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They breed you know. Speakers that is. I've just counted how many we have in our living room.

It's nineteen.


Nineteen is:
a) the average age of a combat soldier in the Vietnam War and
b) a hell of a lot of speakers for one room.

Is our living room abnormal in this respect?

How many speakers does the typical living room contain?


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Dec. 12th, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC)
Strictly speaking, it's twenty, but I wasn't counting the little speaker that beeps as part of the power-on/self-test when you turn my PC on.
Dec. 12th, 2006 11:22 pm (UTC)
If I really stretch it, I could argue that it's twenty-five, but that would be counting our cuddly small clanger and the four marvellous mechanical mouse organ mice that chainmail_maiden bought me (all of which squeak or sing when you squeeze their tummies), but that's just silly.
Dec. 13th, 2006 08:40 am (UTC)
Perhaps you should get your speakers neutered!
Dec. 13th, 2006 09:43 am (UTC)
Ours has two for the stereo and three built in to the TV. At a stretch you could include the two built in to the laptop, when it's there.

So five, or seven if you stretch it. That sounds about right.
Dec. 13th, 2006 12:54 pm (UTC)
When you're hosting a video weekend, and there are several people on the TV all speaking all at once, and several people watching the TV, all making witty comments, or asking someone to pass them some beer, or saying "Ow! Don't stick your claws into me!", or "Kjetil! Stop Licking me!" or "Hello, Perl! Yes, you are a cat"... Well, you can probably add at least 6 or more to your count of speakers. Though hopefully they don't breed while in your living room.
Dec. 13th, 2006 02:02 pm (UTC)
Though hopefully they don't breed while in your living room.

Two things:

1. No chance where Bacchus and I are concerned, we're both neutered :-)

2. Eeeeeeeewwwww!!!!! (Though I think that you are somewhere close to what various work colleagues think I get up to on my weekends away...)
Dec. 13th, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC)
What an appropriate comment. Kjetil just came and sat on my lap and drooled on me. Now I have wet trousers.
Dec. 13th, 2006 12:58 pm (UTC)
Four in the living room, one in the kitchen, one in the bathroom, two in the spare bedroom, one in our bedroom, three in the loft.

Nineteen was also the England captain's average one series against the West Indies ...
Dec. 13th, 2006 02:10 pm (UTC)
Ours has 4 but that's only if we count the 2 little tinny ones on the TV. I would say that ours isn't perhaps the typical living room though, as until recently it contained 2 of our 3 fridges. (Sadly our free Guinness one died a couple of months ago).

Bacchus would argue it's not the number of speakers that matter, but the quality. He currently has his eye on a pair that are apparently 'very reasonably priced' at £8k. Unfortunately we would have to have the cellar filled in with concrete, or the floor reinforced to correct the bad acoustics in the room before it would be worth getting them, or so I am told. And there was me thinking the reason we didn't already have them was that we just couldn't afford them....
Dec. 13th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
Hmm, two (or is it three) in the goggle box and four with the stereo (paired in boxes).
Dec. 13th, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC)
Now that's getting a bit technical. I was counting a speaker box as one speaker, even if it had more than one cone. I'll recount, using your system. Just a minute...
Dec. 13th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)

Excluding the mice and the clanger.
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