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Wife hates new speakers......Sigh

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Homer4beer, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Homer4beer

    Homer4beer Well-Known Member

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    After scoring some new speakers at an incredible price at auction I fly approx 600 miles to pick them up as every courier company I ring either wants ridiculous money to transport them ($600) or won't deal with the auction house.

    So I hire a campervan (cheapest hire option) and spend the night in a parking lot at the beach then drive an hour to pick the speakers up the next morning.

    Two massive boxes just fit in ( each speaker alone weighs 73kg or 160 pounds without packaging which includes solid mdf board) and I proceed to drive home which takes over 12 hours.

    I get home, unload them and set them up with the help of my brother. We love them.

    The wife gets home, walks through the door. First thing out of her mouth is " I can't believe those. They look absolutely shit. God I just hate living in this house now (referring to hifi gear). She's bloody unimpressed and angry.

    What do you do?!

    Sigh......

    Speakers in question are Magnat Quantum Signature speakers in gloss black.

    https://www.magnat.de/en/audiophile/quantum-signature/

    [​IMG]
     
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  2. try1256

    try1256 Super Member

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    Where did she think you were all that time? Sounds like you surprised her a bit.
     
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  3. Homer4beer

    Homer4beer Well-Known Member

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    No she knew I'd bought them because I told her. She knew everything! Even wanted to come with me on the road trip! Then she saw them set up.......

    The womans aesthetics function kicked in and she saw red.......
     
  4. boza

    boza Super Member

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    My wife wasn't impressed by my mission 770 at first but she got use to them eventually.
    Nice speakers by the way
    :rockon:
     
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  5. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    Show her pics of some old Infinities or newer Wilson's and that might change her mind.
     
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  6. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    Those look stunning, BTW.
     
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  7. Gibsonian

    Gibsonian Super Member

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    Yeah, nice looking speaks. She has a different taste than me, that's for sure. Maybe you need to save the marriage and send those to me! I'll trade you some that are smaller that she might find more copacetic..........
     
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  8. biscuithead

    biscuithead Me likes the eargasm retroplasm... Subscriber

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    Impressive ! ... not just the speakers, but the effort involved in the acquisition also ! When was the last time you put that much impressive effort into your relationship with your wife ??? get me ? Sounds like its time to wine and dine....


    :hug::thumbsup:
     
  9. Homer4beer

    Homer4beer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. The finish is impeccable. The black paint finish is like a mirror, absolutely flawless.

    I did a quick test listen with them using my Marantz PM7200 amp and was a little underwhelmed, I hope, because of the amp.

    I'll install the new Magnat amp tomorrow and see how that goes.

    [​IMG]

    Do you think these speakers need running in?
     
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  10. Homer4beer

    Homer4beer Well-Known Member

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    Lol
     
  11. motorstereo

    motorstereo AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    OUCH! Now that's a kick in the rear for sure. Sounds like you need a mancave where her opinion doesn't matter as much. In this case where they're in her space boxing them up for a while and being downright miserable for the whole time (make her feel sorry for you) just might be a good option
     

     

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  12. Homer4beer

    Homer4beer Well-Known Member

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    I can see what you are getting at but I've been a good lad. Planned our whole honeymoon, only 5 months ago married. She broke her ankle recently and I sacrificed a sleep in every day for 2 weeks (my holidays) to take her to work and pick her up and the end of the day.

    She had a crappy evening at work so I'm hoping that was part of it and it will blow over in the morning :idea:
     
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  13. Homer4beer

    Homer4beer Well-Known Member

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    Yea I really do but we are in a rented house that's quite small so it's hard. I do understand that she may feel like she doesn't have a space for herself and I am ruining her space. We have been planning a house build for over 3 years which has been nothing but dramas however when we finally get it done that problem should be solved.

    The speakers were an unexpected purchase but I just couldn't pass up such an amazing deal.
     
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  14. bowtie427ss

    bowtie427ss arigato gozaimashita Subscriber

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    Something far more pro-active than posting about it on an audio forum.

    I suppose the first step would be getting my foot out of her ass.
     
  15. zebra03

    zebra03 All Audio - NO BS

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    I just showed Mrs Z the picture and she said , "there's nothing wrong with those speakers" . Then again , I convinced her we needed HPM 150's in the bedroom . :banana:
     
  16. bowtie427ss

    bowtie427ss arigato gozaimashita Subscriber

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    Seriously, if you want to keep her, and your sanity in the same house, then you need to help her find ways to cope with her anger and frustration that are not abusive, demeaning, condescending, and disrespectful to you. If you allow yourself to be her whipping post, eventually you will stockpile a hoard of resentment that cannot be overcome.
     

     

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  17. Homer4beer

    Homer4beer Well-Known Member

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    Tempting but I only got as close as saying "thanks for ruining the excitement for me."
     
  18. Homer4beer

    Homer4beer Well-Known Member

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    My sister in law sided with her when my brother showed his wife the pic of them. She (the sister in law) did say sorry to me though lol
     
  19. Homer4beer

    Homer4beer Well-Known Member

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    She's pretty good normally. I'll see how things go over the next few days. I ain't giving these speakers up though I can tell you (and her) that lol
     
  20. SaturationPt

    SaturationPt Fickle Collector Subscriber

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    Maybe make your listening space more wife-friendly and lose the Magnat shrine look? At least until she has her own space.
     
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