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.
Rega RP6 - Goldring 1042
Rotel RCD 965BX
Sony TA-F700 ES
Naim NAC A5 - Neat Petite
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 gear: Mac Mini > HRT Streamer II+ > Marantz PM66 KI > Mission 794
Also cluttering-up the place:
Thorens TD160 no cartridge; Marantz CD63 mkII KI; Technics SL-P777; Cyrus 2 + PSX; Cyrus Tuner; 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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