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#388878 - 01/27/13 11:31 PM Re: A new Axiom owner soon! I have questions... [Re: Socketman]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5932
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
Originally Posted By: Socketman
Anything that raises your blood pressure makes it worse. Ie coffee, cigs , booze ,stress. I am learning to ignore mine but its not easy .


My job, working, my boss.

Go stocks go. I want to retire.

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#388879 - 01/27/13 11:37 PM Re: A new Axiom owner soon! I have questions... [Re: Socketman]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7241
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: Socketman

Imagine if you, can having your wife nagging to you in your ear 24 hours a day , 7 days a week for the rest of your life. Tinnitus is 10 times worse, so yeah they are your ear but err on the side of common sense. grin

Having had both, I can assure you that the nagging wife is infinitely worse.
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#388880 - 01/27/13 11:43 PM Re: A new Axiom owner soon! I have questions... [Re: fredk]
Socketman Offline
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Registered: 07/12/09
Posts: 1215
Loc: Whitehorse YT
Originally Posted By: fredk
Having had both, I can assure you that the nagging wife is infinitely worse.


Had being the operative word, how ever did you get rid of tinnitus LMAO
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#388884 - 01/28/13 01:29 AM Re: A new Axiom owner soon! I have questions... [Re: Socketman]
Mad_Chesser Offline
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Registered: 01/11/13
Posts: 195
Loc: B.C., Canada
lol all the responses have made me laugh so far

tinnitus would suck, agreed.

I think the key cutting machines that I listened to for years as a locksmith effected my hearing more than my loud music. very high pitched. Zapped my high frequency hearing.
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#388888 - 01/28/13 07:02 AM Re: A new Axiom owner soon! I have questions... [Re: Mad_Chesser]
Boltron Offline
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Registered: 11/18/11
Posts: 171
Loc: Toronto
Just to add my 2 cents...

I have M80s and a Denon 4311CI receiver. I however use a 3 channel ADA1000 for the M80s and VP150 center. Why the external amp?

- I like running my M80s as Large and my Denon would shut down on loud peaks. It can't handle the 4 ohm load.
- I normally play at about -5 db levels which is loud but comfortable for me. I want the amazing peak power the ADA1000 provides for the peaks high dynamic range movies and good quality music can create.
- Every once in a while I do turn up the dial and even if it's only once a month, it's nice to hear loud and *clean* sound that the Denon simply cannot do.
- Finally, I love my Axiom speakers and it is comforting to know that those insane moments when I do crank it up, even if it's only for 30 seconds, I won't go into clipping and damage my babies.

These are reasons I use an external amp.
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#388899 - 01/28/13 10:37 AM Re: A new Axiom owner soon! I have questions... [Re: MarkSJohnson]
alan Offline
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Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 3191
Loc: Toronto/New York/Dwight
Hi Mark,

Yes, I've been losing the "cocktail party effect" --the ability to focus one's listening attention on a single talker among a cacophony of conversations and background noise--since I passed 60. It comes with age-related hearing loss and begins in many men (not all) around age 50. By the time you're 80, according to the available research, about 50 percent of men are affected.

However amongst the baby boomer generation, it's showing up earlier (Bill Clinton wears two hearing aids).

Incidentally, it doesn't seem to diminish my enjoyment of live or recorded music (via Axiom speakers, natch) nor change my ratings of speakers double-blind tests.

-Alan
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#388901 - 01/28/13 12:37 PM Re: A new Axiom owner soon! I have questions... [Re: Mad_Chesser]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5932
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
I turned 60, and I started noticing this phenomenon a few years ago. But it was during dinner get-togethers in a crowded room. With everyone talking and making noise, I have a hard time understanding anything anyone is saying.

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#388915 - 01/28/13 05:42 PM Re: A new Axiom owner soon! I have questions... [Re: Mad_Chesser]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6622
Loc: It's all about the location.
Audiologists/Hearing Specialists will have it made in 15-20 yrs when the next generation hits 50+....car stereo.
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#388916 - 01/28/13 05:53 PM Re: A new Axiom owner soon! I have questions... [Re: Mad_Chesser]
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10968
Loc: Central NH
(+iPods)
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#388917 - 01/28/13 07:04 PM Re: A new Axiom owner soon! I have questions... [Re: Mad_Chesser]
Boltron Offline
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Registered: 11/18/11
Posts: 171
Loc: Toronto
I am approaching 60 and have tinnitus and it sucks. Ginkgo Biloba helps though.

However my doc gave me advice that was music to my ears, turn up the radio he said and it will mask the ringing.

You can add this on my list of why you need an external amp wink
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