
Loc: Hollywood. (Canadian @ <3)
>>They all upgraded to 80s.

Well...except for Mr. SirQ. I expect him him here shortly
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#152972 - 12/05/06 05:32 PM Re: Question about blowing out the neighbors [Re: Ken.C]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8280
Loc: Tacoma
Step right up and see The Future.

It is the mighty Axiom M60! Able to play the most intricate passages at subtle volumes and also sterilize small animals when required. It is the perfect loudspeaker! You'll love it!

The M60 replaces all need for little blue pills. She will love you even more than before. Your dishes will be spot-free. M60's look and smell better than the finest corinthian leather! They are extremely fuel efficient.

M60's go to Eleven.

Buy them. Now. Call before midnight tonight.
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#152973 - 12/05/06 06:24 PM Re: Question about blowing out the neighbors [Re: tomtuttle]
Hutzal Offline
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Registered: 07/26/06
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Loc: Hollywood. (Canadian @ <3)
lol, this is hilarious.
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#152974 - 12/05/06 11:05 PM Re: Question about blowing out the neighbors [Re: Hutzal]
Jordan Offline
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Registered: 03/29/06
Posts: 165
Loc: Ottawa, Canada
Ahoj,

I am an apartment dweller and was stumped between the M60s sans sub or some bookshelves avec sub. I chose the 60s route and couldn't be happier. I really don't need any more bass than the 60s give and don't even come close to getting away with what these speakers can do. Plus, I'm a bit future proofed for when I give up apartment life.

Cheers,

J

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#152975 - 12/06/06 12:23 PM Re: Question about blowing out the neighbors [Re: Jordan]
x94blair3 Offline
local

Registered: 10/14/03
Posts: 257
Loc: Grand Rapids, MI
Thanks for the suggestions (and absurdity), I'm going to go the 60's route per everyones help. Anyone have the "high gloss cherry"? The words free upgrade have me pulling out the CC as we speak.
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#152976 - 12/06/06 12:50 PM Re: Question about blowing out the neighbors [Re: x94blair3]
tomtuttle Offline
axiomite

Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8280
Loc: Tacoma
Just do it. You won't be sorry.

Someone posted pics of the HG cherry - I thought it looked great.

I think you'll be much happier in the long run by getting the M60's. They are awesome for music (even without a sub). For movies, you could continue to use your Onkyo sub until you move someplace else and have the money for an upgrade.

After completing your registration, you will receive an official M60 Posse badge and certificate.
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#152977 - 12/06/06 12:53 PM Re: Question about blowing out the neighbors [Re: x94blair3]
BrenR Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
Quote:

Anyone have the "high gloss cherry"?


I've seen it up close and personal. It's good looking, just wondering - you don't have kids, though? High gloss ANYTHING shows fingerprints.

Bren R.

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