1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Pets and home cinema

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by bertha, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. bertha

    bertha
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    1,305
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Ratings:
    +89
    In a moment of extreme insanity I agreed to getting a dog, should be getting the puppy (a bearded collie) in about 3 weeks, now that we've been discussing all the things that we will have to change when we have a dog under the roof my wife has mentioned that my home cinema will have to be TURNED DOWN :eek:

    I've been dreaming of upgrading my amp for about a year now and now my dreams have been screwed by the pooch......or have they?

    Does anyone here have pets who enjoy earth trembling surround sound or do you have to keep them at bay while you kiss the sky?

    berth :suicide:
     
  2. Peachey

    Peachey
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Messages:
    29
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Kent
    Ratings:
    +0
    I have a dog and a cat and have never needed to turn down the volume - and I have the volume quite loud for movies and when listening to the music channels. Pets soon get used to it - mine sleep through it however loud I turn the volume up. :D
     
  3. mhifoe

    mhifoe
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2005
    Messages:
    37
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +3
    I have 2 cats and they don't seem at all bothered by home cinema. One of them is extremely scatty about visitors, passers-by and traffic but is completely unfazed by a loud action film.

    Be sure to leave the grilles on you speakers though. An intrusive pet can cause serious damage to your drivers, as I have found to my cost.
     
  4. Deejah

    Deejah
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2005
    Messages:
    114
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Location:
    Surrey
    Ratings:
    +0
    I got a dog, next door neighbours got a dog, and we've never turned it down and there both fine :) my dog even sleeps next to the speakers when there on :D
     
  5. Cable Monkey

    Cable Monkey
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2002
    Messages:
    3,494
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Ratings:
    +205
    If the dog is a pup it can be conditioned to accept loud noises as perfectly normal. The Police condition their dogs to loud noise with no ill effects. A rescue dog that has been beasted might be another matter. Worst example I ever saw was a rescue dog we think had been abused using fireworks. He would get up, shaking uncontrolably at the sound of gunfire on tv.
     
  6. 5ergo

    5ergo
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2005
    Messages:
    91
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    9
    Ratings:
    +0
    Same here.My cat sleeps while i rock n roll :thumbsup:
     
  7. General Skanky

    General Skanky
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2000
    Messages:
    4,206
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Ratings:
    +44
    My dogs sleep 'under' the firing line of my speakers.

    One day whilst wrestling with them down there (as you do:)), I noticed it's really actually very quiet compared to the full barrage of the frontal sound.

    So next time you're crapping yourself in a horror movie, look at the puppy blissfully sleeping through all the mayhem, and it's sure to relax you.
     
  8. Mr109

    Mr109
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2004
    Messages:
    48
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Ahhhh Pets, Lovely little critters....

    One of our cats likes to claim my HC stuff as her own, in a way only cats do. One day I will have my revenge.

    Regards

    Al
     
  9. John Watts

    John Watts
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2001
    Messages:
    3,835
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    Leeds
    Ratings:
    +80
    I have 2 dogs who are not bothered in the slightest as they got used to it as puppies. I have a loud noise dog learning CD that a vet gave me if you would like a copy pm me your details and i'll post you one.
    Good luck mate dogs are hard work but like everything else you get out of them what you put in and you'll soon realise that the dog is more important than home cinema :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  10. Londondecca

    Londondecca
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2003
    Messages:
    2,080
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Ratings:
    +96
    Acclimatise the dog and you should not have any problems. However, some dogs just do not like loud noises and will tend to remove themselves from the room, as does my recused dog. Most animals do not like very low frequencies but luckily few films contain much information below 40Hz (aside from subharmonics).
     
  11. 5ergo

    5ergo
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2005
    Messages:
    91
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    9
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yeah i heard pets can hear "100 times louder" so i was wondering if pets can also block the sound or maby they have better ears so they can take more dB.

    I never saw a cat bothering because of loud music but i did see a dog.
     
  12. mutley

    mutley
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2002
    Messages:
    445
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Portugal
    Ratings:
    +2
    My dog snors right in front of my Sub qhen i'm watching movies loud...

    But from time to time, like on LOTR TTT he just get up and goes sleep somewhere else cause the sound bothers him (that screams and noises when they start climbing the stair). 99% of times, he snors... (that would probably deteorate the sound, but it's my dog and i love him!)
     
  13. chedmaster

    chedmaster
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    2,654
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Ratings:
    +28
    my cats tend to watch the tele, one of them pats the screen during football matches. I have a front ported sub and the cat went and sniffed it just as the neberkednez-watever flew overhead in the matrix, she didnt much like that :D
     
  14. bertha

    bertha
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    1,305
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Ratings:
    +89
    Thanks for all the replys - I'm feeling a bit happier now ..
    I went to see the wee guy yesterday (4 weeks old) - have to say he's pretty damn cool.

    Here's a wee pic for those softees on av forums

    Regards

    Berth :)
     

    Attached Files:

  15. pfd

    pfd
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    Messages:
    9
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Slightly OT (but on the subject of puppies now you've started it), did anyone see the puppy vs the DB9 on Top Gear last night? Great TV.
     
  16. Gary D

    Gary D
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2002
    Messages:
    7,772
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +827
    My cat slept through the Matrix on referance level yesterday. :D

    Gary
     
  17. Bristol Pete

    Bristol Pete
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2002
    Messages:
    5,577
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Bristol.
    Ratings:
    +321
    I asked my Dog but I forgot that he is deaf - as while I was at work he kept watching Lassie come home, see spot run, cats and dogs, Best in show and K9 at reference levels.

    It worries me silly as projector bulbs are not cheap.....

    Pete.
     
  18. skinnyfat

    skinnyfat
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Mine went and bought these :smashin:
     

    Attached Files:

  19. Bristol Pete

    Bristol Pete
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2002
    Messages:
    5,577
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Bristol.
    Ratings:
    +321
    Not bad, however, my dogs went and bought themselves this lot from the internet with my credit card when I was out..... :eek:

    Barking mad springs to mind...you should see the looks when it comes walkies.... :eek: :hiya:
     
  20. eviljohn2

    eviljohn2
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    7,529
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Near London.
    Ratings:
    +208
  21. bertha

    bertha
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    1,305
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Ratings:
    +89
    think I've started something here...

    very funny though! :D


    berth :)
     
  22. Bristol Pete

    Bristol Pete
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2002
    Messages:
    5,577
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Bristol.
    Ratings:
    +321
    I do, but the never 'fetch' it, they prefer to rescue it... :D
     

Share This Page

Loading...