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  1. #21
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    Lol. Better than being afraid to move. I like both tbh but cans are at least neighbor and family friendly. Some music is better on them and some on speakers
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Lol. Better than being afraid to move. I like both tbh but cans are at least neighbor and family friendly. Some music is better on them and some on speakers
    Neighbours have no right of complaint between the hours of 0900 and 2300; as for family they should have thought about that before marrying/being born into the family of a music enthusiast. Just tell them to turn the telly up a bit, that's what my neighbours do.
    Martin



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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Neighbours have no right of complaint between the hours of 0900 and 2300; as for family they should have thought about that before marrying/being born into the family of a music enthusiast. Just tell them to turn the telly up a bit, that's what my neighbours do.
    Real talk.
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  4. #24
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    Yeah, Sue and I rent our current property and we have restrictions from 23:00 to 09:00 which is very fair to me and Sue. As we are now in our fifties we need the sleep post 23:00.
    Marantz CD6005 into Audiolab MDAC
    Nottingham Analogue Interspace turntable with Origin Live Onyx tonearm/Denon DL103/Dynavector P75 MkIII phono stage

    Prima Luna Prologue preamp
    Prima Luna Dialogue Premium power amp/EL34

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  5. #25
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    Not sure I agree that just because the law says it's ok that it's ok.
    Regards,
    Grant ....
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  6. #26
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    If you don't want to hear your neighbours buy a detached house or join a monastery.

    Neil knows what I'm saying.

    One of my neighbours used to wake me up at 0600 playing Motley Crue. Did I complain? No. Because it is a terrace house and it comes with the territory.

    People who expect constant peace and quiet from their neighbours are either not living in the real world or are totally self-obsessed.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200 with Sumiko h/s & Nagaoka MP50 * Firebottle valve MM phono stage * Parasound CDPi1000 * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



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  7. #27
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    Manners and self restraint young man
    Regards,
    Grant ....
    Sometimes incompetence is useful. It helps you keep an open mind.
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    IMUTO TAURUS X4 BATTERY SUPPLY. - RPI2B & AUDIOPHONICS DAC running MOODE 3.7- TONBRUX BATTERY SUPPLY & CHROMECAST2 AUDIO DONGLE no1 - JBE SERIES 3 SLATEDECK & EMOTIVA XPS-1 PHONO - DENON DV2900 - TWIN PRO MONOBLOCK AMPLIFIERS. - XIANG SHENG DAC\PRE\HEADPHONE AMP. -AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-MSR7 & OPPO PM-3 PLANAR HEADPHONES - WIN10 JRIVER22, SPOTIFY PREMIUM- KINPS CABLES, SMSL M6 MINIDAC, CHROMECAST2 AUDIO DONGLE no2 POWERED BY ANKER BATTERY PSU - FULL RANGE TWIN & SINGLE TELEFUNKEN's - Q ACOUSTIC BT3 actives - CANTON SUB - TANDBERG TCD310 CASS - CARTS.. ACD xlm mk1 integra, AT95SA Shibata, SHURE N55 SAS, SHURE M55E original, JVC MD1029. - RCA CABLES BY BRIAN SPKR CABLES BY MOI HAIR BY MARCO FEET BY ELECTRICBEACH - MAINS REGENERATED BY POWERINSPIRED AND FILTERED BY BELKIN PUREAV.

  8. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Manners and self restraint young man
    Well, when I was a young man, which is several decades ago now, I was quite self-restrained. Surely one of the only benefits of getting old is that you can start saying 'Bollocks' to it all?

    I always admired old people who did that.
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200 with Sumiko h/s & Nagaoka MP50 * Firebottle valve MM phono stage * Parasound CDPi1000 * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



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  9. #29
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    Oh OK, we are in a detached house

    Can I help it that I love to have all of the windows open during the day...?



    Marantz CD6005 into Audiolab MDAC
    Nottingham Analogue Interspace turntable with Origin Live Onyx tonearm/Denon DL103/Dynavector P75 MkIII phono stage

    Prima Luna Prologue preamp
    Prima Luna Dialogue Premium power amp/EL34

    B&W CM8 S2 loudspeakers

    Atlas Hyper interconnects
    Van Den Hul Teatrack biwired cables

    Mainly electronica and modern jazz/funk

  10. #30
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    I think that it is down to common courtesy as well.
    When I lived in the UK, I was in a semi-detached house. Friday and Saturday nights were interesting as they used to come back from the pub/club/party and put the music on quite loud.

    I asked them politely to keep,the volume level sensible, but they never did.
    So I got up at 06:00 one morning, turned the 12" powered sub level right up and played the Prodigy as loud as I dared.

    They never played the music loud late at night again.....
    Kevin

    Funkified Technics SL1200 Mk2 (Funk FX-1200+, Techne-Audio modified DL-103/AT33PTG/II/, Funk Firm "Strata" platter, "Spin" bearing and BO!NG Isolation feet, MCRU/LDA PSU).
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