Best answer by jgatie
Many thanks. I may have used the wrong word there being hugely untechnical! Are you saying that the better the turntable and preamp then the better the sound through the Sonos speakers?
Turntables are mechanical, so there are degrees of better and worse due to quality control, types of cartridges, drive type and quality, wobble and dampening measures, etc. Preamps are made with commodity items, and I'm not so sure that one costing $1000 is "better" than one costing $40, when the basic components all cost about $1.50. Then again, I'm not one to think certain wires or devices sound "better" than others simply because they cost more. If you are, then you probably will feel the more expensive item is "better". Just know there is a lot of snake oil in the audio business, and most claims are based on pseudo-scientific nonsense rather than actual quality differences as shown in a properly conducted double blind test.