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The Best Bass Ever? A Subwoofer Discovery
Enjoyed the car-audio leading to home audio story. My car-audio experiences lead me on a journey to open-baffle in 2-channel system. At this point, I'm convinced that open-baffle is the most cost-effective path to greatness - especially true for s... 
Room Treatment suppliers
Music City Acoustics (Nashville TN)  
Do You Buy Speakers Without Hearing Them?
For consideration: If a person were to be a more complete audio hobbyist and make their own speakers - they wouldn't have heard them before buying components (drivers, wood, wire, crossover-parts, etc.). So, if they were to buy pre-manufactured sp... 
Tweak Pink Himalayan Salt Lamps.
My son has a salt lamp in his room (although he has been in his own place for over a year). I turned the lamp on and let it warm up for a day. My 2ch system in the other room sounds even better in the salt lamp room. Amazing! Thanks for the advice!  
How good is good enough?
I'll add that I also have a full rack of gear (sitting here next to my desk) that can be rolled in if I were to want to play an LP or CD/DVD/BluRay, class A/B amp, experience Dirac, hear the (benefits?) of Denafrips DAC w/upgraded PS, or the (amaz... 
How good is good enough?
Appreciate the sentiment and can relate to your statement/question. My 2-channel journey took me all the way around to the most enjoyable system I've ever experienced. And when you say "Big Fish", let me shock you with minimal system components -... 
Sound Stage and Imaging
If you will be listening at reasoanble loudness (<90dB), I suggest DIY Linkwitz LXmini + Phoenix (alt) OB-subs - in that price range. Like being on the stage when listening to acoustic performances, and asking yourself, where does the soundstag... 
Martin Logan vs. Everything
I had a pair of ML e-stat's - loved them except three nit-picks: Small sweet-spot Demanding current (1.8 ohm) 'Hybrid' bass was "slow" compared to panels I replaced them with Linkwitz LX-mini + Linkwitz Phoenix (alt) OB-subs (x2). This resu... 
Your audiophile chair
Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman replica has comfortable classic design. Find them everywhere around $600. Recommend choosing one with upgraded leather for more luxury feel and durability. Or get the authentic original by Herman Miller.  
New KEF R11 META : The Real Giant Killers !
Concept-wise, I like Kef for some good design decisions; concentric tweet/mid (Uni-Q), force-cancelling woofer arrangement (Uni-Core), and non-flat cabinets (Muon, Blade, Meta). While these attributes set the stage for good performance, downsides ... 
Prospectives on Chi-Fi
Performance: I agree with made well is made well regardless of the city/county/state/country/continent. Geopolitical: There is a great point to be made for not funding an enemy (or potential enemy or friend of an enemy, etc.). China in particular... 
Ultimate test of bass - Lana del Rey's A&W
I tend to like Lana Del Rey, but if A&W is the best track on the album - maybe not my taste. Sounds a lot like Billie Eilish to me (at least I'd put them in the same category). Cool of her to make something unusual. Try Maggie Rogers' Alaska f... 
How do you find time to enjoy your $$$ speakers and system?
I find that my interest in listening is sporatic. Sometimes its obsession, other times I couldn't care less about it. When to listen... I have a routine where every Friday evening (after work and before dinner, I sit down and do the bills. I have... 
You know when you are dealing with a BS company....
I have a set of Morrow speaker cables (SP2 or 4?) about 4 years now. I was neither dissapointed nor thrilled with any difference in sound. They are well-made, very bendable, somewhat unique in design and length to order. These days I make my own c... 
Qobuz dropping rights to my favorites. A pox on their house.
@kletter1mann┬áThe same culling happens on Amazon/Prime Music including the most expensive HD Family plan that I switched to from Tidal. And it can be very frustrating when tracks suddenly disappear from custom playlists. Not only that, but on Amaz...