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Sep 28, 2003

Going over my referer logs, I’ve noticed that a significant percentage of vistors to this page are looking for information on DIY speaker stands. As a public service, I’m going to list some of the DIY speaker stand designs I’ve come across during my travels around the internet (thanks to Studio Central for some of these links):

Andrew Schmidt (an acquaintance of mine from jobs past) has hooked up with Steve Haas at SH! Acoustics, specializing in commercial and high-end residential audio systems. I’m trying to convince Andrew to give a presentation at a local Boston audio society meeting because they appear to be working with some very innovative technologies.

Yet another intersection of noise and politics: The ACLU believes that a Michigan city’s noise limits may threaten freedoms.

A reader on the Quiet-List asks an interesting question (posted with permission):

As the subject of barking dogs has surfaced, I put a question that has puzzled me for years on end. On more than one occasion, I lived within earshot of constantly barking dogs. I marveled how a dog could bark continuously for over 12 hours, in some instances, without developing vocal chord fatigue or loss of intensity in its bark. Indeed, their unwanted serenade can go on for weeks, even months on end with no diminution or decline in voice. This is remarkable.

Imagine a human yelling at the top of his lungs for even five hours or more. He would be hoarse for days following and even risk damaging his vocal chords permanently. How do dogs accomplish non-stop barking?

Any theories?

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