Hi, Apologies for asking this - as it's the sort of question that really annoys me. Which Hi-Fi component's quality makes the most difference to sound quality? Now... before you say, all of them, or it depends, or anything like that - I'll just add something to the question... If you bought top of the range speakers, but had a terrible old crappy CD player, would that produce better sound than a fantastic top of the range CD player through terrible speakers? Yes. It would. So good quality speakers are more important than CDP quality. Yes? No? Yes? Heh... Currently: CDP: Technics SL-PG490 Amp: Pioneer A-107 Speakers: Mission 700 Cables: Random So here's the real question - given that all my hi-fi equipment is bottom of the range separates, what should be improved first. Speakers? Amp? Cables? or Sources? I can probably stretch to upgrading a bit, but not all. Currently I'm thinking new speakers and cabling plus replacing my classic Audigy with an M-Audio 2496 . Keeping the Pioneer A-107 and Technics SL-PG490 cd player. Doing the right thing? Advice?