Originally Posted by psgcdn
Goes hand-in-hand with audio stores that won't give you the time of day if your existing system isn't up to their
Funny thing is, most audio stores don't have systems that are up to any reasonable standard for high fidelity. Some common flaws:
Non-identical front loudspeaker trios.
No deployment of multiple subwoofers.
Failure to exploit modern room correction hardware.
Originally Posted by Rutgar
How MIT was compensated is a Red Herring. The fact is, Skywalker Sound uses MIT cables. *** but neither Skywalker Sound, nor Michael Bishop for Telarc would use MIT, if there wasn't a benefit. ***
I agree with your text, but you are drawing the wrong inferences from it.
"Benefit" ≠ sonic improvement.
If they get someone's wires for free (or for paid consideration), that is of course a "benefit." A studio has a lot
of wire in it, after all, and any cost savings mean lower prices to end users and/or greater profit for owners. And since they're all the same-sounding anyway, the only reason a studio might turn down such an offer is if the wires offered have poor mechanical reliability. That's the kind of thing that makes "free" quite expensive.