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HOW MUCH DO NON-AUDIO FACTORS INFLUENCE YOUR AUDIO PURCHASES?
I always buy the audio gear that has the hottest looking chicks in their ads. 
Shinjitsu Audio
Apparently the designer of that speaker is not married. 
Remarkably better sound possible with just 1 system component change?
tomcarr and dbtom2 are spot on. With that room and what you’re using it for, you’re pretty well maxed out in that man cave. Just enjoy what you have and buy some good weed. 
What is the Silliest Accessory You Have Ever Seen.
If you say the word "gullible" slowly enough, it sounds like "oranges". 
What kind of listening chair
No-back is optimum for SQ, but not for long listening sessions. If your room is lively, avoid leather.  
Strange thing happened ...
Good to know, thanks! 
Stereo Times list of the " 2020 MOST WANTED COMPONENTS"
I WANT a pair of the Townsend speaker support stands and have them on my wish list for 2021. The Koetsu is too heavy for my tone arm, but sure is pretty. The rest I don't want. 
Late Night Jazz
Ballads by Coltrane is hard to beat for late-night, "wine"-down listening. (The new release from QRP is amazing) But also try Coltrane’s Crescent, one of my personal favorites and Love Letter by Jimmy Heath. 
Speaker sensitivity vs SQ
Speaker sensitivity has little or nothing to do with sound quality. High or low sensitivity speakers are merely two different paths to same destination. Matched with the proper amplifier, either have the capability to produce satisfying sound qual... 
Does Age Matter?
Matter ages, but age doesn't matter. 
A deeper more holographic soundstage.
Everything is dependent on everything else. You have been given some very good information on speaker placement, toe-in, room treatments, etc but the truth is some speakers and some electronics do not do a very good job of recreating depth no matt... 
Anyone ditch the sub after large speaker purchase?
Subs? We don't need no stinkin' subs. 
1 piece of audio gear I really regret selling is..
Meridian 508-24 CD player. It didn't match anything else on my audio rack. Best sound from CD's I've ever heard. 
Advise before I regret
@mofojo I was going from memory (at my age, not a good thing). The article was from an interesting interview with Damon Von Schweikert, son of Albert, in the September 2020 issue of Stereophile magazine. And, of course, I got it wrong."For one of ... 
Advise before I regret
I read about a psychoacoustic experiment where they painted speakers pairs black or white and had a study group listen to both pairs. The majority of listeners found the white pair brighter and more open, the black pair more dynamic even though th...