I may have used a bit of psychology, but it seems to have worked out. I did my research, narrowed down my list and basically knew what I wanted. This was my call, with the caveat that ours too could not look like a "spaceship."
I took her to the local electronics shop and showed her the biggest Kefs they had in the showroom floor - Q900's. They weren't "too too big" and she was sort of accepting of it, although the $2,000/pr pricing had her concerned, given I had planned and talked to her about a 7.2 setup.
Then I took her to a high-end shop and showed her the Martin Logan EM-ESL speakers. Needless to say, these were much more "space ship" and even higher priced. She didn't say a lot, but I could tell she was worried.
Next stop - new dishwasher. She had been complaining about ours for months - wasn't getting things clean as much as "wet." Got the fancy-schmancy one - stainless steel, 103 jets, super quiet, all that...
Then I bought the RSL Speakers 9.2 rig (they're 7.1 system plus their 2.1 "Studio Monitor System" giving me double-driven LCRs and single-driver surrounds all around. Basically came to $4000 for the speakers. $1100 for the receiver. Another $300 for wires, cables and mounts. Much less than the Martin Logan rig would have been, even with the dishwasher's cost.
7.1 Surround system: http://rslspeakers.com/store/rsl-7-1-theater-system-36.html
2.1 Studio Monitors: http://rslspeakers.com/store/stereo-systems-and-subwoofers/rsl-studio-monitor-system.html
She was so relieved she actually installed them for me (all wall mounted) - I took that as a good sign.
Anyway - we are both happy and "Family Movie Night" is one of our favourite pastimes! I'll take that For The Win!
I felt pretty good at the end of it. Got a great setup, powered by the TX-NR929. Next purchase will be a new Blu-ray player (don't have the Oppo yet, but the BDP-103D is next!) Sent from my iPhone using HTShack
I don't think my wife will be saying that to me... But I still love her, as she puts up with a lot from me! :TAs for WAF, I have a keeper. I built a home theater with two 12" ported subs and two 15" ported subs. After watching a few movies I asked her what she though. She said "Great. But we need bigger subs." Out went the ported 12's and in came a pair of ported 18's. I love my wife! :T
Does she have a sister???!!!! lolAs for WAF, I have a keeper. I built a home theater with two 12" ported subs and two 15" ported subs. After watching a few movies I asked her what she though. She said "Great. But we need bigger subs." Out went the ported 12's and in came a pair of ported 18's. I love my wife! :T