WAF. Web application firewall? World Architecture Festival? Welsh Automotive Forum? In the audiophile world, dominated by dudes, we’re talking Wife Acceptance Factor — how likely our better half would approve of our latest hifi acquisition’s looks, the implication being that s/he cares only about the device’s industrial design and colour and isn’t the least bit interested in its sound quality (‘poor thing’).
According to Stereophile staffer Larry Greenhill, WAF was coined by one Lewis Lipnick, back in the 1950s when loudspeakers were as large as small cars and amplifiers their engines.… Read the full article