One article I always remember (albeit vaguely now) was of one guy in Japan who was after a pure sound and ran his equipment of batteries. There was a fair number (something like 200 but I am not sure) and he had to replace them (which involved soldering) every month!!
Now that is taking it to extremes!
System Photos | Netbook (iTunes) | Onkyo ND-S1 | AVI ADM 9.1 | Yamaha Sub | Epoz Aktimate Mini
How about the guy who had his 'gobsmackingly expensive' speaker cables running over empty 2 litre plastic bottles because they 'added focus' (you could almost here the writer laughing to himself) to the soundstage.
Sonos Connect - Rotel RCD-965BX - Arcam irDac
Naim NAIT XS
Naim NAC A5 - Spendor SA-1
Rega EAR - AKG K450 - AKG K551
Was this Lee the fella who had all this high-end gear in an impossibly-tiny bedroom and there was some comment in the article that when you took a few steps across his room you reached the wall at the the other side (or something similar)
Main system: Mac Mini 2011 > HRT II+ DAC • Cyrus 2 & PSX • Cyrus tuner • MS 10i speakers [on loan]
Also cluttering-up the place: Thorens TD160 (no cart) • Marantz CD 63 mkII KI & PM66 KI • Technics SL-P777 • Nakamichi DR-1
I hear he's a refuse collector in Slough now running a Logitech iPod dock.
All that glitters is not gold.
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