Jason (Pez) came by and listened yesterday - he couldn't believe the difference in the sound of my upstairs system. As I mentioned before, I've just put in thick carpet and very large acoustic panels on the walls, so acoustically it's way different than the last time he was here. The change in room acoustics is one of the things that motivated my to take the Forte's to Danny in the first place - they sounded fine in the bright room before treatments but sounded a bit soft and muddled after the treatments.
Of course Danny worked his magic & we did all the stuff mentioned in this thread and Jason had not heard any of it, so yesterday he got to hear all the changes all at once.
"Transformed is not a strong enough word to capture how much better your upstairs system sounds" is the exact quote of his reaction. It sounded so good that we spent the next 2 hours just going through different music tracks to hear how awesome it sounded on the improved setup. Love it when that happens.