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#320599 - 08/30/10 10:25 AM Neighbor problem
Philippe Offline
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Few months ago i bought a semi-detached, my first time home owner. Excited to be able to built my dedicated HT room, look like my neighbor are not able to handle more. They were advise from the first day that i was someone who like music and movies and report me if anything is too loud or watever you know. So like i said, yesterday after watching with my brother Avatar... look like that was too loud for them. My semi-detached is brand new so i tough the isolation would be good but look like not. So it seem i will have to be carefull and lower the bass comming from my EP350.
I actually have a wide space behind my couch like you can see from my gallery.
Do you think placing my subwoofer there, lower the volume, would give me a decent bass without disturbing the neighbor ?
Or placing only one subwoofer behind a couch isn't recommend ?
I only trying right now to find a solution at this problem (yes it is a big one for me)
Thank to Axiom selling those so powerfull subwoofer ! smile

Gallery : http://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showgallery&Number=319368#comments


Edited by Philippe (08/30/10 10:28 AM)
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#320601 - 08/30/10 10:32 AM Re: Neighbor problem [Re: Philippe]
CatBrat Offline
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The buttkicker promoter should be around soon. lol. A buttkicker is attached to your chairs/seating and it provides the tactile feel of deep bass without having to sonically output it. This looks like it could work out well for you.

I take it that a simi-detached is the same thing as a duplex?

I'd hate to like a quiet life and have a duplex neighbor be playing 2012 at full blast during my afternoon tea.


Edited by CatBrat (08/30/10 10:43 AM)

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#320604 - 08/30/10 11:01 AM Re: Neighbor problem [Re: CatBrat]
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What is a semi-detached? Is that a Semi Tactor trailer?
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#320607 - 08/30/10 11:51 AM Re: Neighbor problem [Re: SirQuack]
EFalardeau Offline
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Originally Posted By: sirquack
What is a semi-detached?

It's not entirely unlike dual-ported subs.
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#320608 - 08/30/10 11:52 AM Re: Neighbor problem [Re: SirQuack]
EFalardeau Offline
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Originally Posted By: sirquack
What is a semi-detached? Is that a Semi Tactor trailer?

Now, of course, in case the question was actually serious: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semi-detached. wink
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#320609 - 08/30/10 11:54 AM Re: Neighbor problem [Re: Philippe]
alan Offline

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Hi Philippe,

Like you, I once lived in a "semi-detached" row house in Toronto and I had two large subwoofers. There was brick between each housing unit, but it wasn't enough, sadly, to prevent the deep subwoofer bass from occasionally annoying the ladies next door. Deep bass travels horizontally through the structual units of a dwelling, so unless offset studs and other building ploys when the building was constructed are used to prevent transmission to your neighbor, there's no way to kill it.

Your only option that wouldn't be ridiculously expensive (like building a room within a room) is to lower the subwoofer volume. I suppose you could try butt-kickers but I find those kind of gimmicky. Users like them, however, and they do give the impression of powerful deep bass reverberations.

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#320617 - 08/30/10 12:29 PM Re: Neighbor problem [Re: alan]
Philippe Offline
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lower the subwoofer volume.

Yeah, thats what i feared.
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#320619 - 08/30/10 12:47 PM Re: Neighbor problem [Re: Philippe]
a401classic Offline
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Alternative: Invite the neighbor over and leave the volume where it's at.

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#320621 - 08/30/10 01:19 PM Re: Neighbor problem [Re: a401classic]
RickF Offline
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Alternative number two...



A few years back my ex-neighbor suggested I needed to sound proof my house better whenever we were watching 'War of the Worlds' at 6 PM on a Saturday evening so a day or two later I bought him a case of these...

for $42 and told him that was about all I was going to further spend on sound proofing.



He has since moved () and now all is well with the world.
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#320633 - 08/30/10 02:12 PM Re: Neighbor problem [Re: RickF]
bridgman Offline
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Interesting... I always thought "semi-detached" implied "detached above ground, but not below ground", essentially what the Wikipedia article called "linked" homes.

Do you actually have a common wall between the houses above ground ?
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