That's not a problem. A problem is when they don't support you audio interest.
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The harder you try to comvince her of something, the more
she will resist, right? Why not arrange for a surprise home audition
of a piece? Make sure everything is set up properly before she listens.
Your statement of intent, to her... "What really matters is the sound we get in own setting (right, Sweetheart)."
Let us know how this goes!
To be serious for a moment, since you have to save up for the Joule, make a few more trips to the dealer and listen to the Joule for as long as you can to see if that first impression sticks over the long haul. Also, if you are planning on buying the Joule from this dealer, he should let you take the amp home to audition.
What model Dalis did you get?
Tomcy6 has a great idea. An in home audition! What a concept!!!
Yep, Markpao is also on target...you NEED this woman bro. I & some others assumed that you put "girlfriend problems" in the subject line as a joke...haha. Cause we have had "real" girlfriend problems...haha
Hope you both enjoy lots of great music in the future!
It is clear to me that your girl friend has become way to involved in you " hobby, love, past time, free time ..not sure what to call it..You need to think for your self, man up as they say you need to get advice from those people you really trust, ..the goners .God Bless Them .
She is not your friend consider her your future X wife...
Rockadanny - send her to me
Tortilla - bring home the cheapest receiver you can find plus the best ring you can afford and ask for her hand. Explain to her, I love that you are so interested in my audio hobby and I want to share this with you forever so I got you this ring. Audio means absolutely nothing to me unless I have you in my life. She's already suportive of your hobby which is what we all want from our mates and with this move, she'll forever be your audio ally. She may then realize that the Joule is just a possession and not so important and perhaps may leave the decisions on audio up to you.....either way, she's a keeper.
Help! I'm ready to explode. My wife just got it into her head that she needs to decorate my sound room. She wants to move my coach, hang pics, put a IKEA cheapo table in the room -- all while I'm listening to my rig. It has taken me months to tweak the position of the coach and speakers. There has to be some place I can have some peace and quiet!! Oooppss, here she comes. Gotta go. Bye.
Help. I showed my wife these posts and she said lets take some money out of our RRSP's and get me a great system too. Well, I love my music-but I do not want to spend my "retirement" funds to buy new gear that will be obsolete in 5 years. With the upgrades in chips, transistors, digital--even speaker cones will be revolutionized with new much stronger and stiffer than steel fabrics. I have to say no--but very gently--help.
I really enjoyed this thread, laughing out of the chair!, Hey, I am blessed with such a great woman!, she loves audio so much, she paid by her self $3,152.38 to renew my Krell 700cx amp, she is also a musician too!, man can she sing!, plays an up-right bass, claranet,etc.., she is totally with the high-end audio hobby, 12 years younger than me too!
Audiolabrynth -- let's switch. R u ready for this?? I was playing an unusually well recorded CD of a medley of familiar Mozart overtures. My wife said they were depressing. Huh??
So ... I got even. I have a well recorded CD of the best of Cheryl Crowe. I turned up the speaker gain and the sub gain too. The kitchen floor was shaking. My wife started screaming at me. She even made me sit on a kitchen chair so I could feel the floor vibrations. Yeah -- the chair was shaking too. Man .. the house was rockin.'
Well ... she won that battle, but I had a good private chuckle. Was it worth it?? Of course. :)
My friend, you are both blessed and cursed to have a significant other who appreciates high-fidelity! My wife could give a rats a** about sound, and thinks Im nuts However, if she had an interest, I can just imagine her pouring through AudiogoN barking out orders to try this, and sell that, and then trying to agree on what is the sound of choice I would probably be driven down the road to insanity, perhaps happily But for now, Ill covet the corner of sound to my own ears and get back to the thread.
I dont know what type of Dalis youre running, I have been running a pair of Dali Euphonia MS4s for about 6 years and these are some power hungry fellas. I think I have meet their needs with a Bryston 4BSST Pro, this has handled the load quite respectively for the last 5 years. My pre-amp is a tubed Cary SLP-98; so far the two have played very nicely together. The Cary brings in warmth and color with nice staging. The Byston lurks very quietly but is always ready to provide a whole lot of slam when needed. Good luck in the continual quest! Cheers
Ok folks, since I alluded to this on another post, I might as well spill the beans. As a result of a most unexpected and most generous offer from another member of this forum, I have acquired a Joule-Electra VZN-80 (serial number 001 no less). It was sitting in storage, in need of some repair to restore it to full operating potential. Currently, it's awaiting a full diagnosis and repair but I have confidence that this unit will be returned to its former glory.
If the gentleman who bestowed upon me this great gift would like to step forward and tip his hat, I'll leave him to it, otherwise I'll respect his privacy and leave it at that.
In the meantime I'll pepper the forums with newbie questions about OTL setup and do's and don'ts!