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Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 6 Live-Music Sound Systems

It's often difficult enough to hear a great band or solo artist over the yammering of those in attendance, but it is made worse when the sound system sounds like garbage. We music lovers have often lamented the lack of decorum shown by some local music "fans" when it comes to talking during shows, but it's normally the musicians who are left to bitch about bad sound.

Fortunately, Houston does have a few very good rooms for listening and sound systems that can be loud enough and clean enough to drown out the clinking glasses and flapping gums of the noisy few among us. It's also nice that it makes the band sound killer in the process.

House of Blues took the No. 1 spot for Best Sound System in 2009. Here are the best of the rest.

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Jeff Balke is a writer, editor, photographer, tech expert and native Houstonian. He has written for a wide range of publications and co-authored the official 50th anniversary book for the Houston Rockets.
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