From reading previous posts ive come up with this: There is huge difference between low and high quality RCA interconnects. There is little difference between low and highly priced speaker wires of the same thickness. However many people do believe that high quality speaker wires make a big difference. Am i right with these two statements? Also do banana connectors improve sound quality? Some claim that on a copper to gold connection (without bananas) a layer of copper oxide forms around the copper, which degrades sound. But with bananas it is gold to gold. Perfect. But isn't the copper wire just crimped onto the gold connector? Wouldn't the copper oxidate at that location instead?