For true audio enthusiasts, nothing’s too far out when it comes to improving the sound quality of their hi-fi or surround-sound systems. Naturally, you can spend a lot of money on cables and other accessories, but there are a lot of possibilities that go even further, such as equipment modifications and special treatments for LPs and CDs.
Despite the mountains of cheap audio equipment sold every year, there is still a sizable group of people devoted to true hi-fi reproduction in both stereo and surround-sound versions. Many of these confirmed high-enders even resort to rather unusual methods to squeeze the last drop of performance out of their gear and obtain just a smidgen more detail from the speakers. Here we have collected several of these methods, which range from quite serious to rather questionable.