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Old 12th Jan 2021, 02:20
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Perfectly perfect Sounds

In this world often full of cacophonic sounds there are still some that are just right and have a pleasing subconscious effect on the mind.

A car door, pushed closed with just the right strength, that gives a satisfying 'solid clunk' that confirms it is closed properly and suggests to you just how well the rest of the car is built.

A cork decisively pulled out of a bottle of any non - carbonated liquid.

A Merlin at any throttle setting.

The click of a toggle switch.

The crack of lightning when the bat connects just oh-so right on a power hit. (especially if you're holding it.)

A full stadium letting out a roar as one.

A windless snowfall's softening and insulating effect on the less pleasing sounds of this world.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 02:33
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The sound of a Leica Camera shutter operating.

The sound of 4 Pratt and Whitney JT3-Ds opening up to max thrust on take off.

The opening verse of "Once in Royal David's City" by the solo chorister.

The sound of light wind in a bamboo grove.

For starters...


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Old 12th Jan 2021, 03:13
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a one lunger starting up

he clop clop of the milk wagon horse bringing you milk in the morning

The grind of a street car off in the distance on a summer night with your window open
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 03:57
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A child’s laugh.

A P-51 engine.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 04:23
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The ring of a lightly tapped wine glass.

The soft 'fot' when unsealing a fresh jar of coffee.

Raindrops in a wood or forest.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 04:53
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The "pfffttt" on opening a cold beer
The satisfying "pfffttt" of releasing intestinal pressure, (with or without audience)
The morning laugh of the neighbourhood kookaburras
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 04:58
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Waves crashing on a beach
Cicada (Cigales) sound in the Mediterranean summer
Wind going through leafs
A radial engine, destroying all the previous listed sounds (As the saying goes, they are only good for that)
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 05:01
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When she said yes to my proposal of marriage and I still enjoy her voice.

The pleasant voices I remember on the wireless (as my parents still called it back then) They sounded so ethereal and even mysterious--particularly at night. The spoken word was not harsh when I was a youngster.

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Old 12th Jan 2021, 05:27
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The harmony of a Welsh choir

The sound of owls in the early hours when humanity isn't around,

The crackle of a JT 8D at full chat on a windless day at +15 C

The contented snoring of our dog.

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Old 12th Jan 2021, 06:10
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The blackcap and goldcrest singing at the end of my garden...

There's that Merlin again, at full chat for take off then throttling back.

The more urgent snarl of the Griffon.

The gentle whistle of a glider thermalling or soaring a slope.

A fried breakfast sputtering in the pan.

The purr of a contented cat
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 06:15
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How is dry January going?

The gentle glugging sound you get when you pour the first glass from a newly opened bottle of chilled Sauvignon Blanc.

Do I have a problem do you think?!

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Old 12th Jan 2021, 06:24
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To me, one of the most satisfying sounds has been... a complete lack of it! Sitting outside a VOR/Ground radio site in the middle of the Arabian desert at night is an incredible experience. The audio version of "dark skies".
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 06:56
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Do I have a problem do you think?!
Yes, it should be St Emilion.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 06:56
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The whine,squeal and clatter when starting a Bristol Mercury in a Gladiator,and when warmed, after t/o,it too sounds like a very contented cat....

The melifluous `thrumming` of twin ,well synched Gipsy Queens of a Rapide on a Summers evening...

An A4 belting along,hooter wailing...
Mike Hailwood on the 500cc Honda 6...spine-tingling...
`Last Post`,played by an RM Bugler...dust in yer eyes.....
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 07:21
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The sound of a loon's cry piercing the silence on a Canadian wilderness lake.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 07:36
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The chime whistle on a steam locomotive, anywhere.
As Kelvin D the sound of silence - mine was Empty Quarter.
Car door clunk - its the engineer in me.
As others have said any wine being opened along with the glug of a cold beer into cold glass on a hot day, or the crackle of Gin being poured onto extremely cold ice - I definitely think I may have a problem
Cicada (Cigales) sound in the Mediterranean summer, and the rustle of a warm wind in the pines and a lazy post lunch snooze.
The sound and smell of Summer rain on hot ground.
A good V6 or V8 or indeed V12 being used in anger
Swallows and Swifts song in summer
Robin song anytime of year
Screech of the clutch on a fishing reel when the fish is running with the bait
Hearing my wife's voice when a world away

Cheers
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 07:58
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The chortle of laughter of my 3year old granddaughter as I magically make things appear out of her ear.
A Midland Black 5 dragging a heavy freight up the Lickey with a 9F banking. A GWR Castle pounding up Rattery.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 08:49
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The whistle/whine of a couple of Darts taxiing up to the ramp (that ages me).

The cry of an old-school 2-stroke GM diesel going through the gears.

On a quiet day in my valley, the calls of unseen birds mixed with the sound of kids playing in a distant playground.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 08:53
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Exhaust note of a Lotus Elan when ticking over. Preferably one with Webers.

The exhaust note of a Lotus Elan under very heavy acceleration around bends on the A 40 in Wales.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 09:06
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Sounds from my thoroughly enjoyable childhood on the UK south coast
The sea.
A foghorn on a cold, dark night.
A light aircraft flying high overhead on a hot summer day
Seagulls
Thunder
A train in the distance
The cat purring
Clinking of shrouds on sailing boats on a windy day
A 1970's ice cream van chimes
The sound of the brake compressors running on a Southern Region EPB (for some reason).
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