A POINT OF VIEW: A New Hi-FI Hierarchy?


Most of us will be familiar with the old rule of thumb for ranking the importance of the components of a system in order to obtain maximum sound quality for budget but if not I will reiterate it:

1. The source (if a TT it goes turntable - arm - cartridge)
2. The amplifier(s)
3 The loudspeakers

Now if it was ever true it is all abit simplistic and out of date. Here is my proposal for a new, more complete ranking: