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Should I get this sub for my wife for our 20th anniversary?


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It is half price at MuzakDirect today.

 

It would match my other one, except it is white ($200 more for the black one).

 

Someone once told me, if you are asking someone else, "should I get X for our anniversary" then don't ask. It should be obvious the answer is no.

 

As a practical matter, the photons hitting the white one will create different pressure on the surface than when light falls on the black one. This will set up a tiny amount of channel to channel jitter. Your wife will not be happy.

 

Further, running a pair of subs in mono can be better than stereo. Placing them in different parts of the room can give some control over room nodes in the lower frequencies. Done well and with luck you can put them where you never see one at the same time as the other. So the color differences won't matter. Room nodes can be evened out resulting in smoother bass response at the listening seat.

 

So yes, your wife couldn't be happier than if you get her that sub for her anniversary. Congrats on the 20 years together. May you have 80 more to follow.

And always keep in mind: Cognitive biases, like seeing optical illusions are a sign of a normally functioning brain. We all have them, it’s nothing to be ashamed about, but it is something that affects our objective evaluation of reality. 

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When she said she wanted a "sub" are you sure she didn't mean a "substitute?" Sorry, couldn't resist. If I got my wife a subwoofer as a present, she would probably want a sub for me... Happy 20th!

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It is half price at MuzakDirect today.

 

It would match my other one, except it is white ($200 more for the black one).

 

I would get two white ones and get rid of the black as they will match the room decor better. That's the safest route.

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Should I get this sub for my wife for our 20th anniversary?

 

 

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It is half price at MuzakDirect today.

 

It would match my other one, except it is white ($200 more for the black one).

Why don't you ask your wife to offer it to you?I don't know of a single woman who would be happy to receive a sub...

 

 

You could get her something nice.

 

 

R

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From a far distant view I may suggest it may have been neither a substitute nor a subwoofer ...

A foot long sandwich? :-)

Eloise

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...in my opinion / experience...

While I agree "Everything may matter" working out what actually affects the sound is a trickier thing.

And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.

keep your mind open... But mind your brain doesn't fall out.

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Not if you want a 21st! :-)

 

Larry (who will be celebrating our 46th in two weeks)

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If she is a ZEN Lady you can go to the Yin / Yan , Black / White argument. But please read carefully the following 10 steps for a ZEN Home. I believe Step 8 is very important:

 

How To Make Your Home Totally Zen in 10 Steps - Freshome.com

 

If she isn't , is better you pay the 200 extra bucks. Believe me, it's easer to sell back a black sub than a white one :)

 

Roch

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It is half price at MuzakDirect today.

 

It would match my other one, except it is white ($200 more for the black one).

 

A sub that looks like a kitchen appliance? Really?

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A sub that looks like a kitchen appliance? Really?

I'm not sure buying her a kitchen appliance would go down any better than buying her a sub(woofer) though...

Eloise

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...in my opinion / experience...

While I agree "Everything may matter" working out what actually affects the sound is a trickier thing.

And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.

keep your mind open... But mind your brain doesn't fall out.

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IMO only if you can't get a pink one! :)

 

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This one looks really interesting..

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Congrats on your anniversary!

What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well.
It helps men to rise above themselves.
 
  ―  Albert Camus, The Plague.

 

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Well, it has arrived. It is being held at the local Fed Exp facility, as our delivery guy is a bit ... challenged. (He left a bike wheelset that cost more than this thing at someone else's house because he transposed the address, for example.)

 

I'm afraid to bring it into the house. I'll have to create a distraction, or maybe tell her it is a new wireless router.

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