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Are subs anti-social?

Hi,

I'm considering a B&W ASW608 to reinforce my home cinema, but am concerned it might be irritating for the neighbours.

With wooden construction floors is it inevitable that, turned up to the point that it's doing its job, a sub is going to annoy those in the flats below?

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P

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RE: Are subs anti-social?

......Possibly.......depends on the neighbours, and how much they're away.  :shifty:

Auralex Grammas and Granite can help; and some Subs have "night settings".

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RE: Are subs anti-social?

Are subs anti-social?

 

Only if they are Nuclear     Smile

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RE: Are subs anti-social?

Alantiggger wrote:

 

Are subs anti-social?

 

 

Only if they are Nuclear     Smile

You make a fair point!  :grin:

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RE: Are subs anti-social?

CnoEvil wrote:
Auralex Grammas and Granite can help; and some Subs have "night settings".

Even two Grammas in order to decouple it from the floor as much as possible.

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David@FrankHarvey wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:
Auralex Grammas and Granite can help; and some Subs have "night settings".

Even two Grammas in order to decouple it from the floor as much as possible.

Have you tried this.....if so, how much more effective is it than one?

I use 1.5"  thick Granite under mine to good effect.

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RE: Are subs anti-social?

A lot must be said for the contruction of the flats your in as already touted.

I used to be in an apartment overlooking the river, on the 2nd floor, and I had at (too often a) times listened at rediculous volume levels. The system included a Tannoy TS-10 Subwoofer. I never had a single complaint and could never hear anyone else - the place was just built incredibly well with noise isolation in mind.

We are now staying with the in-laws whilst sorting out a new home; whilst here I've bought a granite plinth for my sub - will look into these Auralex Grammas, too - look like an excellent product after a quick google Smile

EDIT: Auralex also make a "SUBDUDE" which seems to be tailored to the task. Cool. 

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izools wrote:

EDIT: Auralex also make a "SUBDUDE" which seems to be tailored to the task. Cool. 

It's the same thing, looks nicer but I think it is a lot more expensive.

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RE: Are subs anti-social?

Why not consider a buttkicker instead?

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/home-cinema/ever-heard-of-a-buttkicker

From Amazon review:

"Using the ButtKicker with movies feels like being at an IMAX. I was concerned I might be disturbing neighbors when I watched The Dark Knight for the first time using the ButtKicker as it was so intense. My neighbors in the apartments below me and those next door said they heard nothing."

http://www.amazon.com/ButtKicker-Wireless-Theater-Advance-Amplifier/dp/B001HBH1B2

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RE: Are subs anti-social?

Hi,

Many thanks for the suggestions, if I go the conventional route then something from Auralex seems perfect for a relatively small outlay.

The Buttkicker's quite intriguing though, I may see if there's anywhere nearby that I can get my butt kicked to see if I like it.

And if any of my neighbours are reading, rest assured any sub will be of the non-nuclear variety.

Thanks,

P

 

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RE: Are subs anti-social?

I can vouch for the Gramma as being very effective on suspended flooring.

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RE: Are subs anti-social?

I'd argue that some people are antisocial.

You can use a system without a sub yet still play films and music at antisocial volume levels. Alternatively, you can be considerate and only engage the subwoofer when your neighbours are out, while remaining mindful of volume levels more generally. 

I've reconsidered my usually accommodating stance on noise pollution since new neighbours moved into the flat beneath. I'm now living above an unending episode of The Jeremy Kyle Show. I don't object to bad language, but it's nice when vocabulary extends beyond **** and ****. 

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strapped for cash wrote:

I'd argue that some people are antisocial.

You can use a system without a sub yet still play films and music at antisocial volume levels. Alternatively, you can be considerate and only engage the subwoofer when your neighbours are out, while remaining mindful of volume levels more generally. 

I've reconsidered my usually accommodating stance on noise pollution since new neighbours moved into the flat beneath. I'm now living above an unending episode of The Jeremy Kyle Show. I don't object to bad language, but it's nice when vocabulary extends beyond **** and ****. 

Well Strapped, tell the ******* ***** to **** off.  :grin:

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

Well Strapped, tell the ******* ***** to **** off.  :grin:

:grin:

At least I'd be talking his language. I fear little would change.

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RE: Are subs anti-social?

Maybe cloverleaf is taking direct action. 

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BenLaw wrote:

Maybe cloverleaf is taking direct action. 

Now he really was a ******* ****!  :grin:

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