Wednesday, 01 September 2004
often a division between what men and their wives feel is important.
The book “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” clearly pointed out
these idiosyncrasies. This separation of priority is never more
magnified than with that of audio/video gear, which has proven to be a
focal point of tension in many homes. Men typically want big, bad and
powerful. Women are typically less interested in performance but rather
opt for modern elegance, void of large annoying speakers and unsightly
There is a popular belief that you cannot achieve high
performance from anything other than large floor-standing speakers. In
many cases, these large speakers are at their best when set several
feet off from the wall. Another option, originally made popular by
Bose, is small cube speakers placed in the corner of the room’s
ceiling. This made for a much more concealed look, but at a huge
expense in performance, although ...