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Stereo solutions to appease a not so understanding spouse

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

  1. MaxxVolume

    MaxxVolume AK Subscriber Subscriber

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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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  2. Johnny 007

    Johnny 007 Active Member

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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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  3. MannyE

    MannyE Exterminate! Subscriber

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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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  4. 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.
     
  5. MannyE

    MannyE Exterminate! Subscriber

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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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  6. mkane

    mkane AK Subscriber Subscriber

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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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  7. 50nstillhifi

    50nstillhifi Super Member

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    LOL....... : o

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

    MaxxVolume AK Subscriber Subscriber

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

    Ol' Ken Super Member

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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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  10. Gmm213

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

    darkblue94 It wasn't me. Subscriber

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    Just how often does that work out well? :confused:
     

     

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  12. Gmm213

    Gmm213 New Member

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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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  13. 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 !!!
     
  14. 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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  15. enginedr

    enginedr Well-Known Member

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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 .
     
  16. darkblue94

    darkblue94 It wasn't me. Subscriber

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

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

    rdka Active Member

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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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  19. holyman772

    holyman772 Super Member

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    Sounds awesome. Can u share some pics of this slice of heaven you've created for yourself?
     
  20. xs650shawn

    xs650shawn Active Member

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    Wow. Surprised people are still referencing my original post on this. This issue was resolved long ago, new home, new stereo equipment, and I now have listening areas in the house and detached garage. My wife always understood how much music means to me, and we put our heads together to come up with a workable solution, which is how it should be in a healthy marriage, and I didn't have to give up a thing!
     

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