Thought I would see what experiences anyone has had with upgrading some, but not all cables within a system. The reasoning for this is that in my setup I have my sources and preamp components on the side wall with the amplifiers in front between the speakers. This results in an 8 m run between the preamp and the amp. I’m thinking about upgrading the 1m ICs between sources and preamp but the cost of an upgraded 8m IC would be prohibitive for me.
Historically, I have always made sure to have the best IC between the preamp and the amp since it is the final link regardless of source. This would break my pattern by having the higher quality IC upstream. So the question is if anyone finds the proverbial “weak link” theory come into play or not in this scenario?