I have around $200 to put in to improve my setup.
My current system:
Speakers: Vienna Acoustics Haydn Grand
Sub: Velodyne VX-10
Pre: Parasound P/SP-1000
AMP: B&K ST-202
Speaker Wire: Monster ZR1
Interconnects: 1m Audioquest Sidewinder, 1m Audioquest G-Snake
Source: PC through USB Sound blaster and using a cheap 1/8-RCA cable, PS3 using optical cable to H/k avr-330.
This is one of a few upgrades I'll do along the line, but for now this is it for the next month or two.
I'm thinking the biggest improvement I'd get is upgrading my source, I have been wanting to get a USB dac, and I'm currently interested in this one.
However that's a little out of my budget, so unless I can find a good alternative for $200 or less I'll have to wait on that.
Next thing I had in mind is cables if I had the money I would go with Kimber Kable 8TC and Kimber Hero interconnects.
So one option is to get a used pair of 8tc's or try to get two Hero interconnects.
On craigslist there is one ad I have been thinking about.
My only problem with this is that the cable is bi-wire so I would need to cut the ends or reterminate to be able to connect it to my speakers since they are not bi-wireable.
Another listing I'm interested in is a Parasound HCA-1000 for $125 I don't know if it'll match better than the B&K I have.
Also I could look in to purchasing room acoustics material.
Lastly I could purchase a pair of SDA 2B's.
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.