This is my first post on the forum so I hope this is the appropriate place for this. My hifi setup is about ten years old now and due for a bit of a refresh. It was also far from top of the line when it was purchased. I'm not very flash or gadgety, I'm not particularly rich, and I want something that gives me good sounding audio for frequent listening without costing too much or looking too fancy.
I still listen almost exclusively to CDs, no radio, no vinyl, no PC FLAC-type magic. I am am just looking for suggestions on how I could best refresh or improve this system on a tight budget please if anyone can make any suggestions.
My current setup is:
Rotel 965BX CD Player (used just as a transport)
MSB Link III DAC
Rotel 971 Preamp (4 RCA outs)
2 x Rotel 981 Stereo Power Amps (one per speaker)
2 x Biwired Tannoy R2 Floorstander Speakers, open ports
My only current complaints really are:
1. The bass doesn't extend down low enough which is annoying on some tracks where you know there is more bass there. I'm guessing this is because I have only tweeters and mids in my speaker setup.
2. There is a slight channel imbalance at low volumes which again is a bit annoying when you can hear it.
2. Overall the sound isn't the last word in clarity which I would like to improve on if possible.
I have no idea what would be the weakpoint in my current system or where my money would be best spent improving it, so throwing it open to any suggestions.