I want a house out in the country...

ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,712
...so I can have a lower noise floor while listening to music.

Too much constant noise from traffic, neighbors, commercial aircraft taking off, freeway white noise, etc.

I'm ready for a place with no neighbors that I can physically see.
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,244
    edited October 11
    Three Dog Night - "Out in the Country"

  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,793
    Just move to Montana.
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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 832
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,588
    I dislike many things about Texas, but I will say that I live in a very decent sized city (about 250k), but can afford a nice sized house on a really nice sized lot where that kind of noise is rarely a problem...just saying you don’t have to move to the sticks, just move to Texas :p :#
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,467
    A friend said that too, I want a house in the country.

    He bought 10 acer of land in east San Diego county. Built a nice house right in the middle. During the day it's nice but after 10pm he has a hard time sleeping with all the border patrol activity.

    Be careful of what you wish for.. the grass is not always greener.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,105
    We have 3 acres of land out here, and it's far enough from roads that you can't hear anything from the roads (other than the occasional bass-head), but it's close enough that we still have neighbors, and anywhere we want to go is a 20-minute drive away.
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,244
    There are always trade-offs. I am in the process of moving. I am going from having no neighbors for a quarter mile and 3/Mbs internet speed, to lots of neighbors and 100/Mbs and the option of cable TV. :p
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,976
    edited October 12

    la2vegas wrote: »
    Just move to Montana.




    my work is done here.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,244
    mhardy6647 wrote: »

    my work is done here.

    I was going to post the Zappa after la2vegas' comment but I didn't want to overdo it. :p (Not that you DID overdid....overdood.....nevermint....ewe no wot ime sane.)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,976
    I am unfettered by the bonds of propriety.

  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,694
    mrloren wrote: »

    Be careful of what you wish for.. the grass is not always greener.


    But it can be a lighter shade of brown.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,976
    ours is pretty fricking green at the moment.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,031
    edited October 12
    Houses out in the country need maintaining more. Wells and septic systems maybe. Water pressure is usually a lot lower because of cheap well pumps.

    Oh, the water from wells out in the country around here smells like rotten eggs. The water leaves a yellow stain on everything white. Water softeners and filters help but you have to maintain them often. Us in the city have CITY water. Not the purist but not bad either.

    Are you adept at home maintenance skills yet? There are plenty of books on that subject out there. heck, I could mail you one or two of mine if you do buy one.

    If you rent, then I guess you don't need to know much more than the landlords phone#. :)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 832
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I am unfettered by the bonds of propriety.

    This transplanted NH native envies your beautiful home and property Mark having lived in secluded Gilmanton NH for most of my youth.
  • verbverb Posts: 3,305
    Country life is nice. Quiet, serene, full of nature's bounty, etc. But, it is so far away from work! Before I moved, out headquarters consolidated and relocated to an hour drive each way.

    We finally moved, after 10 years of commuting, to a place that is 1.7 miles away from work! Yeah it's in the middle of a metropolis, but we found a nice 2 acre alcove in the middle of it! Best of both worlds.

    The only thing that I miss from the old place was the absolute dead quiet in the evenings and early weekend mornings. In the new place there is some noise, though far enough away, from traffic.

    But the upside is tremendous. We get 2 hours of our life back every day during the work week. 10 hours a week! For me that is a game changer. We're glad we moved.
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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,793
    edited October 12
    mrloren wrote: »

    Be careful of what you wish for.. the grass is not always greener.


    But it can be a lighter shade of brown.

    In a 50lb bale.
    He did mention that his friend lives near the border. :D
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  • mrbigbluelightmrbigbluelight Posts: 7,519
    edited October 12
    But it can be a lighter shade of brown.

    Or perhaps a whiter shade of pale ? That is, if you're looking to trip the light fandango and trip cartwheels across the floor. :o


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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,127
    Clipdat wrote: »
    ...so I can have a lower noise floor while listening to music.

    Too much constant noise from traffic, neighbors, commercial aircraft taking off, freeway white noise, etc.

    That is why I only do serious listening on Friday and Saturday night after 10-11 PM and until sunrise the next day. :)

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  • charley95charley95 Posts: 662
    I just wanna live in a house in a different state.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,813
    charley95 wrote: »
    I just wanna live in a house in a different state.

    Me too Charlie Illinos just SUCKS and swirling the drain
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,613
    Just come on down to Arizona! Plenty of people from Chicago are here already. I prefer the city life however I live on the outskirts of the busy part of town. I can go 20 minutes north and hit wild life, rivers and best of all no cell signal. I can go 20 minutes west and be in Downtown Tempe or Phoenix where the nightlife is. Cost of living is reasonable (renting a 2Bd 2Ba 1400 sq ft house for $1145/mo) and there are plenty of nice areas. I like being out in the rural areas but can only do it for so long.

    You know for being 26 I really act like an old man and never go out unless the lady wants to do something. I need a life.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,813
    edited October 12
    Just come on down to Arizona! Plenty of people from Chicago.


    I'll pass then if that is the case
  • verbverb Posts: 3,305
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    charley95 wrote: »
    I just wanna live in a house in a different state.

    Me too Charlie Illinos just SUCKS and swirling the drain

    Gotta agree with ya on Illinois. Grew up there, but the government is way outta control, IMO.
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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,793
    Have you tried looking here?i33cxzst3bjq.jpg
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,105
    la2vegas wrote: »
    Have you tried looking here?i33cxzst3bjq.jpg

    I’ll bet there are no neighbors as far as the eye can see. :)
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    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'.
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,613
    edited October 12
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Just come on down to Arizona! Plenty of people from Chicago.


    I'll pass then if that is the case

    You're telling me your going to miss the chance to see my "Nocturnal Kitty Speaker Protection" that I bit off you. Damn shame. :p
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  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,745
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    ...so I can have a lower noise floor while listening to music.

    Too much constant noise from traffic, neighbors, commercial aircraft taking off, freeway white noise, etc.

    That is why I only do serious listening on Friday and Saturday night after 10-11 PM and until sunrise the next day. :)

    Im seriously listening right now :smile:
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,127
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    ...so I can have a lower noise floor while listening to music.

    Too much constant noise from traffic, neighbors, commercial aircraft taking off, freeway white noise, etc.

    That is why I only do serious listening on Friday and Saturday night after 10-11 PM and until sunrise the next day. :)

    Im seriously listening right now :smile:

    Good. Only a few more hours until Saturday sunrise.

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    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

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    Three 20 amp circuits.
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