Stereo solutions to appease a not so understanding spouse

Discussion in 'Listening Spaces' started by xs650shawn, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. 70'sAudio

    70'sAudio Where it All Started for Me Subscriber

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    Did You have a large system when You and Your Wife first got together..........seems like You're the Only One Changing/Giving Up Things throughout Your Life Why???

    See what Her Interest are and Get Her Involved with something She Likes or Something Both of You can do Together......Marriage is a Give & Take Partnership but it Seems You're the Only One Giving and Your Wife is Taking.

    If Your Marriage is Important to You and Your Wife.........this can be Worked out so Both of You are Happy.

    Good Luck Brother with whatever You end up doing.......Life is Way too Short Enjoy Every Day.

    Take Care, Mike. :smoke:
     
  2. MaxxVolume

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    I recently transformed a truly ugly section of nasty old unfinished basement into a cozy little mancave/listening room. I call it "my mental health center" .... Nobody but ME has to look at it :)

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  3. Johnny 007

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    Looks good. It can be fun to redo a basement. I did that once and it was my favorite place in the house. Fireplace, stereo, home theater, shuffleboard table, etc.
     
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  4. MannyE

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    Very nice. That's the solution right there. Unfortunately only a lucky few have the space to pull that off.
     
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  5. superjojo

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    That's the spirit, leave her upstairs... she doesn't have a say in what happens in the basement.

    If you have a walkout, you can get other women and liquor down there easily.
     
  6. MannyE

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    LOL I have the same thing going on in the garage or as it's now known.... THE TARDIS....
     
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  7. mkane

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    I once had 11 motorcycles in the garage. My wife 'once' commented that the day she can't fit her car in the garage she's going to find another place to live. I said you had better start looking now.
     
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  8. 50nstillhifi

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    LOL....... : o

    Difficult for me to pull off ... as the "party place" is the garage... she uses it regularly...
     
  9. MaxxVolume

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    Does the stripper pole raise suspicions ? :)
     
  10. Ol' Ken

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    I had that problem amongst others...gotta new wife. She buys me records and CDs etc etc. She just gave me a cheque to get a Bluesound Node 2 for an early Christmas pressy because my SB3 cratered.
     
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  11. Gmm213

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    Theres an easy solution to this... marry a stripper. Then shes the one who wants the pole.
     
  12. darkblue94

    darkblue94 It wasn't me. Subscriber

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    Just how often does that work out well? :confused:
     
  13. Gmm213

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    It's all about finding one that isn't a pshyco hose beast that buys you severed heads. Im going on 5 years and I'm still not sure if mine is one or not.
     
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  14. 50nstillhifi

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    nAHHHHH..... lol.

    I just tell her its a fast way for me to get down to the ground floor from the overhead crawl space... lol : o !!!
     
  15. WhiteNoize

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    I went through this same issue with my wife. I have a ton of equipment and she hated all of it. My solution was to convert our detached garage into my man cave. Downside is I lost my work area and storage for my Harley. Upside is my wife leaves me alone about it now. I insulated the walls, ran more power and dry-walled it. Cut a hole in the wall for a large AC unit because it gets triple digits here in SoCal. Installed a 120" screen, projector, 7.2 surround, audio cabinet and desk with my tube gear plus another set of speakers and sub for stereo listening. Worked for me.
     
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  16. enginedr

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    I am blessed my wife supports my audio passion . My wife's son moved to Georgia . This last week we went to visit him . My wife bought my an early birthday present a Room Play Reference Session at Jim Smiths home . It was a enlightening experience .
     
  17. darkblue94

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    I'd say you should be able to park the Harley in the living room. :D
     
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  18. WhiteNoize

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    I'll have to run that by her. :thumbsup:
     
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  19. rdka

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    Very very nice birthday present. Superior in many ways to the typical clothing nd so forth gifts that last maybe 5 years. That info from Jim is worth a lifetime---how many gifts can make that claim?
     
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  20. holyman772

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    Sounds awesome. Can u share some pics of this slice of heaven you've created for yourself?
     

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