Gucci Hand Bag - $199
Diamond Stud Earrings -$599

A wife who won't give you grief over your stereo equipment purchases - PRICELESS

For everything else there's Mastercard.

What's in your plans for Christmas? ;o)
Finally some good speaker wire, power cable and ic's...I'll bet that these things are the ones that you married men have a real hard time getting by the wife...LOL. I better build my system before I get hitched.

Nothin' now. I got my gift (for myself) early this year in the form of a new pair of Magnepan 3.6R's to replace my long-in-the-tooth MGIII's. Now- for everybody else -there's Mastercard!
A new cd burner. But that's only 'cause my old one died!
New tubes for my pre-amp and amp!
Tons od SACD disc, and a diapason speaker.
a new wife
Leoinstereo,I'm possibly looking for a new or used wife. Care to trade even,as-is,used but mint condition? Just kidding,ha,ha.I will consider a nice power cord for her, though.
Lots of love for my family and friends. I can buy stereo anytime.

Better you than me, I guess.

I know this...... if my wife walks in the house with a $200.00 Gucci Bag, a pair of shoes that costs about as much as her new Gucci Bag, and a pair of $600.00 earrings, she had better not EVEN open her damn mouth if I decide to purchase a new SACD player next year. Women have to realize, men do not go out here to work day in and day out for about two weeks, and then all we do is go home and give it (meaning all of the money that WE go out and earn) to them for them to spend on what they want, without us getting what we want in the bargain. I mean, that kind of shit would just burn me the f**k up. If my wife (which I am lucky that I don't have one yet) thinks that only the money goes to her, and I don't get any out the deal, hey, then she's got another thing coming. I am surely going to get me something that I want as well.

And for me, what that something is will be an SACD Player, and maybe....... either an REL Strata III Sub for my KEF Reference 102 Speaker System, or a pair of Vandersteen 2Ce Signatures with endcaps finished in cherry or mahogany.

Sorry if we hit a nerve Charles. I just felt so fortunate to have an understanding wife, that I don't mind spending some on her every now and then. For designer handbags and diamond earrings. Oops. Almost forgot. Cashmere sweater.
I'm not even telling you guys what my wife got for Christmas.I'd never hear the last of it with phrases like," Hey, Sherod! Do you ever take your apron off?"
There isn't a system out there as valuable as a good wife! I'll keep both the wife and my system, in that order too.

We're trying to keep the costs down this year so my wife suggested getting eachother a digital camera. She doesn't ask for much so she will be getting as nice digital camera. I've been looking at the Nikon, Fuji, and Sony, I'm just not sure which one will be best for us.

Merry CHRISTmas!
I am fortunate that I have wife who is a musician and doesn't mind me being a gear freak. We went from a 15 year old Onkyo receiver and Paradigm Mini-Monitors to auditioning some higher end stuff. After listening to some 2k JM Labs and B&W's she responds, I bet we could get so much more if we doubled our investment (god love her).

We ended up with Thiel CS2.4's, an assortment of IC's and speaker cable, a new Rotel receiver (that will be upgraded to Bryston) plus a smattering of vintage tube gear. We went from a shit system to having music in 3 rooms.....Did I mention I love my wife?
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