Are your really asking this question ? If you rationalize the outcome of using a 1k surge protector for SQ and the usefulness of an amp update then I would always chose the amp. No hesitation. If the same decision would have to be made between a speaker and an amp upgrade I naturally would go for the speaker upgrade, because it will provide the most audible (and probably satisfying) difference in SQ.
3/14/13 at 7:44am