Yeah, I think even for the rich spending that much on a set of speakers would be hard to convince the wife. Why is it that men seem so much more into audio than women!? I honestly dont understand.I also heard the Neolit some years back at a Hi-Fi fair. Although good, not that good, but maybe this due to the the rest of the gear or the rooms with too many people. In any case even if I had that kind of money to through after a set of speakers I would not allow them in my home - and wife would likely demand a divorce. My wife was also not that impressed at the fair.
Over the 15+ years I've belonged, I can only recall a couple of women, out of hundreds and hundreds of guys.Just out of interest, what is the ratio of men to women on MLO?
So she is able to tell the difference between a great set of MLs and a set of Bose and appreciate it! You're a lucky guy.I'm married to a women with a music degree who understands more about music than I ever will, and has a better set of ears as well. She LOVES to listen to music on our system, but she seems to find a lot of it a big mystery (too many boxes, buttons, switches, displays, cables, etc). Anyway, she is definitely into audio... but I don't think she really wants much more than an On/Off switch and a volume control (although the flip side of this is that she was the one that ultimately convinced me to go for the ESL 15's over the ESL 13's)! Just my two cents...
The house is filled with bears. In fact my wife did a cull recently, as she felt we had just too many ;-) There are +24 in the family room still plus more scattered throughout the house. You have to move at least one bear if you want to sit down ;-) We have more in boxes in the garage ;-) The bear necessities of life !!! OOps I forgot: there are 14 more behind the M-L's on and around bookshelves (you can see a Boyd's bear above the black Sony CD).I especially love the Care Bear Bass Traps!
How far apart are your chairs? Just curious.My wife liked the sound out of our tv speakers as much as my surround system. So, I sat in her chair and it sounded TERRIBLE. I had it all tweaked to my chair where it sounded AWESOME. So, I took a day and retweaked it to her chair and then she said, "this really sounds good". Now she demands we use our surround sound Martin Logan based system. Of course I lost some of my awesome (a little bit) at my chair, but it was well worth it to get her onboard. A happy wife is a happy life!
Yikes, lots to deal with now. I remember when I lived in an apartment after college and had a nasty neighbor that was always calling the police on me for noise.Our chairs are about 5 feet apart or so. But the room has serious problems and we are only about 10 feet from the speakers themselves. Remember I'm in a one bedroom apartment. When I had my house I had concert level reproduction at 105 DB with ease. But those days are gone. I still have a very nice sounding system but it is not AWESOME and AMAZING like it was years ago. I had different speakers then that are not even made any more and a big open room. Im happy with my current set up.