Apartment setup nearing completion.
By - burnerifick
Keen to know if you're neighbours have any issues with your sub. I live in a terraced house and so while I'd love one in a bit wary of whether it would create issues for them.
Depends on the building materials and just luck of the draw.
Some condos/apartments have "quiet hours" which when actually enforced are great. If you get a neighbour who is sensitive, might as well just get high end headphones and ditch the sub because it'll drive them crazy.
I was lucky when I lived in an apartment as I was the end unit. Unit above me was under constant construction, I didn't have any units to the sides, and the one below me never complained. I had my sub on a smart outlet so it was only on during the day and I didn't really much watch anything loud.
Have to be careful because lots of sound leaks to the hallway and once you're labelled as the "home theatre guy" then every time the noise complaint happens they go straight to your unit even when you're quiet.
Yes. We have an apartment building under construction for the next 3 yrs right behind me. It's an old 2 story building, only large dog owners. I have a great relationship with all my neighbours and talk to them every day. I'm not " that guy" I just appreciate what's available to us to enjoy. It doesn't have to always be at - 15db. 👍
You should know you and your neighbours are the exception not the norm, so that's great. Enjoy your setup!
My friend used to have a neighbour living below him who would leave notes taped to his door if he dragged a chair across the floor or walked around late at night.. It was a bit ridiculous. I offered to let him borrow my SVS 3000 for a weekend before he moved out as a "goodbye" but my friends are apparently much nicer than I am hahaha.
Yes, I got two complaints within a month, had to turn the gain dial of my SVS to half way instead of three quarters, and turn crossover to 60 instead of the typical 80.
How does this change how sub sounds and feels? Thinking about getting one and also live in an apartment but I live on the bottom floor so im wondering if i should be as conscientious about it
Do you hate everyone else living inside the same building?
Dont know, havent met any of my neighbors :)
Default to hate when talking about SVS subs :)
You’ll meet all of them with a nice big sub!
If you are worried you might have to turn your bass down, then svs probably isn't the best choice. SVS subs are good at putting a huge smile on your face by letting you know it is really there and thus your neighbours will hear it as well. Other subs from other brands (especially sealed subs) are much better at blending in and extending the range of the speakers smoothly and keeping its speed and timbre up so they sound good with music which might be a better option in your case. Instead of getting a sub you will constantly have to turn down to get kicked out, get one that is more geared at that slightly quieter more musical volume where it can still perform its best.
I can't think of other brands right now but at the very least I would highly recommend staying with sealed as they are better suited at lower volumes then the ported versions.
I'll definitely have to look into that, thanks for the info
I am very lucky, I talked with them before buying it.
The neighbour below me is an audiophile as well and loves hearing the bass. He said he will just turn his up, and has my back if anyone complains.
Also invited them up anytime they want to watch a movie.
If anyone complains he has your back. What does that even mean. It sounds like you two are ok with disrupting everyone else’s and will gang up on anyone
Probably just means he'll lie and say "no I dont hear anything from above me".
One of the reasons I moved from a condo to a house was to get away from rude/noisy neighbours. I would not want to be neighbours with anyone who owns a sub.
Lolz nah, I'll just envite em in for a drink and a dubie, and maybe a movie. 🤪
Why do people who are ok with disrupting other peoples living think the problem is the person is just missing out on the party and is really just hoping for an invite
I mean I have no issue throwing the occasional party that might get a bit loud. I think most people tolerate it for once every couple weeks but daily sub use is obnoxious. Even with my towers I make sure I don’t let the volume creep a bit too much because you never know how it sounds to the people below you.
This is why I’m glad I live in a complex that strictly enforced quiet rules. If people want loud ass base, they should buy a house.
Of course, I have to disagree with you. (human nature). The only way I can explain it, is that it's like a chef cooking a masterpiece. When it's calibrated right, at any dB lvl it is magnificent. As well, where I live it's about 2 mill for a detached home.
> Of course, I have to disagree with you. (human nature). The only way I can explain it, is that it's like a chef cooking a masterpiece. When it's calibrated right, at any dB lvl it is magnificent.
Is that what you'll say to your neighbour when they tell you your bass is fucking with their/their baby's sleep?
"I get that you need to get up at 5AM for work, but if I turn the bass down the explosions in my movie won't sound as realistic"
Yes, I still respect the time, and have only watched during the day so far.
I usually shut it down around 10 ish.
We are on the main drag so traffic helps drown it as well.... I hope.
Also no one above me. 👌
Get it, turn it all the way up, see if anyone comes over.
You've got the same setup as me even down to the lighting! I need a sub tho
Well after my 50th cake day and passing a very important exam, I pulled the trigger. They are a pain to get living in Canada. But I'm glad I did.
No rear speakers?
I have a set of cerwin vegas LS5's atm. Looking to put them in front heights on brackets, after getting some Q bookshelfz.
Can I ask what speakers are those?
OP's caption of the image: SVS PB-1000 Pro to accompany my Kef Q 900's, Q 600, with a yamaha Rx-v781
Kef audio is one of my favorite brands for all round sound
Pb 1000 pro and kef are my setup as well and it sounds amazing I feel all the joy of a 3 year old with bubbles. Congratulations! And great choices
I have some old cerwin vegas in te rear. I plan on getting the Q bookshelfz to replace them, and use the vegaz as my atmos. Just not sure on placement.
Giant speakers and tiny TV. Doesn't feel right.
Lol, ya next on the list of upgrades.
Speakers are absolutely sick though. And they're more expensive than simple screen real estate (unless you go with crazy OLED or whatever the latest and greatest is)
It's not that small...
You should def get the disk pucks to go under the carpet spikes. Protect your floors
invested in priority items, good job bud! give your neighbours hell
Ours is almost completed. ...stay tuned!
Treat those walls, homie!
Any advice on what to do?
Yes. Not sure where or how to start. Front wall or back wall first?
I have the cardboard squares from the subwoofer packing. I was going to wrap them in nice fabric and stuff with blankets or a pillow.
Do you think that would help?
They are about 5" thick. 24x24
I'd start with the front wall (behind the speakers). [These](http://www.mh-audio.nl/Acoustics.html#top) acoustic calculators can get you started on different kinds of resonators and absorbers. [Plans](https://bettersoundproofing.com/diy-acoustic-panels/) for [acoustic](https://acousticsfreq.com/how-to-build-your-own-acoustic-panels/) panels are [widely](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvWUEXtT2js) available [online](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLk6fQVcoSw).
Five inches seems like a good thickness, but I think filling it with the right material is more important. I've never worked with fiberglass home insulation, but it seems to be a commonly recommended filling for acoustic panels.
Whats these equipments that under front side speakers?
Equipment? They are on elevation pins
For ear level?
They are Kef Q900's
>They are Kef Q900's
their purpose like i thought, The plinths also serve to ground the Q900, resulting in a rigid connection that eliminates any rocking resonances. I was curious about that
Are the spikes just for carpet or for those floors too? I'd be afraid of scratching the floor
Nicely done, we have near identical setups.
But your 950s have a nifty Kef badge that mine do not, I’m a bit jealous.
that would be because they are Q900's :) previous gen that is replaced with the Q950/750/550/etc.
Apartment? You invite your immediate neighbors above, below, to the sides, and diagonally from ya to watch? Hahaha, that’s incredible!
Amazing setup… but it’s hindered by where you live. You should hold off on adding anymore until you live somewhere that allows you listen to how the audio gods intended… obnoxiously/gloriously loud to the point you question if you’ve gone too far… but your train of thought is interrupted immediately by the crushing bass that drums and then silence… Maximus speaks… “Are Not Entertained?!”
Forgot cable management? And why no covers on the speakers?
Must cut bass very little amount to accommodate upstairs home owner....
Carver In wall sub's or Martin Logan
Line Source instead of Point Source speakers with exception of 4 Atmos in ceiling....
I mean if you don't play the SpongeBob jellyfish jam out of those puppies is it really even done?
Great set up! Some treatments could help, here's my recommendation: add stacks of tires filled with cut up pool noodles (think MyPillow but quieter). The best places to put them will be in the center of the room - think of the pattern the ball takes in a pinball machine... that's what we are trying to do with the sound and these tires. Also! Have some square boards ready to put on top of those suckers for extra seating! If you got kids, get some spray paint, cause they will love to paint these stacks! Let us know how it goes!