Hello. I purchased the XM and the LM4562s. I have neither yet, but consider myself an auido/videophile to a greater degree than 95% of people. I noticed on my card, the caps have a base underneath and the legs are not exposed. I don't think I noticed this on your photo. If so, did you remove the base or can I short the caps from the bottom of the card? By the way, I work in the electronics field so I am sure I can handle the mod. As far as the rest of the audio chain, I plan on the NHT controller and amplifier as well as T5 or T6 towers with subs. Do you think this is a setup worthy of the cap mod? Thanks to you and ROBSCIX and others because this thread has been absolutely what I needed. I think I was leaning to a Creative Audigy and I already have a brand new ZX2 still in the box. Oh well, eBay?