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Hi Lou:

WAF = Wife Acceptance Factor. The larger the speakers, the more exposed the equipment innards, the 
uglier the front panel, the lower the WAF.

A room with exposed tubes hot and glowing, wires everywhere and multiple speakers taking up space 
intended for furniture has a WAF of zero or near-zero.

Interesting to note that one of the regular features of Audio and High Fidelity in the late 50's and 
throughout the 60's -- as audio systems became less the activity of odd geeks with stacks of records 
and not a woman in sight -- were feature articles on stereo systems well hidden in chic home decor. 
Some of the designs were gorgeous and would demand top dollar today because they are exactly the 
kind of retro that is popular now (think "Mad Men").

-- Tom Fine


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lou Houck" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 9:59 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] ye olde hi-fi history and eye candy


I'm a bit late to Tom's original post.  What is WAF?  I think I get the gist.

Lou Houck
Rollin' Recording
Boerne, TX
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: [log in to unmask]
  To: [log in to unmask]
  Sent: Monday, April 16, 2012 9:27 PM
  Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] ye olde hi-fi history and eye candy


  I find www.mediafire.com to be a much better site.

  joe salerno


  On 4/16/2012 9:17 PM, Mark Durenberger wrote:
  > I think it's 50 mb unless you subscribe to a premium service.
  >
  > Regards,
  >
  > Mark Durenberger
  >
  > --------------------------------------------------
  > From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
  > Sent: Monday, April 16, 2012 8:01 PM
  > To: <[log in to unmask]>
  > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] ye olde hi-fi history and eye candy
  >
  >> Apparently there is a limit to YouSendIt. Here's another link, but it
  >> probably won't work for too long. Someone feel free to host the file
  >> online.
  >>
  >> 
https://rcpt.yousendit.com/1466402249/9d2166e198b7c46200a720cbf5655c72?cid=tx-02002207350200000000&s=19104
  >>
  >> (make sure to paste complete link in your browser)
  >>
  >> -- Tom Fine
  >>
  >> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Gillman"
  >> <[log in to unmask]>
  >> To: <[log in to unmask]>
  >> Sent: Monday, April 16, 2012 7:25 PM
  >> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] ye olde hi-fi history and eye candy
  >>
  >>
  >>> On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 5:52 AM, Tom Fine
  >>> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
  >>>
  >>>> http://www.yousendit.com/**download/**M3BsSmJ3YTI1bmdLSk1UQw?cid=tx-**
  >>>> 
02002207340200000000&s=19102<http://www.yousendit.com/download/M3BsSmJ3YTI1bmdLSk1UQw?cid=tx-02002207340200000000&s=19102>
  >>>>
  >>>>
  >>>> From High Fidelity Magazine, April 1966. "How It All Began,"
  >>>> chronicles 15
  >>>> years of gear and hi-fi news/trends. The guy whose 1951 playback
  >>>> system is
  >>>> pictured was obviously not married at the time! That setup has a WAF of
  >>>> ZERO.
  >>>>
  >>>> -- Tom Fine
  >>>>
  >>>
  >>>
  >>> "Sorry this file has expired and can not be downloaded. "
  >>>
  >

  -- 
  Joe Salerno



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