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  1. #21
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    If you're single, there's probably little to stop you spending all your spare cash on the hobby if you so wanted. Where as us with other halves just can't do that, else we would end up single! There's loads of stuff I'd like to get, to really get my setup sounding even better and generally go über geek, but most of our funds have to go on other stuff like house, kids etc. Also finding time to try things out and critical listening is difficult to come by (especially with kids), I get enough scorn for the time I spend dusting and cleaning the hifi, compared to the rest of the house...


    That said my other half does enjoy the hifi, when ever I come back from work there's always a big stack of death metal cd's or glam lp's piled up from the days listening...

    Of course were it not for my interest in the hobby, she'd be happy with a £200 Richersounds rig.

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    Yomanze wrote:
    My girlfriend is more critical with regard to "good sound" than I am! She doesn't mess around with anything, but will quickly point out if there are improvements (or the opposite).
    I bought the same model.


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    roll_with_it wrote:
    For me, I would never think about talking anything hifi to a new woman on the scene, unless she asked about it. 99% of the time I reckon any hifi talk would appear geeky, even strange.
    when i met Antoinette i showed her me banana plugs..she musta really liked me..

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    My wonderful wife of 20 years has no interest in the technical side, but she does have a good ear, and forgives me when I go off on a hi-fi reverie every so often.

    She likes it to look nice, and is brutal with criticism. I'm not allowed a Sondek ("It looks like a 70's stereogram") but she likes the little valve amp and the round XA power amps.

    I just have to not stress about her obsession with shoes........
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    i shall ask theboss when he gets back from the gym

    love butch

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    What's all this talkin' to wimmin malarkey? I've never met one as shuts up long enough for me to get a word in edgewise, much less one that showed the slightest interest in whether yer lived or died, much less cobblers like hifi! Only 1 subject of conversation: themselves, incessantly. That's why they breathe through their ears - they never need 'em for listening and that way they can talk and breathe at the same time.

    Wimmin - fine as a cum dump until you get bored of prodding the same old slobberhole, but if it's companionship you want, a stimulating convo yer after, then it's a bloke yer need. In a pub or a curryshop, or just possibly in front of Match of the Day.



    Christ! I'm in one today.

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    Stupinder wrote:
    Yomanze wrote:
    My girlfriend is more critical with regard to "good sound" than I am! She doesn't mess around with anything, but will quickly point out if there are improvements (or the opposite).
    I bought the same model.
    LOL... I did fancy an upgrade, but couldn't handle the increased soundstage...
    British Hi-Fi.

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    Bourney wrote:
    roll_with_it wrote:
    For me, I would never think about talking anything hifi to a new woman on the scene, unless she asked about it. 99% of the time I reckon any hifi talk would appear geeky, even strange.
    when i met Antoinette i showed her me banana plugs..she musta really liked me..
    haha! nice one

    With my ex, she would always try to show interest, which was important for me, but at the same time, it may as well have been an Alba all-in-one.

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    earlofsodbury wrote:
    What's all this talkin' to wimmin malarkey? I've never met one as shuts up long enough for me to get a word in edgewise, much less one that showed the slightest interest in whether yer lived or died, much less cobblers like hifi! Only 1 subject of conversation: themselves, incessantly. That's why they breathe through their ears - they never need 'em for listening and that way they can talk and breathe at the same time.

    Wimmin - fine as a cum dump until you get bored of prodding the same old slobberhole, but if it's companionship you want, a stimulating convo yer after, then it's a bloke yer need. In a pub or a curryshop, or just possibly in front of Match of the Day.


    class Earl..class

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    yeah, my lady doesn't mind me upgrading (well, at least she doesn't say anything!) - but my ex went ape everytime I bought enything - and I'd only just started the hobby and viewing forums etc...!



    edit - in fact I blame her - as she wanted internet access in the house in the first place...
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    but then women have womens hobbies like- shopping for shoes, makeup, washing, ironing, cooking etc...
    want some free chicken breasts? order from here -
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    Bourney wrote:
    earlofsodbury wrote:
    What's all this talkin' to wimmin malarkey? I've never met one as shuts up long enough for me to get a word in edgewise, much less one that showed the slightest interest in whether yer lived or died, much less cobblers like hifi! Only 1 subject of conversation: themselves, incessantly. That's why they breathe through their ears - they never need 'em for listening and that way they can talk and breathe at the same time.

    Wimmin - fine as a cum dump until you get bored of prodding the same old slobberhole, but if it's companionship you want, a stimulating convo yer after, then it's a bloke yer need. In a pub or a curryshop, or just possibly in front of Match of the Day.


    class Earl..class
    cum dump, slobberhole

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    Blokes with Hifi, without a companion on the go, are either too busy working, or too emotionally retarded to be able to sustain a relationship.



    Music's what its all about, innit?

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    Mr Cat wrote:
    but then women have womens hobbies like- shopping for shoes, makeup, washing, ironing, cooking etc...
    ...staggers from the room, clutching his throat, blood pumping between his fingers!


    Let me get this straight. You take a perfectly good CD and put it in a DVD player??!!

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    I'm married.

    Don't forget the term WAF (wife acceptance factor) is often applied to Hifi. I'm sure there are a lot of married blokes who sneak boxes into the house under the cover of darkness. I tried this once thinking she would not notice my new speakers (but luckily I got "like your new speakers" - the next day - phew!)


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    jkbmusic wrote:
    Blokes with Hifi, without a companion on the go, are either too busy working, or too emotionally retarded to be able to sustain a relationship.
    Or maybe they just dont want one!
    Shoe bombers! Increase your payload by becoming a clown.

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    had a girlfriend one time phone me with a bargain for two new leather sofas we needed as i had some spare cash. I had to inform her i had just blown the lot on an amp!!!!! she went mad!!!! But her arse was big enough it did not need any cushioning on a sofa!!!!! bitch
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    Matt J wrote:
    jkbmusic wrote:
    Blokes with Hifi, without a companion on the go, are either too busy working, or too emotionally retarded to be able to sustain a relationship.
    Or maybe they just dont want one!
    OK Greta, but you might regret it in the twilight of your years when your slobbering out of the corner of your mouth, your diper needs changing, and the TV channel is stuck on Countdown. Or maybe not.

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    earlofsodbury wrote:
    What's all this talkin' to wimmin malarkey?** I've never met one as shuts up long enough for me to get a word in edgewise, much less one that showed the slightest interest in whether yer lived or died, much less cobblers like hifi!* Only 1 subject of conversation: themselves, incessantly. That's why they breathe through their ears - they never need 'em for listening and that way they can talk and breathe at the same time.

    Wimmin - fine as a cum dump until you get bored of prodding the same old slobberhole, but if it's companionship you want, a stimulating convo yer after, then it's a bloke yer need.* In a pub or a curryshop, or just possibly in front of Match of the Day.

    *

    Christ! I'm in one today.
    Suddenly my dull Friday afternoon just became worth living through....

    My situation is that Mrs. B plays the piano and the flute and has a fine pair of ears (amongst other bits...). She doesn't possess my level of obsession (few do...) but can be impressively critical of the changes that components and accessories make.

    And she says I can have whatever I want, within reason, in my listening room, as long as nothing but B&O ever crosses the threshold into the lounge, apart from the MS Performance 9 sub, but that was a special case.


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    Well unless all the single males (ME) are avoiding this thread it seems not.




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