And People Ask Me Why I'm Single :)

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Mike from NYC, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Mike from NYC

    Mike from NYC Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Surprise, AZ

    Other Notes: These gorgeous speakers are only a few weeks old. Customer's wife decided that she did not like the color. They are in like-new condition in every respect.

    JM Labs / Focal Sopra No. 2 Floorstanding Speakers; N2 (3 weeks old) (3243) | Full range | Broomfield, Colorado 80020 | Audiogon

    I had one woman tell me she didn't like all my audio equipment in the living room and I told her when she starts paying the bills for me she can say that, otherwise . . .

    Needless to say there was no second date.
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  2. freedomgli

    freedomgli Member

    Reston, Va
    Meh. On the other hand, happy wife, happy life. Here the seller gets to buy himself a new pair of speakers. Doesn't sound like a problem to me.
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  3. ellaguru

    ellaguru Forum Resident

    milan mich
    i agree with her...i only like that color on kitchen appliances myself.
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  4. costerdock

    costerdock Forum Resident

    Prescott, AZ, USA
    Horrid looking - I like natural wood finishes for monkey coffins.
  5. Apesbrain

    Apesbrain Forum Resident

    East Coast, USA
    If I were going spend that much of our money on a stereo component, the least I'd do is let my wife pick the color.
  6. The real reason she didn't like those Focal speakers is because the top of the speakers is angled. You can't put a vase or potted plant on those speakers. A speaker with a flat top will get you better WAF.
  7. Mo0g

    Mo0g Forum Resident

    I wouldnt want to buy anything from their supplier, if after owning just 3 weeks (and running them in a bit), the best they can do is list them for a $4k loss
  8. gd0

    gd0 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

    Golden Gate
    I've been wowed by a few pairs of JM labs speakers. Especially the big ones.

    And I'd be mighty pleased to own the pair in question (room allowing).

    But I sure couldn't pretend they were handsome/beautiful.

    Not while keeping a straight face anyway.
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  9. elaterium

    elaterium Forum Resident

    Those sure are hideous.
  10. spridle

    spridle Forum Resident

    The ugliest woman in the world is twice as good looking as those.
  11. dadbar

    dadbar Forum Resident

    Those are really ugly, both in design and color.
  12. Ron Scubadiver

    Ron Scubadiver Forum Resident

    Houston TX
    OP definitely did not need that woman. Red speakers are fine, but would not go with my decor.
  13. dcottrell6

    dcottrell6 Forum Resident

    Eastampton, NJ
    Don't think they are bad, kind of like them.
    Fortunately my wife really doesn't care about things like that.
  14. Higlander

    Higlander Well-Known Member

    Florida, Central
    I cringed seeing the pic.....not exactly ugly but quite odd
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  15. Higlander

    Higlander Well-Known Member

    Florida, Central

    Let's see a pic of your living room, since you brought it up!
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  16. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    Greater Vancouver
    I'd offer him $7500, used is used. I know someone who has these in red and he's [big surprise alert!]single[/big surprise alert!]. The black is what I'd gravitate towards with these beasts.
  17. SquishySounds

    SquishySounds Yo mama so fat Thanos had to snap twice.

    New York
    They should be called the Focal Tipsy. Maybe the designer drank an entire bottle of Yamazaki 18 and tried to draw a straight line.
  18. 5-String

    5-String Forum Resident

    Sunshine State
    The color is a matter of taste, but these are some great sounding speakers. Not enough discount for a used pair, I smell bull.
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  19. BIGGER Dave

    BIGGER Dave Forum Resident

    Tough crowd.
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  20. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Oh yeah - now I see the problem... sweet spot over in the corner, for when she does her knitting.

  21. 14 Cheerleader Coldfront

    14 Cheerleader Coldfront Forum Resident

    I would love to hear these.
  22. mreeter

    mreeter Forum Resident

    Midwest, USA
    These are being offered for sale by TMR Audio, an Audio Re-seller. The original owner has taken a real bath on these considering what TMR more than likely paid him up front.
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  23. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

    My wife has no say whatsoever on what gear I buy. I have my mancave and I can do whatever I want with it. My wife wanted free reign on the kitchen and living room. Nothing wrong with have some personal space to do as one sees fit with it. :)
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  24. SquishySounds

    SquishySounds Yo mama so fat Thanos had to snap twice.

    New York
    If anywhere those are destined for the managers office in a Ducati dealership.
  25. Focal has a wonderful new line with swap out color faces. Not sure if these are them but are similar.

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