What's better - Audiolab M-DAC and M-PWR or Rega DAC and Brio-R
I play all my music from a computer and currently have it going into a £15 subwoofer and an old pair of Sony speakers.
I'm looking to make a serious upgrade and it seems like DAC/amp/speakers is the way to go.
Looking at the options for DACs, it seems like Audiolab M-DAC gets most of the praise without going into the £1000+ level.
Looking at amps the Rega Brio-R appears to be highly rated.
Is this silly to consider a M-Dac / Brio-R set up? Would I be better considering an all Audiolab set-up or an all Rega set-up.
I like the appearance of the M-Dac and do require a headphone output, which counts against Rega.
Are there other good amp options in half size below £1000? The Cyrus and Naim interfaces look quite ugly, but I guess it's the sound that counts.
Thanks for your help. This is my first post but it seems like a very friendly forum.