Hello all! I have been thinking about getting a hifi audio setup for years. I recently moved and believe I have a decent space now to finally break in to this. At one point I looked at a system, the only piece I remember was the Rega P3, for around $3,000 USD all in. I don't have a vinyl collection or CD collection, so my main source of music will come from streaming and MP3s. Over time I will collect CD's and perhaps vinyl, but for now I want to break in to this world and get a CD/Vinyl source later. I sampled a ton of speakers the other day at a local audio shop. The brands were B&W, Monitor Audio, Keff, something that starts with H, and some ridiculous $85,000 ones I don't remember. I decided the pair I want is the MA Silver 300. Now, the guy at the shop didn't seem to think an amp matters so much as long as you picked out the speakers you like. That sort of goes against everything I've heard in the past. I've read reviews, seen forum posts, etc. about the types of amps people use/suggest with the Silver 300, and they're all $2,500+ USD amps. I was hoping to stay around the $3,000.00 mark, and the Silver 300s already eat $2,000 of that. So at last, here are the questions: (1) How important is the amp to overall sound quality? (2) What amps should I be looking at with the MA Silver 300? (3) Aside from the speakers and the amp, do I need any other equipment (excluding cables and such) to make this system work for streaming? In theory, I could probably plus a computer in to use a CD for the time being, right? Thank you for your time and assistance.