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Originally Posted by UGAd13 View Post

It's easy... just have a pregnant wife on bed rest for the last 3 months of the pregnancy. Take care of your 2 1/2 yr old boy, do all housework, yard work, and grocery shopping while working 40+ hours a week. Then, mention in passing that since we'll be sending more time at the house with our young family you'd like for them to have the same enjoyment that you had as a child watching movies with your family... Next, drop hints of what type of new gear you want for Christmas but then say it's too expensive to get all at once. She may say "well, you've been working hard and you deserve some new stuff".
That may not work for everyone, but it worked for me.
I just replaced my old DLP that died with a bigger and better plasma and I think my wife is starting to enjoy the TV/movie watching experience a lot more, which helps too.
We’re both sort of low maintenance and just go-with-the-flow types and she’s not impressed with expensive things (saves me $$$ in jewelry!). We’d both rather rent a condo on a beach for 2 weeks than spend $ on frivolous things so anytime we have a bigger purchase ($300+ or so) we talk about it first. As most have stated already, marriage is about compromise and understanding. It’s not about who wins or loses.

Marriage definitely is all about compromises with toys, money and hobbies.


Side note - Georgia is going to club Nebraska.
post #62 of 91
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Side note - Georgia is going to club Nebraska.
Nebraska? The same Nebraska that lost 70-31 to a 8-5 (4-4) Wisconsin? That Nebraska?
post #63 of 91
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do any of your wifes make you get bookshelf speakers because they hate how much space that the floor standing speakers take?
post #64 of 91
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when getting the wife approval factor do they get mad if you want a 15 inch powered sub? do they make you get a 8 or 10 inch only, but no bigger?
post #65 of 91
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Do any of your wifes tell you no subwoofers at all because they hate all of the bass? I have read stories on here before about wifes who hate subwoofers in general.
post #66 of 91
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when getting the wife approval factor do they get mad if you want a 15 inch powered sub? do they make you get a 8 or 10 inch only, but no bigger?

No
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Do any of your wifes tell you no subwoofers at all because they hate all of the bass? I have read stories on here before about wifes who hate subwoofers in general.

No.




biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif I found a keeper.
post #67 of 91
My home theater is in it's own room. The wife understands it's my room and I put In it what I please. She respects my space and she even takes in a movie with me sometimes.
post #68 of 91
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I've simply never understood why either spouse tries to tell the other what to do. If I want to go out and buy speakers or add something to the entertainment center, there should be no debate. On the same hand, if she wants to hang pictures or place nick knacks around the house, I really don't give a sh*t either. As long as it's financially sound and isn't draining the bank account, I don't see why either party cares that much. That said, I'm not married, but have had plenty of steady girlfriends and lived with a few and from the start, I made it clear, that we are not parents to one and other. If someone wants to buy something, more power to them. I'm not going to tell them what they can and can't do. As long as one or the other isn't knocking a wall down in the house without discussing or spending all of the money. The end. I married or am dating to enjoy someone's company and life, not have them mother me for the rest of my life and tell me what I can and can't buy with my money! Sorry for the rant, but these wife approval factor discussions always piss me off to no end. LOL!

Upgrading equipment and climbing to the top is in our blood, and we cannot stop this activity. LOL. New technology comes in to play every day that will perhaps put us closer to the music, or let us become more involved in a movie. Many partners are simply not moving along in the same rhythm that we are. If left alone, they would go on listening to, and enjoying their MP3's and their stock car radio's. Thanks to us, their hero's, they are blessed, and don't even realize it.
post #69 of 91
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espo does your wife usually approve your upgrading every year? what was the biggest upgrade that she let you purchase to climb to the top?
post #70 of 91
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ugad what speakers did the wife approve for you when you bought them?
post #71 of 91
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Nalow what was your favorite speaker that the wife approved and let you buy? do you have a favorite model or series?
post #72 of 91
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gregzoll why did the wife make fun of you for upgrading your front speakers? what did you have before the upgrade?
post #73 of 91
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Nebraska? The same Nebraska that lost 70-31 to a 8-5 (4-4) Wisconsin? That Nebraska?

Why, don't you think Georgia will win?

Georgia is going to pound Nebraska into nothingness.
post #74 of 91
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prime316 does she have a music room full of nice speakers also? I noticed that a lot of peoples wifes are into the good sound from speakers also. I wonder if any of them have nice speakers and receivers in a woman cave to bring female friends to hang out with.
post #75 of 91
My wife just wants me to ask her first, before any major purchases, which I have no problem respecting. I have been a Klipsch fanatic since I got into home theater. The only reason my wife hates upgrading is because she is now a big Klipsch fan and gets attached to the speakers I buy. Whenever I upgrade, my previous speakers go to my parents.
post #76 of 91
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ugad what speakers did the wife approve for you when you bought them?
DefTech ProCin 60 - small & cheap. Also getting a new receiver - Denon AVR-1613

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Why, don't you think Georgia will win?
Georgia is going to pound Nebraska into nothingness.
Yes... honestly, I misread your post at first. Sort of just skimmed over it. Thought you wrote it the other way around... oops.
post #77 of 91
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prime316 does she have a music room full of nice speakers also? I noticed that a lot of peoples wifes are into the good sound from speakers also. I wonder if any of them have nice speakers and receivers in a woman cave to bring female friends to hang out with.

No, two rooms would be too much. She's a publisher/author so I have to deal with bookshelves all over the place. She has a library in addition to those bookshelves. She reads like 3 books a day.
post #78 of 91
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oh cool what kind of stuff does she write? can I see it on amazon?
post #79 of 91
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oh cool what kind of stuff does she write? can I see it on amazon?

May not be something you're interested in but then again I don't know your gender...lol.

She writes/publishes romance novels mainly. I believe she has a few books on Amazon.
post #80 of 91
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lol prime I am male.
post #81 of 91
funny stuff...

When we got our house, I claimed one room then, and told wifey she could have the rest of the house to decorate as she chose. She also has entire bookshelves full of romance novels... double stacked, no less... 5 so far. I say nothing. rolleyes.gif

Happy with the current set-up, so no upgrades planned, but moving up to Audyssey XT32 from MultiEQ would probably be my next step. I'd have to come across a great deal to justify that expense, however. Maybe butt-kickers... smile.gif ...
post #82 of 91
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I think that you will like Audyssey better wlhungdude. I hear people say how great it is on here.
post #83 of 91
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prime to bad you and wlhungdude aren't in closer states. you two could hang out in the man cave and the women talk about cool romance novels in the other room.
post #84 of 91
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I agree espo this new technology is pretty cool and makes you want to upgrade.
post #85 of 91
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nalow is that the cartoon character space ghost on your profile pic?
post #86 of 91
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ugad who got clubbed nebraska or wisconsin?
post #87 of 91
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No
No.
biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifI found a keeper.

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post #88 of 91
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any more stories of peoples recent wife approval factors since it's getting close to christmas?
post #89 of 91
Got the RW-12D to upgrade from my KLH 10 inch. She hated the orange cone and it is nearly twice as big as the old sub. Also my main speakers are espresso and the RW-12D is black ash. Fired it up on War of the Worlds and it wasn't as impressive as we thought it was going to be. Things were looking grim. So I moved the sub around the room, changed the phase to match the fronts and re-did Audessy with the new position and phase changes. Huge difference. Now the sub sounds amazing and she's getting used to the look. Just gotta keep the cover on. Also my cat loves the port when hard bass is hitting. WAF - 2.5/5. Still worth it.
post #90 of 91
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psycholis that is a great win at getting the waf. anyone else get wife approval factor for purchases this weekend?
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