We first listened to the system without tweaks, then tried placing the DH Cones under the laserdisc player. The entire panel agreed that the $40 DH Cones improved the sound". Al said "the mids became much more focused and detailed." Alex agreed. " I did hear a noticeable difference," he said. "There was a little more top (treble), and the soundstage opened up." Brian and I pretty much agreed.