Guest suddenly takes it upon herself to move my speakers


Has this ever happened to anyone here?

You have your speakers positioned just as you like them, and then a guest takes it upon themselves to suddenly move your speakers?

Obviously I’m not going to get any sympathy from anyone in the non Audio world, so I thought I’d post my frustrating experience here.

I also imagine that many of your speakers can’t simply be slid out of position due to spikes or carpeting or sheer weight. Probably a good number of you, who like me have speakers on hardwood floors, have some marks in place to be able to return speakers to their exact position. (Which I didn’t)

But a recent female first time guest was sitting on the floor positioned between the speakers as we listened and for some reason decided that they should be pointed directly at her. Now some people might think “how obnoxious,” and others might think, ‘hey, a woman who wants the toe in angle optimzed for her seating position! She’s a keeper! Let her handle whatever she wants!”

And while I did like the enthusiasm, there was a supertweeter precariously balanced atop each speaker fireing rearward that could have easily toppled off and broken. (And no, there are no kids in the house).

I still haven’t found the exact sweet spot I had them in. For a long time I felt like a bit of an audio slacker since I never installed the factory spikes or rounded cones TAD provides for the CR1’s. Until a few months ago I read on another forum that many CR1 owners choose to just keep the stands on the floor, or haven’t found a benefit to using the spikes/cones on hardwood.

Obviously I’ll use the incident to try and eventually find an even more optimal positioning than they were in, but it still irks me that someone would just assume it’s okay to move a sophisticated audio setup that they truly know nothing about.

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How did she feel about super tweeters ?
It could never be worse than “ hey let me try docking the boat for the first time in 20 knot wind “

roll with it !
@nonoise and king size ego ++++
I left the plug out of the Whaler once, she got cold feet !!!!
I did laugh out loud at this thread, so spouse and houseguest asked “ what’s up? “ so I gave them the synopsis...

long silence from houseguest who also housesitter at our Seattle place...

she says - I didn’t want to say anything because I thought you knew that the gal who cleans house moved the speakers out into the room - it looks like you are getting ready to paint...

I have been over the last year moving them out 2” every visit and have now got them out an additional 14”....

wife looks sideways at me...

I told her how to slow boil a frog
Love ya Wolf :-) run with the wolves, many of which are women
Somehow I wonder if some of the posters listen to any of the words in those female artist songs they adore....

hows that for sinking your boat and getting back on the topic of music ?

i love 502 at full bore @bryhifi !!! Good on ya man
JBL Jubal with the glass top, no beer coasters needed...


BTW they weigh 225# each
Came home one day to find College GF’s cat hanging claws locked into SMG

..... could have been ugly, I got quad ESL after ....