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Why Don't More People Love Audio?
"I knowYou never thought about it butAsk yourself laterWhen you turn on your stereoDoes it return the favor?"Van Halen - The Trouble With Never 
You know you're an audiophile if--
You have big ears.The better to hear you with my dear. 
Magico S5 vs Tannoy Westminster Royal SE
As I recall, the Tannoys have limited off-axis dispersion due to the large driver. IMHO they are far,far better than Harbeths which had some kind of funky coloration. Like wearing pink tinted glasses or, from what I have read, Exposure amps.Agree ... 
Why Don't More People Love Audio?
"I know you never thought about it but ask yourself later. When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?"..........Van Halen "A Different Kind of Truth" 
What component is responsible for dynamics ?
Active loudspeakers. 
Scratched CDs
I've had no luck with the polishes. Just use the DVD scratch remover device sold at Wal-Mart, etc. 
Help me emulate the best speakers I've heard
From what I gather with e-mails to OHM, Shahinian uses higher quality drivers than OHM. At least the cheaper OHMs. Hence the slightly better midrange.Opinions?? 
The Demise of the Hi-End Audio Store
The first high end dealer I went to recommended I just buy what he had. I thought it sounded okay but was curious about what MORE could I get. Was I missing out on something better? Was my Holy Grail just around the corner at the next high end sho... 
Cars. What does the typical audiophile drive?
Can anyone comment on the Tesla Roadster? 
New level of ridiculousness
No different than when I walked through the Brookstone store at the mall. Just a bunch of ridiculous nonsense for people who don't know what to do with all their money, IMHO.Is a $150k Mercedes any more sensible when a $20k Honda will do the job j... 
Best 2-way room friendly speakers
Frogman, how would the amp affect room interaction with the speakers?My question was more a general one about speakers that minimize room interactions like a 4th order design. Rather than use a lot of room treatments or endless fiddling with speak... 
Best 2-way room friendly speakers
I've heard the Tannoy's and the big ones are great, smaller not so good.Danley, at 48" with 18 drivers is way to big. 
Best 2-way room friendly speakers
Thanks for the suggestions. By "room friendly" I mean they minimize room interaction. I listen to a Sanyo boom box quite a bit at work. While my home rig sounds considerably better, I am also VERY aware of what I have now decided is room reflectio... 
The most dynamic speaker you've heard...
Active active 100's. 
Best earplugs?
How about Surefire or are these for shooting only?