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What was the most impactful addition to your system?
Dynaudio Sapphires ('11 demos) were a huge jump over older (ca '95) ML SL3s. Raidho D2s in ('16 used) were just as huge a jump in sound quality difference. But, bang for the buck, nothing has ever touched the improvement the (cheap) DSPeaker Ant... 
Law of Accelerated Returns
@stuartk  +2 Those are pretty much my thoughts and experience as well, in fact I cannot think of a single sentence you wrote that I disagree with. I have traded off a music man-cave with ugly but spectacular sound in favor of a stunning mounta... 
Are there speakers that disappear regardless of the recording?
As others have said, with some recordings your speakers will never disappear, ever.   Now I'm speaking of listening from one position, not roaming the room. That said, the better the use and implementation of the acoustical space the more apt one... 
Looks like PS Audio has a hit on their hands with the new speaker
That's certainly a fine system, vinylvalet, as you know, and hear... Paul is a smart guy but I've never thought of an electronics company as a speaker company but I'm sure that they sound good. But, there really is a LOT of superb competition in... 
Law of Accelerated Returns
I think the forest (mulveling's general point that good well-matched gear counts, and the 'room' although important is not magical) was totally missed for the trees (stereo in a bedroom or tent). Gotta look beyond generalizations...  I've read Bo... 
Feel free to talk me off the ledge
I've heard the B&W 800 and 801 Diamonds with dealer-matched expensive electronics plenty, and whether we call it 'fatigue' or not, I do not like those diamond tweeters, great hardware or not. My ears tell me to turn it down or off, not good. ... 
I need a subwoofer recomendation
I'd agree with HSU, Rhythmk, and SVS, as great sonic value for the money. I run three SVS sealed for audio now, two SB2000s, one SB3000 and it is tight. I use an old REL Storm III (ported) that rocks a small 13 x 18 TV room and still have a suber... 
Speaker Sound
This mess is making me laugh enough to spill coffee....  
Best monitor for under $1500?
They do look rather nice. Wally is hard at work; good for him. I'm wondering if the front and rear 'widths' are backwards (at least viewing the photo). I'd also consider Golden Ear BRX; at least take a listen. They won't go to 32Hz but are pretty... 
Question for those that bolt their speakers to stands
Glad to hear you are intent on doing the primary decoupling at the base of the speaker stands since you need to bolt on. I'd consider a thick soft towel, undercut to not show. I wouldn't use anything at all that might leave any type of residue or ... 
Feel free to talk me off the ledge
There are some good tips posted above, as well as some fun thoughts. Have to say you're killing me telling me how nice those BRXs are. I'm dying to listen but don't need them... ugh. I suspect them to be an incredible bargain for sound $. Those an... 
Your single most significant purchase mistake?
Biggest mistake, probably buying a fabulous Threshold T-200 power amp used and finding out it didn't mate with ML SL3 electrostats. It was twenty minutes of music and you stopped...had to sell it...still have the SL3s (in home theater now). As a ... 
Decisive moments your your audio journey
DQ10s for sure were the first 'moment'. Magnepans in another college dorm room a couple years later. I will never forget the 'he is in the room singing' feeling from hearing Frank Sinatra on vinyl in Honolulu 1990. It was at a high end shop on g... 
tweeters /midbass fq zones
And back around the FR track we go.   🤣 It's nice to like something and be so enthused. As for my music, I still like the top end and bottom end of it as well, so I suffer with X-overs, like probably 99% of speaker owners do. My old ML SL3s were... 
Dunlavy SC IV Speaker- Any Good???
I lived in Colorado Springs and have hear the SC-IVs and the other smaller and larger models at The Sound Shop, his dealer back then. I also got to meet John at his small manufacturing/lab in Colorado Springs back in the 1990s, an interesting guy....