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Absorption, Diffusion or a combination of it all?
@kota1 -- thanks for the video--i only watched starting at :49 but it seemed to me the discussion was more pertinent to home theater setup (which you have) rather than 2 channel setup (or 2.1).  Can't help but wonder if his "formula" is based on h... 
My Impossible hum issue.
I upgraded from these a couple years ago but haven't really heard a difference--may be my hearing or may not but these are very low capacitance (essential for phono cables) and in your budget--i think Belden makes them for BJ:    
Experience with Townshend Seismic Podiums on Concrete Floor (they're great)
@cd318 Thanks for posting that video--very interesting although they didn't really specify what kind of floor they had--looks like a hard surface (painted concrete?) but their method of placing speakers directly on the floor was to put a piece of ... 
Experience with Townshend Seismic Podiums on Concrete Floor (they're great)
@hilde45 I particularly like this thread b/c i also have carpet over concrete and have often wondered about the need for isolation vs. the need to couple the speakers to the concrete via spikes--seeing so many threads advocating isolation and just... 
A public service announcement
@jdougs That Paua has also been on my radar for several months so i'll hide my computer when the whisky flows.  What is it replacing?  Do you own any other SS carts presently?  Interested in your opinion of the Paua compared to the Hana.  
It was 61 years ago today...
We didn't have a TV until i was 16--1967, which i think made me appreciate and listen to music--my Dad only played classical which i still love today but in the wilds of Wyoming there were no pop music stations on the radio--only country--we had t... 
Speaker of My House…!
I'm with @dsnyder0cnn on this--given the disparity in room sizes finding a one size fits all loudspeaker is tricky, not to mention the logistics of moving such a speaker.  The Rockport Aviors that i originally recommended weigh 220 lbs each and i'... 
Speaker of My House…!
I second those who suggest Rockport--i have lusted for them but can't afford (the divorce that would follow).  As someone else mentioned, your room size is not that large so Avior II would suffice--Cygnus would be overkill.  Ticks all boxes and th... 
Tube preamp options
@rmdmoore I think i just heard a collective "Lucky Man" gasp out of the participants here.  Have fun!  
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@rmdmoore Ahhhh, WAF enters the picture--i must admit to forgetting about that as my room is a dedicated music room.  But maybe you could bring her in on the experiment just to know whether it's the distance from the front wall that causing the la... 
To pricey
@grislybutter "Facts" about what ?  Whether B&W's are worth the expense?  There are no facts--only opinion on that one, but if 2/3 of the responders said "yes" then the new "science" would say it's a fact that they are.  I don't have time or i... 
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@rmdmoore What are your room dimensions from front to back ?  Mine is 16' and the front of my speakers (not Vandys but i don't think that's relevant) are 72" from the front wall.  I realize you had some issues moving yours with those granite bases... 
To pricey
@2psyop -- Some of the planet correctly believes that the kind of pseudoscience that liberals apply is what's evil--most people have no idea what science or the scientific method is and the term is slung around like a frisbee. Maybe he meant to s... 
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@soix maybe on to something with your speaker distance from front wall--the further from the wall i brought my speakers the more depth was achieved but i'm listening nearfield now and also depends on how big your room is. like @bgross i run an Ae... 
To ROON or not to ROON ?
Put me in camp of "best thing since sliced bread" , for streaming interface anyway, now even better with ARC capability (you can access Roon anywhere as long as your core is on).  Only plays with Tidal and Quobuz though so if you want Amazon or Ap...