I am soliciting comments on a disturbing trend. I am seeing increasing numbers of music lovers and audiophiles selling wonderful pieces of audio gear, usually speakers, due to the reason: "My wife said they have to go." It might be that there really is not an increase in this phenomenon. Maybe I just never paid much attention to it because I wasn't shacked to the old "ball and chain". No offense meant to my female readers.;)
As someone who will be "going down the isle" in the near future, the thought of someone giving me an ultimatum concerning the disposal of any piece of audio gear, especially my beloved SDA's, is too scary to contemplate.
My girlfriend has always been indifferent towards my audio hobby. However, I'm wondering if this will change once she has some "ownership papers".
Have any of you been in a situation where everything was cool concerning your audio obsession while you were dating, but as soon as the ink was dry on the marriage certificate, she turned into a stark raving maniac about "those damn speakers taking up all the space in My living room!" or the all time favorite: "Either those damn speakers go or I go!" I have even read tales of some poor, unfortunate fellow returning from a business trip and finding that some of his gear had been sold ("Well, you've had those damn speakers for 15 years, so I figured you'd want to get something newer (and smaller)").
I'd sure hate to be on the receiving end of such a harsh ultimatum, or the victim of an unauthorized sale because really, I've invested a lot of time in my relationship with this woman and I'd really miss her.;)