As a rule of thumb, use +10dB for WEG (Wife Ears Gain)
I think hers are +10db as you suggest, but the Old Husband Factor is about -10db for a 20db delta.
About three years ago I bought a pair of those little Radio Shaft Minimus 7's at a hamfest for $5. The original plan was to use them in my secret underground lab- er, I mean garage.As a rule of thumb, use +10dB for WEG (Wife Ears Gain)
I think women have different frequency responses than men.
That is about the most PC way to put it.
When Sherri is away I often drag one of my "experiments" out of the workroom and connect it to those speakers. She has been gone most of this year assisting her terminally ill mom, so I have been annoying the neighbors with a Simple P-P. I have been working on a power supply so my red board can meet those speakers. The result could be deadly. 100+ WPC and 96 db speakers = someone calling the cops!
At the moment i dont have a wife , i live in the countryside,dont have neighbors and can play as loud as i want all night long,until yhe speakers get smokeI think women have different frequency responses than men. First, they don't enjoy bass you can feel, second, they have better high frequency hearing, third they are often younger and so have better high frequency hearing, fourth they didn't abuse their ears listen to loud music in their younger years so they have better high frequency hearing. The list may go on...
We men, with relatively little in the way of high frequency hearing and our penchant for bass tend to increase the volume so we can hear the highs and feel the bass and women get overwhelmed.
I should know better than to try and define women, this will come back to bite me...just sying there are differences.
I remember doing a frequency hearing test through my PC on my main system, with wife (not audiophile and 7 years younger) and my 6month old present. I could hear 14khz as well as she could, 16khz about 3-4 dB down and 18khz up not at all, but she could, and she was really annoyed by the sound.
At 18khz, by the way, if i increased to volume enough so i could even just tell something was there, she hated it and the baby started crying...
Interesting on the sound carrying thing. I have an open loft above my main system that also has a bend in it. That is where i have my electronics workshop and the sound there is as good as in front of my speakers. I should take some measurements, but you know how hard it is to play sweeps, pink or white noise on a main system with a baby in the house?
At the moment i dont have a wife , i live in the countryside,dont have neighbors and can play as loud as i want all night long,until yhe speakers get smoke
This is how we men lose our high frequency hearing.
loose their voice coils well below 100W, wondering about your Silver Iris..
You are WELLCOME! I have 5 spare bedrooms,lots of red wine and plenty of beer !Nice!
But proving my point (at least one side of it). This is how we men lose our high frequency hearing. Be careful, have fun and, enjoy it while it lasts!
Oh, and invite some of us over