Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Homer4beer, Nov 10, 2017.
It's a brave man to tell those jokes in the presence of women.
Oh yeah? What bleeds for a week without dying, can make milk without eating grass, and can bury a 6" bone without getting her nose dirty? You already got your answer.
Maybe I missed it, but has your opinion of the sound changed?
Has your bride read this thread? That seems like it might be a productive conversation starter.
We've seen lots of pics of the speakers, none of the wife. You may have to do a simple A/B comparo, and decide which looks better in your room...and sounds better?
Well put 4-2-7, IMHO. +
Grills in place might have had a less of a shock factor for her first impression..
I doin`t get the popularity of leaving the grills off speakers, after all, they are for listening to music and hopefully when set up correctly should disappear sonically when quality music is played through them..
I`m single and never been married, so there is no WAF/GFF in any of my house`s 6 room setups, but I find those hyper stack of white paper cones glaringly gaudy looking and draw needless visual attention to them..
Is leaving speaker grill`s off some kind of visual techno bragging rights that is lost on me ?
Properly designed(hopefully !) speaker grill`s should have a very minimal impact, and then only at the highest frequency`s.
But that`s just my opinion, and it`s value, or not, is subject to question, I`m sure !!
Carry on folks.
those speakers are awesome! With my girlfriend, the tower style with all the drivers seemed to be what hits some women and takes the breath away. I had to change some, and have great luck now with high end bookshelves , they don't know if they cost $100, or $7500. also a small high end sub, just dont call it a sub, call it something nicer like, ummmm that's my energy saver , its very smart, we can hide it behind the couch or anywhere.
kef r900s , even my small r300s are incredible, the reference 1 would be my choice also if i had the budget..
The R300s are awesome! I have a set too, but with speakers bigger is better when it comes to dynamics IMO.
I'm guessing this is what your wife sees in her mind when trying to relax in her living room:
The solution is simple Lord Homer. She must be persuaded to join you on the dark side:
May the force be with you!
Bill, Bill, Bill . . . Do I really have to explain this to a man? With the grills on, we cannot watch the woofers move.
The advent of digital technology has already robbed us of the fun of watching reels rotate and records turn - not to mention the dearth of VU meters - so what are we supposed to occupy our eyes with while listening to music?
Unless there's a really pretty wife involved . . . .
I had the opportunity to listen to a pair of the KEF Blade II speakers a couple of years ago. All I could say was "wow." Of course the price point they were at garnered pretty much the opposite response from me.
My wife lives in a traveling nest of pillows and cushions... even takes one in the car if we go out. Some things are best left a mystery.
Well Sir, I guess with the outside visual distraction of a pretty wife/GF, after pursuing this sonic pursuit for over 44 years, I apparently fell out of the "visual aspects" of "listening to sound", all I can say is :I guess I march to a different drummer..
As my father observed & conveyed to me at the young age of 13~15 years old, as I recall..
Fixing audio gear and mixing live sound for a living for decades might have something to do with my indifferent attitude, but this old man still likes to look at a pretty Ladies, but doesn`t, and won`t allow her to tell him what speakers, or how big they can be, and where he can put them in "his house"!!
I have a modicum of taste, at least my friends wives have told me so, if in fact truthful..
Probably, in my case, why I`ve never been married after very soon to be 63 years of existing on this planet..
To each his, or her own, but nobody tells me what I`m going to do with any of my sound systems in "my house"..
Living alone doesn`t mean that I`m lonely !!
Enjoy your situations as you deem fit, or tolerably acceptable..
Kind regards, OKB
I'm originally from that area. Here's a little somethin' for ya...my daughter from 7 (ugh) years ago
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.
Not a keeper. Speakers will treat you better in the long run.
No, you just have to be patient and train her to tolerate it, like the pooch in your avatar.
Oops! did I say "train"? I meant "understand"...
Now that is just going roo far! Does she use the cushion or place it delicately on the back seat in a stylish manner?
Well I think I MAY just be over the hump now and able the keep them. She has softened up considerably and I have been endlessly buttering her up also.
I've also been away for work and she has missed me more then hating the "dark force towers" in the living room.
Making her a special dinner and sharing a bottle of wine last night while listening to my recent amazing record collection acquisition was good fun.
We were exploring 45 rmp 12" 70's disco singles we'd never heard before and wondering what would happen if we opened a 70's themed night club (discotech for the Europeans here lol) playing that sort of music.
I think I'm possibly home and hosed now.......maybe
Got the same cool reception from my wife when I brought home Shahinian Obelisks. After she heard them and after we got some positive responses from guests, she began to warm up to them. After a while she referred to them as the butler and the maid.
She puts it in her lap and uses it for a table. It's her "woobie"
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