- 69 posts total
- 69 posts total
Communication is the key.
Like Elizabeth, I live in an over 55 senior community with neighbors close by. I have asked each one of them to please tell me if my music ever bothers them and to let me know if it does. Some say they never hear it. The guy across the street told me recently that he hears it sometimes, but he enjoys my taste in music. The new neighbors next door asked me one day if I would please play more Frank Sinatra. *(lol)*
Last summer, I was listening to a Milstein recording with the windows open. No joke ... one neighbor knocked on my door to tell me how much she enjoyed my violin playing, and that she owned a beautiful violin made in the 1700s. She offered to let me play it. I was complimented ... in that it showed she appreciated the high resolution and natural tonality of my system.
In any case, I’m careful to have everything shut down by 9:30 in the evening in compliance with the community rules and regulations, not to mention the fact that I’m an old geezer and need my cup of cocoa and a good nights sleep.
I've lived in the same apt. for 10 years and have never had a single complaint. It's a good spot, 1st floor corner on a carpeted concrete slab with reinforced concrete walls. I've turned it up and stepped outside to check it out and it's practically silent. Of course, I'm also a big believer in 'apt. etiquette' so I try to do the right thing. Add that to the fact that at 65, I simply don't listen to my tunes as loudly as I used to, not even in my car or with my headphones. All that said, for the amount of rent I've paid this past decade, I pity the fool that ever asks me to turn it down!;)