]But she just doesn't squeal with excitement like I do when I get a new toy. She will however smile that I'm smiling and happy. At the same time though, she helps to keep my dreams in line and helps me make rational desicions. Because I can easily drain my savings on new gear every few months.
That is bang on, she talked me out of getting a second mortage for this
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Yes it is a shared space, the whole house is. The main living room has a simple 2.1 system with speakers that have style points, which was important for me, she would have caved in for Halbreth, but I wanted something slightly cool looking.
Yes it is my right to hang out in the living room and listen to music. But how am I supposed to do that with her constant clattering in the kitchen, or yakking on the phone for hours on end? Enter the man-cave, an essential part of the home, where we can get away from all that noise, and just chill and listen to some tunes. Do really care about the colour of the walls, etc? Not really. Infact I left the car shopping to her, cause as far as I am concerned if it is not a Bently or a MacLaren, its just a car to get you to work and back, do not care
The funny this, when I start talking about upgrades, something not sounding quite right, or whatever latest audiophilitis malady I have been afflicted with. She says things like. "Oh Gawd, when are you going to be happy, this entire constant pi$$ing around, you are always fiddling with something or the other, YOUR HT set up sounds great.
And when her friends come over for movie night, I am banished to the main floor, cause frankly chances are its a chick flick....I have heard her on the phone.."Hey wanna come over and watch a flick on MY kick-a$$ HT? Her friends think SHE has a great HT :Dset-up.
It’s all good, relationships are give and take. Metelguy has a definite point, one that I can see, but by the grace of God will never experience.
I do not ask for permission either, but as a courtisy to the love of my life, I do tell her about my latest crush. Right now it is a 5 channel amp from Butler Audio, which I explained would mean getting new speakers, and a new processor, cause frankly its all about the 50% on speakers, 25% on the amp, and 25% on the processor. It is a scientific ratio, and I cannot do anything about it...and there is absolutely no wiggle room concerning the ratio