Well let's be honest here, if she never agreed to it, there's no way that it would've been done. She knows damn well that she agreed but women love to gaslight more than the worst internet trolls on the planet.
Really, my wife is just forgetful. She leaves herself reminders, and I have to leave reminders for her too. She isn't the stereotypical woman. She eschews makeup - a point which I absolutely love (I've seen women with extraordinary looks that use makeup, and I've wanted to say "hey, you really do not need that makeup because you're beautiful without it," but, of course, I did not), and I could go on with my wife's other non-stereotypical traits, too. When I went for my speaker upgrade a few years ago, my wife was able to hear the improvement that the new speakers brought to the sound system.
Thanks for that! From what I can see, the Paradigm Cinema 100 CT 5.1 home theatre package will cost me about $900 CAD. I think that $900 is pretty steep, but I don't mind paying more for a product that was designed and made in Canada.
Its even better than that. Paradigm
knows their science, too. For the longest time, they used an acoustic lab in Canada's NRC
to facilitate their design process. I think they built their own lab and use that now, IIRC. IMO, money spent on Paradigm speakers is money well spent.
Until now, I thought that the only Canadian speaker company was Totem Acoustics
. The problem with Totem is that their stuff is all super-high-end. Buying Totem speakers for my living room would be like buying a Maserati MC20 to drive five minutes to work.
I had a look at Totem's web site. All those beautiful women splashed against their products makes me cringe and think that they fall into the category of yet another company that uses marketing bling to make their products appealing (and justify their cost) to their target audience - like those ads on TV for the latest phones - which I find hilarious. (Not, of course, that the women on Totem's web site are not beautiful.) Honestly, I've never heard their speakers, but given the one dealer in my area that carries them also has a web site that seems to revolve around marketing bling, I'm not sure I would want to hear them. The ultimate test for speakers, IMO, is hearing them, and I would not be able to do a side-by-side comparison of Totem speakers with Paradigm. In my brief look on the Totem web site, I failed to see anything about the science behind their designs (it might be there, but I did not see it in my admittedly brief look).
When I think about it, the fact that Radeon GPUs are designed in Canada is a pretty nice bonus when it comes to not wanting to support nVidia.
That's pretty cool. I did not know that Radeon GPUs were designed in Canada.
Not only are Paradigm's speakers designed in Canada, they are also made in Canada, too. Apparently, Paradigm use to off-shore the manufacturing of their speakers, but several years ago, brought the manufacturing back to Canada - which, IMO, was a smart move.