Hi all I am a budding audiophile that has had a certain amount of guidance from my father who is very deep into it. I am pretty happy with my setup but I was wondering what I could improve. I am looking for a most bang for your buck upgrade to really get the most out of my system. I guess my question is what should I get as an upgrade? I am a grad student so I am kind of broke so i have maybe a $500 limit. Right now I am thinking maybe better speaker cables, maybe a better way to listen to my iPod, which is now hooked up through the aux input I have been looking into DACs. Any help or suggestion would be awesome.
So here is what I currently have:
Marantz Model 250 power amp
Conrad Johnson PV2ar preamp
Rega P3 turntable and tone arm
Grado Silver cartridge
For speakers I have been bouncing back and forth between Phase Tech teatro 2.5 and B+W DM 550. I can't tell which I prefer.
Interconnects are some older monster cables and the same with the speaker cables.