Responses from aewarren

Is Luxman a poor man's D'Agostino ?
So are you saying poor men can afford to buy Luxman? The poor people in your neighborhood are doing better than in mine. 
Which speakers did you find bright, fatiguing or just disappointing in some way?
I am amazed at how many people actually bought and paid for so many speakers they didn’t like, some posters had that experience with several. My first thought was they didn’t do their homework or didn’t do a proper job of auditioning or both. The ... 
Are your current amps and other gear the best you've ever had?
The OP asked if our current systems are the best we've ever "had", not the best we've ever "heard".I started out with an excellent system and through the years have traded down so now I finally have achieved a really crappy system that I enjoy com... 
The Weekend
The Weakened. I couldn't understand a word he sang, but I guess that doesn't matter anymore. Somebody said he's from Canada so maybe that explains it. :) 
“Black background” — What really contributes to this phenomenon?
Being single helps immeasurably to all but eliminate background noise. 
Which speakers did you find bright, fatiguing or just disappointing in some way?
Anybody remember Speaker Lab? They made DIY speaker kits. Their top-of-the-line model was called the Model K. It was a giant corner horn speaker modeled after the Klipshorn. A buddy of mine had four of them, one in each corner of his 10x12 bedroom... 
What tests would you like all speaker reviewers to do for their reviews?
The only meaningful test of a speaker is how it sounds (in my room with my equipment and listening to my music). Nothing else matters. 
Mickey Mouse Ears
My hands are busy elsewhere. 
A stupid question for which there's no sensible answer.
The most important component of a listening system is the listener. 
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!