Imagine the Single Worst Audio Friendly Indoor Environment

stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,029
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: 1,029
    At least the fresh veggies provide a bit of dampening, I suppose...
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
  • decaldecal Posts: 3,063
    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: 4,531
    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: 4,531
    Also why is nobody talking about that sweet John Deere tractor?
    Got Dayens?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,765
    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/

    Rebecca Swett
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,765
    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
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,105
    I like the store's style. Selling vodka in the produce section. Effen Vodka that is. To make Effen Bloody Marys with.
    1. Polk LSiM707, 704C, 703; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A23 amp; Oppo 205; Toshiba HD-DVD Player; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 Preamp; Sonic Frontiers Power 2 amp; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Oppo 105D; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Pioneer Elite SC97 receiver; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; MIT S3 cables
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,844
    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:
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
    Main setup:
    Speakers are one of three, Mission Freedom 770 IV’s, Polk LSi25’s, or Polk SDA-CRS (stock XO, SL2000’s, Blade/Blade model). Electronics are as follows: for the LSi’s and SDA’s, a Technics SU-v75 acting as a phono preamp, into a Yamaha RX-v665, into a Crown XLi800 power amplifier. For the Missions, I have a Lafayette LR-1100. Turntable is a Technics SL-3200, with a Shure M97xE. Cables are generic/soon to be replaced garbage.
    An old post I found on AK, from 2013.
    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,275
    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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