What makes the biggest difference in sound quality?


When making changes or adding things to your system, what makes the bigger difference in sound quality on preamp‘s and power amps? Interconnects, speaker cables, power cords, or fuses?

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Everything

Can't really get a more ignorant answer to the OP's question.

It's as if the word "or" is mystifying to someone using the language for decades.

I firmly believe that the right integrated  amp or amp / preamp combo is critical to get the most out of any speaker .    I've had a number of good speakers over the years but why did I tire of them?    Because my electronics were just good....  not great 

I think that's why you see so many speakers for sale .   I finally bought a kick ass preamplifier and honestly it sounded like I got new speakers.   It was profound.

I firmly believe the majority of audiophiles (or audiogoners) don’t read the content of the original post before offering their opinions.  

@nutella

I firmly believe the majority of audiophiles (or audiogoners) don’t read the content of the original post before offering their opinions.

i agree, it is amazing to me when people can evidently type, yet they cannot read...

in some ways it is a pointed commentary on many of the ills of our society in the present day - how people talk past each other, never making an effort to understand what is being asked, what is the exact question or concern being expressed

“ . . . and anyone who tells you differently, does not know what they’re talking about.”

 

What a great way to lose a customer.   (LOL).

 

My system is a hodgepodge.  I buy the cable that synerigizes best with each individual component.  

 

I have 2 Synergistic Research cables.  They both sound fantastic.

- SR Galileo UEF Digital AES/EBU

- SR Atmosphere Level 2 power cable w/the SX Black tuning bullet

 

- On my preamp, the Purist Audio Design power cord sounded better than the SR Atmosphere Level 2 power cord.   Digging even deeper, the Furutech NCF connectors sounded even better  on the PAD than the stock Wattgate 350i connectors that came with it.

- On my streamer, the SR Atmosphere sounded better than the PAD.  

- On my DAC, I use a Snake River Audio Cottonmouth power cord because it sounds better than either the SR or PAD.

 

Perhaps, I don’t know what I’m talking about.  (My better half has suggested that.)   But, I do listen to what my ears tell me.