i think we can all agree (or agree to disagree !) that cables and equipment supports can influence how a hifi system sounds.
therefore what cables, equipment supports and hardware do manufacturers actually use when testing/tuning components ?
(i believe naim audio are the only company that sell everything you need - cables, equipment racks and upgraded power supplies).
has any body contacted hifi companies to ask what they actually use ? what is the "industry standard" ?
if enough of us ask, and post replies on here, it will eliminate alot of the "heated debates" on this forum......
(often lots of different answers to the same questions)
at the end of the day, if there was only 1 mains, interconnect, speaker cable and equipment support option available, all that would be required would be to select a source, amplifier and speakers and hifi purchasing would be alot simpler........