Is there an implied suggestion that price automatically denotes sound quality?Bdp24, no, certainly not on my part. And I should probably not have included the words "and therefore expensive" in the excerpt of the statement that I quoted from the earlier poster.
Obviously many people can and do achieve excellent results by spending more on their analog front ends than on their speakers. And vice versa. There are of course many paths to both success and failure. My point, though, is simply that the "Linn philosophy," as originally promulgated during the 1970s by Ivor Tiefenbrun of Linn, is logically and technically flawed, and is therefore of no use as a guide to assembling a system.