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Old 10th September 2002, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default what to do about mean old neighbors?

ok, so i have a relatively small system in my room. i have a decent sized apartment (for where i live...) im NEVER home, but when i am, i play my music at a moderate volume.

however, i got a formal noise complaint letter on my door this morning. what the hell? i work weekends, my days off are monday and tuesday, and im in bed by 10 every night. who am i disturbing?

i guess my question, is there anything i can do to stop the sound from eminating to people that like to sit alone in perfect silence? i have pretty darn small speakers on the outside wall of my apartment. there are 3-4 walls inbetween me and the neighbor (only 1 other apartment).

i have already put speakers on spikes to isolate them from the floor, and they are about 1.5 feet from anything in all directions. also, im not using a sub! any ideas would help. turning it down is NOT an option becuase i dont even have it that loud to being with...
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One option is to use headphones, next option is to use open baffle speakers, third and the best is to move out.

I went through all that and I know you'll not win. In my case it ended up with eviction note.
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yeah, i hear ya. i have a really decent pair of headphones, but like i said, im only home monday and tuesday during the week, and i never play anything past like 10pm... i just dont get it, some people are just so anal. can i say anal?

hum, i really dont wanna get rid of my speakers, or switch to open baffle speakers. maybe ill move them into my other room which is bigger. probably not. eh, the lease is up in like january, ill see about finding a new place maybe. kinda sux though becuase this place is so nice, and the rent is very good for the area. it took a long time to actually get into here.

the funny thing is right next to me is my roommates bedroom, and she doesnt care at ALL. she's never complained once.
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Old 10th September 2002, 10:30 PM   #4
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I don't like using headphones myself. You might try carpeting if you don't have it, or placing speaker on something that decouples them better from a floor. Maybe springs, like MrFeedback did.
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maybe u listen to the wrong music. try different: option a) your man old neighbour loves it option b) he moves out.

try Wagner.

else buy a house.....
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Quote:
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try Wagner.

This performer always reminds me Apocalypse Time.
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Talk to your neighbor and find out what the problem is. Be friendly and your most charming self. Play the music you play at the level you play it and listen from THEIR apartment so you can get a handle on things.
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Ho yo to, aaah, ho yo to aaaah, ho yo toooooooo, aaaaaaaaaaa!
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Find out when the *neighbours* are regularly not home. THEN let 'er rip!

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Maybe you should supply your neighbours with nice sets of ear plugs and some sort of compensation for inconvenince. Like doing shopping for them?
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