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Stitch


Behind The Sun
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Post #: 21
Post ID: 19933
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Priorities
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The normal audiophile has a problem when he marries first and wants to add a good Stereo System later.
One of my friends did it right, he bought his system first and married later, before he did that he showed all to his girlfriend and said "You know, what was first...."
Never a problem. His long, fat Cardas Wires are all over the living room and when visitors enter the room, his wife tells them to take care of the cables and not to to touch his Turntable...
You had your chance :-)


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Stitch
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JJ Triode
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Post #: 22
Post ID: 19934
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Reconfigurability
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Romy:
If you can make the preferred chair and the couch easy to move, then you can quickly reconfigure the room for solo or dual use.  Maybe put them on wheels?
When you wrote "My listening hobbits become very shallow..." I could not help thinking the scene early in the movie of The Fellowship of the Ring where a hobbit farmer has his finger in his ear up to the knuckle...
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Paul S
San Diego, California, USA
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Post #: 23
Post ID: 19935
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Priorities II
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Perhaps your own priorities and habits are changing somewhat over time?  No surprise there.  If so, I guess the idea is to meditate on what you want from the room now, and arrange it primarily for that.  I have a lightweight chair that I use for immersion, and I can easily move it around, depending on what I want to do in the room.  I can move the speakers around fairly easily, too, but not very far, mostly due to the amps and the cables.  The amps are a PITA to move at this time, but I guess I could come up with a plan for them, too, if I wanted to.



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Paul S
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Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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Post #: 24
Post ID: 19936
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This was more practical bitching then you think.
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 Stitch wrote:
The normal audiophile has a problem when he marries first and wants to add a good Stereo System later. One of my friends did it right, he bought his system first and married later, before he did that he showed all to his girlfriend and said "You know, what was first...."
Never a problem. His long, fat Cardas Wires are all over the living room and when visitors enter the room, his wife tells them to take care of the cables and not to to touch his Turntable...
You had your chance :-)
Stitch, I know what you are saying but my comment above is neither some kind of existential question nor a referendum on the marriage for audio guy. I very much like the changes that come to my listening room along with wify. However, the changes, despite I very much like them from general décor and usability perspective, in the same time very destructive for my audio objectives. In my mind it is not about prioritizing of importance but rather about the attempts to find consensuses and compromises.

I did try to move the furniture in order to have my listening spot with a single chair. I did not like any configuration that I was able to come up with. It is not that wife did not like it, I did not. So it is not a debate between what I want and what Amy “allows” but rather between what I use to want and what I want now.

For instance, evaluating why I do not like the listening experience at my couch I recognize that one of the reasons is the fact that with my listening chair I have super comfortable, wide arm rests. With the 3-sit couch I naturally sit in the middle and had no support for arm and shoulders. So in chair I basically comfortably lay vertically supporter by back and sides. In the middle sit of couch I in fact sit with all pressure on my back. So, I tried to construct temporary walls from pillow in the middle of the couch and it “feels” like it gave to me much more comfortable posture, even though I do think that in chair I do sit more comfortable. 

 I wonder if I were able to find some kind of add-in for my couch , some kind or removable arm-rest or perhaps some kind of  “insert chair” that would be placed atop of middle  sit of my could that would make me to “lay vertically” in it. I am sure something like this shall be out there… This is pretty much what I think I need:

ArmRests.JPG

Rgs, the Cat


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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scooter
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Post #: 25
Post ID: 19937
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Sliders
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I had to move some heavy furniture across a rug constantly so picked up four cheap sliders for c. $10. The bottom is some type of shiny hard plastic of about 10cm in diameter and they have on top 1cm of black dense foam for the leg of the furniture. The work like manic for very heavy furniture and haven't killed my rugs. Surprisingly gentle. They might damage the hardwood but do you really care? It is a bit of a pain to swap furniture all the time  but my thought is you slide in the listening chair and slide out the sofa a few times a week for special sessions. 
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Romy the Cat


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TULLSTA Chair - Robust black – IKEA
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Here's a good one in leather 

  http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80106253/  

They also have it in fabric for $99 

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60100879/#/80100878


"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Romy the Cat


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Back to basics....
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Ok, my listening room has returned, after short Amy’s intervention, to it’ original form and shape – it has as use to have one single listening chair

ThomasListeningSpot.jpg




"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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anthony
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Hahahahaha
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That is so funny.

Maybe put Thomas in a tall chair and he will be right in the sweet spot...
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Romy the Cat


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Octaneseating chair.
I do not know who they are. Somebody come to my site and left a link in Guest Links section. I followed and find something that might be interesting. 
 
http://www.octaneseating.com/octane-viper-custom-seating

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"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Paul S
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Cooler? BBQ?
Have to admit, it looks comfy, all right!


Paul S
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anthony
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No good for me...
...I would fall asleep as soon as I sat down in that chair.  I'd be happier with something without a headrest and no possibility of reclining.
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xandcg


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A bit exaggerated to me.
I find it a bit  exaggerated. I rather prefer Ekornes:

http://www.ekornes.com/us/home-theater
http://www.ekornes.com/us/stressless-recliners



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