Just how silly are we audiophiles?

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The thread starts:  I was watching some modern concert footage of Peter Gabriel with a full orchestra last night on Sky Arts. Everywhere around the edges of the stage were rats nests of cabling and boxes linked to other boxes and more cables and more boxes in flight cases etc. Despite this, the sound was brilliant.

I looked over at my hifi with phono leads strictly limited to 1m (not routed with mains cables) and boxes on isolation platforms. Then I thought of others with perspex anti-vibration slabs and directional silver mains cables and speaker cables raised on wooden blocks and 'modified' computers and thought…

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