Well, today is a bittersweet day in my life with Cat12s. For the past three years these speakers have given me a lot of joy. I've sat in front of them and teared up several times, spent hours and beers with friends in front of them, listened to them with my daughter in the womb and now at one year old and she seems to love the sweet sounds they make as much as me. Heck, these speakers practically birthed her while my wife was in labor and we were listening to everything from Live (her favorite band) to Sade to keep her mind off the contractions, lol.
But, today, I pulled the trigger on the JBL M2s. I've been lusting after that speaker for a while, and two people (who I will not mention, lol) pushed me over the edge with their back-to-back comparo thoughts. I've heard the M2s on a few occasions and they are a phenomenal speaker. Every time I heard it I would wish I had it, but I couldn't bring myself to buy it when the Cats were just sooooo close. Alas, today was the day I decided I had to have it.
So, this week, whilst I await the arrival of my new toys, I will be tearing up spending many nights with my old babies saying goodbye to them. I'm not listing them for sale quite yet on the off chance I decide not to keep the M2s. I don't think that's likely, but...I suppose I could have a change of heart. Who knows, maybe I'll just keep both...supposing my wife doesn't threaten divorce, lol. Actually, though, she's a little upset because the M2 is certainly not as pretty as my rose nut Cats. She said, "ugh, at least the ones you have now look like furniture, now you're just going to have big ugly boxes in the room." Well, they will probably get hidden in the corners, lol...I'll have a little re-arranging to do.
And thus possibly ends a terrific three years with a wonderful pair of speakers. Mark, thanks for everything you've done and thanks for creating something that punches way above its weight class! I can't believe the speaker that finally tempted me away costs twice as much! I also can't believe my wife let me open the wallet that wide, she's so great to me! She said, "well, ultimately you're going to buy them anyway, so, whatever." Precious that she supports my...habit. It may cost me my pool table, but I don't play it much anyway and I'm so out of practice that when I do, I stink, so.... On the plus side, if I sell that, my baby girl gets that room to play in and I get all her toys out of my speaker's domain, haha!