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#329795 - 11/28/10 11:35 AM How *NOT* to negotiate with your wife
Hansang Offline
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So as I mentioned, I'm moving to a new condo. As we were trying to figure out where to mount the TV in the bedroom, I said, boy, On-Wall speakers would really look nice, don't you think? Which then elicited the typical wife-answer of "no, the TV speakers are just fine"

To make a long story short, she agreed to get the M22 On Wall speakers. Then I said, oh, we gotta get the VP150 On Wall as well. To which she replied "it'll look stupid with the TV surrounded by speakers....all boxed in like that."

So then this braniac shot back with "well, if we can't have the standard L/R/C, then there's no reason to get it"

She stood up, walked away with "that works for me!"

D'OH!!!!!!


Does anyone have a nice pic of in/on-Wall M22's and 150?


Edited by Hansang (11/28/10 11:36 AM)
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#329796 - 11/28/10 11:45 AM Re: How *NOT* to negotiate with your wife [Re: Hansang]
Lampshade Offline
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You are better off with just the left and right. If you get the center, then you will want surrounds and a sub too!

Also, I would get a hammer and knock big holes in the wall where the speakers would go. Tell her the choices are speakers or holes. (I moved my speakers when my wife moved in.)
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#329799 - 11/28/10 01:36 PM Re: How *NOT* to negotiate with your wife [Re: Hansang]
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I've posted pics in the past of my setup. Here's the link to one of the threads.

There are also a few installs of the in/on walls that are much fancier looking than my fairly plain install. Hopefully those guys can post link as well for you.

Good luck!
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#329801 - 11/28/10 02:19 PM Re: How *NOT* to negotiate with your wife [Re: cb919]
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Honestly, if I were just doing on-walls flanking a wall-mounted flat panel, I would only be looking at L & R anyway.

I don't see a need for a center when the L & R are only separated by the width of a screen, unless, as was said, surrounds and a sub are being added as well for a full HT experience.
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#329803 - 11/28/10 03:11 PM Re: How *NOT* to negotiate with your wife [Re: MarkSJohnson]
tehghost132 Offline
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I would just get a divorce. :p

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#329807 - 11/28/10 03:48 PM Re: How *NOT* to negotiate with your wife [Re: tehghost132]
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I think 2 channels would be sufficient.
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#329808 - 11/28/10 04:03 PM Re: How *NOT* to negotiate with your wife [Re: tehghost132]
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Originally Posted By: tehghost132
I would just get a divorce. :p


Best thing I ever did! wink

My advise is that it’s better to beg forgiveness than ask permission at that price point. If she wants a divorce over a set of speakers then your marriage was doomed anyway.
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#329816 - 11/28/10 08:23 PM Re: How *NOT* to negotiate with your wife [Re: grunt]
Hansang Offline
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Boy...some bitter (ex) married folks on this board! smile


Good point about the center channel (L/R distance etc.) So I just placed the M22 On-Wall speakers.

Thanks all.
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#329840 - 11/29/10 10:44 AM Re: How *NOT* to negotiate with your wife [Re: cb919]
Hansang Offline
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Originally Posted By: cb919
I've posted pics in the past of my setup. Here's the link to one of the threads.

There are also a few installs of the in/on walls that are much fancier looking than my fairly plain install. Hopefully those guys can post link as well for you.

Good luck!



BTW, Thanks for the link! I tried searching for it, but that didn't really pan out!
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#329862 - 11/29/10 01:12 PM Re: How *NOT* to negotiate with your wife [Re: Hansang]
Nick B Offline
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While the divorce options suggested are a solution, they also seem a bit extreme. How about you just paint the grills so that it blends with the wall.

http://axiomaudio.com/paint-speaker-grilles.html

In wall speakers with this done would just about disappear. But, having a condo this might not be the best option. If you get on-wall speakers, with a custom finish that your wife picks out and paint the grills then she may be much more happy.

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