Loudspeakers.

Discussion in 'Hippies' started by Bilby, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. Bilby

    Bilby Freerangertarian

    When I was a teenager in the 1970s, owning your own hi-fi system and at least 50 LP's was seen as a rite of passage. Playing loud music was considered cool. These days I have come to realize that we all have different taste in music and such behavior is anti-social. I am not sure if loudspeakers are really necessary anymore. In terms of sound quality you get more bang for you buck with headphones.
     
  2. Ged

    Ged Pickled Realist HipForums Supporter

    I listen to a lot of music on YouTube. It's like the infinite jukebox. A great resource for both listening to new music and music from the past that one may have missed. I do this on headphones, and the immersive quality of this is a great pleasure to me.

    However I still like physical music. I collect compact discs, vinyl, and have a large volume of cassettes. I've had an idea for sometime now to start an internet campaign to keep music physical. There is still something special to me about getting an actual physical product,with artwork, lyrics and other information about the artists one likes.

    Also, for many emerging artists selling physical product is an essential way of generating income in an otherwise digital market.

    I don't blare out music as loud as I did in my teens and early twenties. I simply do not like excessively loud music anymore. But there is something special for me in putting a record on my turntable, and visiting second-hand to pick up vinyl.
     
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  3. morrow

    morrow Free as a bird

    I like watching YouTube video connected to my TV and subwoofer! Yes it's loud at times! But i have a lovely neighbour that also likes to play her music loud, so we have a good arrangement on that..(you ever heard Turkish music?)
    I play my cd through my sub too..
    I still go to concerts, music shows! It's loud! It's how it should be..

    But! Late at night, we both turn it down..Unless there is a party!
     
  4. Ged

    Ged Pickled Realist HipForums Supporter

    I still occasionally have a hot half-hour...
     
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  5. Wu Li Heron

    Wu Li Heron Member

    These days for a hundred bucks you can buy speakers and a sub-woofer for your computer that will put out a reasonable volume and, for twice that, ones that will ruin your hearing or ones that can provide surround sound if you prefer and, like others have said, listen to all the music you want for free online. What costs more are things like the newer realistic 3D sound systems which make the older surround sound speakers sound like a bad imitation.
     
  6. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Waste Management Consultant (ret) Lifetime Supporter

    i have a full 1980's technics system

    78 is the lowest volume setting...i would guess 2 or 0 is the loudest

    i almost always have it at 72 or higher...just for background music tuned to local oldies station

    only thing i ever play on the turntable is the kinks sleepwalker lp and/or my hugo montenegro album
     
  7. Meliai

    Meliai Senior Member

    The thing I really hate is when people turn the bass up so loud it drowns out the rest of the music, and all anyone else can hear is thump thump thump. Music is so much more than bass
     
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  8. morrow

    morrow Free as a bird

    Mine is a 90s technics...Superb in its day! And still works good today!
     
  9. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Waste Management Consultant (ret) Lifetime Supporter

    mine could be 90's too..i was just guessing

    there is a problem with my amp...i suspect a bad capacitor somewhere because if i turn it off and turn it on there will be no sound unless i tap the sub with my finger...thats why i tend to leave it on all the time
     
  10. Mallyboppa

    Mallyboppa Nails Mc Fugger

    Loud Speakers
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  11. morrow

    morrow Free as a bird

    Now that proves there is a problem! I have found the same thing! I've disconnected one of the speakers. Which I thought i blew! Helps!
    But it still sounds good!

    Mine is a st-hd501 and still looks nice!
     
  12. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Waste Management Consultant (ret) Lifetime Supporter

    that looks like a small one

    mines one of those floor ones with cabinet and stacked components

    i looked up the amp and it appears to be 1989ish (SU-V98)

    the rest matches so i assume its all the same age...there is a double cassette..an amp a tuner with remote...a cd player and a turntable

    the speakers are sb a30

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  13. morrow

    morrow Free as a bird

    Oh bloody wow!

    Yes mine is the small stack system! Don't let it's size fool you! Lol

    But those speakers! Wow!

    I've added a sub woofer just for added effect! Lol

    Only one tape deck..But she is cool! Technica were far ahead of their time back in the 80s and 90s..Cost a fortune, but if you dared buy, you were not disappointed..

    Nice one space!

    Mine!

    https://youtu.be/PJPZ-SuRH3s
     
  14. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member Super Moderator

    I used to have a nice set of speakers, can't remember what brand, the woofers were 12" I believe.

    Also had these guys in the 70's, they were pretty nice. The knob was for a mic. It appears they're still selling them....$100.00. And I just found out they have a lifetime warranty, so I shoulda kept mine, wonder what happened to them?

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    The first dynamic headphones to deliver true full frequency and high fidelity performance with impressive noise isolating capabilities.
    I was just talking to my brother the other day about helping someone move and we were laughing about how the first thing that got moved and set up in the old days was the stereo system.
     
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  15. Bilby

    Bilby Freerangertarian

    A few years ago I was at a Confest ( a hippy festival) and there was a silent disco where everyone wore cordless headphones.
     
  16. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member Super Moderator

    Strange.
     
  17. Bilby

    Bilby Freerangertarian

    The music in the headphones was loud but from the outside you could not hear any music.
     
  18. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member Super Moderator

    Stranger still. It musta looked like a bunch of zombies twitching around.
     
  19. morrow

    morrow Free as a bird

    They have silent discos at Butlins...It was such fun..

    There were 2 DJs, you could flick a switch on your head phones to tune to either of them..

    It was very funny to watch..And hear..All the kids out of tune singing..And the clip cloping on the wooden floor! Very funny!
     
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  20. BlackBillBlake

    BlackBillBlake Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    In my attic I still have 4 1970's wharfedale speakers. 2 of the woofers need replacing, but I doubt I'll ever get them done. These days I rarely listen to rock music or dance music, I'm more into ambient electronica and classical, neither of which really need to be blastingly loud. I find my computer speakers are quite adequate to my requirements.

    I have mild tinitus too, and I tend to try to avoid anything too loud these days. Pretty sure I got it from going to raves years ago where the volume was stupendous. Also did some DJing myself, and I think that contributed.
     
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