Grounding Question

From a safety standpoint- if you lift the ground on one component with a cheater plug, would it still be considered electrically grounded if it is connected to another grounded component through an interconnect? Thanks 


I do admit that I did take my schooling a long time ago but US Electrical Code has changed very little

Are you kidding??? 🤣

As mentioned, a star ground for all components is recommended. In reality, trial and error may reveal less groud loop hum with some components not connected.  It becomes more magic than science, the scientific reason being discovered after the fact.  It is worth going through a "finished" system with a scope on the output to get a few dB more S/N.