Some good responses here:
Thanks Matt, thanks JMc. I am comforted by the likely remote possibility. That was a great discussion at that link as well. Separately someone gave me the link for a great craftsman, should the ultimate (or future) need arise.
I found it somewhat humorous that the other post's author also liberally used the word "stupid". Ha! We're not all that different, all of us.
I won't get the opportunity to listen to them yet for perhaps another couple of weeks as I need to sort out/replace the preamp situation. And when that times comes, until I can tune my new ear with music, I see some great resources for various pink noise generators, and the like.
Thanks again! This group has been an amazing resource. And I think I've gone from kindergarten to graduate in a short number of days/weeks!
And btw, travel in both woofer and midrange seems smooth. (Tweeter way to small for me to try it.)
Jamnesta, when every crack or comment he makes is at another person's expense it is tiresome, not funny. Don't ever dare to make a crack at HIS expense though. There will be screaming and name calling. It is really about the only time I find him to be funny, when he is acting like a little girl that got her hair pulled. He really is one of those people that it would not bother me a bit if he just went away...permanently. As Paraneer states, his contributions here in thousands of posts is essentially nothing.
Donzi and Arafiq, the best way to deal with him is to understand who and what he is. Ignore his postings as much as possible and don't feed the troll. Keep us posted on whether you damaged your speakers or not. Hopefully they are ok.