My girlfriends unusual home speaker shoot- out choices????FUNNY??

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by 7whales7, Mar 19, 2017 at 10:10 AM.

  1. Zonker92

    Zonker92 All shiny and chrome Subscriber

    Messages:
    6,567
    Location:
    Central CA
    Or Wife Acceptance Factor, as actual Approval may be asking a bit much ... :) (A physician friend of mine refers to it as the Coeffecient of WAF.)
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2017 at 12:51 PM
    mech986 likes this.
  2. bean_counter

    bean_counter Active Member

    Messages:
    173
    Location:
    Oswego, IL
    My wife hated my tall thin B&W's. Despised them. Then I stumbled across a mid-century "hi-fi furniture" console/speaker set. Stiffen the cabinets and add a wood "salad bowl" horn on top, and boom! I've got JBL horns in the living room! :jump:


    [​IMG]
     
    mech986 and CopperWizard like this.
  3. Will S.

    Will S. AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    450
    Zonker92 likes this.
  4. CopperWizard

    CopperWizard Active Member

    Messages:
    382
    Location:
    Eugene, OR
    How about the art of the deal. Start with an ungodly outrageous pair and then "compromise" on something or meet in the middle with an awesome set of (insert speakers here.) Might be too late for some though.
     
  5. nj pheonix

    nj pheonix AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    6,694
    Location:
    New Jersey
    That's why its cool!
     
  6. Apolek

    Apolek AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    427
    Location:
    Madison County, New York
    I'm lucky, my wife's a speaker person. She even went "Oooo!" when I showed her some Cerwin Vega D18ee's I was pondering for the garage system. Got speakers all over the house, and so long as they work and you can still walk through the room, she's happy.
     
  7. Killer Fox

    Killer Fox Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    790
    I have 3 sets right now together. Two stacked (KG4 and Ns690) and one set of towers. I will be "downsizing" to only one set of Cornwalls soon. I use a numbers strategy.
     
    faber12 likes this.
  8. teal'c

    teal'c It's all moo Subscriber

    Messages:
    4,805
    Location:
    Michigan, N of Detroit
    I don't think it's funny. you're trying to tell her what she should like, not funny at all.
     
  9. Will S.

    Will S. AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    450
    I'm sure they're trying to keep the price somewhat reasonable by not building them with expensive veneers, but I don't think I'd want those in my house. Sometimes I like to listen to music with the lights on.
     
  10. 7whales7

    7whales7 New Member

    Messages:
    15
    Location:
    metro detroit
    You guys have given me some great ideas. I have used the stacked speaker strategy suggested by Killer Fox in my spare bedroom music room,so far it's worked there. I have a Kenwood Basic M2A amp / C2 pre that i use in the basement that has the juice in need to make them sing but it has knobs and you have to get up and turn them , lol , no remote. Did i mention she also fears change?
     
  11. nexus

    nexus Super Member

    Messages:
    1,420
    Location:
    the signpost up ahead
    my wife shares my interest in hi fi and loved my big 'barndoor' Carver Plats. i sympathize for you guys...
     
  12. pete1729

    pete1729 Super Member

    Messages:
    1,699
    Location:
    New Orleans
    I rebuilt an EL84 tube amp for my girl and gave her one of a pair of SL1200's I found. We've cycled through some speakers though. JBL L-16, AR4x, Wharfdale W3 and now a pair of rehabbed original Advents. I told her the Wharfdales could be slaughtered for their parts, (she is always pleased when I sell equipment) but she said that would make her feel sad and I should put them in the attic. She had grown attached to them as objects.

    It can happen.
     
  13. Aptone

    Aptone AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Messages:
    286
    Location:
    Vermont
    So far my wife likes the Magnepans the best, but I am not sure she is willing to let them out of the basement!
     

Share This Page