How loud do you normally listen to music?

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  1. Funky54

    Funky54 Well-Known Member

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    75-80 average. Peaks hit 100-105 from time to time. My family room is my listening room and its open to dinning, living, kitchen, foyer and hallway... so it's a lot of volume to average 75-80.
     
  2. miscrms00

    miscrms00 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Very wide variety, but sometimes it just needs to be loud ;)

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  3. turkster

    turkster New Member

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    lol
     
  4. avionic

    avionic " Black Knights" Subscriber

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    As loud as I care to..
     
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  5. avionic

    avionic " Black Knights" Subscriber

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    If the cinder block basement walls start to crack. I might turn it down a bit.
     
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  6. C6Bill

    C6Bill AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Same as many here, in the low to mid 70's. But some music just needs to be played louder.

    But I was listening much louder when I had the Kappa 9's in the system.
     
  7. rxonmymind

    rxonmymind AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    50-65 on my Klipsch Bell's sitting on the couch 8' away. No need to crank them. Now when I work out as I did this morning they might be 75-85ish song dependent.
     
  8. Judas Priest

    Judas Priest Super Member

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    When listening to classical music, most peaks are arond 75-85 dbA/fast. The average is of course much lower. Some peaks may reach the low 90s. I might go louder if we didn´t live in an apartment.

    When I listen to rock and metal it has to be at a minimum of 75-80 to begin to be enjoyable. I like to listen to rock and metal at peaks of 95-97, or MUCH more on occasion.
    But that´s not possible very often, due to neighbors.
     
  9. Northwinds

    Northwinds Huh? Turn what down? Subscriber

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    514wpc w/ 102dB efficiency speakers rated at 400w's so yeah, a bit above conversation levels
     
  10. sqlsavior

    sqlsavior AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    This evening I was playing Raising Sand about as loud as I usually go, and got (dBA):

    Min: 30.2 Leq 69.2 Max 81.5
     
  11. armyslowrdr

    armyslowrdr I don't want one..LOL

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    Since using the new EAT tt w Quintet black...when I want to go loud I have been dialing up the Luxman 50% or high noon. This gives 89dB on my admittedly inaccurate phone app.
    This must be about max for my amp/speakers/room combo. I can turn the vol to 1 PM or a bit past and still wont hit 90.
     
  12. patate91

    patate91 Well-Known Member

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    65 to 70 most of the time

    70 to 80 when Il want it loud enough to ear music everywhere in the house.
     
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  13. Output Relay

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    Like most, it depends on what I'm listening to. From the quite passages of Chopin to the heart pounding of Days of the New. IMHO it takes power and performance to reproduce both. My nearest neighbors are a solid quarter mile away across open fields. They have never complained about volume or type of music, but they have asked about what they thought was a party a couple of times. To stay in their good graces I've told them I do take requests.
     
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