No. The mark of a real expert is her ability to make something which is actually breathtakingly difficult look easy. The seemingly casual choice of lifter lengths and positions has only been made after a lifetime of asceticism, contemplation and study. It has also required the attainment of a mental state so rarefied that even the music of rmsshipbroker can be borne with equanimity.
You might imagine that the materials would be available on any suburban street. Surely the artisan only has to wake early enough to beat the recycling bin truck ? But this is a delusion. It’s a little known fact that their past lives leave an indelible imprint on the raw cardboard tubes. For the full effect to be delivered only those handed over the counter in Athena shops will do (passage through Royal Mail’s hands corrupts them irretrievably) and with the closure of the last of these in 2014 the supply is now dwindling fast. This applies in particular to the ultimate high end ones i.e. those which contained the poster of the tennis girl scratching her ultimate high end.
The system in the picture is a joy to behold. But clearly it shows ‘work in progress’. The empty space in the centre has obviously been prepared for the final element, without which audio nirvana will remain beyond reach. I speak, of course, of the Entreq grounding box.
Eh ma ho !