gonglee3

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USB Cables in PC Audio
I use this afofrdable one - already makes a difference - might be enough for your system too... Spending much more might not get you significant upgrade: http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-F3U133V-06-GLD-6-Foot-Hi-Speed-Cable/dp/B000621N26/ref=sr_1_2?s=... 
Does you wife touch your system?
Yes - she is good with gears (better than me on computers and cameras), but sadly, music never stirs the soul to bring tears to her eyes... Infact, she thinks I am a little insane for all the repeated hifi purchases. She mostly turns down the vol... 
Pro amps for home use?
Thanks to all the posters. I like dynamic sound, so I am looking for power in my amps. I will go hunting for a Crown Xti or other ones suggested so far... 
How do good car amps sound?
Thanks Bd - I checked out the Dayton T-amp and they sounded quite good. I have to see if I can hear gainclone ones - which ones better? Also thank you Tm for your informative voice of experience... I will be using a power supply. 
VON SCHWEIKERT VR-1 OR PARADIGM STUDIO 20 V3
I am listening to the Studio towers with McIntosh gears, and, they sound good to me - liquid and transparent... You know about all the good professional reviews they received, right? I too would keep them. Sure there are better speakers out there,... 
VON SCHWEIKERT VR-1 OR PARADIGM STUDIO 20 V3
When you do upgrade, make sure it is a definite one, and not a side ways move. If you buy them used here on the audiogon or other places like the ebay, then you could resell them and not lose too much $ (incase it doesn't turn out to be a true upg... 
Best Monitor not over 1K, new ot used
I agree with the above poster - the system has to be balanced in quality. I am listening to Paradigm Studio and enjoying it - you could go with the model 20 - you can pick them up for >$500 used here or ebay. That would leave you with enough ... 
Is it worth buying a headphone amp?
I hope you also have loud speakers as well. You know about the dangers of extended headphone listening doctors are warning us about... I find that with the better rich quality sound of a tube headphone amp allows me to enjoy at a lower volume, whi... 
Want your thoughts before making a big decision
I wouldn't part with Martins but keep both pairs, and take turns listening to them - some music sound better on one speakers, and some on the other. If you have many sets of speakers, that could cure your upgrade bug - many bank accounts have been... 
What can I do to improve my computer?
Foobar is the best playback software I know of. Also, asio4all makes the sound better, smoother like an upscale piece. Both can be downloaded for free - google search for them. 
Bookshelf speaker ideas....
If I were you, I would upgrade the receiver and the cd player, and spend less on used speakers - you must balance the system to get a good sound. You could get this NAD dvd receiver and buy used speakers, and you will end up with better quality s... 
The most dynamic speaker you've heard...
Sincere thanks to all those posted...I will definitely try to hear as many suggestions as possible. 
What do audiophiles listen in their cars?
Wow - such an outpouring of really helpful comments...I sincerely appreciate all the posts so far!!!Please keep them coming... 
Capacitor update - how do they sound like?
Thanks sincerely to those words of wisdom...I will definitely consider all the advices!Please keep them coming, if someone has more to add... 
Perhaps we should stick with midfi...
That was really funny you all!Thanks for the laughters (which we all need, don't we?)...Since someone asked me to chip in, I will upload another picture proving that the 2 systems are indeed in the same room - I don't know what that accomplishes, ...