Here is an email I got from an acquaintance in Florida...
After months of waiting, Francis finally invited me up for an audition to his newly completed listening room. Having heard his system about a month ago without the ceiling diffusers, I was prepared for some but not much of an improvement. First, a bit of background.
In our Conifer, CO home, I finally convinced my wife after many years of begging to try ceiling treatment [absorbers at the first-reflection points] on a "test" basis. Long story short, she understood after hearing the dramatic difference that the ceiling was a pretty big issue. BTW, these test absorbers only came down when we sold our home.
With that, I knew sort of what to expect [deeper sound stage, better focus, enhanced inner detailing, etc.]. As I sat there, his own impression was one of ecstasy and although he tried to be neutral it his body language telegraphed to me that he had done the right thing and hired you to do his treatment. And then the silence broke and he played one of my favorite tracks from some HQ software I use as a personal reference when comparing systems.
It took only a few brief moments to hear the unbelievable improvement in its sound. I can only describe it as a synergistic addition that does so much more than reduce acoustic interference patterns, although that is technically what it does. The perceived realism of his system was breathtaking with each instruments subtleties and correct timbre arriving at your ears in phase. I was impressed and it takes a lot for me to be impressed by any gizmo for any stereo at any price.
Your work is a thing of beauty in every regard. Musical attack, decay, transitions, everything comes alive as one should hope when comparing a recording to a live performance [to me, the acid test]. This Colorado system of mine is the only other room I have ever heard this magic and now I have another nearby in Florida in which to seriously listen.
My hat goes off to you as I bow to the floor in honor of your work. Keep it up. Kudos! You are indeed one of the good guys.
Keep looking up!
Philip Rastocny, Author