Nolitan, To answer your question, should your IC's be better than the speaker cables... I do not think there is any wrong answer. My personal feeling is that the closer the improvements are to the source end, the better. That was how I built up my current system. I have also experimented with swapping my Ulta MM2 IC's from the front channels with my Super MM1 from the rear channels and running with my Ultra MM2 speaker cables for 2 days. I came up with the conclusion that if you are going to fork out the dough for the MM2 technology then you should try to match the technologies with both IC's and speaker cables. If you believe like I do that we are only as good as the weekest link, then you should pick a side and start from there. There is no right or wrong with this stuff. Any time we substitue a cable, components, tweaks, ect. its affects can be positive or negative, thats what makes this fun, Good Luck!