Acceptance Factor in Full Effect

I walk in from the kitchen to find her crouching behind a loudspeaker, inspecting the binding posts, it seems.

"What speakers are these?"

"Those are the PSB Alpha B1s," I say.

"They look really great."

"They sound awesome, too."

"I noticed. How much do they cost?"

"Ha. Check this out. Remember John DeVore's speakers? I loved them. Two thousand dollars. The Totem Arros? Really good. Cymbals were sometimes too bright and piano notes sometimes seemed blurred, but, overall, a great and very flexible speaker. Twelve hundred dollars. These? Small, good-looking, great-sounding with all sorts of music. They don't go very loud and don't offer the deepest bass, but I'm getting the matching subwoofer soon, so we'll see how that changes things..."

I pause. She waits.

"Two hundred seventy-nine dollars!"

"Wow. If you buy any speakers, you should buy these."

I look at her incredulously.

Jeff Furseth's picture

The only time my wife goes over to the stereo is when she suspects something new has been added. When I find her inspecting the equipment, she is running through her mental check list of the system. The 200.00 speakers would be her choice also.

Ward's picture

Girl's got a point. They appear to be a great value. But of course, you get what you a) can afford (more or less) and b) what makes you happy. It's finding the right balance between those two that is the tricky part.