The most important component in your system isn’t what you think it is

Which part do you think makes the most difference in your system? Conventional wisdom on that question has varied over time. In the early days of hi-fi, it was thought to be the loudspeakers. And that is completely understandable.

After all, it’s the things that actually convert the electronic music signal into the sound waves we hear, so that has to be the most important part of a system, right? Well, not if you asked the exact same question back in the 1980s and 1990s.

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