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« Reply #45 on: April 10, 2012, 01:49:28 pm »

Here is the new arrival - my new listening chair and obviously it had to be blue.

Hey Paul, very nice indeed. So in a normal seated position, do your ears sit above the headrest of the chair or below? I suppose this'll have a major effect on the 'sound of the chair'.

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Lately, I've really lost interest in following up on the likes of 'computeraudiophile.com'. It seems to me that the real leading edge of computer audio is right here on phasure.com...


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« Reply #46 on: April 10, 2012, 05:31:40 pm »

I am sure those on 'computeraudiophile.com' would never know how much you can improve the sound with a blue listening chair  too much !

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« Reply #47 on: April 10, 2012, 09:05:28 pm »

Well maybe that matters too.

Some guys arereally serious about -ikea- chairs, looks like you bought the right one Wink:


Immediately I tossed the chair out of the room and went and got the most comfortable, least intrusive chair I could find. Which turned out to be a folding camping chair. Fired up the system with something I have played a lot lately and wow!!! Another big change, things opened up quite considerably in the soundstage!!!!!! So thank you Michael for helping me see that!!!

So if you want to do a major upgrade your system, I can sell you these deluxe listening chairs cheap (see picture this thread)!!

Earlier in the evening, I put the cd case in the closet and moved the speakers forward about 6� which helped the soundstage considerably but not as much as my turbo-charged, competition, full race listening chair! Its amazing what you hear when you aren�t blocking the sound, imagine that!!!!

Enlighten yourselves:

(couldn't find the topic about colour!)

Regards, Coen


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