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post #31 of 60 Old 01-21-2012, 10:14 AM
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Ok so it seems my wife is less than happy with my latest purchase - Polk PSW505. The problem is she thinks it's too large "physically".

Any suggestions on a smaller replacement sub for under $250?

Thanks!


FYI, I LOVE the way the 505 shakes my couch. Sucks to be (maybe) losing it.

How large is your room?
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How large is your room?

The couch is about 10 feet away from the tv/ speakers/ sub. It's a long room. Maybe 20+ feet long? The couch and tv are in the middle.
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Prior planning gentlemen, prior planning. Always lay the ground work ahead of time so it is no surprise. Told wifey when she was a girl friend I like music and we decorate around the speakers so we can listen to nice stuff. 20+ years and yes she is a gem.
JBL studio monitors in the living room.
Surround sound in the rec room w 61" TV
Powered monitors and subs in the basement.
Next up, bedroom system.
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I guess it's kind of pathetic on my end but nothing gets me going like these threads (absolutely no offense intended to the op).

But "get over it" pretty much sums it up.

I'd be willing to bet - a wheelbarrow of cash- that there's much better fights out there to be fought in your and ANY of our relationships than a 2 cubic foot non descript box in the living room.

All this bull$hit grandstanding and high-stakes posturing over what amounts to (no offense again) VERY nominal A/V appointments just makes ya wanna puke in your soup.

I'm certain your theoretical "fight gun" could be well loaded from some of HER life/home decisions but I'd bet you live and let live a bit more generously heh? Go figure.

Yeah that's how it seems to work these days for many: "whatever makes you happy honey", while "is this ok?" (while cowering with fingers crossed) serves your world/desires.

I thank my stars I'm fortunate to not have such hurdles in life.

Tell her to divorce you and then explain to everyone why.

Just desserts.

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yep. i'm on a bunch of other forums under a few other aliases

anyway, for the op: if your wife thinks the psw505 is too big, try showing her some giant ported 18" units and let her know she should be thankful you didn't get one of those

hi its phillip, noticed the door is behind the left speaker. so do you move it everytime you need to go out of the room? sorry for the ot

okay, back to topic. OP can try to re-arrange the sub in the corner. put some decors and tell your wife how it blends well with the furnitures the only problem is, if the new position happens to be a null point or you can talk to her and tell that the getting a new smaller sub is more expensive and that you want to make the cost lower. The only problem is that if she knows the price, you can't fool her then goodluck!

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Place a large potted plant on top and it will seem smaller.

Solution: FREE. Explanation: I will have to charge$ you.

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Place a large potted plant on top and it will seem smaller.

+1

Integrate into the room design.

Also point out that in a 20X10X8 room that the sub takes up maybe 4 cubic feet out 1600.

She can't let you use 0.25% of the total volume of the room on a sub?

She has to have 99.75 PLUS of the room?
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A long time ago my wife wanted to replace my 70"s speakers with small speakers.
Knowing Sam's had a no questions asked return policy I bought a Bose Acoustimass system.
Took it home, set it up very carefully.... wifey was very happy until I started playing music.
Packed it back up, returned it, and about 8 or 9 years later when the old speakers needed to be replaced I got no grief over the RF-83's, in fact she helped pick them out.

If she really does not like the sub, you might consider getting one that is even bigger, putting a real nice "throw" over it and calling it a table or display stand.
Then its a win win, you get a better sub and she gets to decorate it.

FWIW I am not trying to be funny, but there are ways for everyone to be happy.

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Prior planning gentlemen, prior planning. Always lay the ground work ahead of time so it is no surprise. Told wifey when she was a girl friend I like music and we decorate around the speakers so we can listen to nice stuff. 20+ years and yes she is a gem.
JBL studio monitors in the living room.
Surround sound in the rec room w 61" TV
Powered monitors and subs in the basement.
Next up, bedroom system.
yesssssssssssssss.

THIS. Before I get something new I drop it into a conversation and explain the benefits (I generally use one of two lines for almost everything: it will make movies more theater-like, or it will make music sound much better). I dunno. Just my opinion here, but IMHO there needs to be ground rules for the house. In my house, my office and the family room (theater room) are mine, and she gets the rest of the house. That doesnt negate the need to somewhat satisfy her taste also, but its a good ground rule. I dont go into the laundry room and start rearranging or replacing things because I dont like the way it looks. Nor do I comment about how the bedroom or the kitchen is organized. Those are her rooms. And sometimes, and non-PC as this may be, sometimes you just gotta play the husband card (Honey, Im doing it this way. End of conversation). Of course there are ways of saying that in a positive and non-offensive way
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hi its phillip, noticed the door is behind the left speaker. so do you move it everytime you need to go out of the room? sorry for the ot

That's actually the door to my closet. There's enough clearance for the door to open without touching the speaker

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Tell her you could trade it out for a matched set of 15's, you know, to balance the look of the room out a bit.

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Ok so it seems my wife is less than happy with my latest purchase - Polk PSW505. The problem is she thinks it's too large "physically".

Any suggestions on a smaller replacement sub for under $250?

Thanks!


FYI, I LOVE the way the 505 shakes my couch. Sucks to be (maybe) losing it.


Well in my case three pairs of shoes did the trick ... now she is a happy camper and I am enjoying my two Outlaws .. always plan for this above your toys budget ...
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Awesome. I can't wait to get my RC-50s and RC-LCR. I saw your picture previously on head-fi, I think. It was one of things that convinced me

One thing you might like that I'm going to try. I had my TV on top of my old center channel, too. I just got this stand in from Amazon. Looks like the RC-LCR will just fit inside of it (by about half an inch of clearance in width and height). If you are interested, PM me in a week or so and I can let you know if it worked.

What's the size of your TV? That table is rated for a 20" TV, 60lb max weight..
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I don't even think 20" CRTs were close to 60lbs, so I bet your average 46" and below lcd would fit on it just fine

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Can you squeeze in/ hide a couple of these?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290034
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how about this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-Su...ht_2945wt_1037

I also hate in these threads how people bash the OP for WAF. Not everybody's relationships are the same and we all have our pain points. If WAF wasn't real, there wouldn't be a term like WAF
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I also hate in these threads how people bash the OP for WAF. Not everybody's relationships are the same and we all have our pain points. If WAF wasn't real, there wouldn't be a term like WAF

So true.

I am dating someone right now that doesn't like to physically see her TV in her livingroom when she is not watching it. So a 25" tube TV is hidden behind cabinet doors. I am slowly making some headway on changing that.

She does have a 37" LCD on the wall of her bedroom though. I had to show her how to watch HD channels on it instead of the SD channels.

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Can you squeeze in/ hide a couple of these?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290034

Why would he waste his money with those pieces of junk?

Dumb enough to spend lots of cash on this junk!
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Everyone has missed the obvious.....explain to her that this is one of those cases where SIZE MATTERS!!!

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It's just as much your house as it's yours. It's called compromising and coming to agreement on things. She has her interests and you have yours. A sub is a small price to pay.

I don't have a wife to put up with at the moment but if any girl I'm dating starts putting up certain restrictions with interests of mine and it's destined for a failure from my point of view.

You can do it, talk it over and keep the sub!!!

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What's the size of your TV? That table is rated for a 20" TV, 60lb max weight..

Older 50 lb Phillips 42" LCD. Works fine. I read reviews on Amazon where people had been using it with larger flat panels. Just have to make certain the stand base on the TV will fit on the top. It's very stable. Here's a quick pick of it with a B&W CC6 in it.



To improve stability and weight bearing, I did remove the plastic swivel platter off the bottom and replaced it with the little stick 'em furniture pads underneath the corners. I don't want the TV to move. I just want the center channel there. Now just crossing my fingers that the RC-LCR fits
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Just show her a picture of my subwoofer:



Then she'll be fine with the size of your puny box!!!

Dumb enough to spend lots of cash on this junk!
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I guess I'm one of the lucky ones. My girlfriend loves my HT equipment. Perhaps she's a keeper.
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Older 50 lb Phillips 42" LCD. Works fine. I read reviews on Amazon where people had been using it with larger flat panels. Just have to make certain the stand base on the TV will fit on the top. It's very stable. Here's a quick pick of it with a B&W CC6 in it.



To improve stability and weight bearing, I did remove the plastic swivel platter off the bottom and replaced it with the little stick 'em furniture pads underneath the corners. I don't want the TV to move. I just want the center channel there. Now just crossing my fingers that the RC-LCR fits

I have a Pioneer center that is 8 inches in height. What is the exact amount of height available in that shelf?
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I guess I'm one of the lucky ones. My girlfriend loves my HT equipment. Perhaps she's a keeper.

You're so naïve.

Recall love is blind; is suppresses the activity of the areas of the brain that control critical thought, especially in regards to the visual appearance of home theatre equipment. The original poster asked about his wife, not his girlfriend, and is probably too busy with this hobby to find the time to be intimate with her.

Ludwig Borne put it best when he said, "A sweetheart is milk, a bride is butter and a wife is cheese."
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I'm glad my wife doesn't mind HT.


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I have a Pioneer center that is 8 inches in height. What is the exact amount of height available in that shelf?

Sorry. Approximately 7 7/8".

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Sorry. Approximately 7 7/8".

Dang. That's the exact height of my Pioneer. Maybe if I used some of that product that Chevy Chase put on his sled in Christmas Vacation, I could make it fit.
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Dang. That's the exact height of my Pioneer. Maybe if I used some of that product that Chevy Chase put on his sled in Christmas Vacation, I could make it fit.

I have a window right behind my TV, and so there is no good way to mount it other than drilling into the frame to create some kind of support. It's a 100-year-old house with original shellac finish on the window frame, so I'm not going to do that. Then when you think of all the people that rent that can't drill holes in walls for TV mounts either, it's too bad someone doesn't make a few items like this for center channels in different sizes and finishes. Seems like there would be a market for it.

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