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Old 8th January 2008, 09:30 AM   #1
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Default So how long/often do you listen to your system?

Hi guys, for the past 3 months since rediscovering the hobby I keep going to bed reaaally late, 1 am in average which is about 4-5hrs of listening everyday.

This is not including 'listening while tinkering' which saw me few sleepless night

So let us know how long/often you listen to music ? ...
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Old 8th January 2008, 10:35 AM   #2
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goes on at 5-15 when i get home and goes off when i go to bed at 10-1015

our tv is in the same room and only gets turned on once a week for top gear and drawn together.

music is around us constantly on weekends.
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Old 12th January 2008, 04:49 AM   #3
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whenever my neighbors are at work
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Old 12th January 2008, 07:10 AM   #4
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You actually listen? I'll have to try that.
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Old 12th January 2008, 12:35 PM   #5
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Every moment that I'm home and my 7 year old isn't.

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Old 12th January 2008, 01:15 PM   #6
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all the time I'm at home, probably more than 14hrs a day.
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Old 12th January 2008, 07:56 PM   #7
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3-4 hour during working days, all the time during weekend when I am home
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Old 12th January 2008, 07:58 PM   #8
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12 hrs a day minimum...24/7 max when burning in ears,,,

Have SYs' problem when daughter visits...'poppi, thats toooo loud!

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Old 12th January 2008, 10:20 PM   #9
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instead of listening loud i equalize the loudness curve

i keep the response flat from about 500hz to 5khz then i boost it by about 3db towards 16khz and i boost it by 20 decibels or so towards 30hz

the key is to avoid peaks at any bass frequencies and calibrate response by ear using test tone generator.

if you do it right you will have powerful satisfying sound without any ringing in the ears

naturally this approach has its own problems ... actually im not sure if it would help any of you because when bass is equalized this way it goes right through sheetrock walls ... but at least within the same room it can be satisfying without being offensively loud
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Old 28th January 2008, 08:37 PM   #10
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Varies greatly, can be between 5 and 9 hours at a stretch but it isn't often I get that much uninterrupted time.

Fell off a lot as I have the music system in the sitting room, where the TV is and my computer in my bedroom - I didn't want a PC whirring away in the sitting room.

The irony is that the PC is silent but my kids tend to evict me from the sitting room so they can watch the telly.

And the telly has now become a pivotal point.

Other than the fact that I bought a laptop so I could sit in the sitting room, listen to the HiFi and plottrar on the computer, the telly died - or at least was killed to death by one of my grandchildren.

So today I bought a 50" LG plasma and a HD DVD, so I can watch and listen to my Mylene Farmer and Loreena McKennit music DVDs, and the Ting Ting one if and when it arrives from Japan.

They wanted to sell me a 7.1 Home Theatre noisemaking kit and didn't understand the concept of putting it through a decent amp and leaving it as 2.0 stereo.
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