Originally Posted by G-Rex
Yikes talk about parasitic cross contamination.
Now that's what makes me squirm. What it could have been. Optimal vs adequate...someday some of you may see the light.
I do realize it would not be cost effective to wire that pro system with high end cables, but home systems are a different matter.
First your concern was the "cross contamination" (never heard that term used in any audio scenario. I believe you mean crosstalk) of all those signals and cable types. When you have had it accurately pointed out to you that this is the norm in live AND studio wiring complexity and proximity to each other, NOW you want to point to room acoustics in your living room as the defining factor.
Do you have any idea of the complexity and fine alignment of a stage system? I am not talking about about the Guitar center cabinets setting on the sides of a stage in a dive nightclub. I am talking about extremely expensive, time aligned, line array systems that run into the hundreds of thousand dollars and use elaborate computer software to adjust the angle, heights, phasing, delays etc to achieve incredible accuracy and gain before feed back in a concert venue.
Remember that given the volume these systems run at and the massive infrastructure of the signal paths (quantity, source and complexity) any extraneous noise or distortion will be easily discernable by a few thousand people. In addition, you forgot the part where the signals are fed directly to the recording media and the FOH system has zero effect.
You really need to learn more about how these systems and recording studios work before making 100% unfounded claims that are so easily disproved.