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The most used thing in your house!

  1. Feb 10, 2004 #1
    I would have to say the toilet, potty, flusher, relief seat, reading chair, nadanadanada.
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  3. Feb 10, 2004 #2


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    The air. :wink:
  4. Feb 10, 2004 #3

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    I would have to say that now my insomnia is clearing, it would have to be my bed. though CD player and computer come a close second.
  5. Feb 10, 2004 #4
    The most used thing in my house is probably my #1 amplifier...sometimes I even use it as a computer speaker, with earth-shaking results!
  6. Feb 10, 2004 #5
    Usually it would be the TV, which probably just edges out the bed and the computer. This season, where I am located (NE USA) however, it is the heater. It runs nearly all the time.
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    You're talking guitar amp, yes?

    I've always heard that it's a bad idea to play recorded music (like from a computer or CD player) through a guitar rig, because the amp and speakers were not designed to handle the large frequency range. In a similar vein, I've heard people say that you can play a guitar through a bass amp, but you should never attempt to play a bass through a guitar amp.

    As a EE, I recognize that, for the most part, a power amp is a power amp, and it doesn't care what frequencies you throw at it. If you give it too high a frequency, it will politely ignore it. If you give it too low a frequency, it might overheat (but most amps have thermal protection circuits).

    The speakers, though, might actually be damaged by playing the wrong frequencies. I dunno. Have you heard these warnings also?

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  8. Feb 10, 2004 #7
    I've heard about this stuff, but I think it applies more to tube amps than digital. Anyhoo, it isn't like I'm driving the amp anywhere near full-out. A 120 watt 2X12 in a bedroom rarely gets turned up above 4, right?
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    The carpet.
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    You sound just like me. I have a Marshall Valvestate 2000 AVT275... 150W 2x12... in my bedroom. It probably never makes it above 4 even when I'm alone in the house!

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    My bed, I have my laptop on it and I have lots of room to spread out diagrams I am working on. It's perfect.
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  12. Feb 10, 2004 #11
    where in NE? I live in west omaha
  13. Feb 10, 2004 #12
    The light switch.
  14. Feb 10, 2004 #13
    I live 2/3 of my life in a 10 by 6 ft. room.
    the most used objects in the room are my speakers.
    there on 24/7.:smile:
  15. Feb 10, 2004 #14
    Id have to say my bed and my computer. I almost never watch tv except for the Simpsons and news.
  16. Feb 11, 2004 #15
    Sorry for the confusion, I meant North East USA (New Jersey). My mistake. Pardons to all of you Nebraska peoples.
  17. Feb 11, 2004 #16
    Bed and computer.... which just happen to be located about 2 feet from each other
  18. Feb 11, 2004 #17
    thats a good one and so real, but, at my age, you could probably see why I picked the toilet machine.
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