It's time to do some of what the salesmen call Anchoring. Show her my system (and some other big ones,) let her gasp, and in agreement say, "That guy is crazy. Too many speakers. I can't imagine how much his wife has to suffer over that. *I* only want a system that's like half that size."
Suddenly, in context, you're a very reasonable person.
Thanks jond. It took some begging and pleading to get these speakers into my system. My wife thinks they're ugly and too big for our listening room. I actually came down from the larger Pendragons to appease her. Tekton's customer service has been... disappointing. After waiting three months for the grilles to arrive they were the wrong size. Alas, we're looking for a new place to live and I'll have to reevaluate the entire setup after the move.
Can't figure out how to pm you but my most recently posted system is "Vintagey Bits" - check it out. And I need to repost again due to even more changes including tube pre and thick wool rug as you suggested! Thanks for the info on the panels and yes the granite is nice too! Welcome to Audiogon!
Funny, this room was “the listening room” before I set up my stereo system in it. I begin each day sitting in meditation for 30-45 minutes in front of the Mandala (screen). I now have a dual relationship to this room, as I spend time everyday listening deeply into the music by night and deep listening to the silence in the morning.
I purchased the screen from Arhaus furniture. The slab of blue granite is hard to see in the photo but it’s gorgeous.
Thank you for the compliment. I saw your set up (very nice) and left some comments. Happy listening.