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Old 26th February 2014, 06:31 PM   #41
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.....well in reality it is a fidelity issue honey. I'm gathering that fidelity is not that big a deal to you, so small unobtrusive speakers it is then.
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Old 26th February 2014, 11:13 PM   #42
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Old 27th February 2014, 01:03 AM   #43
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For women I suggest KISS. Visual simplicity is the key to WAF....no shiny drivers no protruding horns or knobs.
Grill cloth and cabinet colors that suit the decor. No 'oil derricks' or 'traffic lights' will do.
If your speakers do not draw attention to themselves you always have the option of changing them without the wife noticing. It is cheaper to change your speakers than your wife.


This is the advice I should have followed before my last divorce.
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Old 27th February 2014, 06:08 AM   #44
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For women I suggest KISS. Visual simplicity is the key to WAF....no shiny drivers no protruding horns or knobs.
Grill cloth and cabinet colors that suit the decor. No 'oil derricks' or 'traffic lights' will do.
If your speakers do not draw attention to themselves you always have the option of changing them without the wife noticing. It is cheaper to change your speakers than your wife.


This is the advice I should have followed before my last divorce.
This is my experience as well, that visual simplicity is good, and that the speaker should blend in with the decor.

Never heard of KISS, are you refering to this speaker:
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Old 27th February 2014, 09:02 AM   #45
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@ Anton. KISS = Keep It Simple Sir.
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Old 27th February 2014, 09:12 AM   #46
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These are absolutely awesome. You can cover them to meet your taste

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Old 27th February 2014, 01:38 PM   #47
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@ Anton. KISS = Keep It Simple Sir.
The original, politically & socially incorrect version, "Keep It Simple Stupid"
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Old 27th February 2014, 03:09 PM   #48
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Anytime my wife complains about my hobby, aka being a speaker widow, I simply say: Honey, you know where I am, what I'm doing and you have complete control over the remote control, but you're right, I should consider some other hobby like skydiving or motorcycle racing.

Works like a charm. Besides, I do try and show an interest in her things and she appreciates that.
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Old 27th February 2014, 03:31 PM   #49
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I do not have WAF problem, but if I may suggest a nice looking and great sounding speaker, I would copy a Marantz LS-85. It always looked sleak to me, so I suppose female would like it as well...well you can ask yours first if she likes it. I am working on the copy right now, built an ugly prototype, its time to make it final. I got Betsy WOW, and a great ribbon tweeter, almost matching in sensitivity, ~93 dB, so it will be high-ish efficiency 2-way monitor, and if I decide to add sub later, it will be great...
Just a suggestion.
https://www.google.com/search?q=mara...w=1280&bih=843
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I do not have WAF problem, but if I may suggest a nice looking and great sounding speaker, I would copy a Marantz LS-85. It always looked sleak to me, so I suppose female would like it as well...well you can ask yours first if she likes it. I am working on the copy right now, built an ugly prototype, its time to make it final. I got Betsy WOW, and a great ribbon tweeter, almost matching in sensitivity, ~93 dB, so it will be high-ish efficiency 2-way monitor, and if I decide to add sub later, it will be great...
Just a suggestion.
https://www.google.com/search?q=mara...w=1280&bih=843
Look forward to seeing your build. Sounds like a nice setup with subtle (or not so improvements that can be made over the original. Have to love the higher efficiency/dynamic capability
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