Imagine the Single Worst Audio Friendly Indoor Environment

stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,097
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: 1,097
    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: 3,092
    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: 4,788
    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: 4,788
    Also why is nobody talking about that sweet John Deere tractor?
    Got Dayens?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,330
    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
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,330
    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
  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,150
    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: 2,230
    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:
    Main system: Technics SL3200, Shure M97xE, Lafayette LR1100 for phono and tuner, NAD C352, Boston Acoustics VR 2, Velodyne VA-907, generic ICs, and BJC Belden speaker cables.

    Desktop: Dell Precision 690 running iTunes, Yamaha RX-v665, Monitor Audio R90s, Boston PV500, generic ICs and speaker cables.
    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: 3,309
    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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