CD: General Denon DVD player
Amp: Denon AVR 3805 Speakers: Recently acquired Triangle Comete bookshelfs
Cables: Bottom of the line
I had been pretty satisfied listening to music on the Cometes since I got them last month using the "stereo" setting on the AVR.
I accidently switched it over to "Pure Direct" and was blown away by the improvement in sound, I think for two main reasons. One, I guess with "PD" the machine focuses its whole being on audio (instead of video as well). Two, all frequencies are sent through the speaker so it becomes a lot fuller with bass.
The reason I write this post is now that I've actually been exposed to an improvement in listnening experience, my interest and desire to improve my home-stereo system has been piqued. Clearly I'm no expert so in simple terms what would you do, if you were me, to take the next step to improve my system. My budget for the next step will be $500 or less. I'm open and will most likely be buying something used.
Thanks in advance.