I will add the Squeezebox to my wishlist. Hopefully santa clause will get me one. I have ben looking at similar solutions. But all seemes to be of bad quality and complicated to use to browse my large mp3 collection.
The Squeezebox really looks neat. It would probably cost atleast the double here in Sweden, if it can be found here.
I admit that the RCA cable I have now is not the best cable you can have. But a new cable costs the same as the Live. I know that there is something that I hear (or lack hearing) with my setup that I have now. I really do believe that it is mostly due to the cable. I don't have a word for it. It could be the capacitance getting too high, or most probably just a combination of many factors. I don't think that it has to do with grounding. That would sound different, I think.
This is an highly pessimistic article about interconnects: http://sound.westhost.com/cables-p3.htm#interconnects
He tests 1 meter cables, and can see differences in the cables. My cable is probably not as good as his examples, and is 4 times longer...
When I changed my speaker cables the thing was that I went from semi crappy to good cables. Nothing else.
I doubt that there is an audible difference in very good cables and very good cables.
I can't do much more about the room accoustics (unless I kick my girlfriend her sofa out).
There is a door opening between the computer and sterao. That is the reason why my computer is so far from the amp in the first place.
I could probably move the computer to the other side of the room if santa comes with a Squeezebox to me