It seems to me from reading the posts on this and other HiFi Fora that those who favour analogue playback would place the TT as the most important part of the system, while those favouring the digital source digital will place more emphasis on Amp and Speakers.
If this is the case does this suggest that the differences between various CD players are less than the differences between types of turntables.
I have always beleived the statements I first read in the pre digital 1980's that a good source with average amp and speakers will give a better result than average souce and amp and brilliant speakers. Surely good speakers cannot put back into the sound something that has been lost at the sourse and was never present in the first place.
What do people think of the first 2 statements. Is my reasoning correct?