Originally Posted by TVFanMTV
Hmm my apartment is also entirely carpeted except of Kitchen and bathroom. But I have my TV unfortunately along the wall with my neighbor.
& the towers would go besides it. Def Tech towers are bipolar so they will also fire sound in backward direction hence I am worried.
I already have a 10" 115 W Sony Sub along the wall I share with my neighbor and that has never caused any problems once I adjusted the bass to a level at which it does not disturb my neighbor. But I am concerned about rear direction sound from Tower speakers.
Tough call. I live in a corner unit, with only 1 wall shared with another unit. The "shared" walls in our building aren't actually shared and have an air gap between the walls for extra sound proofing. We also have concrete floors/ceilings. It's a pretty quiet building. My setup is along a wall in the middle of the apartment, and I frequently watch content near reference level and listen to music quite loud as well.
When the apartment next to us was vacant last year, the building manager must have accidentally left the door open after a tour, and the door was ajar. I took the opportunity to put on a movie at my usual listening level, and went over and listened. I could barely
hear it, and what I did hear was just from the sub (it's an SVS PC2000). I think you'd have to be listening for it. I've never had complaints, and I live in a building where people would complain.
That said, some people moved in to that apartment next door, and their system is against the wall that shares with our apartment. When they crank it, it's quite noticeable in our apartment. Enough that I went and talked to them. I had them come over and listen and they were surprised. I asked about my stereo and they said they don't ever notice mine. They don't crank theirs up anymore, and I haven't heard it since.
So... talk to your neighbor. Maybe ask them if you can test your volume to see what's acceptable. They will probably appreciate the offer.
Originally Posted by Hetfieldjames
Not really sure. I think apartments are different from condos. Tough question. I guess try it and see. Maybe talk to your neighbors?
The difference between a condo and an apartment is ownership. They can have the exact same physical characteristics.