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    Post How many of you guys do this...

    ...as soon as the wife leaves the house (w/ or w/o the kids), you literally run over to your HT, drop in a DVD (or CD), and crank it just so you can take advantage of the [loud] quality sound without hearing...

    CAN YOU TURN THAT DOWN, PLEASE?!!! ;)
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    All the time. Another trick is to turn the movie up a notch or two every once in a while until it gets to an "acceptable" volume. She won't notice unless your AVR gives you away.
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    yup, that's exactly what I do...they would come home and my son would muted them, and tune the channel back to Nick's Sponge Bob...what can I say!
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    Somtimes i have to bribe her with cash to goto Target or get her nails done so i can do that
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    I work from home and do it all the time. She came home unexpectedly for lunch yesterday and freaks. "How can you work with the music so loud!!?" :D
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    Every 15 minutes, if you raise the volume 1 click, your families ears will slightly adapt to the new volume, and will not realize it is actually louder. Works for me.....
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    The location of my HT and it's sound containment properties allows me great volume w/o disturbing others in the house. So, no, I don't do that.


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    Guilty as charged.

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    CAN YOU TURN THAT DOWN, PLEASE?!!!
    You are lucky. I usually get "IS THAT REALLY NECESSARY?!"

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    I just made mine move out. That worked for me.:D One big house, for one crazy bachelor.:p

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    What REALLY pisses her off is when she comes home and the kids are watching Monsters Inc or Lilo and Stitch at reference level. They love it! She's convinced they're gonna be deaf:D
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    The best time for me is when my youngest is at school, my wife at work & Im there alone during the day to watch movies with no complaints. Best time during winter!
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    Not in this house.

    A. Reason for a separate 'cave'.

    2. She will sit down and listen with me.

    D. She already has the rig(s) up and running when I get home.
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    Originally posted by RuSsMaN
    Not in this house.


    2. She will sit down and listen with me.

    D. She already has the rig(s) up and running when I get home.

    Agreed, same here
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    When the house is to myself, I am guilty as charged. The volume is cranked and I rock out..... Anymore, its a rare thing..

    In a bit of contrast, my parents listen to their movies at reference level - usually well beyond my listening level... damn near deafening. The whole house shakes...and its perfectly fine.

    But God forbid if they hear one single "boom" coming from my room.... then the "bass is too loud". Or my music is "too stressing"...

    Mothers...........

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    GUILTY...
    the wife likes them some what loud but no where near what i consider loud..
    i too turn the volume up a notch here and there while watching a movie with her, i turned the moniter out on my AVR off so that it would not show up when i do anything thru the AVR. She either does not notice or does not say any thing..:D
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    Default Re: How many of you guys do this...

    Originally posted by kberg
    ...as soon as the wife leaves the house (w/ or w/o the kids), you literally run over to your HT, drop in a DVD (or CD), and crank it just so you can take advantage of the [loud] quality sound without hearing...

    CAN YOU TURN THAT DOWN, PLEASE?!!! ;)
    The shame - (its like running for the porn when your parents leave) I feel sorry for you guys - considering going from the parents house and into the same situation years later. Has anyone here have a wife or girlfreind that is into and supports the HT life? Try to marry someone with common interest perhaps.
    My girlfriend supports and has paided for half of my sickness. And is VERY knowledgeable for a chick. See clowns guys all the time for giving stupid info or bragging about thier setups. She can now pretty much put together and calibrate a HT system with no problem. Pretty cool anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Default Re: Re: How many of you guys do this...

    Originally posted by scottvamp

    My girlfriend supports and has paided for half of my sickness. And is VERY knowledgeable for a chick. See clowns guys all the time for giving stupid info or bragging about thier setups. She can now pretty much put together and calibrate a HT system with no problem. Pretty cool anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!
    my wife is the same way just doesnt like it as loud as me..
    she even likes to bump the jeep around with the windows down..
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    Thats cool!!!!!!! We guys do like to kick the sound up a notch more.......:D
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    Originally posted by rs159
    You are lucky. I usually get "IS THAT REALLY NECESSARY?!"
    Oh I get THIS too!
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    I do that, but it's just my dad and I in the house, so he's usually pretty cool about cranking it up. In fact, sometimes he joins me with his system downstairs. However, when he leaves the house, it does get turned up another tick or two. :-)

    He always has to re-align the pictures on the wall, though, so it's no big secret...

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    Count me in as one of the lucky ones.

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    I had that problem with my EX. That's one of the many reasons she's my EX. My new fiance is a doll, loves jammin to loud rock 'n roll, loves riding on the motorcycle, and bought some accessories for my Ar15...It don't get no better.

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    Myself, I'm like a kid a Christmas time. The minute the wife and kids leave the house, I'm going crazy loud. :D
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    Wife has no problems with volume levels. Earlier this year we were looking at a 42" 16:9 t.v. Mitsu. and my wife suggested going for the 48" instead. Couldn't say no to that.
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    And I thought this thread was going to be about advanced masturbation techniques.

    What a huge let down.
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    Originally posted by Dr. Spec
    And I thought this thread was going to be about advanced masturbation techniques.

    What a huge let down.
    Well, I actually thought about that, Doc, but I'm not one to typically start threads destined for the HOS! ;)
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