Imagine the Single Worst Audio Friendly Indoor Environment

stretchlstretchl Posts: 831
A big box type grocery store. The local one had a live band today. Absolutely horrid, eardrum-scraping experience that had me running for the doors with little time to spare: “Sapphire” playing at 82bd as measured on the floor. vr7s4tv5eaio.jpeg
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  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 831
    At least the fresh veggies provide a bit of dampening, I suppose...
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  • decaldecal Posts: 3,023
    Why was a band playing in a grocery store? Inquiring minds want to know !!!!
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,835
    Who knows. Would make me not want to shop there anymore. I hate people trying to force what they think is "good music" on me.
    decal wrote: »
    Why was a band playing in a grocery store? Inquiring minds want to know !!!!

    Got Dayens?
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,835
    Also why is nobody talking about that sweet John Deere tractor?
    Got Dayens?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,991
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Also why is nobody talking about that sweet John Deere tractor?

    ... 'cause it's not a Kubota ;)


    The store we shopped at when we lived in MA used to have a harpist performing live on weekend days and at Christmastime in the front of the store. She was (is) pretty good, and it was actually a pretty nice effect overall. We bought her Christmas music CD one year :) -- I am a sucker for holiday music.

    http://www.harpist4all.com/

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,991
    My vote for worst acoustic environment goes to any Chipotles.

    The fact that some, perhaps many, of them use Klipsch Heresys (or clones
    thereof) for 'sound reinforcement' just -- ahem -- reinforces the effect.

    g91e6or6xcte.png

    https://www.klipsch.com/blog/klipsch-install-stories-chipotle-adds-heresy-iii
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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,063
    I like the store's style. Selling vodka in the produce section. Effen Vodka that is. To make Effen Bloody Marys with.
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,207
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    My vote for worst acoustic environment goes to any Chipotles.

    The fact that some, perhaps many, of them use Klipsch Heresys (or clones
    thereof) for 'sound reinforcement' just -- ahem -- reinforces the effect.

    g91e6or6xcte.png

    https://www.klipsch.com/blog/klipsch-install-stories-chipotle-adds-heresy-iii

    HERESY’S! that’s what they are! I’ve been trying to figure out what they were since the first time I went to chipotle like 2 years ago! Thanks, you have just made my day. :wink: :tongue:
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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,232
    I had a bunch of people tell me the new Georgia Dome / Mercedes Benz whatever is down right awful for both music and the announcers. Anyone confirm that?
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