Milwakee is not a bad place… I did some project work up there and thoroughly enjoyed the city. My client, a professional services firm, could only interview for positions in the summer because the winters… um… really are winters. They were in the downtown, in the tallest building in Wisconsin.
Great food in Milwaukee with their German immigrant heritage. Milwaukee is/was the center for Socialist movement in the USA and had multiple Socialist party mayors. The city had a common steam heating system for the city… remnants of which I believe are still in operation today. The city was the first in the nation to enact J-Walking laws.
Anywho… the food was fantastic if you knew where to go. If you are vegetarian, I am, you will have a bit of a challenge because they are a meat and potatoes town. Get used to a “bubbler”.
Finding a good acoustic space: Me too! A tip: in the stereo room, clap your hands. If you hear that echo/resonance… just leave. Don’t lie to yourself and think your funiture and carpets will tame it. This is the acid test. Taming that is tortous. I moved into just such a place end ended up building my own acoustic treatment devices… boxes made from molding, Owens Corning fiberglass insulation, and bulk cloth material. I literally moved after one year as I could not take it anymore… I even hung blankets (yes I was single). I had Magnepan 2.5R speakers that require proper acoustic space.
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