Stereophile Profiles Carpets and Curtains again ....

Just a random pet peeve.

While I enjoy the Stereophile show coverage, I would be much happier if they'd stop taking these wall to wall pictures of curtains and carpets, which also include audio equipment.

That is all.

John Atkinson has just announced he is stepping down as editor of Stereophile. He is staying on as technical editor I believe, and will continue to perform his bench tests on the components under review.
Never been a fan of Stereophile. I doubt a makeover is possible as the problem is in the how they (and others) collect revenue. 
Stereophile needs a total makeover in every way.  Surprised the new ownership/management hasn't done so already, but may be in the works.  So far all I've noticed was a $2.00 per copy price increase. 
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You guys are funny. My listening room is comfortable, because it has a thick Beni Ourain rug and drapes and furniture that (gasp!) matches and is upholstered. The softening qualities of the sofa, chairs, drapes and rug certainly temper the room, which is 12x18, with hardwood floors, plaster and windows.

If the room was fugly and not matchy, it wouldn't be the same experience.

If you have a carpeted floor you can show off your speaker cable risers. They are made from space age polymers and are impregnated with crystals that decrease the static electricity affecting your sound stage and imaging.  You probably need 4-6 risers per cable depending on your length, at a cost of $300 per riser.
But the Rug ties the room together.  Just don't let some German guy take a pee on it!
I suppose you didn't enjoy Art Dudley's pictures of shoes he used to post instead of the equipment at the various shows?☺
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As long as there’s no proliferation of empty beer bottles and wine bottles I’m good. I abhor Helmholtz resonators used indiscriminately. 😬
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