None if this can possibly be true, all audiophiles live in a smoke free, pet free and child free environment.
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And for you guys who are suggesting destroying the cat...Adam18- Since you apparently don't understand the concept of hyperbole, here is what Webster said about it:
"the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech. It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong impression, but is NOT MEANT TO BE TAKEN LITERALLY.
Hyperboles are exaggerations to create emphasis or effect."
Chill out, dude! (tongue in cheek, also a rhetorical device)
Haven't you people ever heard of, "declawing?" In 1978, my daughter got a cat for her birthday. It was declawed(front paws) immediately. After one incident, it was vigrously trained not to jump onto my turntable, and other audio gear. The cat's name was, 'Angel' and it was, for the next 14yrs(the perfect pet-literally).
Hey Swampwalker and Ecclectique .... If the "destroying the cat" comments were simply meant as hyperbole, then I will "chill out" as you suggest. However, it is quite unfortunate that many people do indeed end the lives of their pets or cause them major harm because of their inability in understand and properly modify their pets' behavior. My wife and I are very active with local animal shelters and pet adoption agencies (in fact, our two dogs now are puppies that we "rescued") and you guys would not believe the cruelty that many people show towards their pets. Yes, this is an audiophile forum, and not a place for discussing pet/animal related issues, but the above comments by Hosehead, Mickeyf, and Lloydc are totally inappropriate. I have personally seen the results of demented people who have actually "barbecued" their cats and dogs, put glue and other noxious chemicals on their pets, and have caused other types of disgusting harm to their animals. So, if you guys think these comments about pet destruction are only hyperbole, I hope you are correct. Unfortunately, there are many people who think these comments are very real.
So let's all sit back, relax, and enjoy the wonderful music as it's played back on our terrific stereo systems. Maybe, as Ecclectique suggests, with a nice glass of Shiraz in our hand and a puppy or kitty cat in our lap. Happy Listening.