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.


Showing 5 responses by wolf_garcia

Another opportunity for a plethora of rampant assume "pops" meant he'd knock her out with a Cosby drug as clearly he displays the insecurity of a true coward. Speak to any of the strong women in my life with the weird disdain and sexism shown here and I promise it will end badly for you. Wake up.
I "label" strong women in my life as exactly that, raised by a single mom, surrounded by brilliant women my entire life, and willing to walk the walk when somebody says, "I would have knocked her out" even if followed by a creep's pathetic  backpedaling...I suppose for some claiming to have known strong, brilliant women is somehow "pathetic," I'd say I'm lucky!
To sum up, women (and men) should avoid audiophiles due to their inherent sexist misogyny, obvious personal insecurities, fragile egos, clear OCD issues, childish anger issues, and their inability to rationally interact with other people.
I have a simple, non gender specific solution...trap doors near the gear that immediately dump the over-curious into the basement or in the case of condo owners, the dumpster.
Is the disturbance of gear (or DOG) sort of epidemic I was unaware of? I raised a child, have friends...blah blah...but seemingly these people display some sort of extra virtuous comportment as over many decades there's been only one minor son's friend knocked over a smallish tower speaker during a crowded harm done, and I refuse to be a jerk about such things.