Weakest Link + hardwired = ??

A search of "weakest link" here yielded less than awesome results, so here goes..

Q: My Pro-ject TT has RCA output cables that are hard wired inside the table. I just a bought a Phonomena pre (en route)... Will some half decent IC's make a difference going from Phonomena to my Amp considering the basic nature of the stock RCA's from the Pro-ject?

Logic would tell me I am only as good as my source cabling.
Yes, I believe they were gold in color. I remember them as being very tight fitting on my Int. amp's rca jacks. The Neutrik's are very, very good. If you decide to order them you'll be impressed w/them, especially considering how little they cost. I did this same mod on my other TT, a vintage Pioneer, which had some really cheap RCA connectors. Same sonic upgrade. Very much worth the effort and expense. Be sure to have a very good wire stripper ( I own a Klein made for solid wire) and use silver-bearing solder. BTW, the Project is a very nice sounding TT. Let us know how things work out. Bill
You can also just try just cleaning the existing connectors on the TT as well as the interconnects. Deoxit does wonders and is available on-line or at a RadioShack store. Use the cleaner first, then the Deoxit Gold.
Good Luck!
Thanks Kotta, I ordered the RCA's today. My stock ones fit so tight, the only way to attach them is with pliers. I also have a vintage Pioneer! For the extra $4, it seems like a decent testing ground to ensure a good Pro-ject sucess rate.

Some Audio Art IC-3 on the horizon as well.

Will also do a bit of cleaning to the existing ends. I think A/B testing is the best part of the hobby so far. The best way to cut through any hype.