Lets put it this way? Your Sound is only as good as Your weakest link.
Synergy must be from power in house, to music out of speakers.
Each individual link is as important as the next IMHO.
We All "Hear" differently, so unfortunately there is no
"Standard" for all listeners. Just think of the links in
a Motorcycle chain, any weakness or breakage could be
Take time, to provide the Best match at every "Link" and
the result, you will "HEAR!" Why spend $80k on amplifiers
and then buy $30 interconnects? You get the idea.
Each link is every bit as crucial as the next IMHO, over the
last 35 years or so, I have found improvements where I
never expected. Is not Your investment deserving the Best
possible match, in every area!
In any Sport, an player must train hard; In Audio, a
listener must listen to different pieces, to achieve
the ideal match. It is fun, a learning experience, and
the final reward is well worth Your effort.