It's the Room, Stupid

Great article in the Wall Street Journal today related to great recording sites. I think it reinforces the idea that your listening room should get 90% of your attention and bucks. Ah, if we could bring back Columbia's 30th Street Studio. I had the joy of a visit there during a recording session when I worked for CBS. Al Schmitt quoted in the article "the best equipment in the world can't overcome a rooom that has no life in it". Never better said.
Also hard to overcome crappy source material as I discovered in a dedicated audio room hidden away off LA's Sunset Boulevard brimming with the best Mark Levinson gear of its time.
Yes is the room stupid

Do you have a room?
Does your dog bite?

God how those Peter Sellers Pink Panther movies bring back fond memories!

As a person who has spent a fair amount of time and money on treating my room, if you've heard people saying this for a while [e.g. it's the room stupid], and you've been intrigued but haven't further researched or decided to treat your room, I urge you to do it. For years I had read this same advice and, in my mind, knew it was a great idea. However, I procrastinated for years before actually doing it. Bad mistake. I can't get back those years that I could have had much better sound.

So, if you have the means and want better sound, don't make my mistake and treat your room properly - you won't be sorry and it will be the best investment you've made in your system.
drc anybody?
What Fmpnd said!! If you haven't dealt with your room's acoustics, all the equipment upgrades, new cables etc. will never get you where you want to be.
I dunno, I just saw the word stupid and poked my nose in...

We all need someone to look down on and ridicule - the audiophile that provides a vital psycho-acoustic role in society.

Clearly, audiophiles also need rooms well padded with foam.
Mr. Shadorne . . . I FART in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries! Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time-eh!
What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
02-21-10: Shadorne
What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

African or European? I do know that this parrot is pining for the fields though.