in the summer of 1985, the layout of our condo at the end of the Ikeway had Kirk’s room at the end of the hallway that connected the bedrooms to the living room and kitchen area. This was important because while all three of us — Kirk, Tim and I — had our own stereo systems, none of us had enough money to buy a communal stereo system for the front part of the condo.
This meant that Kirk’s stereo was the defacto sound system for our entire place, but of course, in order to hear anything in the front room, it had to be turned up LOUD, so that the sound would travel down the funnel of the hallway and explode into the living room.
As you can imagine, none of us minded this, given that 30+ years later, we’re still being asked by our respective spouses if we could turn the music down to a normal volume. Which of course it’s already at, said normal volume being LOUD.