It sure is tempting to add the polishing steps to a system before finishing the basic cuts and steps. Kind of like seeing how the jewelry looks before getting fully dressed. Though sometimes helpful, more often than not it simply clutters the process.
There’s certainly nothing wrong with having a listen to what’s eventually going to be the finishing touches. Where I get cautionary is when we start making decisions around those final steps without having first mastered the basics.
It’s especially hard for an impatient person like myself.
I have found over many years that the cable swaps, dressing the connections, lifting the speaker cables off the floor, and all that hazarai we do at the end are best kept at the end.
Restraining myself helps me get the best results in the shortest period of time.
Better to fill in the basic blanks first, else run the risk of the polish determining the cut.