Was thinking about tweaks and ended up with a stupid question:
When Stereophile measures a speaker's off axis response, does it ever include vertical data?
I don't think it does.
I went and checked a few reviews, and things are usually measured "on axis," and then measured for "lateral dispersion" and "lateral response."
Maybe vertical dispersion would be interesting to see, just as a discussion topic or something.
The reason I mention all this is that last night I was slouched in my listening chair for the computer system, and the sound was a little dull in the top end. It made me start thinking of tweaks, and I sat up to type an idea...low and behold...the top end got much more friendly and outgoing!
So, that made me think about all the times I've sat and listened to speakers and then stood up and noticed a huge shift in the sound...and that made me think to remind people that one of the best tweaks is making sure your listening height is optimal for your system. (Also, when shopping for speakers, remember to think about your listening height or "heights" and take that into account as you audition, buy, and install!)
Then, all of that made me think of that old thread about listening chairs, which completes a circuit for me and makes me want to shut up now.