What a wonderful experience! I’ve heard some ultra high end systems in very good rooms and they were magical. Those impressions stick in my mind and give me a reference point to strive towards. You’d think that listening to live music would be the ultimate reference point but I’ll argue that’s just too hard to replicate in it’s entirety. It definitely cannot be done with 2 speakers. Better to have a reference of what’s actually possible rather than the impossible. And, in some ways, stereo reproduction has it’s own charms and beauty so it really need not be directly compared to reality. It just needs to inform us of the real event in the ways we care about.
Yes, the book covers home theatre and subwoofers.
I attended his RoomPlay reference session in Cummings, GA in 2019. I found the experience extremely worthwhile especially since he uses the same speakers I do, Fyne F703. BTW, this session is stereo with two subwoofers only, no multichannel home theatre.
While in GA, my wife and I visited the Allman Brothers museum (The Big House) in Macon and spent a few days in Savana and attended their jazz festival. A very enjoyable trip.
@vinylvalet , thanks, I have been using the Dolby/THX reference standards but I appreciate the value proposition he proposes on his website, most people sink too much money into gear and not enough effort into setup. It is like buying a limo and then taking it off road into the wilderness.