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he's got iso pads already so he's got the speakers on foam

Missed the OP's first sentence.... doh.gif
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One of the disadvantages of living in a society, especially when jammed in close to each other, is everyone has to realize and respect that one's rights stop when they start to infringe on the rights of others. While it's sad the acoustics of your apartment building are so bad you can hear the neighbors walking around, etc., as long as they aren't stomping around, screaming at each other, slamming doors or drawers, etc., those are activities that can't be avoided. Like it or not, playing music can be avoided. Bass frequencies especially will travel easily through walls and air. Quite frankly, your new neighbors are being nicer about it than I would. After the problems I've had in the past with people who crank up their music too loud and gave me grief when I asked them nicely to just turn it down a bit, I will not tolerate anyone else's music being played loud enough to be heard inside my own home, especially the bass, at any time of day and just let the police deal with it. Like it or not, your only recourse is to either not play your music during the time period your neighbors have requested or move someplace where your activities will not disturb others.
     
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One of the disadvantages of living in a society, especially when jammed in close to each other, is everyone has to realize and respect that one's rights stop when they start to infringe on the rights of others. While it's sad the acoustics of your apartment building are so bad you can hear the neighbors walking around, etc., as long as they aren't stomping around, screaming at each other, slamming doors or drawers, etc., those are activities that can't be avoided. Like it or not, playing music can be avoided. Bass frequencies especially will travel easily through walls and air. Quite frankly, your new neighbors are being nicer about it than I would. After the problems I've had in the past with people who crank up their music too loud and gave me grief when I asked them nicely to just turn it down a bit, I will not tolerate anyone else's music being played loud enough to be heard inside my own home, especially the bass, at any time of day and just let the police deal with it. Like it or not, your only recourse is to either not play your music during the time period your neighbors have requested or move someplace where your activities will not disturb others.
I had neighbors who would stay up crazy late playing loud ass music below me. So after they refused to stop making noise late at night, I hooked my SVSpB12 up and listened to some Metallica at 5:00 AM while getting ready for work. We came to an agreement about the noise shortly after that. biggrin.gif
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I had neighbors who would stay up crazy late playing loud ass music below me. So after they refused to stop making noise late at night, I hooked my SVSpB12 up and listened to some Metallica at 5:00 AM while getting ready for work. We came to an agreement about the noise shortly after that. biggrin.gif

I'll bet your other neighbors really loved that.
     
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I'll bet your other neighbors really loved that.
Guy was a jerk. I personally don't care how he felt. All I know is he got the message.
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Guy was a jerk. I personally don't care how he felt. All I know is he got the message.

I was referring to the neighbors other than the jerk.
     
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post #17 of 18
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I was referring to the neighbors other than the jerk.
They probably weren't too happy, but I wouldn't be surprised if they though it was him making all the noise that morning.
post #18 of 18

Well OP, you're probably never going to reduce enough sound to keep them happy if that's the case.

 

If you reaaaally don't care about the looks and PITA involved with doing a little soundproofing, you could pin egg cartons (or just get egg flats from a Denny's or something) to the roof, and hang blankets 6" or so out from the walls, to create a ghetto room within a room. But probably more trouble than it's worth.

 

We actually did this to our jam room when I was in a townhouse in University. We made frequent trips to a nearby breakfast place that held their egg flats for us, covered the entire roof with egg flats, and went to value village (thrift store) and bought a bunch of comforters and thick blankets which we hung.

 

Place was pretty ballin', but you could still easily hear the drums throughout the house when I was on them. Still, I was respectful and only played during reasonable hours, and we talked to our neighbours and they never complained. The basement did have thick concrete walls though.

 

Horrible potato pics my roommate took:

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These are both before we finished the ceiling and did a little tweaking, but you get the gist of it.

 

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