Thought I would try this forum instead of the streamers & network forum. Currently I have some Bose Companion 20 speakers connected to my imac for listening to my music collection on my imac. However, I would like better sound quality so am looking to get some decent speakers and amp/dac for music listening and also the odd movie. Went into Superfi today and demoed some Monitor Audio BX5 speakers paired with Audiolab MDAC and Audiolab Poweramp and was very impressed with the sound. I am looking to get the Monitor Audio BX5 or RX2 or even B&W 604 speakers. I know that there are loads of DACs and Amps out there so not sure what be the best solution to connect the speakers to my imac? A youtube review of the BX5 speakers stated that they sound amazing paired with a Rega Brio R amp. Would it be wiser to spend more money on the amp or the dac? The MDAC sounded really good but the guy at Superfi said that I would also need to be a separate amp as the MDAC does not have an amp for speakers built on, however does have a headphone amp. The MDAC is £600 and the power amp is also £600 so that would mean £1200 which is a lot. Is there a dac which also has a speaker amp built in? So my question is what combination of amp and dac would be suited to connect the speakers to my imac that would drive the speakers well without costing too much? The imac had a SPDIF audio jack (so can use a Toslink to mini toslink cable) and obviously usb. Any ideas?