I'm an audiophile and live in North America—seems like a perfect fit for the Facebook group Audiophiles – North America, right? Wrong!
On my first visit, I noticed that a group member had asked for speaker cable suggestions. Another member posted a picture of a 100' spool of 16-gauge lamp cord costing $14, accompanied by the suggestion "This is all you need." The implication: That's all anyone needs, because cables are "snake oil.
I responded, "Do you think the people marketing this product considered inductance, capacitance, and resistance?"
"You don't even know what those are" came the reply. Soon after that came this from another group member: "You're old, you're deaf, and you have a shitty room."
This was my welcome to this Facebook group, composed, apparently—and here I'm talking about the loudest people in the group, not necessarily the majority—of cable deniers, A/B/Xers, and "if you can't measure it, it doesn't …