I usually wear headphones when I really want to crank it up, and then it doesn't matter how high I go. I'm sure the HOA around here has a limit on volume, but I have no idea what it is. Maybe that's a sign that I'm getting old.
At least not loud enough to wake up the people sleeping. I'm good with sounds that have a volume of around 60. I think I'm more sensitive than others when it comes to loud sounds. I wouldn't even bother going for the highest one.
Rusty Messages: 666 Registered: May 2018 Location: Kansas City Missouri
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I don't need to pin my ears back like when I was young. And going out to hear too much crazy loud music from then has anointed me with tinnitus now. So, the paradox is I need it loud enough to get in the groove but not too loud to irritate. I have a sweet spot I maintain, but I'll bump it up a little now and then when the music moves me.
Not really sure what is being asked but personal experiences and correspondence with other tinnitus-enduring folks goads me to post thoughts.
- Sometimes I still crank things in one room to hear them everwhere so have adopted ear muffs upstairs when running around so as to be able to approach the equipment w/o intolerable levels. Ear plugs help, but inconvenient and muffs are faster to just go hit a button or two. To the OP from a geezer--be careful--damage happens fast and isn't reversible.
- A hearing-damaged friend who has removed his streaming/digital sources completely and runs 60's Fisher FM into SE 45's and a mono Georgian has reported big improvements
- Quite open (30 ppi) cell foam in some (non-CD) horns is a great aid as well to both of us. Experimentation required, and re-balancing levels required, but the improvements are apparent immediately.
- For reasons that aren't clear, large experimentation with driver positioning has also produced standalone improvements (just don't call it time alignment in front of Wayne)