Do you belong more to souce first or to speakers first school of thought ?

It is more complicated in reality of high end than either/or but still we have our preferences. This is a never ending debate, so let's never end it.


Speakers interact with the room, which should be a significant consideration..

fuses first, then cables...eventually the rest of the system will fall into place. room last.


It is not a matter of debate. The room dictates speakers to some degree and the interface between the two makes up 99% of the sound quality the system is capable of. Next is the amp which has to be matched to the loudspeakers. Everything else is trivial. 

@hilde45 I hope that is tongue in cheek.