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Old 8th September 2008, 04:32 AM   #1
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Default I'm gonna have to learn to consider WAF

So, this weekend I got on one knee and popped the question to the girlfriend! I suppose I should get a head start and begin considering WAF in my projects. Any advice, audio/video related, or not, as I take this plunge? (I've already been told that my case-less ps1 cd player will not be allowed in our first home, hehe)

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Old 8th September 2008, 10:58 AM   #2
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Congratulations!!!!!!!!

How it works with my wife is ask her what she would like to see. If she can't answer, next time your out shopping and come along related equipment, ask her what she likes and most important, why.

You will score brownie point because:

1) you include her
2) you're interested in her opinion
3) you trust her input

Or at least you're making the appearance that you do

Niceley finished wood is almost always a hit

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Well it's a good thing I am as capable a wood worker as I am when it comes to electronics, well, at least I think it's a good thing...

Do most of you guys get approval prior to starting to project, or do you just finish it and then deal with the result?
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I show the wife wood samples I've pre finished and ask her which she likes.

Chassis work has no WAF if the tubes are showing, nor do exposed speaker drivers, so it's always a 50/50 - she's happy with the wood, I'm happy with the tubes or sound.

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I show the wife wood samples I've pre finished and ask her which she likes.

Chassis work has no WAF if the tubes are showing, nor do exposed speaker drivers, so it's always a 50/50 - she's happy with the wood, I'm happy with the tubes or sound.

Cheers!

That is actually an excellent idea! I have yet to discuss the fiances opinion of tubes, or is it just an assumed fact that they will not share our opinions on glowing tubes being amazing to see. IMO if it has tubes the tubes have to be visible...

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Do most of you guys get approval prior to starting to project, or do you just finish it and then deal with the result?
Get approval all along the way. I've even made cardboard mockups before to show my wife the scale we were dealing with. Last night I brought in raw cabinets and set them on stands so she could stare at them and decide what color she wants them.

We each have things that are not up for debate, but most times we're able to work out a creative solution that meets both of our needs, like equipment racks hidden in cabinets, subwoofers disguised as end tables, absorption materials hidden in window treatments, etc.. Women just seem averse to the beauty of exposed audio gear on display as art .

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Congratulations! The real problem will begin when the baby arrives. Say goodbye to exposed tubes, speakers without stout grillecloths, class A amps (hot), towers that can be pulled over...
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Geek please this is a forum for the whole family!
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Ahem... it's all about give and take. Why should she be the one to dictate everything. Marriage is a battle and by caving in this early you are setting a precarious precedent!!
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Get approval all along the way. I've even made cardboard mockups before to show my wife the scale we were dealing with. Last night I brought in raw cabinets and set them on stands so she could stare at them and decide what color she wants them.

We each have things that are not up for debate, but most times we're able to work out a creative solution that meets both of our needs, like equipment racks hidden in cabinets, subwoofers disguised as end tables, absorption materials hidden in window treatments, etc.. Women just seem averse to the beauty of exposed audio gear on display as art .

Congrats on the engagement!
I like the cardboard mockup idea, and color is a good choice to be left to her as well. I have come to begin to understand your last sentence when one day I was drooling over a pair of Joe Rasmussen's Elsinore speakers, which I plan to build sometime after the wedding, and she commented "but you can see the speaker...". I don't want to imagine her response to a pair of open baffles...


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Congratulations! The real problem will begin when the baby arrives. Say goodbye to exposed tubes, speakers without stout grillecloths, class A amps (hot), towers that can be pulled over...
Thank god that's a long ways off! I don't plan on having children until we have a house with a spare room that can become "Daddy's room". I room that the door can remain closed and the baby can remain out unless supervised!

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Ahem... it's all about give and take. Why should she be the one to dictate everything. Marriage is a battle and by caving in this early you are setting a precarious precedent!!
Bas, I must say, I like the way you think! Point taken!

Thanks for the advice and the congratulations guys! Out of curiosity, do any of you have wives that enjoy listening as much as you do?

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