Pro Tips...

treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,902
I'll start -

Pro Tip - Napping
If you want to nap while the kids are at home, just say, "Wake me up in 30 minutes so we can clean the house". They will literally do anything to avoid waking you.

Pro Tip - Wife busts you with a new Audio Toy
Asks you where you got it. Your response? "This ol' thing?". Only works if you have gear stashed around the house.

What is your Pro Tip?
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~

Comments

  • gyosagyosa Posts: 340
    edited January 11
    When I told my wife I was going to audition my Salks , she wanted to know how “big” they were ....
    When I came home with them , she was pissed that they were “big” .... I told her they were “smaller” than the 1c’s .....

    Bk
    Parasound A21 ( love it more ! ) , Yamaha wxc-50 ( 2 👍👍 ) , Polk SDA 1c’s ( my first love .. ) , Sony 42” - BEDROOM

    B&K EX-442 ( it will go in my casket when I die ... ) , PS Audio 4.6 preamp ( old school , but it still jams on ... ) , Yamaha wxc-50 ( 2 👍👍 ) , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - POOL

    PS Audio Stellar S300 ( love it ! ) , Cambridge Audio 851n ( fantastic ! ) , Yamaha wxc-50 ( 2👍👍 ) , Kimber Kable 4vs , Salk Supercharged Songtowers ( difficult choice between these and my family if I had to choose ... 😩 )
    Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED , Onkyo TX-RZ610 - DEN , MAIN RIG

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - PATIO

    DAYENS AMPINO ( thanks Verb ! ) , KEiiD streamer ( this was only 60 bucks ?? ) , Polk atrium 8SDi’s - KID’s BEDROOM


    Gotta be a record for rigs ...... 😂😂


  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,605
    When my wife said you have too many speakers. Then I said let's buy a bigger house. Wrong answer. Now she is my exwife. LMAO
    ...
    ...
    Randy / Maine
    SDA-CRS+ 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Stands & Spiked nicely
    RTA15TL 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Spiked nicely
    Cs1000p-Yamaha-Parasound-Acurus
    MIT speaker cables-Pangea powercords
    Camp: Klipsch Heresy ii's-Qinpu 2.5w tube amp-MITcables.Dedicated Solar 100w Grape
    solar panel-2 D/C/S batteries 400w inverter
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,760
    When I wanted to upgrade the turbo on my VW, I loosened the charge pipe coupler and hit full boost on the highway. One harmless KABOOM later and I was allowed to buy a "replacement turbo". I let AAA tow it to the house.

  • halenhalen Posts: 534
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    When I bought my Dyn C4’s $24k speakers. I had them shipped to Halen’s. I debuted them at LSAF.

    I took my $4.5k Usher speakers to LSAF and sold them. Came home with the Dyns and a check told the wife a did a sale and trade

    She never new the difference 😎

    Ahem. And the Sim Moon DAC that was like $15,000 or something? The Usher Mini Dancers? The Pass Labs? The Modwright? Lol

    Gawd those where good times. Keeping my baby girl away from all of it too. Haha. I think I have a picture, some years ago.
  • halenhalen Posts: 534
    Quick search. Couldn’t find her on the tube amps but this will do.

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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,838
    CH46E wrote: »
    When I wanted to upgrade the turbo on my VW, I loosened the charge pipe coupler and hit full boost on the highway. One harmless KABOOM later and I was allowed to buy a "replacement turbo". I let AAA tow it to the house.

    Next remove the fuel pump relay. BAM! New Walbro 450.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,760
    Nightfall wrote: »
    CH46E wrote: »
    When I wanted to upgrade the turbo on my VW, I loosened the charge pipe coupler and hit full boost on the highway. One harmless KABOOM later and I was allowed to buy a "replacement turbo". I let AAA tow it to the house.

    Next remove the fuel pump relay. BAM! New Walbro 450.

    Lol. I did not need that much fuel! I went up to Audi TT 225 injectors and the fuel pump was sufficient with a (IIRC) 4 bar FPR.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,902
    Pro Tip -

    When your wife complains that there are bugs on her windshield? Tell her that fresh bugs are on back order.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 569
    Nightfall wrote: »
    So what I'm gathering is don't have kids or a wife and you can do whatever you want.
    Pro tip: find a partner that appreciates audio.

    Alternate pro tip: We all buy "dumb" stuff. Support her dumb purchases.
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Usher T-515 or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 483
    ^Bingo!
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S, retipped by Soundsmith; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,714
    Some great stories/tips here. I played this game with my S.O. for several years.

    I would go "Hunting" to actually pick up some SDA's or whatever. Sellers would look at me kinda funny when I would arrive wearing full Camo :#

    When arriving home I would sneak whatever into the basement via a lower entrance into the house, this is were the Gun Safe was located as well.

    Later on, my wife came up with the idea to start separate Bank Accounts, she would deposit X amount of money into each account every month (my wife is an Accountant/General Manager by profession).

    We call this our "Stash" neither one of us can question what or why the other one purchases out of these accounts.

    It's worked very well, I can buy an $800. pair of Wires if I want to, without any of those "looks".

    The only downside is that my Stash usually has a balance of couple of hundred bucks, and the wife has enough in her Stash to buy a new car if she cared to...
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,233
    Pro tip: posting threads in the correct sub-forums. ;)
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,902
    That was a Vanilla error. I posted it in the Clubhouse but this got redirected to Vintage Speakers. As soon as I noticed it, I sent a report to the admin's. To date, it has not been moved yet. It is what it is.

    Pro-Tip -

    Don't ever use Vanilla for a forum.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,569
    Nightfall wrote: »
    So what I'm gathering is don't have kids or a wife and you can do whatever you want.
    Pro tip: find a partner that appreciates audio.

    Alternate pro tip: We all buy "dumb" stuff. Support her dumb purchases.

    You can find someone who appreciates audio. But why marry them? >:)
  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 569
    Later on, my wife came up with the idea to start separate Bank Accounts, she would deposit X amount of money into each account every month (my wife is an Accountant/General Manager by profession).
    My fiancé and I discussed this same system. She has an addiction to fancy rugs and art, so I think it will work out pretty nicely. I certainly don't want to know or discuss the price tag of every rug that shows up.

    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Usher T-515 or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,277
    Later on, my wife came up with the idea to start separate Bank Accounts, she would deposit X amount of money into each account every month (my wife is an Accountant/General Manager by profession).
    My fiancé and I discussed this same system. She has an addiction to fancy rugs and art, so I think it will work out pretty nicely. I certainly don't want to know or discuss the price tag of every rug that shows up.

    Seems like an arrangement that will only work with a childless relationship??? Maybe not but I think it would be more difficult...
    Living Room 2.1: Dynaudio Contour 1.3mkii; Energy s10.2 sub; Cambridge Azur 851A; Cambridge Azur 851C; Bryston BPD-1
    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Definitive Technology SM350; Definitive Technology LCR2000; Definitive Technology Procinema 800; Mirage Nanasats; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45; ACI Titan Subwoofer; Squeezebox Touch
  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 569
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Later on, my wife came up with the idea to start separate Bank Accounts, she would deposit X amount of money into each account every month (my wife is an Accountant/General Manager by profession).
    My fiancé and I discussed this same system. She has an addiction to fancy rugs and art, so I think it will work out pretty nicely. I certainly don't want to know or discuss the price tag of every rug that shows up.

    Seems like an arrangement that will only work with a childless relationship??? Maybe not but I think it would be more difficult...

    I think it all depends on the people involved. Not one solution/strategy will work for everyone. But it's not like you're evenly splitting all the money necessarily. You could still have a joint fund for all the kid/house/family related expenses. Your "allowance" accounts are for your fun purchases and savings. But there are plenty of things that can go wrong with it. Like if one spouse were to start spending all of their allowance money on blow and ladies of the night... probably wouldn't go over well.

    I could also be totally wrong. It sounds logical, but we'll find out if it works for us.
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Usher T-515 or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,820
    my wife has quilting/sewing equipment that costs more than some of my stereo gear so we don't discuss the cost of each other's gear :D
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkIII
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval, Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro,
    Gabriel Gold Reckoning
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,519
    My wife literally travels around the world birding -- we have a good quid pro quo kinda thing going, I would say.

    :)

  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,714

    Later on, my wife came up with the idea to start separate Bank Accounts, she would deposit X amount of money into each account every month (my wife is an Accountant/General Manager by profession).
    My fiancé and I discussed this same system. She has an addiction to fancy rugs and art, so I think it will work out pretty nicely. I certainly don't want to know or discuss the price tag of every rug that shows up.

    This setup works for us. But, in our house there's no my money, your money, it's our money. With the exception of the "Stash" that's our Mad Money :D

    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
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