What does synergy mean?
Synergy. This word often gets mentioned in hifi forums and I'm interested to know what it actually means.
I assume that achieving the lowest possible amount of distortion is the aim of hifi equipment? So surely this means that any combination of hifi equipment that has a low level of distortion has good synergy. But for some people synergy seems to mean putting together a special combination of CD player, DAC, amplifiers, cables and speakers that adds something magical to music.
To me synergy simply means using a low distortion music source combined with a low distortion amplifier that has enough power to effectively drive a pair of speakers without clipping. Is this right or am I missing something here?