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21st Jul 2011, 23:15

It is sad but this thread is about the best sounds in your lives.

The sound of the door bumping on your ex wife's bum?

A Spitfire at full chat?

The sound of your minister delivering a homily?

Let it be heard here...

My starter for ten (or 16 cylinders)... so much better than an ex wife's bum is this!


21st Jul 2011, 23:46
The uncontrolled giggling of both my children.

21st Jul 2011, 23:50
Brrrraaapppp followed by kasploosh

Ascend Charlie
22nd Jul 2011, 00:51
Loma, you described the most satisfying sound.

The BEST sound is Pffffsssssttt! (the top coming off a cold beer.)

Mike X
22nd Jul 2011, 01:26
Jeez, why is everyone so hardcore (excluding R77).

The sweetest sound : waking on turning at 3 in the morning and hearing the sound of your lady breathing contently in a deep sleep.

Aw shucks, not too macho.

It's them draggers who spoil the sweetest sound.

22nd Jul 2011, 02:02
The "pop" of a Champagne cork.

The intro to "Limelight", especially the R30 version.

22nd Jul 2011, 02:34
The sound of a loser, being hit in the arse, by my door as he leaves. Truly empowering. :ok:

The sound of my screams and giggles as my senses get taken to their highest: which is usually achieved by skydiving or an incredible roller-coaster! (and yes, there are a couple of close exceptions) ;) :p

22nd Jul 2011, 03:42
The rattle of my Titleist in the bottom of the cup, but then I am easily entertained. :D

Um... lifting...
22nd Jul 2011, 03:48
The sound of a loser, being hit in the arse, by my door as he leaves. Truly empowering. http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/thumbs.gifThis happen so frequently you've categorized it?;) Maybe want to raise the bar on who you're letting in the door in the first place.

Spend so much time around high-horsepower machinery on a day-to-day basis that the best sound is a breeze over a private spot in the lee of a winter dune on a sunny day with background sounds of sea birds and kids playing.

22nd Jul 2011, 03:55
- the tires of someone you love scrunching on the driveway gravel; they're home!

- the creaking of the big coastal cedar trees in a windstorm which reminds me of my grandmother rocking in her chair

- the tearing open of a bag of strawberry licorice twisters in a darkened movie theatre

- the sound of someone's laughter - someone who has been sad and you have made them happy

- the Reno Air Races!

Barksdale Boy
22nd Jul 2011, 04:07
- the sound from a great organ flooding through an English cathedral

- the sound of a Vulcan mass-rapid engine start

22nd Jul 2011, 04:29
- The kersplassh phl-l-l-l-l-l-lph..phlp..phlp..phlp of the first
massive morning dump! :ok:

- "Yes you can play with my tits!"

- "Captain your early morning 5am flight has been cancelled."

- P0rno music (retro)

- RR Merlins

- A 727 taking off - (turn yer speakers full up!)


Pinky the pilot
22nd Jul 2011, 04:57
The sound of a cork being extracted from another bottle of good Aussie Red!
and as per the first of Rush2112's post.

A RR Merlin at full revs er, any revs for that matter.

The sound a brussels sprout makes when hit by a 9mm projectile.:E

22nd Jul 2011, 06:30
That reverberating rrrrrriiiiiiiippppppp sound as you release that first gas of the morning.

22nd Jul 2011, 06:46
My Fender Strat, connected to my Vox AC30 via my Ibanez tube screamer is hard to beat. That and when my four year old daughter says 'yes daddy?'

22nd Jul 2011, 06:57
Love the sound of Merlins, but Griffons and big radials are fantastic too.

The pop, pop, pop of a throttled back Gipsy Major.

The sound of my favourite girl's voice and, better yet, her proper laugh when I tell her the ruder, fresher Friday Jokes.

The MD saying "my round I believe".

Skylarks and swifts, the sound of spring and summer.

22nd Jul 2011, 07:36
Cicadas - summer's here.
Squeaky snow under my skis.

And in contrast:

A 300hp 2-stroke outboard engine at full chat.

22nd Jul 2011, 07:51
My Barbershop chorus, when we get the chords ringing in the rafters.

A baby's chuckle

Any bird song

The sound of near silence, when walking in the countryside

A Merlin or big radial bursting into life

A stream running over rocks.

henry crun
22nd Jul 2011, 07:54
A Meteor blue note.

eastern wiseguy
22nd Jul 2011, 09:24
The happy yelps the spaniel makes when you walk into the room .

Standard Noise
22nd Jul 2011, 09:39
A Caterham with a race fettled K series revving when one overtakes 'ordinary' cars.

The last remaining Vulcan as it flew over the house last Friday.

The sound of silence after SWMBO's mother buggers off home.....ah, bliss.

Solid Rust Twotter
22nd Jul 2011, 09:50
The sound of rain on a tin roof at 3am. My boy snoring gently in his basket next to the bed.

tony draper
22nd Jul 2011, 10:02
Not so much sweet as evocative, lying in your bunk in the wee small hours,with the window open, wind bourne sounds a dog barking miles away across the valley,the drone of a aircraft way overhead in the night,someone winding up a motor bike on the top road, years ago a ships hooter sounding on the river,chuff chuff clank of a shunter down in the valley,and as dawn breaks the dull clank of milk bottles being put on the front door steps, lonely nostalgic sounds somehow.
The whole soundscape of England has changed in my lifetime.

Lon More
22nd Jul 2011, 10:21
"Hoi, ik ben terug" when SHE lands.

A small block Chevy idling though a set of Super-Trapps.

"Mwurp?" from the cat when I wake up

22nd Jul 2011, 10:38
The sounds of Swallows on a summer day.
The glug of a good wine being poured.
My cat purring.
A barn owl screeching.
Rain on my tent when I am snug in my sleeping bag.
A campfire crackling.
The happy laughter of friends around a campfire.
Trees rustling gently in a light breeze.

22nd Jul 2011, 10:53
The sounds of a small country town waking up in the morning, heard from the hill overlooking the town.

22nd Jul 2011, 11:03
F104 wail ( would love to have it as a ring tone):ok:

bar fly
22nd Jul 2011, 11:13
The distinctive low note that gently pulling a cork from a bottle of Port produces.

The unique clunk that a pint of Guinness makes as you say Sláinte to your mates.

22nd Jul 2011, 11:54
A Merlin going past at 100 ft - full chat, whether attached to a Spitfire or Hurricane is not altogether important. A C210 of full climbout power may be an acceptable substitute.

Any Bach prelude and fugue played competently on a good baroque organ or relica thereof.

Any or all of the V8 supercars in the Australian series.

And yes - a good ol' B727 on takeoff power - VH-TBK was my favourite.

The absolute quiet of the Australian outback on an autumn morning with only the occasional call of a geopelia striata in the distance.

The deafening silence when you shut down the tractor at 2300 hours or later after a full day on the beast.

The gentle whisper from within the cockpit of a Ka6, hangar flight, 600 feet, 40 knots, mid downwind leg, crisp winter evening, sun on the horizon ....


Ace Rimmer
22nd Jul 2011, 12:02
the pukka pukka swish of a small marine diesel at idle just before casting off

the plink of a frapping halyard

(under the Merlin/Griffon thing my fav is the crackle pop when throttled back)

golf ball in cup

Mrs R saying "morning sweetie...tea?"

The thud thud thud of labrador tail on basket when I arrive in the kitchen when it's my turn to make the morning tea...

22nd Jul 2011, 12:12
The African dawn symphony which welcomes the new day as the wildlife scuttles back into the protective womb of the bush and the aroma of brewing coffee fills the air, the sound of the bacon sizzling on the skottel.

Seconded only by the sound of a motorised piece of shit on a screeching motor scooter, as the sound rises to a crescendo and there's a bang as it explodes, or he's shot, or a thump as he hits the wall.

22nd Jul 2011, 12:29
The slap of ones knackazz against a new girlfriend's backside.

(Well you did ask!!! ;))

22nd Jul 2011, 12:41

An idling V8 given full power.

The CRACK and echoes of a .308 in a hard-rock quarry.

Continental seaplane motors at full chat.

The total silence only to be found in the real wilderness.

Call of the loon on the lake at dawn.

G&T ice n slice
22nd Jul 2011, 19:09

I'll see your B727 takeoff and raise you the VC10...
‪Vickers VC10 Starting THF 1998 ( Loud ! :-)‬‏ - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=mDzcRkbTdyQ)


22nd Jul 2011, 19:12
That sweetest sound is the sound of a swallow.


The sound of the ~1400 horsepower roar from a Wright Cyclone R-1820 engine when you push the throttle up to 52.5 inches of manifold pressure.


tony draper
22nd Jul 2011, 19:21
The triple click of a Colt SA being cocked.:E

22nd Jul 2011, 19:55
The first drops of rain after several weeks of searing heat.

Thunder somewhere in the far distance, too far away to see any lightning.

The purring of a totally contented cat.

The song of a skylark that's so high it's invisible. How can such a small bird sing so loud?

Organ music by Messiaen, especially the quieter reflective pieces.

22nd Jul 2011, 20:09
the crunching of a cats teeth on the bones of a recent catch.

The gasps from the other school kids as I drag my finger nails down a chalkboard

22nd Jul 2011, 20:22
The sound of 2 Tay engines starting up and the excitement that comes knowing that you are in control of this beast... :)


22nd Jul 2011, 20:23
The thud thud thud of labrador tail on basket:)

It's the way nothing but the tail and eyebrows move that I love. Welsh/Border Collie in my case.

Widor - at full volume after a heavy night with the Abbot.

‪Diane Bish - Toccata from Symphony No. 5 by Charles-Marie Widor‬‏ - YouTube

And I thought Instrument Flying involved concentration.

22nd Jul 2011, 20:37
That double 'bang' of Concorde and Shuttle, that we'll never hear again...


22nd Jul 2011, 21:53
Slasher that was lovely- the 727, not the dump.

Most evocative sound was more palpable than heard, Concorde taking off.

22nd Jul 2011, 21:54
"She's perfect" from the midwife sounded good to.:)

22nd Jul 2011, 23:46
The sound of the parachute flapping gently after its stopped you falling at 200km/h.

24th Jul 2011, 03:27
The "Klip-Klack, Klack-Klip" of a Lee Enfield bolt being worked,

(and the accompanying "Crack" as we let one off)!

24th Jul 2011, 05:07
"Welcome aboard flight xxx from (insert third world country) to (insert first world country)".

Adam Nams
24th Jul 2011, 05:25
The first two or three "glug glug glug" that you get when pouring a newly opened bottle of port.



Flying Serpent
24th Jul 2011, 07:56
hearing a child once again laugh after a period of illness..

24th Jul 2011, 08:34
Everyone saying "no" when the meeting chairman goes round the table asking if there is "Any Other Business"

tony draper
24th Jul 2011, 09:01
The foreman of the jury sayng "Not Guilty":E

24th Jul 2011, 10:47
The sound of my baby calming down after an allnighter of screaming :{

SMT Member
24th Jul 2011, 10:54

Sound of my baby boy chuckling, happy and content.


Schlurp. First time a new gf swallows.

24th Jul 2011, 13:25
from (insert third world country) to (insert first world country)".

ie, Theathrow to Beijing!

24th Jul 2011, 16:04
That double 'bang' of Concorde and Shuttle, that we'll never hear again...


Found this at nasaspaceflight.com: Set volume to 11

24th Jul 2011, 16:56
Thanks for the link. Saved it....

A group of French Concorde enthusiasts hired a boat to capture the last 'bang' of a Concorde on the CDG-JFK route.



24th Jul 2011, 16:57
........................... Amen ....................

24th Jul 2011, 17:12
...... Amen ......
We tried, loma....
It's sad, as an ancient, to see "one more step back for mankind".
It's now up to our children to try again.


27th Jul 2011, 00:20
Some byproducts of cycling are pleasant:

I do like the sound of a serious cycling peloton as they zoom past at speeds which I can only mange downhill with a tail wind and being pursued by an imaginary charging rhinoceros.

The sound is replicated in small measure by the singing my own road bike produces once we get above about 25kph (but which alas is soon drowned out by the gasping and wheezing of the power source).


27th Jul 2011, 04:46
The sound of a John Hughey solo on pedal-steel guitar.