Originally Posted by mankite
That's pretty funny, and true. When I was in retail, and when I worked for manufacturers, quite often I would have to be direct with people and tell them, "I'm trying to save you from yourself." Most of the time there are good reasons for why things are the way they are. My biggest challenges with the Triad product line have been customers trying to paint their grills (can't be done without ruining them), not using enough subs (you never outgrow your need for bass), using the wrong amp on Triad subs, putting an LCR on its side, inadequately spending money on speakers (while spending tens of thousands on automation foolishness), not properly treating a room and expecting good speakers to "fix" the acoustics, spending too much on electronics leaving too little for speakers (which determine the sound of your system more than anything), not running LCRs as "small" (a must, 100% of the time), and more.
I must say the people who follow this thread have listened better than my old customers and dealers did. I give all of you credit for asking the right questions and following advice. You are a bright, civilized bunch. I'm certainly not right all the time, but I've made all the mistakes already so you don't have to. Or, as Mike Royko used to say, "I may be wrong; but I doubt it."