I bought a TX1000z recently and I love everything about it except......the speakers. They sound great, but are not all that loud, jar when the volume is cranked up to anything above 90% and worst of all crackle randomly. I first thought it was a problem with my network ( Only partially silly of me as I was playing music over LAN ) . But even after trying a CD, playing radio over the internet, playing a music file from the hard drive, the crackling hasn't stopped. I really do hope it is a driver problem. Again, I tried updating the audio driver and windows said the driver was up to date. Has anyone experienced similar problems? Any help would be greatly appreciated.